Location: Box Elder County UT

Biography of Edward C. Helfrich

The superior business ability of Mr. Helfrich has been an integral factor in the commercial activity whereon has rested much of the prosperity of southern Idaho. The world judges the character of a community by those of its representative citizens, and yields its tributes of admiration and respect for the ability and accomplishments of those whose works and actions constitute the record of the state’s prosperity and pride. Therefore it is proper that a just celebrity should be given to those men who are prominent in their day and generation, that the living may enjoy the approbation of their contemporaries as well as that of a grateful posterity. Edward G. Helfrich is one of the leading and pioneer merchants of southern Idaho, and is now successfully and extensively carrying on operations at Mountain Home. He has, however, been the originator of many other enterprises which have contributed not alone to his individual prosperity but have also promoted the general welfare. He was born in North San Juan, Nevada County, California, March 11, 1858. His father, Conrad D. Helfrich, was a native of Germany, and when a young man emigrated to the United States, becoming a resident of California in 1850. Two years later he returned to Maryland and was married to Miss Elizabeth Gaynor, bringing his bride with him to his California home. For many years he was engaged...

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Biography of Edmund Buckley

The pioneer in the woolen industry in Idaho is Edmund Buckley, an enterprising and progressive business, man who is now carrying on operations in the line of woolen manufactures near the town of Franklin. A native of Yorkshire, England, he was born April 25, 1839, of English parentage, and was educated in the land of his birth, where he remained until 1863, when he sailed for America, Utah being his destination. In 1856 he had been converted to the faith of the Latter Day Saints, and taking passage on the Atlantic, a sailing vessel, he arrived at New York after a voyage of seven weeks. In England he had married Miss Alice Green, and he brought with him his wife and their first child. They crossed the plains with ox teams to Utah, and while en route a young lady in their party was killed by lightning, near Fort Laramie. After reaching the end of their journey Mr. Buckley conducted a carding mill, making rolls in the old way. The following season he came to the Cache valley, settling at High creek, where he made rolls for W. D. Hendricks. Subsequently he went to Brigham City, where he operated the woolen factory for a few years and then went to Logan to establish a factory there, but the new enterprise fell through and he came to Franklin, where with...

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Biography of Charles W. Berryman

Charles W. Berryman, a prominent citizen of Blackfoot, Idaho, a member of the well known firm of Berryman & Rogers, stock-raisers and dealers and loaners of money and dealers in county and city bonds, is a native of Wisconsin, having been born at Hazel Green, October 10, 1843, of English ancestry. His parents, Richard and Martha (Williams) Berryman, were born in Cromwell, England. They came to the United States and in 1840 located in Grant County, Wisconsin. There Mr. Berryman became a farmer and lead-miner. He died at the age of seventy-three, in 1877, his wife having passed away many years earlier, in her forty-seventh year. They were devout and active members of the Methodist Episcopal church, in whose interests Mrs. Berryman was a tireless worker, while Mr. Berryman performed the varied functions of trustee, class-leader and Sunday-school superintendent. They had eight children, of whom six are living. Until he was nineteen years old, Charles W. Berryman remained at home, attending school and devoting himself to the work of the farm. In 1862 he joined a large band of western-bound emigrants and went overland to Oregon. Indians were numerous and aggressive in those days, and the emigrants, a large party, consolidated their one hundred and sixty wagons and many horses in one big caravan and banded together for mutual protection. There were so many of them and they were...

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Biography of Thomas Smith

Thomas Smith, county assessor of Oneida county, and a leading merchant and farmer of Preston, was born in Brigham City, Utah, October 22, 1862, his parents being Samuel and Maria Smith, who were natives of England. In that land they embraced the faith of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, and wishing to ally their interests with the colony of that belief resident in Utah, they crossed the Atlantic to America and settled in the Salt Lake region at an early period in its development. They located first at Cottonwood, and a little later at Brigham City, where the father was known as one of the prominent pioneers. He served as probate judge and mayor of the city for a number of years, and took an active part in public affairs. He was the father of about fifty children, was counselor to the president of Box Elder, and a man of much influence and ability. He departed this life in the seventieth year of his age, but the wife of his youth is still living, one of the honored pioneer women of Utah. Their son, Thomas Smith, was educated in Brigham City and at twelve years of age began to earn his own living by working in the pioneer woolen factory of that part of the country. In 1882 he came to Cache valley, locating at...

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Fuller, Hazel Betty Tanner Mrs. – Obituary

Hazel Betty Tanner Fuller, 81, a former Baker City resident, died Feb. 10, 2002, at Brigham City, Utah, after suffering a massive stroke Feb. 3. Visitations will be at Gillies-Petersen Funeral Chapel, 634 East 200 South, Brigham City, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday and at the Brigham City 19th Ward Chapel, 105 W. Fishburn, from 9 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. on Wednesday. Her funeral will be at this chapel at 10 a.m. Wednesday. Concluding services will be in Baker City Thursday at 2:30 p.m. at the Baker Second Ward, Hughes Lane Chapel, 2625 Hughes Lane. Family will meet friends at the church Thursday from 1:30 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. Interment will be at Mount Hope Cemetery. Mrs. Fuller was born March 31, 1920, at Payson, Utah, the only child of Beswick Moroni Tanner and Annie Caroline Peterson. She married Dennis L. Fuller on May 4, 1946, at Provo, Utah, with a later sealing in the Manti Temple on July 15, 1960. She graduated from Lincoln High School at Orem, Utah, and attended Brigham Young University for two years. She met her husband of 55 years while working at Fort Douglas, Utah, during World War II. She was a lifelong member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. While raising her family in Baker City, she served three different times as Relief Society president and in...

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Hunt, Barbara May Turner Mrs. – Obituary

Barbara May Hunt, 79, died May 30, 2008, in Tremonton, Utah. Visitations will be Thursday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. MDT at Rogers and Taylor Funeral Home, Tremonton. Interment will be Friday at 3 p.m. PDT at Mount Hope Cemetery in Baker City. Barbara was born Dec. 30, 1928, in Torrance, Calif., to Gladys and Charles Turner. Barbara lived a full and active life. She homesteaded 160 acres in Fairbanks, Alaska, with her husband, Frank and two sons. Barbara loved to serve. She was a 4-H leader and taught many classes on crafts, soapstone carving, egg decorating, candymaking and sewing. In Albany, she volunteered at schools, with the Literacy Program and the Victim Assistance program. She donated many hours of tax help to the low-income and elderly. She loved people and opened her home to everyone. Barbara was an active member of the LDS Church, serving a Family History mission in Tremonton. Barbara is survived by her sons: Lynn R. Colvard and Charles (Linda) Hunt; a daughter, Shelley (Gene) Wilcox; 10 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Barbara lived with Gene and Shelley’s family for eight years. She touched the lives of many. Special thanks to the loving home care nurses and aides who cared for Barbara at home, and the staff at Bear River Valley Care Center. The family suggests donations be made to the Perpetual Education Fund or...

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