TIDWELL, William Henry

TIDWELL, William Henry

William Henry Tidwell
(1860-1928)

William Henry Tidwell, farmer, son of James H. and Emma, was born in Mt. Pleasant, July 18, 1860. His father came to Utah in 1851, crossing the plains in an ox-train, and located at Pleasant Grove. The family removed to Mt. Pleasant in 1859. Father took part in the Black Hawk war, being one of the home guard. He was one of the prominent men of Mt. Pleasant, and died while on a visit to his son in Carbon county, September 3, 1897. He was a consistent Latter- day Saint, having joined the church in Nauvoo. William H. removed to Wellington, Carbon county, May 10, 1894, and bought a farm of 120 acres, where he was engaged in farming, and was one of the representative citizens of the town. He was accidentally thrown on a circular saw, while running a mill, September 3, 1895, and sustained severe injuries, leaving him crippled in the left hand. Was married to Ana, daughter of Moses and Rachel Draper, born in Moroni, May 11, 1865. They have eight children: William H., Ada M., Myrtle, Mary E., Rachel, Dennis; James L. and an infant.

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