97 Pixley (fox farm)

(Number 97 on the 1958 Highland map - 5756 W. 9600 N.)

Edward George and Julia Frances Urbanas Pixley

Edward was born January 10, 1916 in Afton, New York (a small village in the middle of the state), to Albert and Hattie Keiffer Pixley.  In 1930 and 1940, he was living in Afton.  In 1940 he registered for the draft and on February 25, 1941, he enlisted in the army.  He served until July 27, 1945, spending the last 13 months in a military hospital at Ft. Sill, Oklahoma (beginning June 1944).

Julia PixleyJulia was April 11, 1923 in Queens, New York, to Victor and Veronica Urbanas.  She attended Thomas Jefferson High School in Brooklyn, New York, and lived in Brooklyn in 1930 and 1940.  She became an army nurse cadet during World War II, caring for soldiers in hospitals.  It was while working as a nurse she met Edward and they were married June 22, 1946 in Kew Gardens, New York.  They lived in upstate New York for two years. In 1948, they came to Highland and Edward worked at Geneva Steel.  They had four children: Kathleen, Daniel, Diane and Susan.

 Julia worked as a nurse in the American Fork Hospital for many years, beginning part-time and in 1952, becoming the assistant director of nursing.  She was a lifelong member of the Catholic Church and in 1994 received a special award as “Woman of the Year” from the Catholic Church in Utah. (Ed. note: I found a reference that gave her address as Number 97 (on the 1958 Highland map) – verifying what we had recorded).  

Edward died June 12, 1982 and Julia died July 23, 2011 and they are buried in the Glenwood Cemetery in Afton, New York.

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

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