Mark Boley & Rachel Myrtle Greenland Featherstone
Mark was born September 25, 1903, in American Fork, Utah to Tomas and Mary Nevada Boley Featherstone. He attended the Harrington school and graduated from eighth grade. After he met Rachel he worked for a railroad that traveled between Salt Lake City and San Francisco and they wrote many letters to each other.
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 remembered 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 remembered 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. 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.
Source: HIGHLAND HISTORY: A compilation by Charles T Greenland II for the Highland Historical Society
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