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Abbott, Myron Alma, 1862-1932

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Dates

  • Existence: 1862-1932

Myron Alma Abbott (1862-1932) was a Mormon farmer, miner, sheriff, and public official in Utah and Nevada.

Myron Alma Abbott was born February 15, 1862, in Riverdale, Weber County, Utah to Laura Josephine Allen and Myron Abbott. At the age of sixteen the family moved to Bunkerville, Nevada. There he married Mary Leavitt in 1881 and they had eight children together. In 1886 he moved to Annabella, Sevier County, where he served as a County Commissioner of that county and for three terms was sheriff. For a living, Abbott farmed and ranched.

Abbott moved to Delta, Utah, in 1912 and was active in that community as the organizer of the Sutherland School District, and as Supervisor of Millard County Drainage District No. 3. He was also active on local politics. In 1919 Abbott's wife Mary died, and in 1920 he re-married to Eliza Brown.

Myron Alma Abbott died August 29, 1932, in Sugarville, Millard County, Utah.

Citation

Findagrave.com, via WWW, July 10, 2014 (Myron Alma Abbott. b. Feb. 15, 1862 in Riverdale, Weber Co., Utah; parents Myron Abbott and Laura Josephine Allen; moved to Bunkerville, Nev. at age 16; m. Mary Leavitt in 1881, had 8 children; in 1886 moved to Annabella, Sevier County; served as County Commissioner and sheriff; farmed and ranched; moved to Delta, Utah, in 1912; helped organize Sutherland School District; Supervisor of Millard County Drainage District No. 3; active in local politics; in 1919 Mary died; in 1920 remarried to Eliza Brown; d. Aug. 29, 1932 in Sugarville, Utah)

Familysearch.org, via WWW, July 23, 2014 (Myron Alma Abbott; Minie Abbott; confirmed member of Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1871)

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Myron Alma Abbott autobiography

 File — Box: 1
Identifier: MSS 661
Scope and Contents Handwritten autobiography of Abbott written in 1917. Includes a description of Abbott's life including his birth in Weber County, and life in Tocquerville and Plymouth, Utah, before moving to Bunkerville, Nevada, in 1877. He describes the stay of the Mormon Apostle, Wilford Woodruff, when he was in Bunkerville while dodging federal officials for polygamy. Also includes Abbott's marriage to Mary Leavitt in 1881 and life in Annabella, Sevier County, Utah, from 1886-1910, where he was involved in...