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was born Feb. 15, 1818, Keyport, N. J. Came to Utah Sep-
tember, 1848, Company C, Mormon Battalion.

Married Ann Eliza Everett April 5, 1849 (daughter of
Addison Everett and Eliza Ann Elting former pioneer
1847, Captain Grant company, latter died in New York City).
She was born Aug. 30, 1832, and came to Utah 1847, Jede-
diah M. Grant company. Their children: Mary Jane b. April
6, 1853, m. Henry L. Hinman; Medora b. April 9, 1855, m.
Israel Call; Margret Mariah b. June 9, 1857, m. James M.
Andersen: Eliza Ann b. July 8, 1860, m. Peter Christensen;
Orpha Elvira b. Sept. 3, 1862, m. Marion F. Stephenson;
Elizabeth b. April 24, 1864, m. James H. Hess; John S.,
Jr., b. March 16, 1867. m. Ethellynn Rice; Adelaide
b. Dec. 13, 1868, m. Willard Call; Schuyler E. b. Oct. 2,
1870, m. Ruth Talbot; Henry Addison b. Dec. 22, 1872, died;
James Monroe b. April 16, 1875, died. Family home Farm-
ington, Utah.

Member of Colonel Scott's artillery in Illinois in 1846;
enlisted as private in Iowa volunteers at Council Bluffs
July 16, 1846, and started west the same year, going to

California, and was foreman of Captain Sutler's shoe fac-
tory at the time gold was discovered in California; he left
this position to pan gold for himself. Came to Utah in the
fall of 1848.

WHITE, JOHN S., JR. (son of John S. White and Ann Eliza
Everett). Born March 16, 1867, Farmington, Utah.

He married Ethellynn Rice Jan. 10, 1890, Logan, Utah
(daughter of Leonard G. Rice and Lucy Jane Stevens; lat-
ter came to Utah with Brigham Young, Jr.). She was born
Oct. 13, 1872, Farmington, Utah. Their children: Gertrude
b. March 29, 1892; John Leonard b. March 8, 1894; James
Leroy b. May 22, 1895. Family resided Bear River City and

Established the Reflex Publishing Co., September, 1909;
editor "Weekly Reflex." Served six years as city council-
man; six years as president Farmington school board.
Farmer; horticulturist; publisher.

WHITE, JOSEPH (son of Jonathan White, born Nov. 11,
1809, Tealby, Lincolnshire, Eng., and Elizabeth Dodd, born
Aug. 1. 1813, Billingga, Lincolnshire married Nov. 3, 1835).
He was born Dec. 26, 1840, Yorkshire, Eng. Came to Utah
Oct. 28. 1849, Ezra Taft Benson company.

Married Samantha Gollaher May 7, 1865 (daughter of
William and Elizabeth Gollaher), who was born January,
1847. Their children: Jonathan b. April 6, 1866; Joseph
b. Aug. 1869, m. Elizabeth Tanner 1894. Family home Tooele,

WHITE, SAMUEL, STEPHEN (son of Henry White ana
Rebecca Smith of Vermont). Born April 8, 1821, in Chit-
tenden county, Vt. Came to Utah late in 1848 with members
of Co. A, Mormon Battalion, and an independent company.

Married Catherine Foutz Sept. 27, 1849, Salt Lake City
(daughter of Jacob Foutz and Margeret Mann of Nauvoo,
111., pioneers Oct. 1, 1847, Edward Hunter company). She
was born Dec. 25, 1831. Their children: Charles Samuel b.
Sept. 27, 1850; Jacob Hanmer b. 1852; Henry Edgar b. Jan.
9, 1855; Clarissa b. July 25, 1857; Mary Abigail b. May
3, 1859; Isaac Harvey b. Nov. 6, 1861; Margeret Emeretta
b. Aug. 4, 1864; Alma F. b. March 13, 1867; Evelyn b. April
22, 1869; Caroline b. Nov. 6, 1871. Family home Pleasant
Grove, Utah.

School trustee; constable. Farmer and stockraiser. Died
Oct. 15, 1900.

WHITE, CHARLES SAMUEL (son of Samuel Stephen White
and Catherine Foutz). Born Sept. 27, 1850, in Cottonwood.
Salt Lake county.

Married Emma M. Stewart (daughter of Charles Stewart
and Sarah A. Roberts), who was born Dec. 19, 1853, Pleas-
ant Grove, Utah. Their children: Samuel Charles b. Feb.
27, 1882, died; Lorena b. Jan. 29, 1885; Stewart LeGrande
b. Jan. 1, 1887; William Vordy b. Ai g. 28, 1889, died.

Farmer and stockman.

WHITE, THOMAS HENRY (son of George White and Mary
Rivers of Calne, Wiltshire, Eng.). Born Nov. 25. 1846,
Chalcutt, Eng. Came to Utah Sept. 25, 1863, Peter Nebeker

Married Emily Oliver Feb. 5. 1867, Salt Lake City (daugh-
ter of Francis Oliver and Elizabeth Bailey of Crabgutter,
Eng., pioneers 1866, Patterson Holliday independent com-
pany). She was born April 19, 1848. Their children: Mary
Emily b. Jan. 13, 1868, d. infant; Lucy Agnes b. April 19,
1869, m. Sidney Alexander Pace; Katie Rosabell b. Sept.
25, 1870, m. Thomas E. T. Doman; Lily May b. May 28.
1872, d. infant; Amelia Janet b. Nov. 9, 1873, m. Arthur
Henry Ellis; Thomas Henry, Jr., b. Oct. 5, 1875, m. Leticia
Pearl Cloward; Jennie Isabella b. Aug. 30, 1877, m. Alexan-
der O. Barnett; George Francis b. Oct. 21, 1879, m. Emily
Swaby Baggs; Elizabeth Jane b. Dec. 25, 1882, m. Tracy
Bronson: Millie Ann b. Dec. 12, 1886, m. William Wallace
Woodard; Myrtle Myra b. Sept. 24, 1891. Family resided
Salt Lake City, Ogden, Farmington and Layton, Utah.

Married Mary Ann Jones Nov. 2, 1874, Salt Lake City
(daughter of Jeremiah Jones and Ann Johnson of Norfolk,
Yorkshire, Eng., and came to Utah in 1872). She was born
April 15, 1858. Their children: Joseph Elijah b. Dec. 30,
1875, m. Diantha E. Pace (died), m. Ethel I. Hodson; Emily
Ann b. June 13, 1877, m. John W. Lefler; Mary Elizabeth
b. May 28, 1879, d. infant; Pleasants Maud b. June 20, 1880,
m. William Lewis; Jacob Jeremiah b. Oct. 14, 1882, m.
Nellie Potts; John Ray b. Feb. 28, 1885, m. Ascenith Bodon;
Malinda b. July 8, 1887. m. Nephi Moon; James William
b. Oct. 20, 1889, and Orabell b. May 29, 1891, d. infant*;
Archie Thomas b. Jan. 5, 1897.

High priest; missionary to Green River 1881. Assisted
in bringing immigrants to Utah in 1866. Did all the black-
smithing on the Utah stake tabernacle; worked on the
temple and tabernacle and on various other buildings in
the state. Blacksmith.

WHITE, WILLIAM (son of William White and Martha
Griffith, both of Wales). Born Sept. 21, 1826, Fishguard.
Wales. Came to Utah 1876.

Married Anne Thomas, Haverford, Wales (daughter of
David Thomas and Elizabeth Nash, same country, pioneers
Oct. 23. 1862). She was born Feb. 21, 1832. Their children:
John H., m. Clara Feveryear; Sarah Jane, died; William L.,



m. Croilla Louise Egbert; David H., m. Harriet Lawson;
Martha Jane; Elizabeth Ann, m. Robert B. T. Taylor; Ben-
jamin, Mary Ann, James Thomas, latter three died; Joseph
Parley, m. Isabell Barrett; Mira Matilda, m. William Dalton
Neal; Thomas Charles, m. Edith May Margetts; Ada Maria,
m. Reed T. Cannon.

Member 3d quorum seventies; patriarch. Wholesale dealer
meats. Died Dec. 11. 1905. Salt Lake City.

WHITE. J. PARLEY (son of William White and Ann
Thomas). Born Jan. 21, 1871, Neyland, Wales. Came to
Utah 1S76.

Married Isabell Barrett Dec. 21, 1893. Salt Lake City
(daughter of Clarence and Hannah Barrett of same place,
pioneers 1868). She was born Dec. 6, 1876. Their children:
Vivian Parley b. Sept. 12, 1896; Leslie Barrett b. July 7,
1898. Family home, Salt Lake City.

Elder, Chief deputy sheriff ten years. Director Farmers
& Stockgrowers Bank. Cattle and sheep raiser.

WHITE, JOHN H. (son of William White and Anne Thomas).
Born Aug. 24, 1855, Haken, Wales. Came to Utah 1876.

Married Clara Feveryear Jan. 18, 1883, Salt Lake City
(daughter of Robert Feveryear and Mary Ann Welton of
Norwich, Eng., who came to Utah April, 1883). She was
born June 11, 1861. came to Utah November, 1882. Their
children: William Henry b. Nov. 2, 1883, m. Gertrude Kelly;
Thomas Charles b. June 12, 1885; Ada Irene b. Feb. 12,
1887; John Harrison b. March 4, 1889, died; Chancy L. b.
April 8, 1891; Hazel Ann b. March 19, 1893; Cornelius George
b. April 16, 1895; Mira b. Oct. 27, 1896; Byron L. b. May 6,
1899; Mabel Clara b. May 13, 1902; Gertrude b. Jan. 11,
1905. Family home. Salt Lake City.

Member 3d quorum seventies; missionary to England 1879-
82. Vice-president State Fair Association. Wholesale meat
dealer; breeder of cattle and buffaloes; one of the owners of
Antelope Island. Died July 12, 1910.

Henry H. Ovtatt Feb. 1, 1853; Charles, m. Matilda King;
Mary Jane, m. John Franklin Oviatt; Hardin. m. Margaret
Vorse; Elizabeth R., m. Henry B. Stevens 1854; Maria, m.
William Beal; Andrew H., m. Andrea Overlad^; Thursa, m.
Louis Larsen. Family home Ephraim, Utah.
Elder. Hatter; farmer. Died in 1865.

WHITEHEAD, TVILLIAM (son of Robert and A'ice White-
head of England). Born July 3, 1816, Lancastershire, Eng.
Came to Utah 1852, Captain Howell company.

Married Jane Hardman, Nauvoo, 111., who was born Sept.
1, 1816, and died 1848, at Nauvoo. Only child: Joseph
Samuel b. April 1, 1845, m. Delia P. Curtis. Family home
Payson, Utah.

Married Anne Spencer, Council Bluffs, Iowa. Their chil-
dren: Mary Alice, m. William Depew; Martha Jane, m.
Delbert Simons; William Henry, m. Ruth Oyler; Elizabeth
Anne, m. John Sturgis; Hannah Mariah, m. Gus Royer;
Reuben Hyrum; Matilda Anne, m. Niel Daley. Family home
Payson, Utah.

High priest; bishop of Payson ward 20 years. One of
early settlers of Payson. Veteran Black Hawk war. Pay-
son city marshal. Mason and farmer. Died Nov. 5, 1885.

WHITEHEAD, JOSEPH SAMUEL (son of William White-
head and Jane Hardman). Born April 1, 1845, Nauvoo, 111.
Came to Utah 1852, Thomas Howell company.

Married Delia Presendia Curtis July 24, 1869, Payson,
Utah (daughter of Joseph Curtis and Sarah Reed of same
place, pioneers Oct. 12, 1848), who was born Dec. 9, 1849.
Their children: Presendia Adelma b. April 23, 1870, m. i.
Allan Taylor; Joseph William b. March 14, 1872, m. Alzina
Stewart; James Franklin b. March 3, 1874, d. May 11, 1876;
John Alma b. Feb. 4, 1876, d. Feb. 9, 1878; Sarah Jane b.
March 2, 1878, m. James M. Rigby; George Eli b. March
21, 1881, m. Bertha Anderson; Alice Zobedia b. June 15,
1883, m. R. H. Barney; Emma Sophia b. Oct. 26, 1886, m.
David S. Sanderson; Frederick Adolphus b. Aug. 17, 1889;"
Mary Ethel b. Sept. 27, 1892; Orie T. Fillison b. June 3, 1895.
Family resided Burrville and Annabella, Utah.

High priest; bishop of Burrville ward four years; coun-
selor to Bishop Cloward of Burrville ward ten years. Vet-
ern Black Hawk war. Assisted in bringing Immigrants to
Utah 1864. Settled in Grass Valley 1878. Farmer and

WHITESIDES, LEWIS (son of James Whitesides). Born
March 26, 1828, Chester county, Pa. Came to Utah 1852,
John Walker company.

Married Susannah Perkins, who was born April 5, 1830,
and came to Utah with husband. Their children: Elizabeth
A.; Ann Deseret; Joshua Harris; James Lewis; Marion
Mark; Mary Susan; Edward Morris; Nancy, m. Joseph S.
Freer; John Absolam; William Wilford. Family home Kays-
ville, Davis Co., Utah.

WHITING, EDWIN. Born Sept. 9, 1809, in Lee county, Mass.
Came to Utah 1849, Captain Morley company.

Married Elizabeth Tilotson. Only child: Louisa M. b.
May 17, 1850, m. Aaron Johnson, Jr. Oct. 8, 1871. Family
home Springv'ille, Utah.

Settled at Manti 1849. Missionary to Ohio two years.
Member Utah legislature from Manti 1859-60; mayor of
Manti. Moved to Springville 1862. Nurseryman. Died Dec.
8. 1890.

more of Tennessee). Born September, 1822, in Tennessee.
Came to Utah in 1857, Homer Duncan company.

Married Mary Elizabeth Carter in 1852 (daughter of
Richard and Elizabeth Carter of Texas), who was born in

Their children: George C. b. Jan. 26, 1853, m. Mary Eliza-
beth Hague; James Montgomery b. June 5, 1855, m. Hannah
Nixon; Joseph b. 1857, died; Brigham b. 1859, m. Eva Per-
kins; Samuel M. b. 1864, m. Elizabeth Grange; Tasy b. Dec.
1865, m. William Grace. Family home St. George, Utah.

Seventy. Killed by Indians Jan. 6, 1866, Pipe Springs,

Montgomery Whitmore and Mary Elizabeth Carter). Born
June 5, 1855, Waxahachie, Texas. Came to Utah with

Married Hannah Maria Nixon Dec. 25, 1883, St. George,
Utah (daughter of James W. Nixon and Hannah Nixon, of
Wisconsin, pioneers 1860). She was born Nov. 16, 1865.
Their children: Ida May b. Sept. 20, 1884, m. B. R. McDonald;
James Montgomery, Jr. b. April 19, 1886, died; Junius Leo
b. May 13, 18S8; Arthur Lawrence b. March 19, 1890, m.
Ada Shinen; Virnie Ray b. March 14, 1892; Leland b. March
25, 1895; George Lacelle b. July 7, 1897. Family home Price,

President First National Bank of Price; president board
trustees of Price for seven years; member of city council.

WHITLOCK, ANDREW. Came to Utah In September, 1853,
Captain Tidwell company.

Married Hannah Allred (daughter of James and Betsy
Allred, Tennessee, pioneers Oct. 5, 1851, Captain Kelsey
company). Their children: Sallie Ray b. Oct. 9, 1828, m.

WHITNEY, ORSON P. (son of Horace K. Whitney, a pioneer
of 1847 and the eldest son of Newel K. Whitney, who died
Presiding Bishop of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-
day Saints, and Helen Mar Kimball, eldest daughter of
Heber C. Kimball, one of the original Twelve Apostles of
the Church, and at the time of his death a member of the
First Presidency). He was born July 1, 1855, Salt Lake

Married Zina Smoot December, 1879 (daughter of Presi-
dent A. O. Smoot). She was the mother of nine children.
She died May, 1900.

Married May Wells (daughter of Daniel Hammer Wells
and Lydia Ann Alley). She is the mother of two children.

"Elder 1873; seventy 1876; ordained a high priest and set
apart as Bishop of the Eighteenth ward July 14, 1878;
member of the quorum of the twelve apostles of the Church
of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; missionary to eastern
states October, 1876-78; to Europe 1881-83. Main founder
and first president of the Wasatch Literary Association.
Clerk, collector and city editor of the 'Deseret News' 1878
City councilman 1880 his flrst civic office. Helped to
organize, and was president of the Home Dramatic Club.
Associate editor of the 'Millennial Star' at Liverpool, Eng.
City" treasurer 1883-1890. Chancellor of the University of
D&seret, succeeding Hon. George Q. Cannon. Chief clerk
or the House of Representatives 1888. First elder to hold
Sabbath services at the Penitentiary. The town of Whit-
ney, Idaho, was named for him. One of the three framers
of the 'Declaration of Grievances and Protest,' and the
reader of that document at the great Tabernacle mass meet-
ing May, 1885, and a year later he delivered the address of
welcome to Governor Caleb W. West, on his arrival at Salt
Lake City. At the General Conference In October, 1890,
he was called to read President Woodruff's 'Manifesto'
to the Congregation. In May, 1890, Bishop Whitney began
the History of Utah. He was the choice for this work, of
the most prominent men and women in the community and
was employed by the publishing company organized by Dr.
John O. Williams, an experienced book man from the east,
who was the main owner of the enterprise. The Bishop's
duties were purely literary; at no time did he have anything
to do with the business management. Served the public
gratuitously in various ways. At a Unitarian conference
held in the Jewish Synagogue at Salt Lake City in 1892.
at which ministers of various denominations were invited
to speak, he represented his church, by appointment of the
First Presidency. His address was pronounced by the
Rabbi the most impressive one delivered on the occasion.
He was prominent at peace and charity meetings and other
gatherings of a public character. In the fall of 1894, Mr.
Whitney engaged in his first political campaign. Up to
this time he had never ma/.e a political speech, nor had he
united with either of th'j new organizations which had
superseded the People's and the Liberal parties. His pre-
dilections were for Democracy. Never an office-seeker, and
shunning rather than courting public life, at the solicita-
tion of Democratic leaders, he became a candidate for the
Constitutional Convention, and was elected by the largest
majority cast in his precinct. The part played by him in
the convention notably in the great woman's suffrage
debate is well known. He served upon various important
committees, and was one of the special committee that
revised the constitution prior to its transmission to Wash-
ington. In January, 1896, accepted a professor's chair in
the Brigham Young College at Logan, and for the next
eighteen months was a resident of that town, and an in-



structor in Theology and English. In the Pioneer Jubilee,
Bishop Whitney played a prominent part, beginning with
the reading for President Woodruff, who was too feeble to
speak, of the dedicatory prayer at the unveiling of the
pioneer monument. He compiled for the Jubilee Commis-
sion the 'Book of the Pioneers' for the state archives, and
contributed to the literature of the period a poem, 'The Lily
and the Bee,' an allegory of the founding of Utah. His
'Ode to the Pioneers,' adapted from one of his earlier poems,
and set to music by Professor Evan Stephens, was sung
with thrilling effect by the Tabernacle choir during the
five days' celebration. Since the opening of 1899, Bishop
Whitney has been connected with the Church Historian's
Office. For several years he has presided over the State
Historical Society. In literature he shines conspicuously,
but all his previous efforts are eclipsed by his latest pro-
duction, 'Elias, an Epic of the Ages.' It is lofty, massive,
grand, exhibiting fertility of thought, expansive research
and wonderful constructive ability. The great theme that
it embodies Eternal Truth has probably never before been
treated so comprehensively in a poetic way. Along with
his devotion to literature, he retains his early affection for
music and the drama, and makes it a point to see and
hear the most gifted artists, as also the best preachers
and lecturers."

WHITNEY, SAMUEL, AIXUVZO (son of Alonzo Wells Whit-
ney, born Dec. 27, 1818, Canandaigua, Ontario county, N. T.,
and Henrietta Keys, born Dec. 25, 1821, in Pike Co., Ohio).
Born Nov. 10, 1840, Palmyra, Union Co., Ohio. Came to
Utah Sept. 29, 1847, John Taylor company.

Married Fannie Mariah Wall September, 1862 (daughter
of William Wall, who came to Utah September, 1863,
Thomas E. Ricks company). She was born Feb. 13, 1842.
Their children: Fannie Louisa b. Sept. 23, 1864, m. Robert
Burns 1886; Laura Ann b. May 10, 1866, m. Louis Reynolds
Sept. 25, 1885; Harriet Mariah b. April 23, 1867, m. Fritz
Jensen May 5, 1888; Ada Henrietta b. July 2, 1869, m. Percy
Chandler Feb. 16, 1888; Margaret Melissa b. Feb. 15, 1871,
m. Henry Chandler Sept. 1, 1889; Mary Elvira b. April 14,
1873, m. George Stringham; Samuel Alonzo b. April 14, 1873,
m. Edna Hulse Aug. 7, 1893; Sarah Vilate b. Feb. 12, 1875,
m. Frank Cowley Sept. 8, 1893; William Wells b. June 29,
1877, m. Nellie Fox April 29, 1901; Zalnora Adell b. Aug. 7,
1879, m. George Chandler. Family home Millville, Cache
Co., Utah.

Married Pauline Ann Campbell Aug. 8, 1878, Salt Lake
City (daughter of Samuel and Rebecca Campbell, latter
pioneer 1847, Brigham Young company). Their children:
Don Carlos b. Dec. 15, 1879, d. infant; Almira May b. April
28, 1881, m. Harvey Fisher Jan. 1, 1897.

Sunday school teacher. Minuteman; veteran Indian wars.
Indian interpreter for Cache county since 1861. Called to
herd cattle on Promontory, Box Elder county, three winters,
1860-62. Carried first mail out of Cache county 1862. Lost
an arm in 1856 and a foot in 1890, but still remained an
active and successful farmer.

WHITNEY, SAMUEL ALONZO (son of Alonzo Whitney and
Fannie Mariah Wall). Born April 14. 1873, Millville, Utah.

Married Edna Hulse, Millville, Utah (daughter of Charles
Wesley and Ann Smith Hulse, pioneers 1862), who was born
Feb. 8, 1874, at Millville. Their children: Wills Alonzo b.
May 6, 1894; Edna L. b. Jan. 24, 1896; Forest Ann b. Sept.
26 1897; Myrtle b. Nov. 3, 1899; Leon b. Jan. 23, 1902; Mervin
b. May 22, 1905; Merlin b. Aug. 27, 1907; Varsel b. Aug. 6,
1910. Family home Mjllville, Utah.

WHITTAKER, ISAAC. Born In England. Came to Utah

Married Betsy Gallant, at Salt Lake City, who was born
May 8, 1833. Their children: David, m. Mary Smith; Isaac
N. b. Dec. 1, 1861, m. Mary Curl; Zenus, m. Nellie Warwood,
m. Ida Wright; Joseph, m. Nessie Winn; Martha, m. George
Manwarring, m. Lon Reynolds; Rachel, m. Francis T. Bailey.
Family home, Salt Lake City.

Member seventy. Served in Echo Canyon campaign.
Farmer. Died at Salt Lake City.

WHITTAKER, ISAAC NATHANIEL (son of Isaac Whittaker
and Betsy Gallant). Born Dec. 1, 1861, Salt Lake City.

Married Mary Curl, Salt Lake City (daughter of Archi-
bald Curl), who was born Aug. 1, 1866. Their children:
Louisa E. b. May 19, 1881, m. William Fleet Wiscombe;
Samuel C, m. Jennie Dalton; Archibald C.; Mary, m. Morris
Gray; Isaac, m. Lizzie Hunter; Earl; Lester. Family home.
Salt Lake City.

Married Kate Fisher, Salt Lake City, who was born 1870.
Their children: Norman b. Dec. 28, 1905; Armenia b. July
26, 1907. Family home Lake Shore, Utah.

Elder. Farmer and real estate dealer.

WHITTLE, THOMAS L,. (son of Thomas Whittle). Born
May 21, 1812, in Upper Canada. Came to Utah in 1848, Zera
Pulsipher company.

Married Mary Fullmer 1833. Montreal, Canada. Their
children: Olive, m. Aroet Hale; Casper, m. Mary Ann
Harris; Mary, m. Asro Eastman; George, m. Janette Sevier;
Zera, m. Casan Pope; Emeline, m. William Harris; Thomas
William, m. Adelia Hend ricks; Aroetta, m. Brigham Pond.

Family resided Salt Lake City, Fort Harriman, Grantsvtlle
and Richmond, Utah.

Married Mary Jane Butterfield. Their children: Manerva,
m. Andrew Allen; 'Edwin, m. Adeline Doty; Almond; Mary,
m. Mr. Jensen.

Missionary to Sandwich Islands 1849-51; 1st counselor to
Bishop M. W. Merrill. Farmer. Died July 3, 1868, Rich-
mond, Utah.

WHITWORTH, GEORGE (son of Francis Whitworth and
Dorothy Watkinson of Temple Normanton, Derbyshire,
Eng.). Born July 15, 1831, at Temple Normanton. Came to
Utah Sept. 12, 1861, Milo Andrus company.

Married Mary Wheatley Dec. 18, 1854, Gra'ssmore, Eng.
(daughter of John and Sarah Wheatley of Grassmore), who
was born Dec. 25, 1837. Their children: Joseph, m. Cather-
ine Arhman; Sarah Florence, m. W. E. Loveland; George
Albert, m. Catherine A. Griffeths; Charlotte Maria, m. Al-
phalus Johnson; Herbert, m. Ida Werner; Michael Wheatley,
m. Lucy Emily Kelly; Martha, m. Edwin Francis Kelly;
John Thomas, m. Catherine Muir; Francis, m. Jennie Steely;
Eliza; William; Dorothy Ann; Mary Ellen; Ruth. Family
home Calls Fort, Box Elder Co., Utah.

Bishop's counselor; high priest. Farmer.

WHITWORTH, JOHN THOMAS (son of George Whitworth
and Mary Wheatley). Born Sept. 27, 1877, Calls Fort, Utah.

Married Catherine Muir June 15, 1904 (daughter of LIose
Muir and Mary Call, of Bountiful, Utah). Their children:
Frances; John Milton; Edgar Lee; George; Mary Vashti;


WICKEI/, HARMOBf (son of Harmon Wickel, of Earl town-
ship, Lancaster county. Pa.). Born 1798. Came to Utah
Sept. 26, 1862, James Wareham company.

Married Elizabeth Rickard in Earl township (daughter
of Christian Rickard of Earl township), who was born
1805. Their children: Henry, d. infant; Harrison; John, m.
Nellie Brighist; Richard, m. Louisa Weaver; Lemuel, m.
Margaret Buckwater; Catherine, m. Andrew Beck Benzon.
Family home. Salt Lake City.

High priest; missionary to eastern states seven years;
block teacher; chief of commissary at Nauvoo, 111. Mer-
chant. Died 1872, Salt Lake City.

WICKL.AND, OLOF (son of Jacob and Kerstin Olsen). Born
Oct. 31, 1825, Storbyn, Finlla parish, Sweden. Came to Utah
Nov. 9, 1856, James G. Willie handcart company.

Married Ella Johnson in 1846 (daughter of Jonas Stener
Esbjornson and Ella Mechelson of Copenhagen, Denmark),
who was born Nov. 7, 1825, and came to Utah with husband.
Their children: Christena b. Feb. 5, 1848, m. Sorenson
July 19, 1862; Jonas b. Dec. 30, 1849, m. Rachel A. Gifford
Feb. 1, 1877; Sarah J. b. Aug. 3, 1852, m. Fredrick B. Gould
March 20, 1874; Josephine b. Oct. 24, 1854, m. Hans Tuft
Aug. 20, 1872; Jacob b. Oct. 16, 1856, m. Estella Patten July
24, 1882, m. Fannie Hansen Feb. 13, 1902.

WICKLAND, JONAS (son of Olof Wlckland and Ella John-
-son). Born Dec. 30, 1849, Finlla parish, Sweden.

Married Rachel A. Gifford Feb. 1, 1877, Monroe, Utah
(daughter of Moses Gifford and Sarah Price, former pioneer
July 21, 1847, Erastus Snow company, latter pioneer 1855).
She was born Feb. 25, 1858, Manti, Utah. Their children:
Clarence b. Oct. 18, 1880, m. Ethel Gardner Dec. 10, 1905;
Elmer G. b. Nov. 3, 1882; Leroy O. b. Dec. 15, 1884, m. Gertie
Johnston June 10, 1908; Ervin A. b. Sept. 21, 1888; Lester
J. b. Oct. 3, 1891; Harold T. b. Sept. 23, 1894. Family home
Monroe, Utah.

WIGGELL,, ELI. Came to Utah Sept. 28, 1861, Homer Dun-

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