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Robert Johnson Stearman and Naomi Wood Kent:  Naomi was born September 30, 1894, in Kanarraville, Utah Territory to Henry Elisha and Martha Eliza Babcock Webb Wood. On April 1, 1913, she married Joseph Ammon Ingram, born January 3, 1890, in Kanarraville, Utah to George and Eliza Adaline Roundy Ingram.  In 1900 and 1910 Joseph was living in Overton, Nevada. They had six children: Aaron Wood, Eathel, Clive W., Joseph Ashton, Cleo LaVer, and Flowa May and in 1920 they were in Delta, Utah.  On March 8, 1924, only a few months after his youngest child was born, Joseph was killed in a coal mine explosion in Castle Gate, Utah.  He is buried in the Pioneer Hill Cemetery in Overton, Nevada. 
Naomi married Robert Kent on April 13, 1927, and they had six children:  Robert Stanley, Hubert (Houston), Betty Jean, Arthur Ray, Jack G., and Billie J.  Robert was born March 17, 1895, in Warsaw, Kentucky to William M. Stearman and Liona Davis Kent.  In 1930 they were living in Las Vegas, Nevada and Robert was a hard rock miner.  They came to Highland around 1934 - 35 and stayed past 1940.  They had ten of the twelve children with them at the 1940 census and he was shown as a farm laborer.  In 1942, when he registered for the draft, he was working for the WPA.  Naomi died April 29, 1984, in Salt Lake City.

James Lisle and 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 (#76 on the 1958 Highland map) and Fern did house work 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 (#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.
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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