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can company, having been one of the pioneers of South
Africa.

Married Susannah Bentley, of Wlnburg,' South Africa,
who came' to Utah with husband. Their children: John W.
b. Dec. 7, 1832, m. Margaret Buckley; Sarah Ann b. Oct.
14, 1834, died; Jemima b. Jan. 27, 1837, m. George Ellis;
Jeremiah F. b. May 12, 1839, m. Priscilla J. Talbot; Sarah
Ann Susannah b. Oct. 13, 1841, m. Charles Staples; Margaret
Alice b. Oct. 11, 1843, m. Thomas B. Talbot; Rosannah M.
b. Aug. 31, 1846, m. Charles S. Talbot; Frances A. b. May
6, 1849, m. William Lowe; Joseph Elijah Talbot b. Nov. 3,
1852, m. Mary Whitesldes. Family resided and children
were born at Grahamstown, Bachuist, Tabo Nchu, Winburg,
Post Relief and Kaal Hock, South Africa.



WIGHT, EPHRAIM (son of Daniel Wight and Mary Randall
Hewitt of Centerville, Allegany county, N. Y.). Born March
13, 1826, at Centerville. Came to Utah Oct. 13, 1850, Edward
Hunter company.

Married Harriet Elizabeth Pulsipher April 9, 1859, Mill
Creek, Salt Lake Co., Utah (daughter of Ellas Pulsipher
and Polly Chubbuck of Vermont), who was born April 7,
1841. Their children: Ephralm Hewitt, m. Emma Watkins,
Henry, m. Ellen Jensen; Harriet E., m. Thaddeus Wight;
Mary Maria, m. Brigham Y. Hamson; Luclnda, m. Alma
Jensen; Marvin; Arvilla. Family home Brigham City, Utah.

Married Sariah Pulsipher 1871.



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Married Sarah Wight Cutler 1872. Their children: Wil-
liam b. May 8, 1874; Alice b. April 14, 1876, m. J. Kimble
Haws.

High priest; missionary to Elk Mountains, Utah; member
high council. Justice of peace; city councilman; chief of
police. Mechanic. Died Aug. 8, 1902, Brigham City.



TVIGHT, LEWIS (son of William Wight, born March 2, 1783,
Centerville, Allegany county, N. Y., and Abigail Cudworth,
born 1787, Openheim, N. Y. married Oct. 19, 1806). He
was born Dec. 11, 1807, at Openheim. Came to Utah Oct.
13, 1850, Edward Hunter company.

Married Nancy Elliot 1827 at Centerville, N. Y. (daugh-
ter of Thaddeus Elliot and Sarah Lathe), who was born
March 18. 1809. Their children: Lyman b. Sept. 24, 1829,
m. Harriet Bateman, m. Christina Olsen; Charles b. March
28, 1831, m. Sarah Ellen Lovelass; Sarah b. May 28, 1833, m.
Sheldon Bela Cutler, d. Jan. 20, 1891; Samuel b. Aug. 6, 1838,
and Elizabeth b. Sept. 5, 1841, died; Joseph M. b. June 18,
1844, m. Mary Herren Oct. 5, 1864; William L. b. March 22,
1850, m. Melissa Watkins Nov. 16, 1874.

Baptized Feb. 21, 1843, in Allegany county, N. Y. ; had
charge of church cattle for several years in early fifties.
Moved to Brigham City in fall of 1856. Had charge of
public works getting out timber for courthouse.

WIGHT, LYMAN (son of Lewis Wight and Nancy Elliot).
Born Sept. 24, 1829, Centerville, N. Y.

Married Harriet Bateman in Augusta, Ohio (daughter of
Thomas Bateman and Mary Street), who was born Nov. 4,
1830, Manchester, Eng. Their children: Harriet Amelia b.
Nov. 4, 1849, m. Ralph Jenkins Feb. 1, 1866; Lyman. Jr., b.
Feb. 23, 1851, and Thomas Lewis b. Feb. 22, 1852, died;
Thaddeus b. April 14, 1854, m. Harriet Elizabeth Wight
April 9, 1883; Mary Elizabeth b. Oct. 6, 1856, m. Stephen
Wight; Betsy Ann b. May 17, 1859, and Nancy b. Oct. 31,
1861, died; Pheba Ann b. Nov. 25, 1863, m. William Walker;
William b. Sept. 29, 1865, and James Henry b. Nov. 27, 1866,
died; Samuel Moroni b. March 4, 1869, m. Minnie Miller;
Margret May b. July 28, 1871, m. Nephi Ipsen; Charles Alma
b. Sept. 28, 1874, m. Emeline Thomas.

Married Christina Olsen January, 1858, Salt Lake Citv
(daughter of Christian Olsen of Brigham City, Utah, pio-
neers Sept. 13, 1857, Chr. Christiansen handcart company).
She was born Aug. 13, 1834. Their children: Almon Lyman
b. Feb. 15, 1859; Roxy b. May 4, 1860; Adeline b. Dec. 8,
1862; Christina b. Oct. 15. 1864; Charlotte b. Aug. 21, 1865;
Lewis b. June 26, 1867; Edgar b. March 21, 1878; Aaron b.
April 23, 1882. Families resided Brigham City, Utah.

Operated Neff's grist mill; built first sawmills in Brigham
City. Elected adjutant of First Battalion March 8, 1864;
elected major of battalion April 28, 1866; alternate high
councilor of Box Elder stake Nov. 7, 1891.

WIGHT, THADDEUS (son of Lyman Wight and Harriet
Bateman). Born April 14, 1854, West Jordan, Utah.

Married Harriet Elizabeth Wight April 9, 1883 (daughter
of Ephraim Wight and Harriet Elizabeth Pulsipher, pio-
neers 1850, Edward Hunter company married April 9,
1859, Mill Creek, Utah). She was born Sept. 6, 1863, Brig-
ham, Utah. Their children: Arvilla b. Feb. 13, 1884, m.
William Orme Dec. 25, 1807; Thaddeus Theon b. Oct. 27,
1885; Lillian b. March 24, 1888; Ephraim Emery b. June
6, 1890; Harriet Kathleen b. June 18, 1892; Mary Amelia b.
Sept. 7, 1894; Clinton Lyman b. Dec. 5, 1896. Family home
Harper ward, Box Elder stake.

Missionary to southern states November, 1897, to Dec.
20, 1899; first counselor to Bishop Thomas Yates Dec. 24,
1899, to 1904; high councilor Box Elder stake 1907; set
apart bishop Harper ward May 28, 1910.

WIGHT, ALMON LYMAN (son of Lyman Wight and Chris-
tina Olseii). Born Feb. 15, 1859, Brigham City.

Married Mary Ann Nelson Jan. 17, 1884, Salt Lake City
(daughter of James and Marie Nelson). Born Jan. 12, 1862.
Their children: Almon N. b. April 19, 1885; Sylvester b.
Nov. 28, 1887; Eva M. b. Oct. 16, 1888; Sylvia C. b. March 10,
1891; Elery J. b. Nov. 24, 1893; Lyman V. b. Feb. 2, 1897;
Erma M. b. Sept. 20, 1899; Reed J. b. Jan. 31, 1903; Hortence
b. May 2, 1905. Family home Perry, Utah.

Missionary to eastern states 1909-10. Member of town
board Perry, Utah. Farmer.

WIGHT, LEWIS (son of Lyman Wight and Christina Olsen).
Born June 26, 1867, Brigham City.

Married Sarah Matilda Whitaker Oct. 11, 1898, Salt Lake
City (daughter of John Whitaker and Josephine Mallory
of Willard. Utah), who was born Dec. 29, 1879. Their chil-
dren: Lewis Silvester b. Aug. 1, 1899; Leland Nelson b.
Feb. 28, 1903; Thelma Vodas b. July 22. 1905; Elva Josephine
b. Feb. 19, 1907; Norma Matilda b. Oct. 8, 1909; Ruth May
b-. Aug. 28, 1911.

Missionary to eastern states 1898 to 1901.



WIGHT, STEPHEN (son of Daniel Wight, born Jan. 23,
1785, and Mary Randall Hewitt, born Aug. 10, 1780. both
of Centerville, Allegany county, N. Y. married Nov. 18,
1810). He was born May 7, 1820, Montgomery, N. Y. Came
to Utah Sept. 13, 1852, Thomas Howell company.

Married Pheba Ann Gates April 5, 1845, who died shortly
afterward.

Married Lucy E. Waterbery Jan. 29, 1850 (daughter of
Solomon Waterbery and Charlotte Post), who was born



Oct. 15, 1835, in New York. Their children: Rachel J. b.
Nov. 27, 1851, m. John Thorpe; Stephen, Jr., b. April 1, 1854,
m. Mary Wight Sept. 4, 1876; Daniel b. May 31, 1856, died;
Sarah D. b. Nov. 6, 1858, m. Thomas Thorpe; Lucy E. b.
July 24, 1862, m. David J. Davis Dec. 20, 1885; Alvin Luies
b. April, 1864, died; Charlotte L. b. July 15, 1866, m. William
Jenkins Oct. 29, 1880; Marreta A. b. Dec. 3, 1871, m. Fred-
erick W. Simmons; Charles E. b. Jan. 22, 1873.

Married Abigail Emma Pulsipher April 20, 1856 (daughter
of Ellas Pulsipher and Polly Chubbuck), who was born
Oct. 3, 1839, Island Grove, Sangamon county, 111. Their
children: Lev! b. Aug. 16, 1859, died; Asenath b. April 30,
1862, m. Lorenzo Pitt; Wilford b. Oct. 17, 1864, m. Lucy Ann
Davis; Mary Ann b. April 14, 1867, m. Nathan D. Yearsley;
Melvin b. Aug. 21, 1869, died; Hattie b. Nov. 12, 1871; Emma
Jenett b. Aug. 16, 1873. m. Frank May; Phoebe Ann b. April
12, 1876; Wesley b. March 9, 1879, m. Sylva Bott (Wight.

Bishop's counselor 11 years; bishop three years. Surveyor
Box Elder county 20 years. Farmer; machinist.



WIGWALL, WILLIAM. Born at Preston, Eng. Came to
Utah Nov. 30, 1856, Edward Martin frozen handcart com-
pany.

Married Grace Slater. Their children: Joseph, m. Eliza-
beth Kendall; Mary, m. William Sidwell; James, m. Har-
riet Burt; Jane, m. William Thomas; Grace, d. aged 38;
William Henry, m. Matilda Jane Loveless; John T., m.
Clarissa Patterson; Margaret, m. Marian Lucy.

Married Jane Winsby, Salt Lake City. Their child: Alice,
d. aged 2. Families resided Payson, Utah.

Home missionary; Sunday school superintendent; choir
leader. Veteran Black Hawk and Echo Canyon wars.
Farmer; llmeburner.

WIGNALL, WILLIAM HENRY (son of William Wignall
and Grace Slater). Born Feb. 9, 1856, in England. Came
to Utah with parents.

Married Matilda Jane Loveless Feb. 7, 1881, Payson, Utah
(daughter of Joseph Loveless and Sarah Jane Scriggins of
Payson), who was born Aug. 7, 1863. Their children: Edith,
m. Frank Searle; William Nelson, m. Havel Barr; James
E.; Wells, m. Goldle Tanner; John; Beulah May; Maggie
V.; Allen R. b. Aug. 21, 1898; Sargent; Dean; Irene, d.
infant.

Teacher; elder. Farmer. Died at Payson.



WILCOX, ELISHA (son of Francis Wilcox). Born Oct. 24,
1809, in Delaware county, Pa. Came to Utah in 1847.

Married Anna Pickle Jan. 15, 1835 (daughter of Minar<l
Pickle and Barbara Farley). Their children: Miner, m.
Julia Alrad; Polly, m. Alma Bennett; Francis, m.- Becca
Brandon; Margaretta, m. W. W. Brandon; Emma and Sally,
died; Joseph, m. Cansus B. Roe; Hyrum, m. Sarinda Alrad;
Ellsha, m. Lucinda Oliver; George Albert, m. Matilda Niel-
son; Asa, m. Sarah Davlson. Family home Pleasant Grove.
Utah.

High priest. Farmer.

WILCOX, GEORGE ALBERT (son of Elisha Wilcox and
Anna Pickle). Born Sept. 10, 1S53, Pleasant Grove, Utah.

Married Matilda Nielson (daughter of Hogan Nielson and
Johanna Larson of Mt. Pleasant. Utah, pioneers September,
1862, oxteam company). She was born Oct. 10, 1853. Their
children: Hannah Matilda b. Sept. 25, 1873, m. Lauritz
Peterson; George Albert b. Nov. 15, 1875, died; Annie b.
March 12, 1878, m. Joseph H. Peterson; Hyrum b. July IS,
1880, died; Alma b. July 14, 1882; Francis Elisha b. July
15, 1885, m. Ethel Maud Handley; Andrew H. b. Nov. I.
1888. Family home Provo, Utah.

Elder; president teachers' quorum. Deputy sheriff Car-
bon county 1903-10. Fruitgrower and farmer.



WILCOX, JAMES DAVID (son of Henry Wilcox, born Jan.
16, 1792, Hillsdale, N. Y., and Susan Miller, born March 2,
1800, Lexfngton, N. Y., married Feb. 19, 1819). He was born
Jan. 17, 1827, Lexington. N. Y. Came to Utah Sept. 23, 1852,
Henry W. Miller company.

Married Anna Maria Robinson Nov. 26, 1854, Salt Lake
City (daughter of Joseph Lee Robinson, pioneer 1849, cap-
tain of own company, and Maria Wood, who came to Utah
with husband). She was born June 8, 1838. Their chil-
dren: James Henry b. Oct. 7, 1856, m. Mary Magdalene Wood
Nov. 28, 1878; Joseph Dorvil b. Aug. 15, 1857, d. Oct. 14,
1857; Ebenezer Orlando b. Feb. 6, 1859, m. Abigail Alvina
Abbott, April 26, 1883; Julia Maria b. March 14, 1861, m.
Walter W. Steed, Sept. 16, 1880; Lucy Annella b. Sept. 22,
1863, d. Sept. 30, 1864; Oliver Leroy b. Sept. 6, 1865, m. Lucy
Evaline Clark Nov. 23, 1892; Annabelle b. Feb. 23, 1867.
d. Sept. IB, 1867; Margaret Ruth b. Sept. 30, 1869, m. David
Eli Manning April 11, 1888; David Eugene b. April 3, 1872,
m. Elizabeth Layne Dec. 20, 1894; William Arnold b. Nov.
27, 1874, d. Jan. 3, 1875; George Wallace b. March 11, 1876,
m. Nettie Jane Barber Nov. 16, 1898; Mary Helen b. Feb.
6, 1879, d. April 13, 1880; Orson Charles b. Oct. 15, 1881, m.
Adeline Rosa Fehr March 26, 1908. Family home Farming-
ton, Utah.

Married Judith Ovtatt Feb. 15, 1862, Salt Lake City (daugh-
ter of Ira Oviatt and Ruth Bennett, pioneers 1851, Isaac
Allred company, married Jan. 29, 1829, Berton, Rensselaer
county, N. Y.) She was born March 22, 1841, Kirkland, Ohio.
Their children: Ruth Angelia b. Jan. 11, 1863, d. Oct. 23,



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1864; Mary Evelyn b. Sept. 6, 1865, d. Sept. 15, 1867; Clara
Orliva b. June 28, 1868, ra. Edward Alvin Steed Dec. 14,
1887; Thomas Feris b. July 14, 1870, m. Eliza Criddle Nov.
28, 1894; Susan Olive b. Sept. 6, 1872, m. William John
Hardy; Cynthia Orilla b. Feb. 23, 1875, m. William Edward
Criddle Feb. 13, 1895; Ira Herman b. April 5, 1877, d. Sept.
27, 1897; Lewis Oviatt b. Aug. 30, 1879; Orrin Miller b. Dec.
13, 1881; Ruby Lovena b. May 29, 1887, m. John Sheppard
Sept. 1907. Family home Farmington, Utah.

Missionary to Salmon River October, 1857, to April, 1858.
Ordained a patriarch April 15, 1901.

WILCOX, JAMES HENRY (son of James David Wilcox and
Anna Maria Robinson). Born Oct. 7, 1855, Farmington,
Utah.

Married Mary Magdalene Wood Nov. 28, 1878, Salt Lake
City (daughter of John Wood and Fanny Goble, pioneers
October, 1855, Moses Thurston company). She was born April
15, 1857, Farmington, Utah. Their children: William Henry
b. Sept. 20, 1879, m. Emily Barber Dec. 14, 1904; Delbert
Eben b. Oct. 12, 1881, m. Julia Irene Udy June 16, 1909;
Joseph Edward b. March 20, 1883, m. Leona Jane Hatch
Dec. 6, 1905; Mary Estella b. Sept. 4, 1885; Fanny Alice b.
March 1, 1888, m. Amasa Merlin Steed Nov. 24, 1909; Clyde
Harley b. Nov. 28, 1889; Luella b. Jan. 8, 1892; Ruth b. Dec.
15, 1893; Blanche b. Nov. 9, 1896. Family home Farmington,
Utah.

Missionary to eastern states Jan. 16, 1897. Appointed
assessor and collector Davis county March 15, 1882, Aug.
6, 1883, Aug. 4, 1884, Aug. 2, 1886; county recorder Davis
county Aug. 4, 1884; county clerk Aug. 6, 1888, Aug. 4, 1890;
first mayor of Farmington City Nov. 8, 1892, and elected
again Nov. 7, 1893; prosecuting attorney Davis county Nov.
6, 1894. By virtue of his being assessor and collector of
Davis county he was a member of the board that chose
the site for the Agricultural College. Admitted to the bar
March 4, 1906.

WILCOX, WILLIAM HENRY (son of James Henry Wilcox
and Mary Magdalene Wood). Born Sept. 20, 1899, Farm-
ington, Utah.

Married Emily Barber Dec. 14, 1904 (daughter of David
Barber and Esther French; came to Utah July 3, 1877,
married June 4, 1879, Salt Lake City). She was born Nov.
11, 1884. Centerville, Utah. Their children: David Henry
b. Oct. 8, 1905; Hugh Barber b. Feb. 17, 1907; Harold b.
Sept. 5, 1908; Elmer b. May 5, 1910. Family home Syracuse,
Utah. Missionary to southern states Aug. 23, 1900.



WILCOX, SAMUEL ALLEN (son of Silas Wilcox and Mar-
grett Allen of St. Lawrence county, N. Y.). Born March
21, 1819, in St. Lawrence county. Came to Utah Oct. 7,
1861, David H. Cannon company.

Married Martha Parker July 16, 1838, Province of Ontario,
Canada (daughter of Joseph Parker and Lucy Boyd they
resided in Ontario, Nauvoo, 111., Fremont county, Iowa, and
Cedar Fort, Utah pioneers Oct. 7, 1861, David H. Cannon
company). She was born Jan. 23, 1820, and died Jan. 23,
1912. Their children: John Dingman b. April 23, 1843,
Nauvoo, 111., m. Mary T. Savage 1865; Mallnda b. 1838, m.
Isaac Pugh, m. James Cook; Sarah Jane b. Oct. 24, 1841,
Nauvoo, 111., m. William Allred, m. Newtin Austin; Adam
b. Feb. 11, 1847, In Iowa, m. Eunice Dalrymple, m. Octavla
Cheney; Asenath Viola b. April 1, 1845. m. William Passey;
Samuel Allen b. March 9, 1850, in Iowa; Julia Lochlin;
Joseph b. Nov. 30, 1851, In Iowa, m. Ermina A. Hiatt; Silas
b. 1854 In Iowa; Phoebe Roselthe b. Sept. 28, 1856, in Iowa,
m. John Berry, m. Louis G. Christie; Boyd Extine b. Sept.
1860, m. Mary Sophrona Dayton; David Almearn b. Oct.
11, 1862, m. Florence Cook, m. Martha Hansen. Family
home Cedar Fort. Utah.

Married Annie G. Peterson Oct. 21, 1872, Salt Lake City
(daughter of Ole Peterson and Marn Hansen of Cedar Fort,
Utah, pioneers 1862). She was born March 18, 1856, in
Denmark. Their children: James Alford b. Oct. 10. 1877,
m. Bertha Mathews 1911; Anna Laura b. Jan. 18, 1874, m.
Fred Colton; Margret Marn b. Dec. 11, 1875, m. John Brems
Jan. 4, 1893; Bertha Charlotte b. Oct. 8, 1879, m.. Samuel
Anderson Oct. 18, 1897; Martha Cordelia b. Dec. 25, 1882,
m. Joseph M. Stephens July, 1903; May Inger b. March 19,
1884, m. Eugene Saby May 20, 1903, m. Joseph Calton; Ross
Ernest b. April 13, 1886; Helen Mar b. Sept. 8, 1888, m.
John H. Yates Sept. 1907; Ole Able b. Nov. 23, 1911. AH
born at Cedar Fork. Families resided Cedar Fort, Utah.

Missionary to Canada 1868; seventy; member of bishopric
of Cedar Fort, Utah. Farmer and stockraiser.

WILCOX, JOHN DINGMAN (son of Samuel Allen Wllcox
and Martha Parker). Born April 23, 1843. Nauvoo, 111.
Came to Utah Aug. 16, 1861, David H. Cannon company.

Married Mary T. Savage Aug. 23, 1865. Paris, Idaho
(daughter of David Savage, born July 25, 1810, and Mary
Abigail White, born March 30, 1823, pioneers 1847, P. P. Pratt
company they died in Snowflake, Ariz.). She was born Feb.
28, 1847, en route to Utah. Their children: John Elbert
b. Aug. 28, 1866, m. Helen Mar McCulIough; David Oswel
b. Sept. 18, 1870, m. Francis Melissa McCulIough; Samuel
Orris b. Oct. 19, 1872; Lucy Abigail b. Nov. 3, 1874, m. John
P. Burr; Martha Elnora b. Aug. 6, 1877, m. Henry Hacking;
Joseph Ezra b. March 11, 1880, d. April 6, 1881; Adam Ver-
nile b. Aug. 3, 1882, d. April 27, 1909; Mary Melinda b. Jan.
3, 1R85, m. Ezra Llljenquist; Leo Boyd b. Feb. 24, 1889,
d. March 26, 1889. Family home Grass Valley, Piute Co.,
Utah.

High priest; presiding elder Wilmot branch. Justice of
the peace 1883-84. Family home Sunny Dell, Idaho.



WILCOX, WALTER EH (son of William Wllcox and Huldah
Lucas, of Hartford, Conn.). Born April 11, 1821, Dorchester,
Mass. Came to Utah 1852.

Married Maria Wealthy Richards (daughter of Phineas
Richards). Their children: Cynthia Maria, m. Henry
Arnold; William Wallace, m. Nellie Partridge; Ellen Amelia,
m. Alonzo E. Hyde; Adelaide Adelia, m. William Osper;

Walter, d. aged 14; George Albert, m. Marion ; Charles

Frederick b. Feb. 23, 1859, m. Elizabeth Stevenson; Franklin
Alonzo, m. Annie Jenkins; Edwin Ell b. April 28, 1865, m.
Florence Burton.

Married Elizabeth Hawkins Sept. 4, 1853, Salt Lake City.
Their children: Emma Louisa, died; Huldah E., m. William
Owings; Moroni Ed., m. Ella U. Decker; Fredricks Spain,
died; John William, m. Ida May Stephens; Joseph Walter,
m. Marian N. Stanford.

Married Matilda M. Watmough April 7, 1858, Salt Lake
City (daughter of William Watmough of Boston. Mass.,
pioneer 1862). She was born May 14, 1843. Their chil-
dren: Matilda S., rq. Charles H. Bliss; Amanda W., died.

Married Melinda Wood at Salt Lake City (daughter of
Moses Wood and Melinda Wilcox of Boston, Mass.), who
was born 1825. Only child: Walter Franklin.

Married Amanda Hillam May 9, 1860, Salt Lake City
(daughter of Abraham Hillam and Hannah Helliwell of
Yorkshire, Eng., pioneers Sept. 16, 1859, Edward Stevenson
company). She was born Feb. 10, 1843. Their children:
Arthur H., m. Maria Jensen; Joseph E., and Amy E., died;
Rodney E., m. Margaret Fairclough, m. Hannah Fairclough;
Ralph Leo, m. Amy A. Anakin; Hannah M., m. Samuel L.
Hoover, m. George J. Dupont; Alvin Abraham, died; Ernest
L., m. Mary Alice Shelton; Lily May, m. Peter Fairclough;
Walter S., m. Mary Corlas; Albert G., died; Charles H., m.
Bessie Jerrard; Flora Lucy, m. Milton Trenam. Families
resided Salt Lake City.

Worker In Salt Lake temple since 1897.

WILCOX, CHARLES FREDERICK (son of Walter Ell Wil-
cox and Maria Wealthy Richards). Born Feb. 23. 1859, Salt
Lake City.

Married Elizabeth Stevenson Dec. 25, 1884, Salt Lake City,
Franklin D. Richards officiated (daughter of Edward
Stevenson and Elizabeth DuFresne, of New Jersey, former
born on Rock of Gibraltar, pioneers Sept. 19, 1847, Daniel
Spencer company). She was born March 18, 1859. Their
children: Charles Frederick b. Sept. 22, 1885; Ramona
Stevenson b. April 8, 1887; Edward Stevenson b. March 18,
1890; Claire Augusta b. Aug. 16, 1892; Ramon Stevenson b.
April 27, 1894; Mary Stevenson b. June 15, 1900. Family
home, Salt Lake City.

President 57th quorum seventies; missionary to England
1880-82; ward teacher; Sunday school superintendent. As-
sistant surgeon state militia four years; health commis-
sioner of Salt Lake City; surgeon of L. D. S. hospital;
graduate medical department of University of New York,
1890. Principal 14th district school six years. Physician
and surgeon.

WILCOX, JOHN WILLIAM (son of Walter Eli Wilcox and
Elizabeth Hawkins). Born Jan. 23, 1864, Salt Lake City.

Married Ida Stephens November, 1889, Logan, Utah
(daughter of Abraham Stephens and Eliza Edwards of
Ogden, pioneers 1866, independent company). She was born
July 10, 1868. Their children: lone b. Sept. 28, 1890; Mabel
b. Nov. 23, 1891; Lucile b. Nov. 19, 1893; Milton b. May 20,
1895; Sidney b. March 1, 1899; Ellsworth b. Oct. 8, 1900.

Elder. Member legislature, 1312. Grocer.



WILD, JOSEPH (son of John Wild of Bury, Lancastershire,
Eng.). Born May 1, 1834, at Bury, Lancastershire.

Married Mary Shuttleworth 1854 (daughter of William
Shuttleworth and Mariam Reese, of Lancastershire, Eng.).
She was born March 18, 1832. Their children: Algernon
d. infant; Joseph W. S., m. Eliza Shelley; Edwin J., m.
Margaret Lee, m. Lilly Kelley; Moroni A., m. Maud Shelley;
John T. and Mary M., died; Sarah E., m. William Currle;
Heber D., m. Matilda Neilson; Walter J., m. Nettie Lewis.
Family home American Fork, Utah.

Married Hannah Binns (Singleton) Jan. 11, 1868, Salt Lake
City (daughter of John Binns of England). Their children:
Eliza, m. John Buckwalter; Ernest, m. Mary A. Taylor;
Susanna, m. William Miller.

Married Jane Crowther In January, 1904, Salt Lake City.

High priest; member 67th quorum seventies; missionary
to England 1882-84. Town marshal. Died March 23, 1911,
Ogden, Utah.

WILD, JOSEPH WILLIAM SHUTTLEWORTH (son of
Joseph Wild and Mary Shuttleworth). Born Oct. 2, 1860,
Salt Lake City.

Married Eliza A. Shelley March 16, 1892, American Fork,
Utah (daughter of Stephen Shelley and Sarah Clegg of
American Fork). Family home American Fork, Utah.

High priest; president of elders quorum, 1902-1909; coun-
selor to Sunday school superintendent 1903-10; block teacher.



WILDE, WILLIAM. Born 1807, In Hampshire, England.
Came to Utah Sept. 6, 1859, George Raleigh handcart com-
pany.

Married Eliza Phillips in Hampshire. Their children:
John b. April 12, 1831, m. Mary Reybec; Henry b. May H,
1832, m. Jane Batchelor, m. Marman Frost; Fredrick b. Oct.
8, 1834, m. Louise Farnsworth, m. Jemima Clark; Thomas b.



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Jan. 12, 1842, m. Fanny Gunn; Eliza, m. George Peterson;
Mary, died; Sarah b. Feb. 18, 1852, m. Heber Stallings.
Family home Coalville, Utah.

High priest. Assisted in building railroads through
Echo Canyon, from Echo to Coalville. Died Dec. 12, 1886.

WILDE, JOHN (son of William Wilde and Eliza Phillips).
Born April 12, 1831, at Fair Oak, Bishop stake, Eng. Came
to Utah September, 1854.

Married May Reybec November, 1857, Salt Lake City
(daughter of Mr. Reybec and Cecelia Parsons, of Malma,
Sweden, pioneers September, 1857). She was born Nov.
13, 1836. Their children: Cecelia M. b. Sept. 30, 1858, d.
July 14, 1875; Clara b. Dec. 15. 1860, m. William Welsh; John
E. b. Nov. 24, 1863, m. Eliza Hurst; Joseph H. b. March

13, 1865; Amelia E. b. March 16, 1867, m. Georg-e Hollands;
Daniel W. b. May 1, 1870, m. Lucy Callis; Matilda b. May

14, 1876. m. William H. Beech.

Seventy. City councilman 1874. Died March 3, 1886.

WILDE. DANIEL WILLIAM (son of John Wilde and Mary
Reybec). Born May 1, 1870, Coalville, Utah.

Married Lucy Callis July 13, 1892, Logan, Utah (daughter
of John Callis and Charlotte Quilliam, of Liverpool, Eng. ;
came to Utah November, 1876). She was born Nov. 8, 1873.
Their children: Rodney Charles b. April 27, 1893; Daniel
Lester b. Aug. 1, 1894; Orville John b. Oct. 17, 1896; Eldred
Joseph b. Feb. 14, 1898; Lucille b. Dec. 22, 1899; Paul Pollis
b. April 17, 1905; Sheldon Edward b. Dec. 5, 1907. Family
home Park City, Utah.

Sunday school superintendent; elder.

WILDE, HENRY (son of William Wilde and Eliza Phillips).
Born May 16, 1832, in Hampshire, Eng.

Married Jane Batchelor, in Hampshire (daughter of Ben-
jamin Batchelor of Hampshire, pioneer Sept. 6, 1859, Captain
Raleigh handcart company). She was born D.ec. 11, 1833.
Their children: John F. b. May 16, 1853, m. Sarriah Robin-
son; Mary b. May 27, 1855, m. Joseph Barber; Heber b.
Sept. 9, 1859, m. Martha Moore; Sarrah b. Aug. 19, 1861, m.
William Frost; William b. Feb. 9, 1864, m. Nancy Shaw;
Walter H. b. May 11, 1866, m. Mary Cherry; Emma M. b.
April 21, 1868, m. John E. Fettle; Emanuel b. Aug. 19, 1870,
m. Annie Howard; Joseph T. b. Oct. 1, 1873, m. Annie
Boothe; Jarne b. Jan. 26, 1875, died; Benjamin b. Aug. 21,
1876, m. May Weltch. Family home Coalville, Utah. Died
June 4, 1899.

WILDE, JOHN FREDERICK (son of Henry Wilde and Jane
Batchelor). Born May 16, 1853, in Hampshire, Eng.

Married Sarriah Robinson June 14, 1875, Salt Lake City
(daughter of James Robinson and Mary Pollid, of Coal-



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