Richard Thomas & Annie Clara Thompson Withers

The Withers family spent a brief time in Highland, arriving in 1923. They were living in Salt Lake City in 1920 and in Draper in 1930. Richard was born March 3, 1895, in Farmington, Utah Territory to Richard and Sarah Winter Withers. He served in the Army from November 1, 1917, until June 26, 1919, serving overseas for nine months of that time.

Richard and Annie Withers

Richard and Annie married on August 21, 1919, in the Logan Temple. She was born May 11, 1896, in Draper, Utah to Soren and Christina Knudsen Thompson. They had ten children: Richard Calvin, Gordon Elbert, Daryl LaRae, LaMarch Thompson, Dorothy, Dona Ileen, Melvin Jay, Ralph, Darlene Clara, and Iretta. Annie died May 19, 1980, in Draper and Richard died July 5, 1987, also in Draper and they are buried in the Larkin Sunset Garden.

Source: HIGHLAND HISTORY: A compilation by Charles T Greenland II for the Highland Historical Society

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