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Archie Russon and Ruby Myrtle Gillett Taylor:  Archie was the Superintendent of the Sunday School for five years 1912-16 and Ruby was Secretary for two years before their marriage and one year after and they were part of the original Ward membership in 1915.  Archie was born June 26, 1893 in Springville to James X and Eliza Russon Taylor (Eliza was a daughter of Lott Russon).  Ruby was born December 15, 1895 to Horace James and Marcia Ann Whiting Gillett (q.v.) in Alpine. 

In the 1900 census Archie was living in Springville, 1910 in Lehi and by 1920 in Salt Lake City with wife and three children.  He registered for WWI draft June 5, 1917 and for WWII draft on April 27, 1942 and at that time was working for Kennecott Copper.  He died shortly after that on June 16, 1942 in Arthur, Utah.  They had eight children: Vilda Ruby, Virgil Arch, Alden Vern, Dorothy Lapriel, Horace James, Dale Glenn, Leila May and Noel Duane.  Ruby died January 31, 1954 in Evanston, Wyoming. 

James E and Merintha Deseret (Dessia) Harrison Taylor:  James was the older brother of Archie (q.v.) and eldest son of James X (q.v.), born October 4, 1886 in Springville, Utah.  He married Marintha Deseret (Dessia) Harrison August 30, 1908 and they were sealed March 7, 1918.  She was born August 26, 1890 in Lehi to George Sowter and Elizabeth Myrintha Hayward Harrison. They were part of the original Ward membership in 1915.  James and Dessia had six children: James Ladell, Zereldia, Myron Stanford, Howard, Horbard and William Fredrick. 

They were living in Lehi when he registered for the WWI draft in 1917 and in Draper when he registered for the WWII draft in 1942 and was working for the WPA.  James died December 19, 1943 in Draper and Dessia died October 10, 1962 in American Fork and they are buried in the Lehi City cemetery.

James X and Eliza Russon Taylor:  James was the father of Archie (q.v.) and he was also listed as an officer in the Sunday School in 1914.  The Taylor’s were all members of the Ward at its’ organization in 1915, apparently having moved there in 1911.  James was born October 21, 1858 in Belper, Derbyshire, England to James and Mary Eaton Taylor.  Eliza was born April 29, 1862 in Ripley, Derbyshire, England to Lott and Eliza Round Russon.  They were married December 16, 1885 in the Logan Temple.  They had eight children: Charlotte, James, Edith, Archie Russon, Rosella, Joseph V, Reed L and Ruland W.  They lived in Springville in 1910, Lehi in 1920 and Salt Lake City in 1930.  James died November 3, 1939 in Lehi, Eliza died January 2, 1943 in Salt Lake and they are buried in the Springville City Cemetery.

Wm. Telford lived in a home near (#2 on the 1958 Highland map) No William Telford lived close to Highland.  NOI

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