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Potter & Powell

Sydney A Potter:  His membership arrived in 1916 and there is little information about him.  He was born in 1907 to Sydney Edgar Potter and Ruth Sanders.  Sydney E was a brother to Rachel Potter Greenland (q.v.) 

Hugh and Sarah Annie Mosley Powell
was born November 4, 1850 in Cley-Next-The-Sea, Norfolk, England to William Edward and Jane Overton Powell.  He came from England to Ontario, Canada in 1871.  Sarah Annie was born November 20, 1861, in Birdwell, England to Thomas and Sarah Guest Mosley.  They married January 7, 1891 in the Manti Temple and had 6 children: Alfred Hugh, Harold Overton, Frances Henrietta, Isabelle, Jane and Harriet Elizabeth.  Jane died at one month.  They lived in Springville in 1900 and in 1910 had moved to Highland and were part of the original membership of Highland in 1915.

Their son Harold was called as second counselor to James Orr in the YMMIA and was an instructor in MIA and in Sunday School.  On the death of Mr. Orr, he was called as President of the YMMIA and served there until he was called into the service during WWI.  Upon his return he moved to Weber County to work at the Weber plant of UP&L (lived in #67 on the 1958 Highland map).

Alfred died October 13, 1919 in Lehi Sarah died August 26, 1939.  They are buried in the Lehi City cemetery.

Samuel Marsh and Lorena Marie Nielsen Powell:  Samuel was born November 9, 1894 in Spanish Fork, Utah to Simeon Comfort and Edith Hannah Cornaby Powell.  Lorena was born January 29, 1889 in Scipio, Utah to Jens Christian and Ana Marie Nielsen.  They married September 29, 1909 and had eight children: Mary Lorena, Samuel Arthur, Rowland Wayne, Francis Comfort, Ruby M, Doris Nielsen, Della Marilyn and Earl Ray.

At the 1930 census they were living in Highland (#41 on the 1958 Highland map) next to George Miller and Gilbert Myers, apparently renting from William Walker.  Lorena was a Sunday School teacher in 1931-33 and Samuel also taught in 1932.  By 1935 they were in Bountiful and in 1940 in Salt Lake City.  In 1942, when he registered for the WWII draft, Samuel was working for D&RGW Railroad in Salt Lake.

Samuel died April 9, 1975 and Lorena died June 19, 1977.  They are buried in the Salt Lake City Cemetery.


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