Chapter XXIV
Edgar A. Henrie

      EDGAR A. HENRIE, 6th child of James & Gedske (Schow) Henrie, was b. 5 Nov. 1891, Fredonia, Coconino Co., Ariz. [bapt. 5 Nov. 1899, end. 1910s]; m. 1910s, Salt Lake City (L.D.S. Temple), to Frances Fern Steele, dau. of Mahonri Moriancumer & Charlotte More (LeFevre) Steele. She was b. 1 Apr. 1893, Panguitch, Utah [bapt. 8 May 1901, end. & H. 1910s].

      Edgar and Frances lived across the street from each other; she used to pal around with his sister Myra and he with her brother Lindsay. At the age of 19 Frances went to Beaver to school at Murdock Academy and her family move to Delta, Utah. One Sunday after Church she was very lonely and decided to write a few letters, one especially to her sister Abbie who was living in Panguitch with her Grandmother Steele. As Frances was looking through some cards she had, she ran on to one that pictured a boy and girl with a suitcase and it read, ďIíll leave my happy home for you.Ē To have a little fun she addressed this to Edgar, but when she went to post it she changed her mind and slipped it into her sisterís letter. When her sister opened the letter and read the card, she was disgusted and was going to burn it. However, her Aunt Emily Steele asked for it and took it home. She saw Edgar going downtown and called to him to come to her place that night to a cottage meeting. She said she had something for him, and when he did come, she gave him the card. It was not long until Frances received a letter from him and from then on they corresponded with each other and later married.

      They moved to Panguitch to live, but as the Hatchtown reservoir had broken and had taken most of their farm, they were not satisfied to stay there and moved into the Delta country, Delta, Utah. They bought 40 acres of brush land, cleared it, and planted it into wheat. It grew and looked like there would be a fine crop. One day as Ed was walking through the grain, he picked a few heads off and rubbed them in his hands, but there were no kernel of wheat, just chaff. All through the 40 acres it was that way, so they left it and bought another farm that was growing good crops, 5 miles closer into Delta. They lived there for about 4 years when they had the opportunity to buy the best farm in the valley, which they did. However, there was something on this farm that gave Frances asthma, so they had to leave. They rented the farm and moved into the town of Delta. In 1927 the banks closed and people who owed them could not pay. Because of this situation, they lost their farm and moved to Marysvale, Utah to the Elbow Ranch to work for John L. Sevy Sr. Francis Henrie (Edís brother) and his family moved there also. They took over the Sevy sheep. But there came a slump in the sheep business which put them in debt so far they decided there was not enough left for both families, so they pulled out and let Francis have it. They then went in partnership with Ivan L. Foisy in the Utah Poultry business. They were there about 2 years when Foisy closed down his business and they were forced to move back to Panguitch, where they rented the Showalter Ranch and lived there 5 years. While there Frances made butter and cheese. Then they bought Edís motherís old home and moved into town, where they now live. [p. 304]

      Throughout his life, Edgar has been active in Church affairs, as counsel or and president of Y.M.M.I.A. for 4 years; secretary and coordinator of the Aaronic Priesthood for 2 years; stake missionary, 3 times; counselor in the Sunday School of Panguitch South Ward, 4 years; scoutmaster for many years; chairman of the South Ward Genealogical Committee; ward teacher most of his life; and temple worker

      Frances has also been very active in Church works in Relief Society, as treasurer for 8 years; magazine agent, 2 years; class leader, 1 year; chorister, 2 years; counselor, 6 years; and work director, 11 years. In Primary, as counselor for 4Ĺ years; teacher, 12 years; and chorister, 8 years. In Sunday School, as teacher, 12 years. She has also served as a stake missionary for 2 years; stake genealogy counselor, 3 years; secretary and treasurer of ward genealogy, 1 year; secretary of the choir, 3 years; choir member, 40 years; and chorister in the Y.L.M.I.A. for 3 years.

      Edgar A. and Frances Fern (Steele) Henrie had 5 children:

1.       Myrtle Henrie, b. 1910s, Panguitch; m. William Vernon LeMmon.

2.       Mildred Henrie, b. 1910s, Sutherland, Utah; m. George Oliver Christensen.

3.       Don Edgar Henrie, b. 1910s, Sutherland; m. Martha Melvina Jensen.

4.       Steele Francis Henrie, b. 1920s, Sutherland; m. Ireta Slater.

5.       Keith Ray Henrie, b. 1920s, Delta, Utah; m. Roma Christensen.


      MYRTLE HENRIE, eldest child of Edgar A. & Frances Fern (Steel) Henrie, was b. 1910s, Panguitch, Utah [bapt. 1920s, end. & H. 1930s]; m. 1930s, St. George (L.D.S. Temple), to William Vernon LeMmon. He was b. 15 Oct. 1908, Panguitch, s. of George Albert & Minerva Jane (Norton) LeMmon [bapt. 1910s, end. 1930s]. They had 5 children:

1.       Marlene LeMmon, b. 1930s, Panguitch [bapt. 1940s].

2.       Son, stillborn 19 Dec. 1935, Panguitch.

3.       Garmon A. LeMmon, b. 1930s, Panguitch [bapt. 1940s].

4.       William Arland LeMmon, b. 1930s, Panguitch [bapt. 1940s].

5.       Ronald Vernon LeMmon, b. 1940s, Flagstaff, Ariz. [bapt. 1950s]. [p. 305]


      MILDRED HENRIE, 2nd child of Edgar A. & Francis Fern (Steele) Henrie, was b. 1910s, Sutherland, Utah [bapt. 1920s, end. & H. 1930s]; m. 1930s, Manti (L.D.S. Temple), to George Oliver Christensen, s. of Jens Peter & Dorothea Gunel Marie (Newman) Christensen. He was b. 1910s, Elsinore, Sevier Co., Utah [bapt. 1910s, end. Sept.-Oct. 1931].

      Mildred graduated from Seminary and High School. She then went to Marysvale to work at the Foisy Distributing Co. as stenographer, then as a store clerk. She has been active in church work, as: Primary teacher, 5 years; Sunday School teacher, 2 years; Stake Missionary, 2 years and 3 month social science instructor in Relief Society, also teacher; teacher of junior class in M.I.A., 1 year; Improvement Era director, 1 year; sports director in M.I.A.; member, teacher, and director over temple excursions for the Genealogical Committee; member of Choir, 6 years. She belongs to the Literary Club and the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers.

      George also graduated from Seminary and High School. He then filled a foreign mission for the L.D.S. Church in Denmark, and has since been a Stake Missionary. He has been president of the 41st Quorum of Seventy; member, home teacher, and director of temple excursions of the Genealogical Committee Improvement Era director; Sunday School superintendent, also 1st counselor to the superintendent; Sunday School teacher; and ward teacher many years. In civic affairs he has been director of Sanpete-Sevier Beet Growers Assn., Elsinore Canal Co., and Artificial Breeders Cattle Assn.

      George and Mildred had 3 children:

1.       Fondd Oliver Christensen, b. 1940s, Elsinore, Utah [bapt. 1940s]. He has a fine talent for singing. He also takes an interest in homemaking, can cook complete meals, crochet very well, and enjoys ironing the familyís weekly supply of clothing, doing a fine job at same. He has been a Deseret News carrier for 2 years.

2.       Cheryl Christensen, b. 1940s, Elsinore [bapt. 1950s].

            She has a wonderful talent in giving readings and playing the piano. She won 1st place in a talent show sponsored by the Farm Bureau in Sevier Co., at Richfield, Utah, competing with boys and girls under 18 years of age, although she was only 9 years old. She was honored by having all expenses paid to Salt Lake City and a chance of giving this same reading in a talent show at the State Fair, competing with 29 contestants from all counties in Utah with boys and girls under 18 years of age.

3.       Coy Kay Christensen, b. 1950s, Richfield, Utah.


      DON EDGAR HENRIE, 3rd child of Edgar A. & Frances Fern (Steele) Henrie, was b. 1910s, Sutherland, Utah [bapt. 1920s, end. 1940s]; m. 1940s, to Martha Melvina Jensen, dau. of Oscar & Erma Rose (Jorgensen) Jensen. [p. 306]

      Martha Melvina Jensen was b. 1920s, Leota, Uinta Co., Utah [bapt. 1930s, end. & H. 1940s]. Don Edgar is presently engaged in farming and is active in Church work. They had 3 children, all b. in Panguitch, Utah:

1.       Saundra Henrie, b. 1940s.

2.       Donald Oscar Henrie, b. 1940s.

3.       Erma Henrie, b. 1950s.


      STEELE FRANCIS HENRIE, 4th child of Edgar A. & Frances Fern (Steele) Henrie, was b. 1920s, Sutherland, Utah [bapt. 1920s, end. 1940s]; m. 1940s, Salt Lake City (L.D.S. Temple), to Ireta Slater, dau. of John Lawrence & Sarah Ann (Tracy) Slater. She was b. 1920s, Marriott, Utah [bapt. 1930s, end. & H. 1940s].

      Steele Francis served in the Navy in World War II. He sailed around the world by water once, and then around once on land and water. His ship was sunk and he was left to drift in the ocean for 48 hours before he was picked up by a plane. He was taken to a hospital, where he was unconscious for weeks and very ill, but through his faith and prayers he was healed. He was wounded several times. He was awarded the Purple Heart but he refused to take it. On 9 Feb. 1946 he was released from the service as First Class Gunners Mate. He is now engaged in farming.

      Steele Francis and Ireta (Slater) Henrie had 3 children, b. in Panguitch

1.       Vaughn Henrie, b. 1940s.

2.       Pamela Henrie, b. 1940s.

3.       Marianne Henrie, b. 1950s.


      KEITH RAY HENRIE, 5th child of Edgar A. & Francis Fern (Steele) Henrie, was b. 1920s, Delta, Utah [bapt. 1930s, end. 1940s]; m. 1940s, Salt Lake City (L.D.S. Temple), to Roma Christensen, dau. of Willard Richard & Genevieve (Wright) Christensen. She was b. 1920s, Oak City, Utah [bapt. 1930s, end. & H. 1940s]. He served 18 months in World War II, most of the time in Japan, with a rank of Private First Class. After his return from the Army he went to Branch Agricultural College at Cedar City, from which he graduated in 1949. He is now a mechanic. They had 3 children:

1.       Ballard Ray Henrie, b. 1940s, Cedar City, Utah.

2.       Bevan Willard Henrie, b. 1950s, Panguitch, Utah.

3.       Karen Henrie, b. 1950s, Panguitch. [p. 307]