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David Cheney

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  • Name David Cheney  [1
    Born 8 Mar 1857  Springville, Utah, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Christened 16 Mar 1857  Springville, Utah, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 11 Nov 1926  Logan, Cache, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4
    David Cheney death certificate
    Buried 15 Nov 1926  [1
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    Person ID I210154  Full Tree
    Last Modified 10 Dec 2013 

    Father Elam Cheney, Sr.
              b. 16 May 1825, Freedom, Cattaraugus, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 29 Mar 1912, Pinedale, Navajo, Arizona, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Mother Talitha Cumi Garlick
              b. 22 Sep 1824, Providence, Bedford, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 17 Apr 1902, Victor, Teton, Idaho, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Married 13 Feb 1854  Springville, Utah, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Family ID F81943  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Wife 1 Lodema Hutchings
              b. 31 Dec 1861, Springville, Utah, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 22 Oct 1918, Camp Funston, Riley, Kansas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years) 
    Married 5 Aug 1878  Springville, Utah, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. David Pierce Cheney
              b. 10 Jul 1879, Springville, Utah, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 29 Apr 1974, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 94 years)
     2. Lodema May Cheney
              b. 30 Oct 1881, Springville, Utah, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 9 Feb 1882  (Age 0 years)
     3. Shepherd Smith Cheney
              b. 14 Apr 1883, Huntington, Emery, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 14 Apr 1883  (Age 0 years)
     4. Selar Edward Cheney
              b. 31 Dec 1884, Huntington, Emery, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 23 Jul 1956, Archer, Madison, Idaho, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
    +5. Alice Ovanda Cheney
              b. 2 Dec 1886, Huntington, Emery, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 19 May 1973, Provo, Utah, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
     6. Clarence Marcellus Cheney
              b. 8 Aug 1890, Huntington, Emery, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 3 Sep 1965, Rexburg, Madison, Idaho, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     7. Silas Lavell Cheney
              b. 11 Jan 1893, Huntington, Emery, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 21 Mar 1971, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     8. Wayne Lasalle Cheney
              b. 1 Jun 1895, Victor, Teton, Idaho, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 24 Feb 1961, Maywood, Los Angeles, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
     9. Rulon Hutchings Cheney
              b. 11 Jan 1901, Victor, Bingham, Idaho, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 8 Apr 1979, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
    Last Modified 17 Aug 2010 
    Family ID F81941  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Wife 2 Katherine Hamblin
              b. 1 Nov 1861, Pinto, Iron, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. Jan 1939  (Age 77 years) 
    Married 14 Feb 1920-1921  Saint George, Washington, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Last Modified 17 Aug 2010 
    Family ID F81898  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 8 Mar 1857 - Springville, Utah, Utah, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 16 Mar 1857 - Springville, Utah, Utah, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 5 Aug 1878 - Springville, Utah, Utah, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - David Pierce Cheney - 10 Jul 1879 - Springville, Utah, Utah, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Lodema May Cheney - 30 Oct 1881 - Springville, Utah, Utah, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Shepherd Smith Cheney - 14 Apr 1883 - Huntington, Emery, Utah, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Selar Edward Cheney - 31 Dec 1884 - Huntington, Emery, Utah, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Alice Ovanda Cheney - 2 Dec 1886 - Huntington, Emery, Utah, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Clarence Marcellus Cheney - 8 Aug 1890 - Huntington, Emery, Utah, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Silas Lavell Cheney - 11 Jan 1893 - Huntington, Emery, Utah, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Wayne Lasalle Cheney - 1 Jun 1895 - Victor, Teton, Idaho, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 14 Feb 1920-1921 - Saint George, Washington, Utah, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 11 Nov 1926 - Logan, Cache, Utah, United States Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • David Cheney.

      David Cheney was born 8 March 1857 in Springville, Utah to Elam Cheney and Talitha Cumi Garlick (Avery). He was blessed 16 March 1863 at Springville, Utah. baptized 9 July 1865 and confirmed 9 July 1865. He married Lodema Hutchings 5 Aug. 1878 in Springville and they were later sealed in the Salt Lake temple on 21, June 1881.

      In his early life he had to help his step brother William Avery, provide for their mother as his parents Elam Cheney had Tabitha Hendricks separated when David was nine years old. So one season David herded cattle with an Indian boy. For a while the boys herded in the Western hills during the summer time. Later to earn money David drove a team along with a freighter who paid him a small sum.

      Alice Cheney Ricks wrote of this incident as follows:

      "The still small voice is always present to prompt and guide us from harm and lead us to the right if we will but heed its voice which is sometimes low as a whisper, but urgent, while at other times very distinct" as if someone were near by speaking to you. So it was with my father David Cheney many times. but a instance I shall tell as I remember him relating.

      "He being a young barefoot boy, must work to help his mother and family. so he obtained a job herding the town's people sheep or cattle, along with an older one-armed man with a horse. David had been given an old broken gun to take apart and refix. to keep his mind busy, between times of his rounding up the cattle, or sheep during the day, along with an older one-'armed man with a horse.

      All at once a group of Indians came over the ridge toward them, all painted and dressed in war apparel. The lame man said "Indians" and told David to round up the animals and send them to town on a run, while he rode in the opposite side toward town for help. David had only started when the Indians were upon him. with arrows drawn demanding the herd. He could not run, so he stepped back near a tree and shook his head saying: "No, their arrows were drawn ready to shoot, when David was prompted to raise his broken gun and urged by that still small voice. He told them in a loud voice. "you shoot me and I would shoot you if they did not leave," thinking to frighten them, (for his gun wasn't even loaded. The Indian were very surprised, but their arrows were 50 far drawn he could not stop it, 50 it was let fly, just missing his bare feet within an inch and went deep into the ground. Had it hit him it would have pinned him to the tree, killing him. When they saw the bravery of the boy, they hesitated and talked to one another, finally saying "Brave Papoose and rode away. He knelt down and thanked his Heavenly Father for prompting him through that still small voice and saving his life."

      He sold the sheep at his wife's urgent request. She did not want her boys to spend their lives as sheep herders.

      David left for his first mission to the Southern States in 1887 but had to return home early because of ill health in 1889 having served about 19 months. Then David and Lodema moved to Huntington, Emery co, Utah where they resided until May 1893. Later on they moved to Victor, Idaho and obtained land under the Desert Act to the amount of 160 acres. Later he acquired 80 acres of land on Spring Creek, a mile or so west of his family home.

      When they moved to Idaho, he was an important figure in the early days of settlement. David was successful in getting Brother Smeley to come up from Rexburg to layout the Victor townsite in the spring of 1895. David's son Selar rode old Dolley and carried the stakes to plant at the lot corners. In religious matters David was prominent. When the religion class was instituted he was the first adult teacher. Later he served as assistant Superintendent of the Sunday School for years and teacher of the Parents Class also. At one time he was also president of the Young Men's Mutual Association.

      In 1908 David and his family moved to Sunnydell. Idaho taking over a farm his son Pierce had acquired and who was moving to Mexico. Their son Silas was in the army and expecting to go over seas with the next company, when the flu broke out and Silas became very ill, so his parent’s went to his bedside.

      David and Lodema sent three sons on missions: Pierce to Belgium for three years from 1900 to 1903; Silas to Germany in 1913. Then David filled a full term mission to the Eastern States leaving in Nov., 1911 and returning in July 1913. Then Wayne to the Southern States in 1916. Wayne returned in 1918 after his mother, Lodema Hutchings Cheney had died.

      , David filled a full term mission to the Eastern States leaving in Nov. 1911 and returning in July 1913. He enjoyed the blessing of the Priesthood in giving blessings. On this mission he cast out an evil spirit from a sick person. Then the evil spirit climbed on his back and was very heavy and he carried him out. There under a tree in the orchard he knelt down and prayed and with the power from God commanded the evil one to leave and it did.

      Another time, David was asked to administer to a sister Sylvia Rice who was very ill. This good sister also had not been able to keep her baby boys. David blessed her and promised her that if she and her husband would go to the temple to be sealed that she should have a son and rear him. This promise was realized. His sister told me in 1922 that her brother was grown up.

      David Cheney was a good provider in connection to his irrigated farm he acquired a dry farm up on Lyman Creek. Alice had been at their home in Sunnydell when they had two sets of threshers on their premises at once, one on the dry farm and one on the homestead. That was task to Lodema Cheney's cooking ability with the family who had come that Selar might help. Then very suddenly and unexpectally some Southern Saints came on a visit. The old stove was baking bread as fast as one batch could get cooked after another.

      David was a good public speaker and had a good command of the scriptures. When the October of 1926 came he and Aunt Kate were starting for St. George for the winter to do temple work and help care for old man, David seem to have a premeditation of impending death. He went to the bishop to settle his church dues and he told the bishop "Now is that all Bishop? Are you sure all is paid in full. "Yes Brother Cheney, everything is settled in full"

      They stopped in Logan to get a treatment for Aunt Kate who was ill. There David took the flu and died the 11 of November 1926. He was brought back to Archer for burial beside his first wife, Lodema. Kate survived him several years. David was 60 years and 9 months when he died. He had lived a full life and done a great deal of good. After his death his children erected a fine stone which stand between the graves of himself and Lodema's.

      David was an even tempered man, never known to swear and a strict observer of all requirements of the gospel. When his son Silas was in the army, trained to go over seas with the next company and the dreadful "flu" broke out everywhere. Silas took sick and was seriously ill. His wife Klara, who was paying him a short visit prior to his going "over" sent word for his parents to come immediately. They went to his bedside. Silas recovered and David started home but took ill on the way. His wife Lodema took the sickness and died there at Camp Funstan, Kansas. This was on the 22 October 1918.

      Selar was at Sunnydell helping with the harvest. His duty was to care for his sick father and break the sad news to his father of his wife's death. They held a short graveside service for her but David was too ill to attend. David was very sorrowful and unhappy for quite a time. He finally decided to volunteer for another mission to take up his time. He left Archer, Idaho in the early fall of 1920 for the Southern States. On his way there he contacted his old neighbor and friend from Victor who was living in St. George caring for her father and asked her to consider marriage. She felt that she could not at her age marry. He urged her to not give him his final answer but wait until he returned from his mission. When he came back she felt she should marry- him, although she was sixty and had never been married. [1]

  • Reference  Bryan S. Larson. "David Cheney". Our Family Histories. https://www.ourfamilyhistories.org/getperson.php?personID=I210154&tree=00 (accessed June 19, 2019).

  • Sources 
    1. [S36] compiled by Richard Ricks [(E-ADDRESS), & MAILING ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE], Cedar Hills, UT, 84062. "Artel Ricks.ged," supplied by Ricks, 10 Jan 2010; copy held by [RESEARCHER & CONTACT INFORMATION FOR PRIVATE USE]\..

    2. [S1467] United States Census Bureau. Census: U.S. Federal Population 1900. Internet [Database Online] at www.ancestry.com, Roll T623_232; Page: 6A; Enumeration District: 17..

    3. [S2614] United States Federal Court System. Census: U.S. Federal Population 1860. Internet [Database Online] at www.ancestry.com, Roll M653_1314; Page: 797; Image: 257..

    4. [S2618] Department of Public Health, Office of Vital Statistics. Death Certificate. Document, Utah.


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