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"Linnia has been missing for many years - record unknown" (from family group sheet) 
Britt, Linnia (I119)
(Medical):Adrienne Elizabeth Hall Leishman
1979 ~ 2004
Adrienne Elizabeth Hall Leishman, age 25, passed away unexpectedly on August 9, 2004. Adrienne was born on May 11, 1979 to Clark M. and Candace Fletcher Hall of Vernal, Utah. She is the cherished wife of Adam Goold Leishman of West Jordan, Utah. Adam and Adrienne were sealed for time and all eternity on June 20, 2003 in the Vernal Temple. During high school Adrienne participated in drill team as a manager, honor society, yearbook staff, and the FBLA. She attended BYU and graduated from USU with honors, with her Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education and Early Childhood Education. Adrienne started her career working as a kindergarten teacher. She was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and held callings as a Sunday school teacher, Relief Society member, Primary teacher, Visiting Teacher and Young Women's personal progress leader. Adrienne loved animals and loved to decorate. She enjoyed books, cooking, plants and gardening. Adrienne had an excellent eye for beauty and style. She enjoyed traveling and has been to many places including Florida and Europe. She is survived by her husband, Adam Goold Leishman, her parents, Clark M. and Candace Fletcher Hall, her grandparents, Afton Fletcher, Lynn and Eula Hall; along with her brother, Nicholas C. Hall, her sisters, Lindy M. Hall and Lydia D. Hall. She is preceded in death by her grandfather, Norman Fletcher. Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, August 14, 2004 at 11:00 a.m. at Vernal 8th Ward LDS Chapel in Vernal, Utah. (1270 W. 1500 So.) Friends and family may call on Friday, August 13, 2004 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the Thomson-Blackburn Vernal Mortuary in Vernal, Utah and one hour prior to the services at the chapel. Burial will be located at the Maeser Fairview Cemetery. Adrienne was a devoted and loving wife, daughter, sister, granddaughter, and friend. She will be greatly missed.
Published in the Salt Lake Tribune on 8/12/2004. 
Hall, Adrienne Elizabeth (I512)
(Medical):Obituary, Vernal Express, 11 Apr 1924
Death Called One Of Maeser's Loving Mothers
(From our Maeser correspondent)
Maeser is called upon to mourn the loss of a devoted wife and mother and early pioneer, Mrs. G.F. Britt, who died Monday morning April 7, at the family residence after a brief illness. She was taken ill about ten days ago, having been confined to her bed only a week when the end came.

Susan Maria Merkley-Britt was born October 28, 1863 at Morgan county, Utah, the daughter of Nelson and Sarah Jane Sanders Merkley.

In her early life she was an active member of the L.D.S. Sunday school. She came to this valley in the fall of 1879 at the age of 16 years. Here with her parents passed through the early pioneer days of the Ashley valley.

In 1882 she married George Finley Britt and to them were born eleven children. Mr. Britt was a government employee in the early days, consequently they moved around considerable living in many places before settling in Maeser permanently.

Their home is a bower of beautiful flowers the entire season. It may be truly said Mrs. Britt furnished more flowers for funerals and like occasions than any other resident in the valley. Her entire time being spent with her family and her flowers.

Funeral services were held at the residence, Tuesday at 3:00 o'clock, with Bishop Sylvanus Collett presiding. A very large crowd of relatives and friends were present to pay their last respects to the departed one. The floral offerings were profuse and beautiful.

Consoling remarks were made by Bishop Sylvanus Collett and Rev. George A. Downey, telling how Mrs. Britt's life had been filled with love and devotion for her husband and family. A quartet consisting of Mrs. Sylvanus Collett, Mrs. Fred Reynolds, Leslie Thacker and Warren Jones sang, "Rock of Ages" and "Jesus Lover of My Soul." Mima Davis sang a special number, "Face to Face." Robert Bodily opened with prayer and Ed Bodily pronounced the benediction.

Interment was made in Rock Point cemetery with Bishop Sylvanus Collett dedicating the grave.

Besides her husband, Mrs. Britt leaves eight children to mourn her loss, George and Keith Britt of Tacoma, Wash., who arrive too late for the funeral services; Mrs. Gladys Massey, Mrs. Marie McLean, Jennie Lynn, Marguerite and Helen. The community wishes to extend their deepest sympathy to the bereaved family. 
Merkley, Susan Maria (I25)
(Medical):Obituary, Vernal Express, 5 Sep 1935
Baby Boy of Mr. and Mrs. John N. Massey Buried
The funeral services of Calvin Markle Massey, born in December 1933 at Vernal son of John N and Gladys Britt Massey, were held in Maeser ward chapel Wednesday at 2 pm, with Bishop Lester Bingham presiding.

Death occurred September 2 at the home in Maeser following three weeks illness of pneumonia. The child had been in ill health for some time, caused by a black gnat which was coughed from his lungs a year ago.

Besides the parents, nine brothers and sisters survive, all of Vernal. Mrs. Eula Hall, Norval, Reyma, Garth, Enid, Burrell, Leah, Sibil, and a baby girl only a few days old.

Driver F. Smith and Carl Richens were the speakers. Singing was furnished by a special chorus. Mrs. John Jorgensen sang a solo.

Interment was made in the Rock Point cemetery with George O. Massey dedicating the grave. 
Massey, Calvin Markel (I273)
Laurel Jean Massey Enser
August 23, 1935 ~ May 04, 2011

Our beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend passed away on a beautiful spring afternoon on May 4, 2011 of congestive heart failure. Laurel was born August 23, 1935 in Maeser (Vernal) Utah, the daughter of John and Gladys Britt Massey. She married Robert John Enser on August 31, 1956 in the Salt Lake Temple.
After high school graduation Laurel moved to Salt Lake City and worked for the telephone company and the LDS Church. She also attended Henagers Business College. Laurel was an active member of the Church during her entire lifetime. She held several positions in her ward and was in the Salt Lake Millcreek Stake Relief Society Presidency. She served 17 years in the Salt Lake Millcreek Stake German Extraction Program and was honored with the plaudits: "distinguishing herself in the German Extraction Program, dedicating her time, talents, and much energy." She particularly enjoyed her assignments teaching primary, the scouts and working in the young women's programs. She loved the scriptures and enjoyed her relationship with the Church's Humanitarian Program.

Laurel's greatest joy in life was her association with her family. She loved her grandchildren and great grandchildren dearly. She taught them the teachings of Christ and His Atonement by her example and love for the gospel. She was a special lady with a delightful sense of humor. She enjoyed gardening and being out in her yard cultivating her flowers.

Laurel was a compassionate and caring person. The gospel of Jesus Christ has been the spiritual force to bind her family together during times of uncertainty, sorrow and sickness. She had an unwavering testimony, which was a great help in overcoming obstacles that she encountered in her lifetime. She exemplified President Lee's statement, "The most important part of the Lord's work that you will do, is the work that you do within the walls of your own home." This she has truly done. She is a special and wonderful woman, wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Laurel will be dearly missed.

Laurel is survived by her husband, Robert, and their four sons: Dru Robert, Sacramento, CA; Brett John, Salt Lake City, UT; Trent William (Tracy) South Jordan, UT; and Blake Timothy (Susan), Kaysville, UT. She has 15 grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren.

The family would like to thank the ICU staff and Dr. Scott Hacking at St. Mark's Hospital for their compassionate service and dedicated care to Laurel.

Funeral services for Laurel will be held on Tuesday, May 10th at 11:00 a.m., at the Lincoln Heights Ward, 601 E. Mansfield Ave. (3115 So.), South Salt Lake, where friends and family may visit from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. prior to the service. Interment: Larkin Sunset Lawn. Please leave condolences for the family at www.larkinmortuary.com. 
Massey, Laurel Jean (I282)
(Medical):Other contributory causes of importance:
hypertension, auricular fibrilation 
Glenn, Elsie Alberta (I8)
(Research):(or) Portsmouth, , Sussex, England

1860 US Census
Fairfield, Connecticut
Page 61
Family number 518
Film number 803074
Digital GS number 4211333
Image number 00371
NARA publication number M653 
Allen, Charlotte Amelia (I290)
(Research):(Research):2nd SP: 20 Jul 1995 PROVO

(Medical):SL City Cemetary, Iterment No. 59724, Deed No. 12039, Interment Record 76, Page 529, Plat X, Block 2, Lot 205, Tier W, Grave 2 
McMillen, Mable Estella (I29)
(Research):12 Apr 1912 - Vernal Express - Obituary, explains some background about contesting his homestead in Moffat.

Death certificate data:
Parents - David Haynes, Emma Finch
Informant - mother, Emma Galbraith, living in Sunnyside, Utah
Length of Residence - 11 days
Former Residence - Moffat, Utah
Occupation - Farmer

If Emma was informant for death certificate, it is hard to believe that she would make a mistake on the father's name. While other records show Daniel Haynes as the father, this is probably a good indication that it is really David Haynes. Or perhaps David was listed mistakenly by the undertaker.

(Medical):contributory: cardiac decompensation 
Haynes, Oscar Clyde (I70)
Bingham, Erastus (I403)
(Research):Find info on these names from the obituary (probaly all children):
Ira D., Millard, Sewell, Jessie Wall Jensen, George O., Lewis F., John N., Arthur, Viola, Everett, Merle, Hazel, Thelma

(Medical):Obituary, Vernal Express, 23 Jul 1920
The body of John D. Massey, one of Dry Fork's leading citizens, was laid to final rest last Sunday at noon in the Vernal cemetery. Funeral services for Mr. Massey were held in the First ward chapel.

Bishop Bodily of Maeser directed the services, the deceased having been a member of that ward. The building was beautifully decorated with flowers of all varieties and crowded with many sympathetic friends and relatives.

The Davis quartet rendered selections and Ashley Bartlett sang a solo. The speakers who told of the many good deeds of Mr. Massey were Harmon Sowards, who has been closely associated with the deceased for many years; Wilbur Sowards and President Don B. Colton. The services were dismissed by Nelson Merkley.

Mr. Massey was born in West Virginia, 1858, and came to Colorado sixty-two years ago to help open up this western country. Later he moved to Heber, where he was active in church affairs. Provo was his next home and then Vernal. While in Vernal and Dry Fork he served two years as road commissioner. The famous Massey grade near the summit of Daniels' canyon was contructed under his supervision. For six years he was superintendent of the Mt. Dell Sunday school. During the latter days of his life, Mr. Massey was engaged in the hide and pelt business.

It is said that Mr. Massey was strictly a family man and wherever he went his family accompanied him. He has been suggested many times as a model for families of this valley in that respect.

He is survived by Mrs. John D. Massey, Ira D., Millard, Sewell, Jessie Wall Jensen, George O., Lewis F., John N., Arthur, Viola, Everett, Merle, Hazel, Thelma. He had twenty-eight grandchildren living at his death. 
Massey, John Delmar (I22)
(Research):Mamma Millie 
Knight, Mildred Viola (I83)
(Research):Marriage Licence - 15 Jan 1942 - Vernal Express 
Wardle, Darrell V. (I108)
(Research):Monsanto, Kansas (1945) 
Finch, Marinda Crow (I346)
(Research):Name as indexed on John's death record: Lydia An... Sellwell 
Sellwell, Lydia (I410)
Cook, Ray F. (I298)
(Research):Oregon City, Oregon (1945) 
Finch, Della Genevieve (I345)
(Research):Possible death record

Possible 1900 Census
0062 Short Creek Township Harrisville Village, Harrison, Ohio
Amos Haynes, b Jun 1854 (45)
Henrietta, b Dec 1854 (45)
Mayble M, b Nov 1872 (22)
Earnest, b sep 1882 (17) 
Haynes, Amos (I388)
(Research):Possible death:

spouse: Sarah J. Packer 
Haynes, Francis A. (I390)
(Research):probably died in Vernal and then buried in Roosevelt 
Morrill, Inez Blanche (I332)
(Research):Seattle, Washington (1945) 
Finch, James (I347)
1851 Census
England and Wales Census, 1851 for Rosina C Jemmett lists here as the age of 8, birthplace Preston, Kent

(Research):Possible marriage to Samuel Read
Jemmett, Rosina Catherine (I373)
1880 Census, Iowa, Mills, Silver Creek, District 131, page 23
Birthplace of Father: Tenn
Birthplace of Mohter: PA 
Seaton, Rhoda Ann (I324)
1st to be buried in Dry Fork Cemetary. Her father, Mark Moroni Hall set aside 3 acres for the cemetary. Later, he was buried next her. 
Hall, Chloe Louisa (I101)
4 kids, 3 boys, 1 girl
Another baptism date of 28 Oct 1978

(Research):Married "Stanfill" maybe (see newspaper article for John Edward Haynes) 
Haynes, Genevieve Ina (I105)
Builders of Uintah, page 18
(Will) Wilbur Carlton Britt
Was born in Council Bluffs, Iowa, Sept. 22, 1849, a son of LeRoy and Rhod[a] Britt. After the death of his first wife, Melissa Graves, he and his brother, Findley Britt, started out to find a new home. While in the Black Hills of South Dakota, they befriended a sick miner. He gave them a map of a gold mine on Carter Creek where the Carter Creek dugway is now. Early in the spring of 1876 they decided to go west and hut for the hidden gold mine. In the evening before they left, they met a young man by the name of Peter Dillman who wanted to accompany them. The three came to Green River, Wyoming, then over the mountains to Carter Creek, arriving in May, 1876, where they prospected until September when they came to Ashley Valley.

Before winter, they went to Whiterocks and spent the winter with Pardon Dodds. In the spring of 1877, Pardon Dodds, Peter Dillman, W. C. Britt and Findlay returned to Ashley, built cabins and prepared to make homes.

W. C. Britt built a store which housed the first post office. He was the first Just of the Peace, and the first school teacher. On Nov. 2, 1881, his two daughters, Lillian (Mrs. W. P. White) and Gertrude, aged six and nine, came from Hillsdale, Iowa, and joined their father. 
Britt, Wilbur "Will" Carlton (I310)
Burial Date Imported:29 FEB 1927 
Derby, Winnifred (I203)
Daniel Haynes and wife Loranor/Lovanor appear in the 1860 census for Georgetown, Harrison, Ohio with their children Anna (11), Amos (8), Daniel (5), and Fras. A. (2).

Daniel does not appear in the 1870 census and Lovana is living with her parents Amos (72) and Elizabeth Sargent (72) and her children Anna (20), Amos (17), Daniel (15), Francis A. (13).

Perhaps Daniel Sr. died in the civil war. Two civil war death records (pension payments) were found for a Daniel Haynes and a Daniel Hayne. One of these could be a match. Further research is needed.

In viewing a microfilm of Ohio Deaths and Burials, the following possible matches were found that need further research:
1. "Harrison County" - Daniel Hayne, born 1820, death 16 Oct 1862, Harrison Co., War: Civil, 19 Jun 1861 - 16 Oct 1862, Army, Pvt, Co. "I", 13th Reg. O.V.I.
2. "Jefferson County" - Daniel Hayne, born 1821, death 16 Oct 1862, Harrison Co., burial: 19 Oct 1862, cemetery: Holmes Church, 1 1/2 mi. east of Adena, O., Lot 8, Sec. ___, Block ___, Grave #2, War: Civil, 19 Jun 1861 - 16 Oct 1862, 13th Reg. O.V.I, Private, Company "I" [this is probbably the same person as #1]
3. Daniel Hain, born 18 Feb 1837, death 3 Dec 1863, Loudon, Tenn., cemetery: Forest., Circleville Twp., Pickaway Co., OH, Lot 73, Section 6. War: Civil, Army, Memorial only, body buried near Loudon, Tenn., Company/Outfit: Co. G. Illinois V.I.

Family History Library, Ohio Deaths and Burials, 1854-1997, film: 182734, 182737

Go to this link to view various articles and documents.
Haynes, Daniel (I384)
Daniel L. Haynes was born around 1855 in Harrsion County, Ohio (possibly in Georgetown). He married Nancy Emmaline Finch (listed as Emma Finch in the Iowa marriage register book) on 2 Sep 1882 in Clarke County, Iowa. They probably were married in the home of Emma's parents. According to the marriage register, at this time Daniel L. was residing in Weldon, Decatur County, Iowa as a laborer. Emma resided in Green Bay, Iowa and was born in Madison County, Iowa. Other records show Emma being born in Promise City, Wayne County, Iowa.

Daniel's parents are Daniel Haynes and Lovana Sargent.

Go to this link to view various articles and documents.
Haynes, Daniel L. (I59)
Listed as single at time of death, Occupation as Day Laborer. Informant listed as Lillie Knight living at 144 South 7th East (I assume Salt Lake City). Death occured at 9:10pm at Salt Lake General Hospital

(Medical):Definition: An embolus is a blockage that has entered the bloodstream. This blockage can be air, fat or some other material that has found its way into the circulatory system. Most often it is a piece of thrombus that has broken up and lodged in one of the arteries of the brain.

Atwood, Edgar Grant (I374)
Excerpts from the Biography of John M. Knight (son of John Allen Knight) from The Young Women's Journal, Vol. 30
His father, Patriarch John A. Knight, recently deceased, was a man of unimpeachable character, sterling faith, and incapitulating loyalty who could be depended upon to render every service that might be required of him. Sister Isora Knight, John's mother, now a resident of the Eleventh Ward, is a representative woman of the old school, patient, industrious, and God-fearing, the source of unfailing help and strength to her posterity.

President Knight was brought up as a wheelright under the skilful tutelage of his father, who, for many years, was a member of the well known firm of Oblad and Knight. Later, Patriarch Knight with John and several of the latter's brothers organized the Knight Carriage and Automobile Company on Social Hall Avenue; of this last named enterprise.


(Research):NOTE: Some records show Uitenhage or Eutenauge for birth place. Perhaps this is a county for Port Elizabeth. Calvin Knight's research indicates that John Allen Knight came to Utah on Sept. 4, 1864. That date might be the date that the boat left South Africa.

HISTORY: [Pioneers and Prominent Men of Utah, p.991] KNIGHT, JOHN ALLEN (son of James Knight and Charlotte Allen of Cape Colony, South Africa). Born Jan. 10, 1846, Eutenaug, South Africa. Came to Utah Sept. 4, 1864, Captain Patterson company. 
Knight, John Allen (I9)
From the book "Uniting of the Masseys and the Jarrells", page 228
Johnny was the first child born to John D. and Cynthia Massey while they lived on Fox Creek in Colorado. One of their closest neighbors after the family moved to Manassa, was the Dempsey family. One of the Dempsey boys was a little younger than John, named William Harrison Dempsey. He used to fight Johnny and always won. William later changed his name to 'Jack Dempsey' and went on to become the world's heavyweight champion.

After Johnny's family moved to Utah... 
Massey, John Norval (I20)
Anna Nancy Emmaline FINCH
Born: 1866 in IA

(Research):Obituary - Vernal Express - 8 Feb 1945, died at the home of Mrs. Harvey Knight

Possible match in 1870 census:


Name: Nancy Finch
Estimated birth year: 1867
Gender: Female
Age: 3y
Race or color (expanded): White
Birthplace: Iowa
Residence: Iowa, United States
Collection: 1870 United States Census

1910 Census - SunnySide, age 43, father: Indiana, mother: Maine?(hard to read) 
Finch, Nancy Emmaline (I58)
IGI lists another Sealing to Spouse: 03 Nov 1992 PROVO 
Family F24
IGI lists Sealing to Parents: 07 Oct 1994 PROVO 
Mower, Lula Almira (I44)
IGI shows death year as 1922 
Glenn, John Thomas (I26)
IGI, another Sealing to Spouse: 26 Feb 1998 LVEGA
IGI, another SS: 01 Aug 2000 LVEGA
IGI, another SS: 29 Oct 1999 PORTL
IGI, another SS: 20 Jul 1995 PROVO
IGI, another SS: 07 Apr 1995 LANGE 
Family F20
LDS Biographical Encyclopedia, Andrew Jenson, Vol. 2, p.778-779
Knight, John Miner, second counselor in the presidency of the Ensign Stake, Salt Lake City, Utah, was born. Sept. 14, 1871, in Salt Lake City, the son of John Allen Knight and Isora Atwood. He was baptized by his father Aug. 22, 1880; ordained successively to the offices of Deacon, Teacher and Elder, the latter ordination taking place in December, 1893, by Phillip Brooks. He was ordained a Seventy Sept. 2 , 1895, by Seymour B. Young, and ordained a High Priest April 1, 1904. Bro. Knight was born and raised in the Twelfth Ward, which was his home from 1871 to 1895; he then became a resident of the Eleventh Ward. From his earliest youth he has been a diligent and successful worker in the Y. M . M. I. A. in the Eleventh Ward, and from 1903 to 1904 he was one of the presidents of the 8th quorum of Seventy. When the Ensign Stake of Zion was organized April 1, 1904, he was set apart as second counselor to President Richard W. Young. In 1895-1898 he filled a mission to the Indian Territory (now in the Central States Mission), during which he presided over the Arkansas conference seven months and was secretary of the mission seventeen months. In 1893 (Dec. 21st) he married Florence R. Cornell (daughter of Thos. Cornell and Mary Graves), who has borne her husband ten children. Bro. Knight is a carriage-maker by avocation.

Biography from The Young Women's Journal, Vol. 30
John M. Knight was born in the Twelfth Ward of Salt Lake City, Utah, on September 14, 1871. He is the son of John Allen Knight and Isora M. Atwood. His father became a member of the Church in Cape Colony, South Africa, from which he emigrated to Utah in 1864. His mother, a member of the well-known Atwood family, came to Utah from Connecticut in 1850.

John M. received his education in the district schools of Salt Lake City and in the Latter-day Saints University. He was baptized by his father, August 22, 1880, and successively held the offices of deacon, teacher, and elder, his ordination to the Melchizedek Priesthood having taken place in December, 1893. Two years later he was ordained a seventy by President Seymour B. Young, and in 1903 he was set apart as one of the presidents of the eighth quorum of seventy. On the organization of the Ensign stake, April 1, 1904, he was ordained a high priest.

Beginning with [1895] he filled a three years' mission to the Central States, during which he presided over the Arkansas Conference for seven months and served as the secretary of the mission for the period of seventeen months.

From April 1, 1904, to June 24, 1919, the date upon which he was set apart to preside over the Western States Mission, he served successively as second counselor and first counselor to President Richard W. Young of the Ensign Stake.

On December 21, 1893, he married Florence R. Cornell, daughter of Thomas and Mary Graves Cornell. The fruits of this very happy niarriage have been ten children, eight of whom now, survive.

His father, Patriarch John A. Knight, recently deceased, was a man of unimpeachable character, sterling faith, and incapitulating loyalty who could be depended upon to render every service that might be required of him. Sister Isora Knight, John's mother, now a resident of the Eleventh Ward, is a representative woman of the old school, patient, industrious, and God-fearing, the source of unfailing help and strength to her posterity.

President Knight was brought up as a wheelright under the skilful tutelage of his father, who, for many years, was a member of the well known firm of Oblad and Knight. Later, Patriarch Knight with John and several of the latter's brothers organized the Knight Carriage and Automobile Company on Social Hall Avenue; of this last named enterprise. John was the manager and moving spirit. He is skilled in every department of work carried on by his company, in his time playing many parts, and turns with equal efficiency from one branch to another. When, in order to consult him, I would call at his place of business, sometimes I would find him back in the carpenter shop engaged in the making of spokes or felloes, at other times tacking on the tops of sheep wagons and automobiles, or up stairs painting the otherwise finished product of his establishment, and again fitting on a tire or wielding the sledge on the blacksmith's anvil, or, perchance, shoeing a horse, while, in later years, I have frequently discovered him hidden beneath an automobile or bending over and delving deep into its internal parts. With clothing soaked in grease, his face streaked with grime, and hands calloused with hard work and burned by fire and pinched with tools and machinery, John has presented a perfect picture of "muscular Christianity," an upstanding demonstration that Mormonism, which after all has ever been the chief moving principle of his life, is not a mere abstraction but a vital, virile, compelling force, which kindles the loyalty and sways the lives of hard working men of action.

Of the fine quality of his services as one of the presidency of Ensign Stake, it would be difficult to sneak in terms of too high praise. Except under the stress of an emergency, he stood ready at any moment to drop sledge or hammer in order to attend a meeting or perform a religious duty -- his attitude being that service to the Church was not merely his foremost obligation but his chief pleasure. John M. is clean in thought, quick in decision, and sound in judgment -- his contribution to our Councils in the Ensign Stake have, therefore, been of great value.

He is a speaker of remarkable power -- to an impressive presence, (for he is a massive man, over six feet in height and more than two hundred pounds in weight, with shaggy, grizzly hair and eyebrows like the hedges along an English lane, and a beardless face, every line of which is a hall-mark of strength and power) he adds a voice that would cause Stentor to turn green with envy. Upon these physical gifts there is superimposed elocutionary training, experience, enthusiasm, and above all, a satisfied and unquestioning faith in the divine origin of his message.

He enjoys a popularity that is rare for a man of his decisive and strong characteristics -- for withal there is much of the good-fellow in John M., and his love of, and keen sympathy for, his fellow men is not the least among his fine qualities.

He is a good deal of a "kid," too, and dearly loves a game of baseball, either as spectator or player, or a game of football with its thrilling displays of manly skill and daring.

The strength of President Knight's faith in God and in the ordinances of the gospel is infectious, and many have been the occasions when the sick have been made whole through the power of his administrations -- indeed, I can formulate no more accurate expression of my faith in John M. Knight's faith than the statement that there is no man in the Church to whom in case of sickness in my home I would turn with more hope, yea, certainty of cailfng down the blessings of Heaven.

That through his love of God, mankind and the work, his tireless energy and his power of enthusing others, the Western States Mission will have a large measure of success, goes without saying.

His good, wholesome wife, quiet, faithful, and effective, and his vigorous children, as they advance in age will prove to be invaluable aids to President Knight in his important labors as president of a mission which extends from Canada to Mexico and from the Missouri to even beyond the summits of the Rockies.


(Research):(Research):Pioneers and Prominent Men of Utah, p.991
KNIGHT, JOHN M. (son of John Allen Knight and Isadore M. At wood). Born Sept. 14, 1871, Salt Lake City. 
Knight, John Miner (I30)
Listed as Dora Taylor in Ancestral File (probably from previous marriage) 
Babcock, Dora (I60)
Lived in Sunnyside, Carbon, Utah 
Family F8
Marriage date could also be 2 Feb 1874. 
Crouch, Caroline Ann (I19)
Newspaper Article, Vernal Express, 4 May 1944
With the Men in THE ARMED FORCES
John Edward Haynes, son of Homer H. Haynes of Gusher, Utah, has enlisted in the Marine Corps. at Salt Lake City, Utah according to word received here today. Young Haynes is in the seventeen year old classification. He will remain at home pending call to active duty.

He will receive his basic training at San Diego, California after which he will be sent to an advanced Marine Base for specialized training.

Pvt. Haynes attended the Alterra High School. He has been employed as a U.S. Mail drive between Vernal and Salt Lake City.

According to Captain Henry N. Hale, Officer In Charge of the Salt Lake District, a limited number of qualified seventeen-year old young men will be accepted for service with the U.S. Marine Corps.

Newspaper Article, Vernal Express, 25 Jan 1945
Eddie Haynes is in South Pacific With Marine Corps
Pvt. John Edward Haynes, 18 is now serving in the South Pacific area with the marine corps.

Pvt. Haynes, a former mail drive from Vernal to Salt Lake City enlisted in the marine corps in March 1944 and took his basic training at San Diego, Calif. He was later transferred to Oceanside, Calif, where he remained until his embarkation in September.

The young marine is a son of Homer H. Haynes and made his home with his sister, Mrs. Harvey Knight prior to his enlistment. He has a sister in service, Lt. Genevieve Haynes Stanfill ANC stationed at Pueblo, Colo.

(Medical):Vernal Express, 24 May 1945
Eddie Haynes Reported Killed In Action in Pacific
Pvt. John Edward Haynes, 19, USMCR previously listed missing in action was reported killed on February 22 at Iwo Jima volcano islands in the performance of his duty, according to official word received Saturday by his father, Homer H. Haynes.

Pvt. Haynes enlisted in the marine corps in April 1943 and took his boot training at San Diego, California. He spent a short furlough here in June and went overseas in September 1944. Before entering service he drove the mail truck between Vernal and Salt Lake.

Surviving are his father and three sisters LaRue H. Knight of Vernal, Emma Lou H. Wardle, Provo and First Lt. Genevive H. Stanfill ANC, Pueblo Colo. 
Haynes, John Edward (I109)
Nickname of "Silent" Knight

Owned Modern Heating Service in Vernal 
Knight, Glen Leroy (I82)
Notation on handwritten pedigree chart: "cut sugar cane on plantation" 
Hiraga, Hisayo (I437)
Notation on handwritten pedigree chart: "rice grower in Japan" 
Nakahara, Tomoichi (I438)
Notation on handwritten pedigree chart: "rice grower in Japan" 
Sasaki, Mitsuyo (I439)
Notation on handwritten pedigree chart: "Waikapu, sugar plantation" and "caprenter - irrigation" 
Hasuike, Matsuhei (I434)
Perhaps Kelly was a nickname or an American name. Seems like records list him as Tsutsumi.

(Medical):Social Security Death Index
SSN: 575-05-9239 
Hasuike, Kelly Tsutsumi (I432)
Possibly died in Glenwood, Iowa 
Britt, Leroy Franklin (I323)
50 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I576)

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