Willard John & 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 Number 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 in 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 City Cemetery. At his death he still owned the Highland property and in 1938 Reed and Glade Thompson bought the eighty acres from his estate.
Source: HIGHLAND HISTORY: A compilation by Charles T Greenland II for the Highland Historical Society
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