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William Howard Avery

William Howard Avery

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  • Name William Howard Avery  [1
    Born 4 Mar 1846  Sugar Creek, Lee, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 14 May 1902  Milo, Bonneville, Idaho, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried 18 May 1902  [1
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    Person ID I210210  Full Tree
    Last Modified 27 Sep 2013 

    Father William Howard Avery
              b. 31 Jul 1824, Livingston, Genesee, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 13 Sep 1847, Lindon, Atcheson, Missouri, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 23 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 12 Mar 1845  Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • MG: IGI 3.02 lists same date, Sugar Creek, Jackson, Missouri, SS: 27 Nov 1990 SLAKE; and same date, , 19 Nov 1991 SLAKE; and 1846, Providence, Bedford, Pennsylvania, 3 Mar 1990 IFALL. [1]
    Family ID F81942  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 4 Mar 1846 - Sugar Creek, Lee, Iowa, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 14 May 1902 - Milo, Bonneville, Idaho, United States Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 



      ORDINANCES: IGI 3.06 also lists B: 4 May 1993 JRIVE, E: 24 Aug 1993 JRIVE, SP: 18 Nov 1993 JRIVE, 16 Feb 1993 PROVO, 7 Dec 1993 PROVO, 19 Apr 1954 LOGAN.

      RESIDENCES: He was born in Iowa and his father died when he was eighteen months old.  He and his mother came West in 1852 with her mother, Elizabeth BUCK Garlic.  He married in the Endowment House and they lived in Payson, Spanish Fork, and Fairview, Utah.  In 1877 they helped settle Huntington, Utah. For health reasons they moved to Oakley, Idaho in 1897.  1898 took them to Victor, Idaho where his mother lived, but the winters were so hard that in 1899 they moved to Lost River, Idaho.  Their last move was to Milo, Idaho where William died in 1902.

      OCCUPATION: Farmer; he had to make his own equipment when they were in Huntington, Utah.  He took old wagon wheels and put on his plow and made a harrow from a forked tree with holes bored in it, and wooden pegs for teeth.  Also he had his own shovel handles.  He was the principal builder of the Avery Canal there.

      HISTORY: "An Enduring Legacy" by Daughters of the Utah Pioneers, 1979, vol 2, pg 25:  "...The first attempt at forming a colony on Huntington Creek was in Nov 1877, when a group of settlers from Fairview answered the call.  This company travelled through Spanish Fork and Soldier canyons and what two years later would be Price, Utah.  Included were Elias and Jehu Cox, Benjamin and Heber Jones, Frederick Fenn, William H. Avery, Anthony Humbel, Elam Cheney, Charles H. Holingshead and Elam McBride.  Four women, Sarah Jane Jones, Eliza J. Avery, Rilda McBride and Olive Humbel, were also in the company.  They built dugouts on the north side of the creek and stayed in the valley that winter.
           In the spring the Avery ditch was dug to convey water to the Avery homestead and others.  Crops were planted and watered once or twice, but the prospects of realizing a good harvest were so poor that by July the settlers had all left Huntington Creek to return to their former homes.
           In Nov several of the men and a few women returned, and in December the wife of Benjamin Jones gave birth to a daughter whom they named Celestial Castle- a fitting title for one born in such surroundings.  William Avery had succeeded in building a log cabin, where a Christmas dance was held, with David Leonard, Sally Wimmer and David Cheney providing the music.  The group numbered forty-two men and seven women, necessitating some planning.  The men were finally given a number and divided into six groups, with one group dancing at a time.  It is said that the women were extremely popular.  A large piece of venison, potatoes, bread, butter, salt and pepper constituted the refreshments, which were prepared over a huge bonfire built in front of the cabin.
           Crops were planted along the north side of the creek in the spring, and the people realized a good harvest of potatoes, grain and sugar cane.  After a molasses mill was brought in, a nutritious and delicious supplement was added to the food supply.
           Settlers kept arriving, swelling the population to 1,000 by 1900.  Thus did Huntington grow and prosper, becoming a permanent settlement in Castle Valley..."

      OTHER: 1880 Census for Emery Co., Utah LDS Family Record Book & Diary of Olive A. Peterson in possession of Sonia P. Aycock. LDS Ward Records, Huntington, Film GDL #026,020, sec 1, pg 3 LDS Ward Records, Spanish Fork, Film # 27-309 Box Elder Co., Ut Book 2, pg 349 Personal records of Lila Avery Skinner Personal records of Neal Clarmont Avery LDS Ward Records, Hazel, Film GDL # 007,485 Membership Rec. LDS Ward Records, Oakley, Film # 007,530 says Olive bap 7 Aug 1898 LDS Ward Records, Burley, Film # 007,360, sec 1 LDS Ward Records, Milo. Film # 007,286, sec 1 EH Records, Film # 183,406, pg 128-129, Book G #7 Births of Utah Co., 1898-1905, Provo Court House

      I3239   I1781 [1]

  • Reference  Bryan S. Larson. "William Howard Avery". Our Family Histories. https://www.ourfamilyhistories.org/getperson.php?personID=I210210&tree=00 (accessed August 18, 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]\..

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