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Vernon (Utah) -- History

Subject Source: Lcnaf

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Eliza Ann Bennion diary

Identifier: MSS SC 1128
Scope and Contents Includes a 149-page holograph diary kept by Eliza Ann Bennion from 1871 to 1876, while living on the "Bennion Ranch" near Vernon, in Rush Valley, Utah. Records the daily activities of a young woman in 19th century Utah, including helping her mother, doing chores, and going to church and school. She also tells of visits to family members in Taylorsville, Utah. Most entries are brief and recount simple incidents. Also includes a typed transcript, dated 1996, prepared by her granddaughter, Dawn...
Dates: 1871-1876; 1996

Mervyn Sharp Bennion

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230319482]
Identifier: MSS SC 2138
Scope and Contents

Typewritten biography of Mervyn Bennion. Mervyn was born and raised in Vernon, Utah, attended the U.S. Naval Academy, and served as an officer in the U.S. Navy. He was the Captain on board the U.S.S. West Virginiaat Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941. He was killed in the attack.

Dates: circa 1960

Verna Durrant Humphries family histories

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230305705]
Identifier: MSS SC 822
Scope and Contents This collection consists of two family histories written by Verna Durrant Humphries. The largest is 141 leaves and is bound. It is a history of the author's father, William Rendell Durrant (1877-1951), and her paternal uncle, Walter Henry Fitzgerald Durrant (1876-1952), as well as each man's posterity. She has entitled this history "Ada's children: a family biography." Both men were raised in Vernon, Utah and settled later near Driggs, Idaho in Teton Valley where they raised their...
Dates: 1975