Chapter XXIII
Francis Henrie

      FRANCIS HENRIE, 5th child of James & Gedske (Schow) Henrie, was b. 4 June 1889, Kanab, Kane Co., Utah [bapt. 10 Aug. 1897, end. 7 Oct. 1909]; m. (1) 7 Oct. 1909, Salt Lake City (L.D.S. Temple), to Emily Judd, dau. of Richard & Phoebe Malinda (Sevy) Judd. She was b. 23 June 1888, Panguitch, Utah [bapt. 9 Aug. 1896, end. & H. 7 Oct. 1909]; she d. 1920s, Salt [eke City, Utah, and was buried 15 Jan. 1928, Delta, Millard Co., Utah. Francis m. (2) 15 Feb. 1935, Victoria Rappley, dau. of Ezra Tunis & Jane Lucinda (Black) Rappley. She was b. 20 Dec. 1886, Central, Utah, d. 1940s Manti. He m. (3) 11 Oct. 1946, Zina Eliza Peterson, dau. of Christen & Anna C. (Lessen) Peterson, b. 25 Jan. 1894, Nephi, Utah.

      The fact that Francis was born at Kanab was due to the United States marshalls who were hounding the polygamous men, to send them to jail. The family moved from Kanab to Fredonia, Arix., soon after his birth. Fredonia, a small town south of Kanab, was a rendezvous for plural wives and their children, the husband being with the other wives in some other part of the country or in hiding from the marshalls. It was in this place of about 20 or 30 families that Francis spent his childhood, and many happy remembrances of those days still remain in his memory.

      When he was a baby he was sorely afflicted with eczema, which covered his hands, arms, face, neck, and the upper part of his body as a solid scale. Naturally with something like this to contend with he was a fretful child and took a good deal of time and care. One morning his mother left him with an older brother to care for him while she did the outdoor chores. When she returned to the house Marion was coming through a door with a shoe in his hand. Giving it to his mother, he said, “Beat him over the head with it, ma.” This evidently had been his intention. Prior to this incident he had thrown Francis over the sewing machine onto the floor.

      Next to torment and afflict him for years was a severe earache. How he remembers those terrible, piercing pains. Eventually the childhood afflictions were outgrown and he grew into a healthy, vigorous child, full of emotions and a desire to express them.

      He joined with his playmates in many mischievous pranks which made plenty of trouble for his and their parents, but the boys usually escaped with minor punishments. Francis played with the Indian boys constantly without a thought of race or color. To him they were just other boys. From there he learned to make splendid bows and arrows, and brought home many a fat rabbit for the dinner table. They shared all they had with all the fellows, especially the piñon (pine) nuts they loved so much. Francis and his friends were not always appreciative of the things the Indian boys did for them and thoughtlessly tormented and plagued them. But the Indians did not resent their antics, and in a few days Francis and the boys went again to the camp and were friendly with them.

      The townspeople came in for their share of the boys’ mischief also, especially holidays and Halloween. The age-old tricks were pulled each year [p. 296] with the tipping over of rain barrels, wagons taken apart and piled in a heap, cattle and horses turned loose, etc. He helped the fellows round up and corral wild cattle. Then with sticks, red rags, and what have you, they tormented them till they were raging mad. They found themselves in tight places many times and were lucky to have escaped uninjured.

      One time a friend and Francis went up a creek and lay in wait for some cattle to trail into the water. They were hidden behind a small tamarack grove and were planning to give the cattle a scare as they passed by. This time their fun almost turned into calamity. When the time came to act, they jumped out of the grove with an Indian whoop and threw dust in the faces of the cattle. A large bull was among the number, and instead of stampeding as the others did, he ducked his head and came at the boys with a bellow. The entrance into the grove was too small for both Francis and his friend to dodge in together; and his friend being the swifter, beat him to the hole. The bull was almost upon Francis and how he did run round and round that grove, with the bull not far behind. Now and again the beast gave an angry roar and Francis could almost feel his hot breath; this gave him the incentive to run a little faster. Bill was enjoying a good laugh from the safety of the grove till he realized the seriousness of the situation and that Francis might be gored and killed. He tied a red rag to a stick and flung it in the face of the animal as they made the round. This diverted his attention and Francis was able to sneak in beside his pal and to safety. The boys stayed there for about 3 hours before the bull finally strolled away for food and drink. When they deemed it safe to leave the grove, they hit it as hard as they could for home; and that ended that type of prank for them.

      Francis loved to ride burros and was thrown many times, each time having to roll quickly out of reach of those treacherous little hind hoofs, or take a swift kick. It was not always possible to avoid the kick, and some were a reminder for days to come.

      He was only 12 when he had to leave school and go to Panguitch with Marion to work on a farm given to his mother when his father divided his property among his three wives. Francis learned to do the necessary things one has to know to manage a farm. They fed 400 rams in the fields during the fall and then trailed them to Fredonia. Sheep raising has been one of his occupations since that time.

      He met his future wife at a choir practice one evening in Panguitch, and after a courtship of 4 ½ years married her.

      When their second child was two years old, he was called to fill a mission for the Church in New Zealand. This mission was one of the highlights of his life.

      Upon his return home he sold a small farm he owned at Panguitch and moved to Enterprise, Utah, where he bought 80 acres of very fine land. The second year they had a drought, with no crops to speak of. They left the farm and went to Sutherland, Millard Co., Utah, where they rented 120 acres of farm land. For 5 years all went well and they prospered. Then alfalfa seed became the popular crop and so he planted alfalfa, which was his financial downfall. Misfortunes followed him for years in the form of fires, loss of crops, cattle and sheep, and the deficit grew with each loss. Then the family began [p. 297] with different illnesses, legs and arms were broken, there were operations, and finally his wife had a stroke which left her paralyzed on one side and a complete invalid. They did everything possible to try to restore her to health, but after a year she died, leaving him with a family of children to care for. His mother came to the rescue, and if ever there was an angel, she was one.

      Various other moves were made, one to Panguitch, where the older boys and Francis farmed for his brother James N. Henrie and were permitted to care for a small herd of sheep in the hills nearby. They were able to pay off all back indebtedness and to live well.

      Then with his brother Edgar and his son Verl, he obtained the Nelson Ranch near Marysvale, Utah. They have lived here for 7 years, making many improvements and doing well generally. Later they bought this ranch from the state and have lived there in all ten years.

      Francis married for the second time, Victoria Rappley, and they lived at Salem, Utah. They spent much time in research and temple work and in the genealogical committee of the ward. Later they went to Manti, Utah, to work in the temple. They had worked only 18 days in the temple when one afternoon they came home and Francis lay down for a short rest. Victoria was preparing dinner. While reaching behind the door at the top of the basement steps, she lost her balance and fell down the stairs to the cement floor below. She fractured her skull and lay there unconscious. She had lain in that condition for two hours when Francis went to the stairway for a screw driver and discovered her. She did not regain consciousness and died during the night. Francis rented this home and went back to Marysvale to work with the boys.

      He married for the third time, Zina Peterson. They have a home in Manti. He works with the boys during the summer months and in the winter he and his wife spend all the time possible in the temple.

      Some of his church activities have been helping to build churches in the various wards where he has lived. One of his sons filled a mission and one of Zina’s filled a mission in Brazil, with his help.

      Francis has held responsible positions in the church most of his life, in the genealogical committee, as teacher in the High Priests Quorum, etc. He has been president of the William Henrie Family Organization for 3 terms. It is his sincere desire to promote genealogical and temple work, and to gather family data and histories to the utmost of his agility.

      Francis and Emily (Judd) Henrie had 11 children:

1.       Francis Verle Henrie, b. 1910s, Panguitch; m. Dessie Kristine Swalberg.

2.       Hertha Henrie, b. 1910s, Panguitch; m. Carl Elsworth Dennis.

3.       James Richard Henrie, b. 1910s, Panguitch; m. Vivia Beata Swalberg.

4.       Minnie Henrie, b. 1910s, Enterprise, Utah; m. Roy B. Smith. [p. 298]

5.       Aure Judd Henrie, b. 1910s, Sutherland, Utah; m. Betty Jo Levi

6.       Keith Henrie, b. 1920s, Sutherland, d. 1920s.

7.       Nellie Henrie, b. 1920s, Sutherland, d. 1920s.

8.       Lenna Henrie, b 1920s, Sutherland, d. 1920s.

9.       Thomas A. Henrie, b. 1920s, Sutherland; m. Faye Davis.

10.       Elden Dee Henrie, b. 1920s, Delta, Utah; m. Martha LaNetta Jukes.

11.       Violet Henrie, b. 1920s, Della, Utah [bapt. 1930s]; m. 1940s, Elko, Nevada, to Pershing Scott, s. of Walter Taylor & Lily (Peay) Scott. He was b. 1910s, Provo, Utah. They had 2 children, b. in Provo:

(1)       Walter Francis Scott, b. 1940s-47.

(2)       Joan Scott, b. 1940s.


      FRANCIS VERLE HENRIE, eldest child of Francis & Emily (Judd) Henrie, was b. 1910s, Panguitch, Utah [bapt 1910s, end 1930s]; m. 1930s, Manti (L.D.S. Temple), to Dessie Kristine Swalberg, dau. of Nils Freddy & Kristine (Johnson) Swalberg. She was b. 1910s, Gunnison, Utah [bapt. 1930s, end. & H 1930s]. They had 6 children:

1.       Judith McVoy Henrie, b. 1930s, Richfield, Utah [bapt. 1940s].

2.       Francis V. Henrie, b. 1940s, Thompsonville, Piute Co., Utah, d. 1940s.

3.       Connie Jean Henrie, b. 1940s, Richfield [Bapt. 1950s].

4.       Dorothy V. Henrie, b. 1940s, Richfield.

5.       Donna Joyce Henrie, b. 1940s, Marysvale, Utah [bapt. 1950s].

6.       Kathy LaReen Henrie, b. 1940s, Richfield.


      HERTHA HENRIE, 2nd child of Francis & Emily (Judd) Henrie, was b. 1910s, Panguitch [bapt. 1920s, end. & H. 1930s]; m. 1930s, Manti (L.D.S.. Temple), to Carl Elsworth Dennis, s. of Joseph Edwin & Annie Helena (Jensen) Dennis. He was b. 1910s, Marysvale, Utah. [bapt. 1920s, end. 1930s]. Hertha d. 1930s, Marysvale. [p. 299]

      When her father was asked to write a sketch of Hertha’s life, he paid her a very fine tribute when he said, “I shall not attempt to write a sketch of her life; I could not do her justice. She was one of the most outstanding girls and mother I have ever known. When my wife died, she mothered the family up to the time of her death, and her brothers and sisters said they had lost their second mother in her passing.” Her death was due to hemorrhage after child birth, and the baby died the same day. Hertha and Carl had 2 children, b. in Marysvale, Utah:

1.       Glenna Mae Dennis, b. 1930s [bapt. 14 Nov 1942]; m. 1950s, Marysvale, to Woodrow A. Winget, s of Claudius & Ella (Brown) Winget. He was b. 1930s, Monroe, Sevier Co., Utah. They had 1 child:

(1)       Debra Winget, b. 1950s, Richfield, Utah.

2.       Carl Elden Dennis. b. & d. 1930s.


      JAMES RICHARD HENRIE, 3rd child of Francis & Emily (Judd) Henrie, was b. 1910s, Panguitch, Utah [bapt. 1920s, end. 1930s]; m. 1930s, Manti (L.D.S. Temple), to Vivia Beata Swalberg, dau. of Nils Freddy & Kristine (Johnson) Swalberg. She was b. 1910s, Gunnison, Utah [bapt. 1920s, end. & H. 1930s]. They had 8 children:

1.       Cornell Richard Henrie, b. 1930s, Richfield, Utah [bapt. 1940s].

2.       Beata Ann Swalberg Henrie, b. 1940s, Marysvale, Utah [bapt. 1940s].

3.       Tanya Henrie, b. 1940s, Richfield [bapt. 1950s].

4.       James Emer Henrie, b. 1940s, Richfield [bapt. 1950s].

5.       Than Swalberg Henrie, b. 1940s, Richfield.

6.       Sammy Craig Henrie, b. 1940s, Richfield.

7.       James Burk Henrie, b. 1950s, Elbow Ranch, near Marysvale, Piute Co., Utah.

8.       Jennifer Henrie, b. 1950s, Richfield


      MINNIE HENRIE, 4th child of Francis & Emily (Judd) Henrie, was b. 1910s, Enterprise, Washington Co., Utah [bapt. 1920s, end. 1940s, not H.], d. 1940s, Heber City, Utah, and bur. there 27 May. She m. 1930s, Marysvale, Utah, to Roy Blackburn Smith. [p. 300] Roy Blackburn Smith was a son of William Alexander & Lucy Allen (Travis) Smith He was b. 1910s, Charleston, Missouri [bapt. 1940s]. He m. (2) 29 Sept. 1949, to Donnavieve Nicol. Minnie and Roy had 3 children, all b. in Heber, Utah:

1.       Carol Lynn Smith, b. 1930s.

2.       Roy Burdell Smith, b. 1940s.

3.       Garyl Duane Smith, b. 1940s.


      AURE JUDD HENRIE, 5th child of Francis & Emily (Judd) Henrie, was b. 1910s-19, Sutherland, Millard Co., Utah [bapt. 1920s, end. 1930s]; m. 1940s, in Manti (L.D.S. Temple), to Betty Jo Levie, dau. of James Lionel & Elma Maud (Moore) Levie. She was b. 1920s, Sevier, Sevier Co , Utah [bapt. 1930s, end. & H. 1940s].

      At various times in his life he has been a farmer, a wholesale grocery warehouse foreman, and a tire service man. He participated in World War II, being inducted in 1942. From Fort Douglas, Salt Lake City, he was sent to Camp Roberts, California, and gained the rank of Sgt. From there he was shipped to Hawaii, thence to Layte, Iwo Jima, Okinawa, and other islands in the Pacific theater of war. He received his discharge in 1946.

      He has been an active church member and has served in various capacities: 2nd counselor in the Superintendency of Sunday School in Sevier Ward; president of Deacons Quorum, Monroe South Ward; South Sevier Stake missionary; general secretary of the Aaronic Priesthood Quorums; and Ward Teacher of Richfield 5th Ward.

      Betty Jo, his wife, attended Brigham Young University one year and taught school for one year at Joseph, Utah. She filled several positions in the church for the wards in which she lived: teacher of the Primary, Sunday School, and Relief Society; M.I.A. drama director; was on the Stake Board of the Sunday School and M.I.A.; and was director of the Improvement Era.

      Aure Judd and Betty Jo (Levie) Henrie had 4 children, b. in Richfield:

1.       Earl Dean Henrie, b. 1940s.

2.       Arda Vee Henrie, b. 1940s.

3.       Glena Henrie, b. 1950s.

4.       Joseph Aure Henrie, b. 1950s. [p. 301]


      THOMAS A. HENRIE, 9th child of Francis & Emily (Judd) Henrie, was b. 1920s, Sutherland, Utah [bapt. 1930s, end. 1940s]; m. 1940s, Salt Lake City (L.D.S. Temple), to Faye Davis. She was b. 1920s, Heber, Wasatch Co., Utah [bapt. 1930s, end. & H. 1940s].

      Thomas lived in Delta, Utah, until the age of seven. Since that time his permanent residence has been in Marysvale, Utah, with farming as an occupation. He graduated from Marysvale High School in 1941, and from Brigham Young University in June 1952, with a B.S. degree in chemistry and mathematics. While at the university he acted as chemistry laboratory assistant for 2 years. He won a “Charles E. Maw” scholarship during that time. At present he is working for a Ph.D. degree at the University of Utah in metallurgy and chemistry, under the sponsorship of a Naval Ordinance Research Fellowship. At this school he is closely associated with Dean Henry Eyring, one of the leading scientists in the world today.

      He served as an infantry soldier during World War II in the European theater. Among the battles he fought in the most famous was the “Battle of the Bulge.” For defense in this battle his battalion was awarded the Distinguished Service Badge. He was wounded twice in combat and was the first man decorated in the 391st Infantry Regiment. Awards received were the Purple Heart with an Oak Leaf Cluster, two battle stars, and the Combat Infantry Badge. During his combat experience he felt many times the protective hand of the Lord.

      He has served as 1st counselor in 3 Elders Quorum presidencies; worked in advisory capacities in Aaronic and Senior Aaronic Priesthood; M.I.A.; and was Sunday School superintendent for 3 years in Marysvale Ward.

      Faye has lived most of her life in Heber, Utah. Her parents operated a cafe and service station in Strawberry Valley for a while, and Faye remembers occasions when carloads of Indians from the Uintah Reservation would stop to buy gasoline and how frightened she would be to see them peeking in the windows, dressed in full Indian array. She remembers how her mother would talk with tourists from the East and tell them of the truths of the Gospel. When she was 8 years old they moved to the Athel Fitzgerald Ranch at Woodland Utah. She rode a horse to school there for 2 years. It was while riding to and from school that she learned to appreciate the beauties of nature. Occasionally she would walk 2 miles to Sunday School. She attended Wasatch High School at Heber City and graduated from Seminary there. She has worked in various capacities in the church, serving as a co-ordinator, teacher, and secretary.

      Thomas and Faye had 4 children, b. in Heber, Utah:

1.       Child, stillborn.

2.       Thomas Dale Henrie, b. 1940s.

3.       Myrna Joy Henrie, b. 1940s.

4.       Robert A. Henrie, b. 1950s. [p. 302]


      ELDEN DEE HENRIE, 10th child of Francis & Emily (Judd) Henrie, was b. 1920s, Delta, Utah [bapt. 1930s, end. 1940s]; m. 1940s, Salt Lake City (L.D.S. Temple), to Martha LaNetta Jukes, dau. of Walter Eugene & Zelnora (Kienke) Jukes. She was b. 1920s, Salt Lake City [bapt. 1930s, end. & H. 1940s].

      Elden was 5 years old when his family moved to Marysvale, Utah. When he started school the snow was quite deep and many times he had to walk 3 miles when the car could not go through the drifts. He remembers one time he sat in the snow and cried for his older brother, Verl, to carry him home, and he went off and left him to walk home alone. He graduated from Marysvale High School, where he was a member of the basketball team and senior class president.

      He helped his father on the farm, raising hay, grain, and livestock. His father and family just made a hay crew, and at the age of 12 Elden became very proficient with the hayfork. At the age of 16 he bought his first car, a model A coupe, and drove to school and dances.

      In February 1944 he was drafted in the Army. He went to Fort Douglas and then had 17 weeks basic training at Fort McClellan, Alabama, and from there he was shipped overseas. He landed at Naples, Italy, which was bombed the night he landed. There he was assigned to a combat rifle company and engaged in mountain fighting. In December he was hospitalized with yellow jaundice for 120 days. April 1 he rejoined his outfit and was held in reserve for the Po Valley campaign, ending up with a 180-mile march in 6 days.

      He met his future wife when he returned to Fort Douglas. After his discharge, he returned to Marysvale and took up farming, which occupation he is presently following. He has been actively engaged in Church activities, as 1st counselor in the Elders Presidency; secretary to the Adult Aaronic Priesthood, Ward Teacher; and he served a South Sevier Stake Mission for 2 years.

      Martha graduated from South High School, in Salt Lake City, in 1944. She played the drum in the band during her senior year. Also during that year she went to school from 8 a.m. to 12 noon and then worked as a salesgirl at Kresses from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. It made a long day but she enjoyed the work very much. In Oct. 1944 she went to work at Fort Douglas as a stenographer in the Army Exchange Division and remained there until her marriage to Eldon. She was secretary of the South Sevier Stake Missionaries for 2 years; secretary of Primary; and at present the Co-Pilot teacher.

      Eldon and Martha had 3 children, all b. in Richfield, Utah:

1.       Leslie Duain Henrie, b. 1940s.

2.       Sally Dianne Henrie, b. 1940s.

3.       Allen Eugene Henrie, b. 1950s. [p. 303]