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Binns family

Thomas and Mary Louella Moyle Binns:  Tom was born May 16, 1875 in American Fork to Isaac and Ellen Singleton Binns and Louella was born June 1, 1883 in Alpine to Stephen and Alice Greenwood Moyle.  They were married March 30, 1904 but due to the staunch Presbyterianism of his father, Tom was not baptized into the LDS church until after his father died.  They were sealed in the temple in 1921.  They built a home on Highland in 1919, down in the creek (#28 on the 1958 Highland map) where they could have running water in the house.  They had two sons, Moyle Thomas, born June 24, 1905 and John Alma, born Dec 19, 1911.  They worked faithfully in the Church for many years, organizing the Old Folks committee in 1920 with Louella as Lady Chairman.  She also worked many years in the Young Women, Primary and Relief Society-serving as president for seven years with Emily Miller, Esther Bowen, Vera Larson and Mary Lee Myers as counselors and Kate Rogers and Henrietta Larsen as secretaries.  In June, 1948, while out irrigating, Tom’s car slid into a ditch sideways and with help from the Bunkers he was able to get it out after about 1 ½ hours.  The stress and effort, along with his failing health caused him to catch pneumonia and he died a few days later (June 18).  Louella soon moved to American Fork where she became active in the D U P.  She died April 20, 1965 at her home.  They are buried in the American Fork cemetery.


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