Rachel was born January 18, 1899 in Winter Quarters, Utah to Charles T and Rachel Potter Greenland (q.v.) and moved to Highland from there in 1906. Rachel attended the Highland school and also graduated from eighth grade. She remembers O.C. Day and Mrs. Temple as teachers there. Her best subjects were arithmetic and reading and she also had excellent penmanship. Her school friends were Alta and Nida Adamson, Flora Hobbs, Elvie Myers, Elwin and Ella Orr (twins), Josephine Strasburg and Rachael, Hazel and Cressie Loveridge. She remembers attending Sunday School that was started by O.C. Day, walking everywhere they went, the special Gold and Green Ball each year where they dressed up and acted like ladies, hayrides and sleigh rides and the wonderful day when electricity came to Highland.
Rachel met Mark when she worked for his mother as a teenager and after corresponding for a while they were married May 13, 1925 in Highland. They then moved to Bingham for three years, then American Fork, then West Jordan for six years, working at Kennecott, then in 1936 they moved to Highland, living in Hyrum Harmon’s with him (#12 on the 1958
Highland map - interactive, larger - 10305 N 6550 W) for four years. They had nine children: Mary Rae, Keith (who died the day he was born), Mark, Tom, Lloyd, Arlene, Juanita, Carol (the only one born in Highland) and Lynn.
In 1940 they moved to northwest Lehi where they lived the remainder of their lives. Mark died October 17, 1958 in Lehi, Rachel died January 4, 1988 in American Fork.
HIGHLAND HISTORY: A compilation by Charles T Greenland for the Highland
Highland Historical Society Home Page
Highland Historical Society Mission Statement
Highland History Chapters (compiled by: Charles T Greenland):
1958 Highland Aerial Map - Interactive
1958 Highland Aerial Map - Large
Highland Family Histories
1958 Highland Homes & Families (table with addresses)
Highland Censuses (and LDS Ward Membership List)