James Vern and Gladys Lillian Johnson Beck: James was born in Highland November 10, 1886, the fifth child of Jacob Stephen and Elizabeth Healey Beck (q.v.). He was schooled in Alpine and later at BY Academy. Gladys was born in Lehi March 7, 1888, to Charles F. and Jane Chilton Johnson. James was living in Highland in 1900 and 1910. His WWI registration in 1918 identified him as a farmer living in Highland. They were married September 7, 1910, and lived in Highland (#40 & #77 on the 1958 Highland map - interactive, larger) until 1919 when they moved to American Fork. They had four children: Jay Vern, Afton Marie, Kenneth Johnson and Shirley Jane. James died July 26, 1954, and Gladys died May 26, 1981, in American Fork and they are buried in the American Fork City Cemetery.
Peter Jacobsen and Isadora Jameson Beck: Peter was brother to Jacob Beck, younger by 2 years and he homesteaded 80 acres just west of his brother (#21? on the 1958 Highland map - interactive, larger). He was born October 10, 1850, in Torup, Simested, Viborg, Sweden to Stephen Jensen Jacobsen and Inger Kirstine Beck and came to Utah in 1862, lived in Salt Lake for a short time then moved to Alpine. He married Isadora Jameson December 29, 1873, in Salt Lake City and they had seven children: Peter Stephen, Florence Pirene, Alexander Avery, Isadora and Lenora, twins who were born nine days apart and both died at birth, Martha Ann and William Jameson who was born in February 1883. Peter and Isadora divorced in 1883 or 84 and Isadora soon married John Heber Preece (q.v.). In 1886 Peter married Margaret Boddison who was 17 years younger. They had 10 children, 7 were still living in 1900. In the next few years they left Highland and didn’t return. He was part of the 1870’s water lawsuit argued by attorney George Sutherland. Peter died February 28, 1927, in American Fork.
Reed Fields and Marjorie Featherstone Beck: Reed was a son of Jacob Stephenson Beck who lived in Highland at the time of the Ward organization. He married Marjorie September 18, 1915, and her Church record was added. They lived in Highland in the 1920 census and by 1930 were living in Salt Lake City. Reed was born April 10, 1896, in Highland and Marjorie was born December 26, 1898 to Stephen and Charlotte A Russon Featherstone, probably in American Fork. They had at least six children: Marjorie M., Stephen R., Dorothy, Wendell S., Richard F., and Joy. Little else is recorded about the pair. Reed died February 18, 1974, and Marjorie apparently married John McDonald Brown September 4, 1935, so there must have been a divorce. Marjorie died September 1, 1979.
Stephen Feramorz and Margaret Elizabeth Orr Beck: Stephen (always called “Fair”) was a brother to James, son of Jacob. He was born June 10, 1888, in Highland to Jacob Stephanson and Elizabeth Beck. Maggie was a daughter of James Copeland and Margaret Anne Ferrell Orr, early school teacher and Church leader in Highland. She was born October 10, 1892, in Cache county, Utah Territory. They had thirteen children: Maggie Roma, Feryl Maurine, Vivian Elizabeth, Cora Loraine, James Stephen, Theron Feramorz, Maybelle, Dallan Orr, Malcolm H., Duane H., Ray Lee, Arlen Dee and Vaughn K. They lived in Highland for many years (#22 & 41 on the 1958 Highland map - interactive, larger) and Cora married J. LeGrand Adamson.
Fair died November 22, 1970, in Provo and Maggie died August 5, 1983, in American Fork and they are buried in the American Fork City Cemetery.
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1958 Highland Aerial Map - Interactive
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Highland Family Histories
1958 Highland Homes & Families (table with addresses)
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