Robert Alfonzo & Lora O'Keefe Wimmer

Robert was born July 29, 1904, in Ft. Duchesne, Utah to Robert and Emma Wimmer (q.v.). Lora was born September 13, 1905, in Park City, Utah to Thomas Francis and Mary McMurray O'Keefe. They came to Highland in 1930 although they are listed in the census of 1910 in Vernal, Utah, 1920 in Chandler, Arizona, 1930 in Alhambra, California and in 1940 in Salt Lake City.

They married March 26, 1927, and had one child, Robert L.   Lora died May 8, 1951, in Salt Lake City and on September 3, 1963, Robert married Clara Bertha White who was born in Mt. Sterling, Kentucky October 20, 1906. Clara died July 5, 1982, in Washington State and is buried in Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Renton, Washington. Robert died December 15, 1995, in Bellevue, Washington and is buried with Lora in the Heber City, Utah Cemetery.

Robert Uriah & Emma Melissa Snyder Wimmer

In 1930 two families of Wimmers moved into Highland - father and son - Robert Uriah and Robert Alfonzo (q.v.). Uriah was born August 7, 1875, in Parowan, Utah Territory to William and Sarah "Sally" Curtis Wimmer. Emma was born March 6, 1882, in Deep Creek, Utah Territory to J.P. and Annie Mariah Rasmussen Snyder. They were married in 1903 and had eight children: Robert Alfonzo, Paris Lionel, Wilda, Clifford W, Beulah, Roy E, Frances Marie, and Goldwyn.

When they lived in Highland they started a service station and a barbershop at Number 56 (on the 1958 Highland map), but it didn't last long.  A Robert Wimmer was a Sunday School teacher in 1931. In 1918, when he registered for the WWI draft, Robert was living in Gilbert, Arizona and was a barber. In 1920 they were in Chandler, Arizona and in 1930 in Salt Lake City. Emma died May 4, 1941, in Los Angeles and Robert died May 27, 1955, also in Los Angeles. They are buried in the Rose Hills Memorial Park in Whittier, California.

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

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