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James Hurren and Louisa Armstrong Binns Wight:  James purchased the Hatch farm (#41 on the 1958 Highland map) in 1926 and moved in with his second wife and three children.  James was born February 8, 1886 in Hyrum, Utah to Joseph Moroni and Mary Reeder Hurren Wight.  On October 14, 1907 he married Elizabeth Powell and they had five children: James Roy (q.v.), twin boys that died at birth, Geneva and Jay H.  Elizabeth was born December 12, 1887 in Lehi to James and Ann W Jackson Powell.   

In September, 1918, when James registered for the WWI draft, he was living in Lark and Elizabeth died there two months later, November 18, before her 30th birthday, a little more than a year after her youngest child died at three months of age.

James married Louisa Armstrong Binns September 14, 1920 and they had three children: Elizabeth, Ellery J and Louise.  Louisa was born in April 9, 1889 in American Fork to James Henry and Annie Jensen Armstrong.  She had previously been married to Ellery Singleton Binns.  They were in Highland for the 1930 census but soon moved to Draper, Utah where he was living in 1942 when he registered for the WWII draft.  He died October 22, 1972 in Monticello, Utah.  Louisa died May 24, 1969 and they are buried in the Lehi City cemetery.

James Roy and Ruby Dean Miller Wight:  Roy was born October 14, 1908 in Lehi, Utah to James Hurren and Elizabeth Powell Wight.  Ruby was born October 1, 1910 in Salt Lake City, Utah to Martin George and Emily Lovina Williams Miller (q.v.).  Roy and Ruby were married August 22, 1928 in the Salt Lake Temple.  Roy had moved to Highland in 1926 when his father purchased the Hatch farm (#41 on the 1958 Highland map).  Ruby had lived in Highland since 1918.  They had ten children, the first four being born while they lived in Highland: James Robert, Georgia, Lloyd Roy, Kleo Deane, Maxine, Elizabeth, Elroy, Kathryn, Alfred and Thelda.  They later moved to Draper then to Ontario, Oregon.

Ruby died May 22, 1984 in Nyssa, Oregon and Roy died October 6, 1990.  They are buried in the Hilltop Memorial Cemetery in Nyssa, Oregon.


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