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Potter & Powell

Sydney A Potter:  His membership arrived in 1916 and there is little information about him.  He was born in 1907 to Sydney Edgar Potter and Ruth Sanders.  Sydney was a nephew to Rachel Potter Greenland (q.v.) and probably lived with them (#3). 

Alfred Hugh and Sarah Annie Mosley Powell:
  Alfred was born November 4, 1850, in Cley-Next-The-Sea, Norfolk, England to William Edward and Jane Overton Powell.  He came from England to Ontario, Canada in 1871.  Sarah was born November 20, 1861, in Birdwell, England to Thomas and Sarah Guest Mosley.  They married January 7, 1891, in the Manti Temple and had 6 children: Alfred Hugh, Harold Overton, Frances Henrietta, Isabelle, Jane, and Harriet Elizabeth.  Jane died at one month.  They lived in Springville in 1900 and in 1910 had moved to Highland and were part of the original membership of Highland Ward in 1915.  Alfred is likely the Mr. Powell referred to in early histories as the "gate keeper", probably a gate at the mouth of the canyon.

        Their son Harold was called as second counselor to James Orr in the YMMIA and was an instructor in MIA and in Sunday School.  On the death of Mr. Orr, Harold was called as President of the YMMIA and served there until he was called into the service during WWI.  Upon his return he moved to Weber County to work at the Weber plant of UP&L (lived in #67 on the 1958 Highland map).
Alfred died October 13, 1919, in Lehi; Sarah died August 26, 1939.  They are buried in the Lehi City Cemetery.

Samuel Marsh and Lorena Marie Nielsen Powell:  Samuel was born November 9, 1894, in Spanish Fork, Utah to Simeon Comfort and Edith Hannah Cornaby Powell.  Lorena was born January 29, 1889, in Scipio, Utah to Jens Christian and Ana Marie Nielsen.  They married September 29, 1909, and had eight children: Mary Lorena, Samuel Arthur, Rowland Wayne, Francis Comfort, Ruby M., Doris Nielsen, Della Marilyn, and Earl Ray.
At the 1930 census they were living in Highland (#41 on the 1958 Highland map) next to George Miller and Gilbert Myers, apparently renting from William Walker.  Lorena was a Sunday School teacher in 1931 - 33 and Samuel also taught in 1932.  By 1935 they were in Bountiful and in 1940 in Salt Lake City.  In 1942, when he registered for the WWII draft, Samuel was working for D&RGW Railroad in Salt Lake City.
Samuel died April 9, 1975, and Lorena died June 19, 1977.  They are buried in the Salt Lake City Cemetery.

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

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