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Married Ann Winsborough April 9, 1836, Tiverton (daugh-
ter of Robert Winsborough and Mary Copp of Tiverton).
She was born Oct. 6, 1814. Their children: Emma; Eliza-
beth; Agnes; Samuel W.; Thomas; Reuben S.; Mary; Ephraim
O.; Hannah M. ; Adah A. Family home Deseret, Utah.

Elder- missionary to England. Farmer and wire drawer
in England. Died Jan. 25, 1904, Deseret, Utah.

WESTERN, SAMUEL WINSBOROUGH (son of Samuel R.
Western and Ann Winsborough). Born Dec. 4, 1843, Tiver-
ton, Eng. Came to Utah Sept. 13, 1861, Homer Duncan

Married Sarah Ann Wood Jan. 29, 1866, Berryville, Wash-
ington Co., Utah (daughter of John Wood and Ellen Smith



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of Lehi, Virgin City and Grafton, Utah, pioneers 1853,
Cyrus H. Wheelock company). She was born May 8, 1850.
Their -children: Samuel W. b. May 10, 1867, m. Clara M.
Phillips; John Henry b. March 13, 1869, m. Musetta Palmer;
Sarah Ann b. Aug. 28, 1871, m. Isaac Alldredge, Jr.; Eliza
Ellen b. March 10, 1874, m. Thomas L. Cropper; Lucy Jane
b. Dec. 24, 1876, m. Joseph B. Dewsnup; Joseph Franklin
b. Nov. 27, 1879, m. Jennie B. Palmer; Ernest b. July 21,
1882, died; Ruth b. Sept. 11, 1884, m. J. H. Durbin; Francis
M. b. Dec. 15, 1887, m. Eva D. Black; Mary A. b. July 23,
1895, died. Family home Deseret, Utah.

Married Mary Alice Hutchinson May 24, 1884, Salt Lake
City (daughter of James Hutchinson and Ellen Redmond),
who was born April 26, 1866, Deseret. T-heir children:
Sarah Alice b. July 1, 1885, d. March 7, 1890; Clarence Levi
b. March 27, 1887, d. May 4, 1887; Alma b. Aug. 8, 1888,
m. Nancy Stamworth; Jessie W. b. July 29, 1892; Myron
L. b. Sept. 10, 1894; Ellen Gladys b. July 1, 1896; James
H. b. May 1, 1898; Elizabeth b. Jan. 18, 1900; Mary Ger-
trude b. Feb. 9, 1901; Bernice b. June 29, 1903; Samuel
Ray b. July 30, 1907; Mina Ann b. April 30, 1909. Family
home, Deseret.

Missionary to England 1889-91, where he served as presi-
dent of Birmingham conference; high priest; ward teacher;
counselor to Bishop J. S. Black of Deseret; conductor of
ward and Sunday school choirs 35 years; president T. M. M.
I. A. Drove team for Thomas G. Odell in Homer Duncan's
company across the plains. Settled at Deseret 1877, where
he has resided ever since.



Missionary to England 1891-93; ordained bishop of Gar-
den City ward June 20, 1897. Representative from Rich
county to the seventh session (1907) Utah State Legislature.



WESTMATf, PETER ERICK (son of Peter Oluf Olsen
and Margarite Ramnell of Sweden). Born Oct. 9, 1829,
Westmanland, Sweden. Came to Utah July 17, 1872, Erick
Petersen company.

Married Christina Johnson in Sweden, who was born July
25, 1825, and died Sept. 6, 1864. Their children: Emma
Christina b. Jan. 18, 1856, m. Anders Anderson, m. John
Anderson; Carl August b. Nov. 19, 1859, d. March 15, 1862.
Family home in Sweden.

Married Johanna Mathilda Berge Nov. 1, 1866, In Sweden
(daughter of Anders Gustave Berge and Margarite John-
son of Sweden). She was born Oct. 17, 1840, and came to
Utah with husband. Their children: Agusta b. April 12,
1871, d. Jan. 5. 1886; Annie M. b. Aug. 28, 1876, m. William
Gardner; Elizabeth b. Nov. 21, 1878, m. David Hansen;
Peter Alma b. Aug. 21, 1880, m. Anna Axelson. Family
home Richfield, Utah.

Counselor In presidency of high priests quorum 1883;
member high council; member Sevier stake Sunday school
board; home missionary. Worked on St. George temple
as stone mason 1874-75. Superintendent city waterworks.
Farmer and merchant. Died May 12, 1912.

WESTMAN, PETER ALMA (son of Peter Erick Westman
and Johanna Mathilda Berge). Born Aug. 21, 1880, Richfield,
Utah.

Married Anna Axelson April 10, 1907, Salt Lake City
(daughter of Axel Axelson and Anna Ervall of Sweden).
She was born June 25, 1879. Their children: Lillian b.
Jan. 3, 1909; Margrarite b. Sept. 11, 1910. Family home
Richfield, Utah.

Missionary to Sweden 1901-04; member 76th quorum sev-
enties; member general board of T. M. M. I. A. of Sevier
stake. Produce merchant.



WESTON, GEORGE GIFFORD (son of Nehemiah Weston,
born July 19, 1820, West Harptree, and Roseanna Gifford,
born Feb. 24, 1821, Fairwood [Wellow], both in Somer-
setshire, Eng.. later of Rich Co., Utah married Sept. 29,
1845). He was born Sept. 9, 1848, at Coley (Woolley), East
Harptree, Somersetshire. Came to Utah Sept. 2, 1868,
Simpson M. Molen company.

Married Emma Robinson Oct. 26, 1874 (daughter of George
Robinson, born May 15, 1824, and Sarah Craven, born April
29, 1830 married 1849, Bradford, Yorkshire, Eng.; both
came to Utah in October, 1873). She was born at Clayton,
Yorkshire, Eng., Jan. 10, 1852, died April 24, 1898. Came to
Utah with parents. Their children: Lovinia b. Sept. 3, 1875, m.
Frederick Barker Sept. 25, 1900; George N. b. Dec. 29, 1876,
m. Rose Linjenquist Dec. 23, 1908; John Henry b. Jan. 4,
1878, m. Bessie E. Barker Sept. 12, 1906; Emma Sarah b.
Aug. 30, 1879, m. Clarence E. Cheney Sept. 12, 1906; Albert
Robinson b. Dec. 16, 1880; Lydia Ann b. Sept. 9, 1882, m. De-
Witt Johnson June 6. 1906; Elizabeth Anna b. April 21, 1884;
Thomas Gifford b. July 18, 1885, m. Ethel Kearl June 6, 1906;
Ella Sylvia b. Aug. 9, 1892; Eva Loretta b. Sept. 20. 1895;
Lucy R. b. April 24, 1898. Family home, Laketown, Utah.

Worked on U. P. and C. P. Railroads in 1868-69. Settled
at Laketown 1869. School trustee; director In two irriga-
tion companies. High priest; ward teacher.



WESTON, SAMUEL (son of Nehemiah Weston and Rose-
anna Gifford and younger brother of George Gifford Weston).
He was born Jan. 27, 1865, Woolley, Somersetshire, Eng.
Came to Utah In August, 1870, with parents.

Married Lillian Estella Kearl (daughter of James Kearl
and Fanny Martin April, 1862, Salt Lake City; former a
pioneer 1854, latter came to Utah Aug. 25, 1855, Richard
Ballantyne company). She was born Jan. 8, 1873, Lake-
town, Utah. Their only child was John Weston Hodges
(adopted), born Aug. 22, 1896.



WESTOVER, CHARLES (son of Alexander Westover and
Electa Beal of Licking, Muskingum Co., Ohio). Born Nov.
25, 1827, Licking, Ohio. Came to Utah 1853, Captain Snow
company.

Married Eliza Ann Haven at Salt Lake City, who was
born May, 1829. Their children: Charles, m. Ellen Parker;
Oscar F., m. Ann Robinson; Eliza, m. Lemuel Redd; Har-
riett, m. Charles Gracy; Maria, m. Charles Knell; Artemesia,
m. Leonard Congor; John, d. infant; William; Lewis, m.
Eliza Funk; Minnie, m. Arthur Paxman; Clara' Ellen, d.
Infant. Family home Washington, Utah.

Married Mary E. Shumway Sept. 1, 1856, Salt Lake City
(daughter of Charles Shumway and Julia Ann Hooker
of Sturbridge, Worcester county. Mass., former pioneer July
24, 1847, Brigham Young company). She was born Oct. 27,
1835. Their children: Andrew Jerome b. Feb. 2, 1858, d.
infant; Julia Ann b. Feb. 28, 1860, m. Samuel Rowley;
Charles Edwin b. May 4, 1863, m. Zlporah Jones; George
Henry b. Oct. 25, 1865, m. Alice Leonard; Alberto b. Jan.
9, 1868; Mary Louisa b. Oct. 7, 1870, m. Lewis Johnson;
Arthur Adelbert b. Nov. 2, 1876, d. infant. Family home
Huntington, Utah.

High priest; ward teacher. Settled at St. George, Utah,
1861. Farmer and thresher.



WESTWOOD, THOMAS (son of Charles Westwood and Mar-
garite Taylor of Edgworth Lancastershlre, Eng.). Born
Jan. 5, 1822, at Edgworth. Came to Utah 1868.

Married Martha Lomax 1841, Bolton, Lancastershire
(daughter of Charles and Betsy Lomax of Bolton). She
was born May 24, 1823. Their children: Sarah Ann, d.
infant; Nancy, m. Luke Shaw; John, d. aged 17; Nephl
M., d. infant; Joseph, m. Catherine C. Holder; Elizabeth,
m. Joseph Wright, m. William Maxwell; Thomas, d. infant.
Family home 16th ward. Salt Lake City.

Elder. Gardener. Died Jan. 16, 1892, 10th ward. Salt
Lake City.

WESTWOOD. JOSEPH (son of Thomas Westwood and Mar-
tha Lomax). Born Feb. 28, 1S55, Berry, Lancastershlre,
Eng. Came to Utah with parents.

Married Catherine C. Holder June 23, 1881, Salt Lake
City, Daniel H. Wells officiating (daughter of Thomas G.
Holder, and Caroline Allington of Karori, New Zealand;
came to Utah Sept. 7, 1870). She was born June 7, 1860.
Their children: Joseph C. b. March 17, 1882, m. Edith A.
Holley; Albert G. b. April 11, 1883, m. Edith M. Sharer;
Nephi J. b. Aug. 11, 1885, m. Clara Hopkinson; Maud H.
b. April 29, 1891, m. Fredrick W. G. Hansen; Emma b.
Feb. 24, 1893, m. James B. Williams. Family home 29th
ward. Salt Lake City.

Elder. Blacksmith.



WHEELER, GEORGE WALTON (son of Levi Wheeler, born
July 5, 1812, and Mary Ann Arnold of Augusta, Maine mar-
ried 1833). He was born March 30, 1844, at Augusta. Came
to Utah 1854, Perrigrine Sessions company.

Married Hannah Humphreys in August, 1863 (daughter
of George Humphreys and Harriet Harden, pioneers 1856,
second handcart company married 1829). She was born
Dec. 28, 1846; came to Utah 1856, second handcart com-
pany. Their children: George Edwin b. Jan. 18, 1865, m.
Ida Wood Dec. 5, 1888; Mary Ann b. Jan. 28, 1866, m. Joseph
Ransom Oct. 30. 1883; Simon b. April 24. 1869, m. Jane
Mills Oct. 26, 1892; Richard b. March 25, 1871; Harriet b.
June 19, 1872, m. Joseph Hutchinson April 8, 1891; Louisa
b. Dec. 16, 1874, m. F. M. Stephenson, Jr., Oct. 19, 1892;
William b. Dec. 16, 1877, m. Mary Eliza Talbot Feb. 21,
1906; Arthur b. Sept. 21, 1880, m. Alice Ann Stephenson
Jan. 28, 1903; Isabella b. April 25, 1882; Walter b. Dec. 6,
1884, m. Alice Blair Jan. 8, 1908; James b. May 24, 1887, m.
Delia Rigby Dec. 21, 1910; Dora b. Dec. 28, 1891. Family
home Lewiston, Utah.

WHEELER, WILLIAM (son of George Walton Wheeler
and Hannah Humphreys). Born Dec. 16, 1877, Lewiston,
Utah.

Married Mary Eliza Talbot Feb. 21, 1906, Logan, Utah
(daughter of Henry James Talbot and Livinia Ann Wall,
pioneers 1861, Homer Duncan company). She was born
Dec. 7, 1879, at Lewiston. Their children: Fontella b. Dec.
16, 1906; Thora b. April 29, 1909.



WHEELER, JOHN (son of John Wheeler, born Aug. 10,
1768, Harvestly, Eng., and Mary Fisher, born April 6, 1780,
in England). He was born Sept. 13, 1804, Gravely, Cam-
bridgeshire, Eng. Came to Utah Sept. 6, 1857, William
Walker company.

Married Elizabeth Gillings (daughter of William Gillings
and Sarah Marns), who was born in October, 1807, and
came to Utah with husband. Their children: Mary b. May
8, 1831 (d. Nov. 8, 1912), m. Abram Chadwick; Joseph b.
March 9, 1833, m. Nancy C. Bratton Jan. 15, 1865; John b.
Sept. 13, 1834, m. Sarah E. Stone July 1866; Sarah b. Oct.
21, 1840, m. Thomas Etherington March 9, 1858; William
b. Sept. 4, 1842, m. Martha L. Howell Dec. 15. 1861; Eliza
b. April 11, 1846, m. George J. Linford Feb. 1, 1868.



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WHEELER, WILLIAM (son of John Wheeler and Eliza-
beth Glllings of England). Born Sept. 4. 1842, Gravely,
Cambridgeshire, Eng.

Married Martha L. Howell Dec. 15, 1861, Ogden, Utah
(daughter of William Howell and Louisa Thomas, pioneers
1861, Captain Duncan company). She was born Nov. 21,
1843, Pembrokeshire, Wales. Their children: Susan M. b.
Dec. 27, 1862, m. Joseph Bidwell March 8, 1889; William
b. Sept. 21, 1864, m. Jane D. Dorney Oct. 9, 1889; John b.
Jan. 11, 1867, m. Emma S. Manning June 13, 1894; Louisa
b. Sept. 7, 1869, m. Orson Hudman May 19, 1889; Arthur
b. May 30, 1872, d. June 25, 1912; Martha L. b. Sept. 10,
1874, d. Nov. 21, 1888; Mary b. Sept. 10, 1874, m. George Mil-
lard April 7, 1894; David b. Feb. 6, 1877, d. July 12, 1908;
Andrew b. April 29, 1880; Jerome b. April 21, 1883. Family
home Slaterville, Utah.



WHEELER, JOSEPH (son of Edward Wheeler of Whit-
burne, Herefordshire, Eng., and Ann Wood of Martley, Eng. ;
former born Jan. 22, 1804, latter April 5, 1800). He was born
Oct. 27, 1828, at Whltburne. Came to Utah in 1853, oxteam
company.

Married Alice Reede Dec. 11, 1855, Ogden, Utah, who was
born Nov. 4, 1832, Newton, Lancastershire, Eng. Only child:
Joseph Edward b. Aug. 22, 1856. Family home Ogden, Utah.

Married Sarah Ann Wood Oct. 3, 1858, American Fork,
Utah (daughter of John B. and Mary Wood, pioneers Nov.
30, 1856, Edward Martin "frozen" handcart company). She
was born March 2, 1827, Stockport, Eng. Their children:
Frederick b. Sept. 30, 1859, m. Martha Knight March 1,
1883; Alice b. May 10, 1861, Thomas b. March 23, 1862,
Hyrum b. May 29, 1863, latter three died; Sarah Ann Mariah
b. Oct. 22, 1865, m. Hans Peterson. Family home Plain City,
Utah.

WHEELER, FREDERICK (son of Joseph Wheeler and
Sarah Ann Wood of Whitelawn, Eng.). Born Sept. 30,
1859, Ogden, Utah.

Married Martha Knight March 1, 1883, at Ogden (daugh-
ter of Alonzo Knight and Martha Sanders), born Oct. 11,
1861, at Plain City, Utah. Their children: Martha Pearl
b. Nov. 30, 1883, m. Thomas Walker; Frederick Martin
b. Nov. 10, 1886, m. Ruth Hodson; Irene b. July 13, 1889;
Alonzo b. Oct. 21, 1892; Millie Enis b. March 5, 1896; Joseph
Edward b. July 13, 1901; Adora Merea b. Oct. 4, 1903. Family
home Ogden, Utah.



WHEELER, WALTER (son of Joseph Wheeler, born Feb.
27, 1817, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, Eng., and Mary Ann
Buckingham, born Aug. 1. 1814, Twinton, Eng.). He was
born May 22, 1844, at Charlton Kings, Cheltenham. Came to
Utah Sept. 15, 1861, Milo Andrus company.

Married Ellen Maria Childs July 28, 1873 (daughter of
Thomas Childs and Tabitha Milnes married March 27,
1847, Bradford, Eng., pioneers Sept. 2, 1852, Abraham O.
Smoot company). She was born in Liverpool. Eng., and came
to Utah with parents. Their children: Walter b. May 9, 1874,
d. June 28, 1887; Ellen Maria b. Jan. 2.0, 1876. m. Jesse O.
Reynolds June 23, 1896; Tabitha Ann b. Jan. 29, 1878. d.
Aug. 23, 1878; Joseph Thomas b. Aug. 9, 1879, m. Edith
M. Hutchinson Sept. 25, 1901; Alma Young b. Feb. 10, 1882,
m. Dorothy M. Stoker Sept. 23, 1903; Mary Matilda b. June
3, 1884, m. Cyrus G. Sanford; Emma Bell b. Nov. 1, 1886,
m. Dimmick Childs; Hilda Elizabeth b. Sept. 16, 1889, m.
Amyot W. Cherrington June 9, 1909; Kate Milnes b. Jan.
9, 1892, m. Andrew B. Olsen Aug. 1, 1911. Family home
Springville, Utah.

Made several trips across the plains for immigrants and
merchandise. Took active part in protecting the settlers
against the Indians. Worked on Union Pacific and Central
Pacific railroads, and as mason of Provo woolen mills.
Undertaker and embalmer at Springville.

WHEELER, JOSEPH THOMAS (son of Walter Wheeler
and Ellen Maria Childs). Born Aug. 9, 1879.

Married Edith M. Hutchinson Sept. 25, 1901, Springville,
Utah (daughter of Robert A. Hutchinson and Harriet Eliza-
beth Hall), who was born May 26, 1881, Springville, Utah.
Their children: Joseph Walter b. Aug. 10, 1904; Robert
b. Nov. 19, 1906; Beatrice b. April 9, 1910.



WHERRY, EI/I J. . (son of James Wherry and Elizabeth
Patterson, Scenery Hill, Washington county, Pa.). Born
March 1, 1843, Scenery Hill. Came to Utah 1901.

Married Frances Ann Weaver Sept. 1, 1866, Mt. Ver-
non, Ohio (daughter of William Henry Weaver and Nancy
Hill of Scenery Hill). She was born June, 1844. Their
children: Jennie, m. C. W. Jewett; Emery, died; Curtis A.,
m. Eva Young; Styles W., m. Cornelia V. Zimmerman;
Pearl, died; Arthur C., m. Daisy P. Smith; Linnie P., m.
Maud Roberts; Lee O., died.

Farmer and contractor.

WHERRY, CURTIS A. (son of E. J. Wherry and Frances
Ann Weaver). Born Dec. 18, 1872, De Soto, Kan. Came
to Utah April 4, 1899.

Married Eva Young Sept. 18, 1900, Marshall, Mo. (daugh-
ter of George Young and Virginia F. Gilllam of Marshall).
She was born Jan. 17, 1876. Their children: Virginia F. b.
Dec. 9, 1902; Curtis A., Jr., b. Jan. 9, 1905; George Y. b.
April 5, 1907; Jack E. b. Jan. 30, 1909.



WHIPPLE, NELSON WHEELER (son of Daniel Whipple
and Mary Tiffany, Sanford, Broom county, N. Y.). Born
July 7. 1818, at Sanford. Came to Utah 1848.

Married Susan Jane Bailey Aug. 6, 1843, Elysia, Lorain
Co., Ohio, who was born March 9, 1828. Their children:
Meranda Jane, m. Henry Code; Mary, m. Richard Wad-
dems; George Nelson: Edson, m. Mary Beck; Harriet Emily,
d. infant; Annie Bard.

Married Rachel Keeling West of Derbyshire, Eng., March
12, 1855, Salt Lake City, who was born March 10, 1818.
Their children: Daniel, m. Ellen Hearst; Cynthia, d. infant;
Wheeler b. April 15, 1859, m. Mary Roberts Feb. 1, 1881.

Married Susan Ann Gay Feb. 9, 1857, Salt Lake City
(daughter of Alexander Gay and Martha Covington. De
Kalb, Kemper county, Miss.; former died at Mt. Pisgah,
Iowa, on the way to Utah, latter pioneer 1850). She was
born June 13, 1841, and came to Utah 1851, John Brown
company. Their children: Martha Ellen, m. Jacob Kesler;
Nelson Gay, m. Susanah Wanless; Sylvia, m. Fred B. Mar-
getts; Susan Ann, m. Archer W. Clayton; Alexander, m.
Sarah Vannotta; Robert John, m. Susan Winn; Amy Jane,
m. John H. Evans; Ida, m. Ezra O. Taylor; Annor. Families
resided Salt Lake City.

Seventy; block teacher. Lumberman; made first shingles
for the tabernacle. With army that met Johnston in Echo
Canyon. Policeman. Died July 5, 1884.

WHIPPLE, WHEELER (son of Nelson Wheeler Whipple
of Ohio and Rachel Keeling of Derbyshire, Eng.). Born
April 15, 1859.

Married Mary Roberts Feb. 1, 1881, Lehi, Utah (daughter
of John Roberts and Adelaide Ford of Lehi, pioneers 1864,
Captain Ricks company). She was born July 15, 1857, Mer-
thyr Tydfil, Wales; came to Utah with parents. Their
children: John W. b. Oct. 19, 1881, m. Clara McMillan:
Mabel b. July 4, 1883, m. Leo Jones; Rachel b. Dec. 20,
1885, d. infant; Nelson b. March 13, 1887, d. infant; Adelaide
b. May 5, 1888, d. aged 10; Lawrence b. Sept. 24, 1891;
Lillie b. May 6, 1894; Leslie b. Oct. 1, 1897. Family home
28th ward. Salt Lake City.



WHITAKER, JAMES (son of William and Mary Canada
Whitaker, former born Nov. 22, 1772, in Davidson county,
N. C., latter Oct. 27, 1772, in Halifax county, N. C.). He was
born May 14, 1805, in Buncombe county, N. C. Came to
Utah 1850, William Snow company.

Married Milinda Fishel February, 1824, Fairview, Bun-
combe county, N. C., who was born Feb. 13, 1806, in Stokes
county, N. C. Their children: Louisa b. Feb. 28, 1825, m.
Harmon D. Pierson Aug. 16, 1848; Solomon b. Aug. 21, 1826,
m. Mary Sanford; Martha b. Jan. 8, 1828, m. John Wood-
worth; Rozilla b. Dec. 12, 1829, m. Mathew M. Dalton Dec.
15, 1850; Margret b. Feb. 28, 1831, m. Thomas Woodland
Feb. 8, 1849; David b. Nov. 8, 1832, m. Naomi Jinkins.

Married Nancy Woodland in 1838 (daughter of John
Woodland and Celia Steepleford, pioneers 1850, William
Sno-w company). She was born Dec. 13, 1820. Their chil-
dren: Nancy M. b. Oct. 11, 1838, m. Erastus Wells Jan. 4,
1855; James W. b. May 7, 1841, m. Mary J. McMinn Dec.
6, 1859; Leander J. b. Jan. 15, 1844 (d. Jan. 5, 1912), m. Ann
E. Mitchell; William D. b. Dec. 6, 1846, died; Elizabeth C.
b. May 24, 1849, m. H. C. Wardleigh; Celia M. b. Aug. 27,
1851, m. S. S. Sadoris Feb. 1, 1869; John N. b. Nov. 3. 1853.
m. Sarah J. Malory Feb. 18, 1877; Hyrum F. b. Oct. 30,
1855; Mary A. b. Dec. 11, 1857, m. Henry Call March 22.
1879; Jerusha L. b. March 30, 1S60, m. J. W. Smith March
22, 1879; Henry M. b. March 10, 1862, m. Viola Savage; Mar-
riam H. b. March 10, 1862, m. D. J. Costley Oct. 5, 1880.
Family home Willard City. Utah.

High priest; missionary to southern states 1876. Died in
1892.

WHITAKER, LEANDER J. (son of James Whitaker and
Nancy Woodland). Born Jan. 15, 1844, in Hancock county. 111.
Married Ann Eliza Mitchell June 12, 1864, Willard, Utah
(daughter of John T. Mitchell and Rebecca Huff), who
was born April 23, 1849, in Chickasaw county. Miss. Their
children: L. T. b. Feb. 13, 1867, m. Mary A. Parsons Nov.
1890; Rebecca A. b. Feb. 16. 1869, m. E. J. Hunt Feb.
1888; Nancy V. b. Dec. 14, 1870, m. Marcho Peterson 1887;
James S. b. Aug. 6, 1873, m. Sarah Low 1901; Martha M. b.
Jan. 23, 1876; Parley H. b. March 9. 1879, m. Elian Erick-
son; Lorah J. b. Jan. 22, 1881, m. Samuel M. Newbold 1902;
Henry S. b. Aug. 3, 1882. Family home Downey, Idaho.

WHITAKER, L. T. (son of Leander J. Whitaker and Ann
Eliza Mitchell). Born Feb. 13, 1867, Richmond, Utah.

Married Mary A. Parsons Nov. 20, 1890, Logan, Utah
(daughter of James Parsons, born Jan. 26, 1836, and Mary
A. Catt, born May 26, 1836, of Newton, Cache Co., Utah).
She was born June 20, 1872, Sussex, Eng. Their children:
Violet b. Sept. 14, 1891, d. Oct. 8, 1912; Guy T. b. Jan. 23,
1893; Claude M. b. Sept. 11, 1894; Essie b. Sept. 29, 1896;
Zelpha b. Sept. 11, 1898; Lorine G. b. Aug. 27, 1900; James
J. b. Aug. 24, 1902; Cecil b. Aug. 5, 1904, d. Feb. 4, 1905;
Preston P. b. Dec. 6, 1905; Karma b. Oct. 14, 1907; Randa b.
Jan. 17, 1910; Wendell b. Nov. 2, 1912. Family home Downey,
Bannock Co., Idaho.



WHITAKER, JOHN N. (son of James Whitaker and Nancy
Woodland). Born Nov. 3, 1853, Willard, Utah.

Married Sarah J. Malory 1876, Willard, Utah (daughter
of Elisha Malory and Emma Zundle), who was born 1860
at Willard. Their children: James J. b. Nov. 27, 1877;



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Sarah M. b. Dec. 29, 1878, m. Lewis Wight; William E.
b. Nov. 19, 1880, m. Emily Palmer; John H. b. Feb. 19,
1883; Udalia b. May 7, 1884; Lewis E. b. Dec. 6, 1885, m.
Emma C. Cole; Don J. b. Nov. 29, 1887, m. Florence Ottly;
Elwood L. b. Oct. 1, 1889; Andy S. b. June 12, 1891; Clara
A. b. Sept. 21, 1892, m. Thor Lund; Ira B. b. Aug. 19, 1894;
Ercy U. b. April 17, 1897; Adelia J. b. Nov. 29, 1898; Ter-
tellian B. b. June 17, 1900; Reuben L. b. Feb. 2, 1902; Cecy
F. b. Feb. 17, 1904. Family home Almo, Idaho.
Ward teacher.

WHITAKER, LEWIS E. (son of John N. Whitaker and
Sarah J. Malory). Born Dec. 6, 1885, Almo, Idaho.

Married Emma C. Cole March 6, 1911, Ogrden, Utah (daugh-
ter of Thomas R. Cole and Emma E. Lowe of Willard, Utah).
She was born 1890 at Willard. Their child: John E. b. Oct.
9, 1911.

Priest.



WHITBY, WINWARD. Born Oct. 16, 1831, Cheltenham,
Eng. Came to Utah 1853, Cyrus H. Wheelock company.

Married Martha Antell in 1853, Salt Lake City. Their
child: Thomas, d. child.

Married Anne Jane McCowan Feb. 17, 1856, Salt Lake
City (daughter of Robert McCowan and Elizabeth Skele-
ton of Liverpool, Eng., pioneers Oct. 10, 1853, John Brown
company). She was born Sept. 27, 1839. Their child: James
b. Nov. 30, 1856, m. Harriet Lee. Family home Nephi, Utah.

Member 49th quorum seventies; elder. Farmer. Died May
7, 1880.

WHITBT, JAMES (son of Winward Whitby and Anne
Jane McCowan). Born Nov. 30, 1856, Nephi, Utah.

Married Harriet Lee Dec. 18, 1879, Salt Lake City (daugh-
ter of Thomas Lee and Primrose Shields of Tooele, Utah,
pioneers Oct. 5, 1852, Philemon C. Merrill company). She
was born Nov. 6, 1858. Their children: James Leroy b.
Jan. 7, 1883, d. child; Thomas W. b. Jan. 14, 1885, m. Clara
Burgess; Primrose b. Feb. 27, 1S87, m. Frank De La Mare;
Le Nora b. June 27, 1889, m. Rudolph Olson; Melvin b. Feb.
28, 1892, Eveline b. Dec. 30, 1894, and Lee Milton b. Sept.
18, 1897, latter three died children; Leo Lavora b. 1899.
Family home Marion, Idaho.

Elder. School trustee; constable of Marion. Farmer.



WHITE, JOHN CHAMBERS (son of John and Mary Ann
White of Birmingham, Warwickshire, Eng.). Born June 1,
1832, at Birmingham. Came to Utah Sept. 20, 1853, Claudius
V. Spencer oxteam company.

Married Mary Ann Ingram March 9, 1863, Spanish Fork,
Utah (daughter of Edward Ingram and Ann Smith of New-
bold, Warwickshire, Eng., pioneers 1868). She was born
April 20, 1841. Their children: John Edward b. June 24,
1864, d. aged 3; Elizabeth Ann b. Dec. 24, 1866, m. Edward
C. Abbott; Levi C. b. March 5, 1868, m. Bertha Giles; Oscar
Thomas b. April 2, 1870, m. Ann Baxendale; Rosetta b.
Aug. 7, 1872, m. Elijah W. Mayhew; Lilly Ann b. June
14, 1874. m. Sol Parker; Hyrum b. April 17, 1876, d. infant;
Mary Ann b. Feb. 10, 1878, d. infant; John Henry b. June
30, 1883, m. Annie Ekker. Family home Levan, Juab Co.,
Utah.

High priest; ward teacher. Hauled first rock for Salt
Lake temple. Called to help settle The Muddy. Veteran
Indian war. Farmer and gardener.

WHITE, OSCAR THOMAS (son of John C. White and Mary
Ann Ingram). Born April 2, 1870, Levan, Utah.

Married Ann Baxendale Dec. 16, 1903, Manti, Utah (daugh-
ter of John Baxendale and Lydia Blackledge of Chorley.
Lancastershire, Eng.; latter came to Utah). She was born
Dec. 5, 1880. Their children: Poarl b. Dec. 9, 1904; May b.
Jan. 20, 1907; Evaline b. March 6. 1909. d. infant; Leona
B. b. March 6, 1910; Harold b. Dec. 2, 1911. Family home
Duchesne, Utah.

Missionary to England 1900-02; seventy; ward teacher;
Sunday school teacher. Farmer.



WHITE, JOHN S. (son of Andrew White of Middleton,
N. J., born Sept. 15, 1791, in Monmouth county, N. J., and
Jane Tunis, born in 1792, in same county and state). He



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