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Edward David and Ann (Annie) Eliza Withers Ferguson:  She was a Sunday School teacher in 1923 and the family memberships were received in 1922 but there are no other references.  Edward was born May 6, 1886 or 87 in Albany, New York to Edward and Georgina M Jones Ferguson.  Ann was born May 20, 1892 in Farmington, Utah to Richard and Sarah Winter Withers.  They were married April 2, 1913 in Salt Lake City and had three children: Edward Withers, Maxine Sarah and Elsa Withers.  In 1920 they lived in Salt Lake City, in 1930 in Willard, Utah and in 1940 in San Bernardino, California, where Ann died August 2, 1948 and she is buried in Montecito Memorial Park.       

Elvernon and Eloise Viola Coult Ferguson:  Vern, as he was known, was born May 16, 1898 in Provo, UT to William Will and Lillie May Richmond Ferguson.  Eloise was born March 12, 1899 in Salt Lake City to James Ernest and Amy Lorancy Hicks Coult.  They lived in Salt Lake County until 1940 when they moved to Highland where he was supervisor of the Lower Power Plant in American Fork Canyon (#69 on the 1958 Highland map). 

They were parents of six children: Elvernon Jr, Althea, DuWayne, Eugene, James and Don Wesley.  DuWayne and James died as infants and Eugene drowned in Utah lake at age twenty one.

Eloise was a dedicated Relief Society, primary and YWMIA worker and Vern worked with the scouts and was an active High Priest in the Highland Ward.

The power plant closed in 1959, so they moved to the Olmstead plant at the mouth of Provo Canyon, where he worked for four more years.  On October 3, 1963 he submitted his retirement papers and died that same day.  Eloise died May 5, 1972 in American Fork.  


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