12 wagstaff home

(Number 12 on the 1958 Highland map - 10305 N. 6550 W.)

James Lisle & Lilly Fern Miller Kirk

Lisle was born August 8, 1892, in Lindon, Utah Territory to Samuel Hynd and Lydia Ann Mayhew Kirk. Fern was born August 11, 1894, in Lehi, Utah Territory, to Martin George and Emily Lovina Williams Miller (q.v.). When she was about seven years old the family moved to Magrath, Alberta, Canada, where they lived until 1910 when they moved back to Winder Ward in Salt Lake County. In 1918 they moved to Highland (Number 76 on the 1958 Highland map) and Fern did housework for neighbors and worked as a practical nurse at the American Fork Hospital.

Fern and Lisle met in 1923 and were married March 19, 1924, in the Salt Lake Temple. They had two children: Kendall Lisle, who lived only a few days, and Melba Fern, known as Sammie. They lived in various places: Milford, Utah, American Falls, Idaho, Saratoga, Utah, Highland, Utah (Number 12 on the 1958 Highland map), Valair, Montana and Orem, Utah, then in 1944 purchased a home in American Fork where they lived the remainder of their lives.

Fern Lisle Kirk

Lisle worked at Geneva Steel and Fern raised raspberries. She spent her life in hard work and service to others, helping Lisle with the farm work, as needed. She died September 27, 1973, in Provo. Lisle preceded her on May 3, 1964, in American Fork. They are buried in the American Fork City Cemetery.

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

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