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Willard John and Sylvia Frances Bromley Shipley:   Willard was born October 14, 1856 in Salt Lake City to Joseph S and Elizabeth Anderton Shipley. They moved to American Fork when he was two years old.  Sylvia was born December 22, 1869 in Springville to William Michael and Elizabeth Roylance Bromley.  They were married January 4, 1888 in Logan.  At the age of 38 and with three children, He served a mission to the Southern States from April 12, 1895 to April 3, 1898. 

They lived at #23 (on the 1958 Highland map) and owned eighty acres there.  They had six children: Elizabeth, Lulu, Willard Randall, Sarah, Willis and Sylvia. At the 1900, 1910, 1920 and 1930 Censuses they were still in American Fork.  Their membership in the LDS Church was received in Highland in 1920.

They apparently lived on Highland for only a short time.  Sylvia died March 31, 1928 in American Fork, Willard died December 30, 1930.  They are buried in the American Fork Cemetery.  At his death he still owned the Highland property and in 1938 Reed and Glade Thompson bought the eighty acres from his estate.  

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