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Richard Edward and Sarah Lucinda Wells Skinner:  Richard was born June 16, 1872, in Kanosh, Utah Territory to Richard Edward and Permelia Matilda Lott Skinner.  Sarah was born August 22, 1879, in Joseph, Utah to James Hattersley and Lydia Lucinda Carter Wells.  They married June 7, 1899, in Manti and in 1910 were living in Joseph.  In 1920 they were in Holden and moved to Highland before the 1930 census. 
They had thirteen children: Aletha, James Edward, Earl, Elva Lucinda, Andrew Lamar, Lydia Louise, Sydney Bertram, Madge, Carl McKay, Ernest L., Grant, Mary Lou, and Grace. While they lived in Highland their oldest son, James lived with them along with his wife, Lenola and three children: Dwaine, Dale, and Elaine.  Sarah died July 5, 1950, and Richard died April 19, 1957, in Salt Lake City and they are buried in the Salt Lake City Cemetery.   
Basil Wayne and Shirley LaVerne Marshall Skousen:  Basil was born December 17, 1905, in Colonia Juarez, Mexico to James Niels and Emma Fredricka Mortensen Skousen.  Shirley was born March 20, 1914, in Flagstaff, Arizona to Charles Melvin and Bernice Irene Grosh Marshall.  They were married May 27, 1933, in Prescott, Arizona and sealed March, 27 1936, in the Mesa Temple.  They had eight children: Wendell, Paula, Sharon, Bonnie, Basil, Betty Lou, Murr, and Christina.
They lived in Prescott, Chandler and Flagstaff, Arizona, Blythe, California and Nampa Idaho.  They moved to Highland in the early 1950’s (#28 on the 1958 Highland map) and stayed for several years - not much information is available about them.  Two of their children were born here in 1950 and 1952.  They moved to Chandler, Arizona where Wendell died January 5, 1992, at 86 and Shirley died March 18, 2007, just before her 93rd birthday.

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

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