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Glen Young and Dorothy May Freez Odekirk:  Glens church record arrived in 1933 along with Melvin David Odekirk, probably a younger brother. Glen was born June 19, 1915, in Duchesne, Utah to George Carlos and Mary Ellen Young Odekirk.  He enlisted in the Army January 22, 1941, and was discharged October 25, 1945.  He married Dorothy on October 26, 1946.  She was born March 28, 1928, in Grand Rapids, Michigan.  I am unable to locate any children or where else they may have lived. 
Glen died August 7, 1961, in Salt Lake City and is buried in the Salt Lake City Cemetery.  Dorothy married two other men after Glen; a Mr. Lloyd and a Mr. Kamp.  She died March 1, 2006, in Mecosta, Michigan and is buried in the Bostwick Lake Cemetery in Michigan
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Austin and Emily Cleo Mortensen Olsen:  Austin was born September 30, 1897, in Ferron, Utah to James Frederick and Cornelia Wrigley Olsen.  In 1917 he was in the Army and a year later was in France where he was wounded at the Argonne Forest.  He was discharged July 15, 1919, and four months later, November 26, he married Emily.  She was born April 16, 1898, in Emery, Utah to George Q. and Emily Margaret Quinn Mortensen, one of seventeen children of her father by his two wives. 
Austin and Emily had two children: Maxine and Lee Ray.  In 1920 they were living in Emery and moved to Highland in 1923 and by 1930 were living in Rochester, Utah, then in 1942, when he registered for the WWII draft, they were in Moore, Utah and he was farming and driving school bus.
        Emily died July 8, 1960, in Price, Utah and Austin died October 3, 1973, in Carbon.  They are buried in the Price City Cemetery.   

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

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