Chapter XVIII
John Nathaniel Henrie

      JOHN NATHANIEL HENRIE, 6th child of James & Christena (Schow) Henrie, was b. 10 Sept. 1876, Panguitch, Utah [bapt. 10 May 1885, end. 9 Nov 1899]; m. (1) 2 Nov. 1899, Salt Lake City (L.D.S. Temple), to Emma Lee, dau. of Samuel Gulley & Annie Rebecca (Alexander) Lee. She was b. 7 July 1879, Panguitch [bapt.; end. & H. 9 Nov. 1899]; she d. 1910s-15, Panguitch, and bur. there. He m. (2) Hazel Dean Barton, dau. of John Hyrum & Lydia Ann (Robb) Barton, b. 24 Dec. 1894. John Nathaniel d. 1920s, Panguitch, and bur there Feb. 6.

      John Nathaniel, “Than,” was a successful farmer and raiser of fine sheep and cattle, and was an influential man of the town in building up the community and church. He had a love of civic improvement and owned one of the finest homes and farms in the county. Everything he owned and everything he did had to be the best.

      He served one term as County Sheriff of Garfield County, from 1903-1904, and four terms in the State Legislature, from 1907-1915. He was very powerful there and had great influence for the good of the county and state. Everyone who knew him looked to him for leadership and advice. For two years prior to his death he had headed a move to rebuild the Hatch Town reservoir, and would probably have accomplished his purpose had he lived. During his early married life, he departed for the Eastern States to serve as a missionary for the L.D.S. Church. Two years later he was released from this assignment and returned home. When he reached Salt Lake City, it was necessary for him to travel from there to Marysvale on the old D.& R.G. Railroad, a freight train with one passenger coach, and all who have taken that ride know what a slow, tiresome, all-day affair it was. Then upon arriving at Marysvale he had an all-night ride in the mail stage, 50 miles to Panguitch, which arrived some time the next day, depending upon the alertness of the driver and the condition of the team. His wife, mother, brothers, and sisters met him at Three Mile Creek (3 miles north of Panguitch). Quoting from his diary, he says: “That was one of the happiest moments of my life when I saw my loved ones after so long an absence.”

      He was chosen as first assistant in the Stake M.I.A. by John E. Steele, M.I.A. President, and served for some time. He was ordained a High Priest 30 Aug. 1908 and set apart as 1st Counselor to James Houston in the Garfield Stake Presidency, with Joseph E. Heywood as 2nd Counselor. He labored there until 18 May 1916, when he was made President of the Stake, with William T. Owens and Fred G. Gardner as Counselors. He was still acting in this capacity when he died in 1921. He was an able executive and influential in his Church affairs.

      Emma (Lee) Henrie, his lovely, capable wife, was a successful homemaker, a kind and loving wife and mother, who died when her family of 7 children were yet young. Her family are all married and have children of their own, whom she did not have the joy of knowing. [p. 250]

      John Nathaniel & Emma (Lee) Henrie had 7 children, b. in Panguitch:

1.       Nathaniel Orald Henrie, b. 30 Aug. 1902; m. Ruth Heywood.

2.       DuWayne Lee Henrie, b. 29 Nov. 1903; m. Ada Showalter.

3.       Gerald V. Henrie, b. 11 Sept. 1905; m. Mary Sevy

4.       James Ercil Henrie, b. 22 Dec. 1907; m. Maxine Anderson.

5.       Emma Henrie, b. 1910s, Panguitch [bapt. 1910s, end. & S. to H. 1930s], d. 1930s, Panguitch, and bur. there 11 May She m. 1930s, Manti (L.D.S. Temple), to Preston D. Orton, s. of Henry Saddler & Mary Elizabeth (Linford) Orton. He was b. 9 Apr. 1906, Panguitch [bapt. 1910s, end. 1930s]. He m. (2) Althea Thompson, a descendant of the Samuel Henrie family (see p. 345) Preston D. & Emma (Henrie) Orton had 1 child:

(1)       Emma Dee Orton, b. 1930s, Panguitch [bapt. 1930s]; m. 1940s, Fredonia, Coconino Co., Ariz., to Bob Wright Houston, s. of Joseph-Joe Gale & Hula (Dailey) Houston. He was b. 1920s, Panguitch. They had 2 children:

a.       Robert Dee Houston, b. 1940s, Panguitch.

b.       Shirley Houston, b. 1950s, Flagstaff, Ariz.

6.       Samuel Nyal Henrie, b. 1910s, Panguitch [bapt. 1920s]; m. 1930s, Salt Lake City, to Blanch Showalter, dau. of James B. & Blanch (Clark) Showalter. She was b. 1910s, Panguitch [bapt. 1920s]. They had 4 children:

(1)       Samuel Nyal Henrie, b. 1930s, Panguitch [bapt. 1942].

(2)       Patrick Henrie, b. 1930s, Salt Lake City [bapt. 1947].

(3)       Michael Henrie, b. 1940s, Phoenix, Ariz. [bapt. 1952].

(4)       Christine Henrie, b. 1940s, Phoenix.

7.       LaVera Henrie, b. 1910s; m. (1) Heber LaMar Tobler; m. (2) Julius Lyle Hannig.

John Nathaniel & Hazel Dean (Barton) Henrie had 3 children, b. in Panguitch:

8.       Barton K. Henrie, b. 1910s; m.

9.       Arthur D. Henrie, b. 1910s, d. 1910s.

10.       Hazel Dean Henrie, b. 1920s. [p. 251]


      NATHANIEL ORALD HENRIE, eldest child of John Nathaniel & Emma (Lee) Henrie, was b. 30 Aug. 1902, Panguitch, Utah [bapt. 1910s, end. 1920s]; m. 1920s, Salt Lake City (L.D.S. Temple), to Ruth Heywood, dau. of James Bell & Maria L. (Larson) Heywood. She was b. 21 May 1903, Panguitch, [bapt. 1910s, end. & H. 1920s].

      Nathaniel Orald graduated from Panguitch High School; then attended the Dixie College at St. George for 1 year. He was married in March and left the following December for the Central States to fill a mission for the Church. After returning in 1925, he served as 1st counselor in the Panguitch Stake M.I.A. under 3 presidents. He lived in Midvale, Utah, for 3 years and was leader of the Young Men’s Group. Returned to Panguitch in 1932 and was sustained as president of the North Ward M.I.A., promoted to a High Councilman, 2nd counselor in the Bishopric, 1st counselor in the Sunday School, and then made superintendent. He was made Bishop of the North Ward 1950. He was also active in civic affairs as sheriff of Garfield County 1 year, president of the Lions Club, worked in Soil Conservation District for 10 years and as supervisor part of that time.

      Ruth, his wife, graduated from Panguitch High School; studied music 1 year in Salt Lake City; president of Panguitch Literary Club; organist in the Literary and Lady Lions Club; member of Stake Primary Board; Relief Society Presidency.

      They had 6 children, b. in Panguitch:

1.       Ruth Louise Henrie, b. 1920s [bapt. 1930s, end. June 1948]; m. 1940s, to Ray Glen Englestead. They had 3 children:

(1)       Ronald Carl Englestead, b. 1940s, Panguitch, Utah.

(2)       Marion K Englestead, 20 Jan. 19--, Logan, Cache Co., Utah.

(3)       LaRae Englestead, b. 1950s, Panguitch.

2.       James Orald Henrie, b. 1920s [bapt. 1930s, end. 1940s]; m. 1940s, Logan (L.D.S. Temple), to Evelyn Joy Hamel, dau. of Lawrence Francis & Jennie Lorene (Robins) Hamel. She was b. 1920s, Marysvale, Utah [bapt.; end. & H. 1940s]. When James Orald graduated from high school he received a scholarship from Sears Roebuck to attend Utah State Agricultural College; he also received a fellowship from U.S.A.C. and obtained his Master’s Degree the following year–his B.S. and M.S. Degrees both in Civil Engineering. He was in the U.S. Navy for 2 years as radio technician. Evelyn graduated from South Sevier High School and attended U.S.A.C. for 2 years. They are living in Downey, Calif. They had 2 children, b. in Logan, Utah:

(1)       Diana Joy Henrie, b. 1940s.

(2)       James Russell Henrie, b. 1950s. [p. 252]

3.       Jean Henrie, 3rd child of Nathaniel Orald & Ruth (Heywood) Henrie, was b. 1920s, Panguitch [bapt. 1930s, end. & H. 1940s]; m. 1940s, Salt Lake City (L.D.S. Temple), to Harold Arthur Gottfredson, s. of Harold & Allie Pearl (Whittaker) Gottfredson. He was b 1920s, Circleville, Utah [bapt.; end. 1940s]. They had 2 children, b. in Panguitch:

(1)       Karen Gottfredson b. 1950s.

(2)       Conrad Arthur Gottfredson, b. 1950s.

4.       Carol Henrie, b. 1930s [bapt. 1940s, end. & H. 1950s] ; m. 1950s, St. George (L.D.S. Temple) to David Maloy Dodds, s. of Thomas & Rebecca (Workman) Dodds. He was b. 1930s, Panguitch [bapt.; end. 1950s]. Carol and David Maloy are cousins (see p. 188). They had 1 child:

(1)       Steven M. Dodds, b. 1950s, Camp Roberts, Monterey, Calif.

5.       Kathryn Henrie, b. 1930s [bapt. 1940s].

6.       Irene Henrie, b. 1940s.


      DUWAYNE LEE HENRIE, 2nd child of John Nathaniel & Emma (Lee) Henrie, was b. 29 Nov. 1903, Panguitch, Utah [bapt. 1910s, end. 192 4]; m. 1930s, Salt Lake City (L.D.S. Temple), to Ada Showalter, dau. of James B. & Blanch (Clark) Showalter. She was b. 22 Apr. 1909, Panguitch [bapt. 1910s, end. & H. 1930s].

      Duwayne Lee attended Garfield High School at Panguitch; was an outstanding athlete and during senior high school year his basketball team won state championship and went to Chicago to compete for national championship, where Duwayne was named All American Center. After the death of his parents he went to live with his father’s brother, Jed N. Henrie, and his family. He attended Utah State Agricultural College for 2 years. He then filled a mission for the Church to the Eastern States. After returning he attended U.S.A.C, for 1 ˝ majoring in forestry. He then followed this field and farming. He contracted arthritis and moved to Phoenix, Ariz., for health in 1935. Was called as a stake missionary in 1945 and has been instrumental in bringing many people into the church.

      Ada attended Garfield High School; was always interested in music; was Sunday School organist at the age of 11; has been organist for the different organizations of the church continuously from that time to the present; attended Brigham Young University from 1927-1930. She played the organ as soloist and accompanist over Radio Station KOOL 1948-1949 in Phoenix, Ariz.; also played the organ for dinner music and various programs at various clubs, restaurants, and hotels, 1947 to present. [p. 253]

      Duwayne Lee & Ada (Showalter) Henrie had 2 children, b. in Panguitch:

1.       Cheer Henrie. b. 1930s [bapt. 1930s, end. 10 Apr. 1952]; m. 1950s [and H. same day] in Mesa (L.D.S. Temple), to Robert Franklin Owens, s. of Franklin Vivian & Velma Marie (Shumway) Owens. He was b. 1920s [bapt. 1937, end. 1948].

2.       Gay Henrie, b. 1930s [bapt. 1940s]; a student at Brigham Young University 1953-54.


      GERALD V. HENRIE, 3rd child of John Nathaniel & Emma (Lee) Henrie, was b. 11 Sept, 1905, Panguitch [bapt. 1910s, end. 1920s], d. 1 Apr, 948, Panguitch, and bur. there. He m. 1920s, Salt Lake City (L.D.S. Temple), to Mary Sevy, dau. of Thomas & Amy Genevieve (Clark) Sevy. She was 11 Jan. 1906, Panguitch [bapt. 1910s, end. & H. 1920s].

      They had 5 children:

1.       John Nathaniel Henrie, b. 1920s, Panguitch [bapt. 1930s, end. 1940s]; m. 1940s, Salt Lake (L.D.S. Temple), to Joyce Elaine Rich, dau. of Elwood Stokes & Eleanor (Atkinson) Rich, She was b. 1920s, Salt Lake City [bapt. 1937, end. & H. 1940s].

            As a child John wanted to become a doctor of medicine. When 5 years of age he operated on his teddy bear and as the years went by he operated on every cat he could get hold of. He worked his way through 4 yrs. of college and 4 yrs. of medical school. At the time of his graduation he received $100 for being the outstanding student of the class; he was also elected president of his freshman medical school year. He interned at Holy Cross Hospital at Salt Lake City. At present he is taking a residency in surgery at the Holy Cross for 1 year, after which he will continue his specialty at Mayo Bros. Clinic at Rochester, Minn. He said when he was accepted at Mayo’s: “This is what medic students dream of but seldom receive.”

            His wife Joyce is also a medical student at University of Utah, 1953-54 being her junior year. They have both worked and studied very hard. Both became medical technicians to earn their way through school. John took extra classes and during his senior year was night anesthetist at the L.D.S. Hospital. This gave him some wonderful experiences and opportunities, as well as increasing his finances. They had 1 child:

(1)       Mary Pamela Henrie, b. 1950s, Salt Lake City.

2.       Geraldine Henrie, b. 1930s, Richfield, Utah [bapt. 1940s].

3.       Mary Ann Henrie, b. 13 Oct. 1934, Panguitch [bapt. 1940s].

4.       LaVera Henrie, b. 1930s, Panguitch [bapt. 1940s].

5.       Any Henrie, b. 1930s, Panguitch [bapt. 1940s]. [p. 254]


      JAMES ERCIL HENRIE, 4th child of John Nathaniel & Emma (Lee) Henrie, was b. 22 Dec. 1907, Panguitch, Utah [bapt. 1910s]; m. 1930s, to Maxine Anderson, dau. of Don Carl & Evelyn (Washburn) Anderson. she was b. Mar. 1914, Monroe, Utah [bapt.; end. 1930s].

      James Ercil made a purposeful entrance into the world on Dec. 22, bound and determined to have his tiny stocking among the other three that would dangle from the Christmas mantel. As a small boy his heart harbored a great love for his father and mother. The time allowed him under their care was far too brief, however. His mother died when his sister LaVera was born and he as only 7 yrs. old. Then at the very needful age of 14, he lost his father, which left him bewildered and sorrowful. James Nathan Henrie, brother of his father, and his good wife Sade then gave the orphaned boy a home.

      During his school years at Panguitch High he played a good game of basketball, on the first string team.

      Thanksgiving day, 1928, he left Salt Lake City to fill his first mission or the Church, in Eastern Canada. The lonesome, forlorn sound of the train’s whistle that carried him for the first time away from his native state is still remembered.

      At the age of 26, James Ercil married Maxine Anderson. They started out their married life with hardly more than a six-pence between them. The union was good, however, and their faith in each other has weathered all.

      He has served as president of the 1st Quorum of Elders and ward clerk in the Panguitch North Ward. In Elsinore, Utah, he served as superintendent of Sunday School. In the Moapa Stake, where he now resides, he has filled a 4 yr. mission, 2 of those years as district president, and he has recently received a call to preside over the Moapa Stake Mission. He is senior president of the 168th Quorum of Seventy.

      Maxine, his wife, received her education in the Monroe grammar and high school. Her greatest achievements in life are the 5 children entrusted into her care and the love of her husband. She has aspirations to write and did have one story published in the July, 1953, Improvement Era.

      James Ercil & Maxine (Anderson) Henrie had 5 children:

1.       Ercil Terry Henrie, b. 1930s, Elsinore, Utah. He is now studying at the University of Utah and will become a medical doctor. He is a credit to his parents. He has regularly received his advancements in Priesthood, as have his brothers Bruce and Don.

2.       James Bruce Henrie, b. 1930s.

3.       Donald Kirk Henrie, b. 1930s.

4.       Sunny Lee Henrie, b. 1940s, Spry, Garfield Co., Utah.

5.       Nyla Ray Henrie, b. 1940s, Spry, Utah. [p. 255]


      LA VERA HENRIE, 7th child of John Nathaniel & Emma (Lee) Henrie, was b. 14 Dec. 1914, Panguitch, Utah [bapt. 1920s, end. 1930s, S. to 2nd husband 9 June 1950, in St. George Temple]. She m. (1) Heber LaMar Tobler. She m. (2) 25 July 1942, to Julius Lyle Hannig, s. of Julius R. & Matilda (Boggs) Hannig. He was b. 20 Dec. 1908, Washington, Utah [bapt. 1910s, d. 1950s]. Julius m. (1) Winnie Mae Griffith.

      LaVera has been a teacher and 2nd counselor in Primary; a teacher in Sunday School; age group counselor in M.I.A.; and has filled a stake mission Boulder City, Nevada.

      Heber LaMar & LaVera (Henrie) Tobler had 3 children:

1.       Florence Tobler, b. 1930s, Panguitch, Utah [bapt. 1940s, S. to her mother and Julius Lyle Hannig, 9 June 1950]. She graduated from grammar and high schools with high honors. In high school she was a member of the band and glee club for 4 years; was editor of the school paper; member of student council; had leading parts in school plays; won the Lions Club and American Legion oration contests; was president of F.H.A. and chosen a Girl State Representative to Reno, Nev.; Worthy Advisor of the Order of Rainbow and received the Grand Cross of Colors. After enrolling at University of Utah, she joined the Alpha Lambda Delta and Spurs. She was elected president of Alpha Phi and will be sent to Alberta, Can., to a national convention during the summer of 1954. During summers she has served as a lifeguard at Lake Mead. She has also been a teacher in Primary, Sunday School, and Junior Gleaners. With all these activities, she has never missed achieving the Honor Roll.

2.       Heber J. Tobler, b. 1930s, Panguitch [bapt. 1930s, S. to his mother and Julius Lyle Hannig 9 June 1950]. He was chosen to give the salutatory address at 8th grade graduation exercises. During high school he was active in the Letterman’s Club, was basketball captain, member of the National Honor Society for 3 years, president of Boys State and Boys Nation, student body president. For 4 years he was active in basketball, baseball, and track, and played half back on the Tri State football team 2 years. He was known as the outstanding all-state cager in basket ball, he was honored as the “outstanding youth” by the Elks for 2 years, and was chosen a delegate to Boys Nation in Washington, D.C. He won a scholarship and attended the University of Utah. In Church activities, he was a member of the M.I.A. soft ball team, and president of the Deacon and Priests Quorum.

3.       Joan Tobler, b 1930s, St. George, Utah [bapt. 1940s, S to her mother and Julius Lyle Hannig 9 June 1950]. She has been following in her sister’s footsteps in school activities, belonging to several organizations: glee club, student council, on school paper, president of the Spanish Club, delegate to state conventions for F.H.A., vice-president of G.A.A. Honor Society. She has been a teacher in Primary; sports director for M.I.A.; played basketball at June Conference in Salt Lake City; participated in state and regional dance festivals; was Worthy Advisor for the Order of Rainbow. [p. 256]

Julius Lyle & LaVera (Henrie) Tobler had 1 child:

4.       Sandra Hannig, b. 1940s, Boulder City, Nev [bapt. 1950s, P. 1950s]. She enjoys her Primary work in Church and is studying piano.

Julius Lyle Hannig, by his first wife, had 2 children, who have been sealed LaVera Henrie on 9 June 1950:

1.       Doris Hannig, b. 1930s, St. George, Utah; m. Robert L. Wood. Her early life was spent in Pioche, Nev., and Washington, Utah. She graduated from high school in Boulder City, Nev., in 1950. She was a member of the glee club and band for 4 years; member of the staff of the school paper, Masquers Club; member of student council; chosen Girls State representative in 1949; queen of Gold and Green Ball in 1950. She worked as a telephone operator before her marriage. She and her husband are now living in Warsaw, Ill. They have 1 child:

(1)       Son – Wood, b. 1950s

2.       Sharlene Hannig, b. 1930s, Pioche, Nev. [bapt. 1940s]. In grade and high schools she was a cheerleader, representative of student council; vice president of Pep Club; played on the basketball team for Church at June Conference. She has worked in the Primary organization, M.I.A., and was an Honor Bee; member of the Order of Rainbow for girls. She has been employed at the Boulder City Drug Store. [p. 257]