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Alexander and Miriam Howard Park: Park’s were one family who didn’t live here before marriage nor did they move here to work at Geneva.  Alexander was a construction worker so moved around a great deal.  They lived in Salt Lake City until 1945 and since then have lived in: Murray, Nephi, Scipio, American Fork, Price and Highland in Utah; Gallup, New Mexico and Denver, Colorado.

Alexander was born April 1, 1907 in Granger, Utah to Alexander Hill and Mary Agnes Barker Park.  He was married to Vernetta Thaxton, born November 1, 1907 to George Henry and Annie Todd Thaxton, on February 7, 1931.  She passed away on October 11, 1934.

Miriam was born June 4, 1915 in Salt Lake City, Utah to William Henry and Lillian Louise Hudson Howard.  She attended these schools in Salt Lake: Hamilton, Sherman and Uintah elementary schools, Roosevelt Jr. High and East High School, then went to Henager Business College.

They were married June 4, 1938 in Salt Lake and were sealed in the Salt Lake Temple on December 19, 1941.  They had three children: Linda, Howard and Allen.  They moved to Highland in 1955 and moved to American Fork in 1958.  Linda married a Highland son, Leonard Greenland. 

Miriam worked in the Primary as secretary and in the Relief Society as President for about ten months in 1956.  Alexander died January 5, 1985 in American Fork and Miriam followed soon after on March 4, 1985, also in American Fork.  They are buried in the Taylorsville Memorial Park.


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