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Leslie Wilford and Ila Steiner Nielson:  The Nielson’s also move to Highland (#83 on th 1958 Highland map) in the early 60’s from Idaho where they were married in 1940.  Leslie was born July 18, 1920 in Salt Lake City to Joseph Wilford and Verna Helen Gibson Nielson.  Ila was born October 25, 1924 in Declo, Idaho to Grandin A and Emma Bunn Steiner.  They were married October 1, 1940 in Burley, Idaho and sealed in the Salt Lake Temple November 17, 1987.  They had ten children: Joe, Bud, Terry, Sandra, Darlene, Jim, Beverly, Vickie, Steve and Debbie.

Leslie worked at the Burley Flour Mill while they lived in Idaho then worked for Lakeside Lime and Stone for 26 years, then went to work for the LDS Church, retiring in 1985.  He was always making tools to make hard work easier and making toys for his children.  He died March 27, 1993. 

Ila worked at the State Training School for many years.  She was skilled at ceramics, making more than 200 porcelain dolls. She died August 9, 2014.  They are buried at the American Fork Cemetery.

James Nielson:  There are numerous James Nielson’s but none who lived near Highland.  In the 1880 census there were two James Neilson’s one born in 1856, the other in 1824. NOI

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