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William Merritt Bliss and Mina Ellen Lewis Lockwood:  Bliss was born Sept 28, 1905 in Burley Idaho to William Sheldon and Luticia Isabella Kempton Day.  Mina was born October 18, 1904 in Woodland, Utah to James and LaVina Leffler Lewis.  They moved to Highland (#40 on the 1958 Highland map) in about 1930 and lived here for five years. They had two children: Keith and Max.

The children went to Harrington and American Fork High Schools and remember some of the celebrations held in Highland.  Reuben and Rita Davis (#83 on the 1958 Highland map) were uncle and aunt to the children but exact relationship is not known.  Mina was a Sunday School teacher in Highland in 1932-34.

They moved to American Fork in 1935 and Bliss became a Bishop for a long time and was also a Stake High Councilman and a State Highway Patrolman

They were divorced and Mina married Oscar Bohn and had two more children: Stanley and Diane.  She later married Ray Cavaness.  She died November 6, 1970 in American Fork.

Bliss married Norma Winona Newbold and had three more children.  He died May 11, 1965 in Vallejo, California.

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