Chapter XXVIII
John Henrie

      JOHN HENRIE, 5th child of Samuel & Hannah Isabella (Ellis) Henrie, was b. 23 Oct. 1870, Panaca, Nevada [bapt. 7 Aug. 1879, end. 12 June 1894], d. 1950s, Brigham City, Utah, hospital, bur. 13 Feb. in Panguitch City Cemetery. He m. 12 June 1894, St. George (L.D.S. Temple) to Sarah Louise Worthen, dau. of Samuel Worthen. She was b. 16 Sept. 1876, Panguitch [bapt. 10 Sept. 1885, end. & H. 12 June 1894].

      The following sketch of John and Sarah Louise was given by their eldest daughter, Wanda (Henrie) Davis.

      John Henrie was a happy person. He always had a cheery word and firm handshake for old and young. He was slow to anger, but never failed to defend what he thought was right. He helped the widows with a sack of potatoes a load of wood (which often took an entire day to bring down from the hills); garden produce which he loved to raise; and during the summer just prior to his death, he had one of the best gardens in the country, which he shared with his neighbors, friends, and children.

      He loved to dance, and many times the floor was cleared for him to step dance and do his tricks, much to the amusement of all present. In the mountains near Panguitch, Hollywood made a motion picture “Bob, Son of Battle,” and John danced with Bell Cooper for the film, and enjoyed it immensely.

      He bought the large B1ue Spring Ranch which his father had owned, and he and his wife Sarah ran a dairy for a number of years, making fine cheese and hundreds of pounds of golden yellow butter.

      When he sold the ranch, he had a bad financial loss. He was so honest himself, he figured everyone else was the same; and instead of having papers of the transaction drawn up, he took the buyer’s word and was beat out of a large sum of money and many head of cattle.

      Besides the butter and cheese, the ranch produced many tons of hay, cut each fall to be fed to the stock through the winter months. The snows fell very deep there in that high elevation and most of the cattle were kept on the ranch to winter. One of these winters John almost froze to death while going from town (Panguitch) back to the ranch, so he sold out and decided to work at something not so hazardous as those trips proved to be.

      Sarah Louise was a practical nurse and did much good among the townspeople, often remaining with a patient for weeks at a time, at least making one visit a day to administer comfort and cheer. When it was necessary, she took the laundry to her home and returned it clean and nicely ironed. Many instances could be related of her kindness and love for the poor, the sick, and those called to mourn.

      When her granddaughter Alta contracted membranous croup, then so-called, Sarah Louise came to help take care of her, when others would not enter the house for fear of contagion. When her health failed and she had developed a [p. 353] bad heart, she still kept in touch with friends and neighbors by means of her telephone. Her thoughts and interests were ever for someone else. She and John lived a very happy life together. He never fully recovered from the shock of her death and never tired of saying what a wonderful wife and mother she was. He spent his last years farming.

      They loved the Church and tried to do what good they could in its service. Sarah Louise was active in Relief Society work all her married life till her health failed and she was confined to her home.

      John was strictly honest in all his dealings and taught his children to be as he was and not to lie. In his wife’s funeral, the speakers said many complimentary things about John and all to his credit.

      John and Sarah Louise (Worthen) Henrie had 7 children, all b. in Panguitch, Utah:

1.       Samuel Henrie, b. 4 Aug. 1895, d. same day.

2.       Wanda Isabella Henrie, b. 10 July 1896; m. Ira Chris Davis.

3.       John Otto Henrie, b. 9 Sept. 1898 [bapt. 6 Oct. 1906, end. 1920s], d. 1910s Otto was a fine, clean young man. He developed a bad heart, which caused his death in young manhood.

4.       Ellis W. Henrie, b. 7 Nov. 1900 [bapt. 3 Apr. 1909, end. 1930s], m. 1920s, Salt Lake City, to Nellie Pendleton. She was b. 1 Dec. 1905, Panguitch [bapt. 1910s, end. & H. 1930s]. In his early life, Ellis was a licensed baker; later he entered the business field. They had 2 children, b. in Panguitch:

(1)       Addie Lou Henrie, b. 1930s [bapt. 1930s, P. 1930s].

(2)       Beverly Gai Henrie, b. 1930s [bapt. 1940s].

5.       Marie Henrie, b. 13 Oct. 1902; m. Joseph Adair.

6.       Louise Henrie, b. 18 Oct. 1905, Panguitch [bapt. 1910s]; m. 1920s, Richfield, Utah, to Lloyd Melvin Cropper, s. of Thomas Lloyd & Eliza Ellen (Western) Cropper. He was b, 2 Sept. 1902, Deseret, Millard Co., Utah [bapt 1910s]. They had 1 child:

(1)       Melvin Marlow Cropper, b. 1920s, Deseret, Utah.

7.       Fern Henrie, b. 1920s, Panguitch ,[bapt, 1920s]; m. Howard Reese Haycock, s. of George Alfred & Leona (Brown) Haycock. He was b. 1910s, Nephi, Utah. They had at least 2 children:

(1)       Jo Ann Haycock, b. 1940s, Provo.

(2)       [p. 354]


      WANDA ISABELLA HENRIE, 2nd child of John & Sarah Louise (Worthen) Henrie was b. 10 July 1896 [bapt. 18 Mar. 1905, end, & H 1910s]; m. 1910s, Panguitch, Utah, to Ira Chris Davis, s. of Joseph William & Mary (Schow) Davis. He was b. 9 Aug. 1896, Panguitch [bapt. 18 Mar. 190$, end. 1910s].

      They own and operate a small grocery store and locker room for frozen foods. Both are affiliated with church and civic affairs. Both love to fish, and they spend many happy hours at Panguitch Lake, with gratifying results. They had 9 children, all b. in Panguitch:

1.       Myrtle Davis, b. 1910s [bapt.; end. & H. 1940s, Salt Lake City (L.D.S. Temple ]; m. 1930s, Devils Slide, Morgan Co., Utah, to Douglas C. Worthen, s. of Samuel Arthur & Alice Jane (Cameron) Worthen. He was b. 1910s, Panguitch [bapt.; end. 1940s]. They had 5 children:

(1)       Mary Louise Worthen, b. 1930s, Salt Lake City, Utah.

(2)       Melvin Douglas Worthen, b. 1940s, Panguitch.

(3)       David Eugene Worthen, b. 1940s, Salt Lake City.

(4)       Richard Chris Worthen,b. 1940s, Salt Lake City.

(5)       Son, not yet named, b. 1950s, Salt Lake City.

2.       Twin, not named, b. 1910s, d. same day.

3.       Twin, not named, b. 1910s, d. same day.

4.       Otto Chris Davis, b. 1910s, d. same day.

5.       Alta Davis, b. 1920s, d. 1920s.

6.       Mary Louise Davis, b. 1920s, d. 1920s.

7.       John Junior Davis, b. 1920s, Panguitch [bapt. 1930s]; m. 1940s, Panguitch, to Melba Evans, dau. of William & Phyllis Mae (Galloway) Evans. She was b. 1920s-7, Panguitch. They had 2 children:

(1)       Connie Davis, b. 1940s, Panguitch.

(2)       Chris Davis, b. 1950s, Panguitch.

8.       William Joe Davis, b. 1930s, d. 1930s. He was burned to death after he set fire to a sheep wagon and, in his fright, crawled back under the bed. He could not be found until too late

9.       Baby girl, no date nor name. [p. 355]


      MARIE HENRIE, 5th child of John & Sarah Louise (Worthen) Henrie, was b. 13 Oct. 1902 [bapt. 1910s, end. & H. 1910s]; m. 1910s, in St. George (L.D.S. Temple), to Joseph Adair, s. of George Washington & Johannah (Freestone) Adair. He was b. 10 Sept. 1884, Orderville, Kane Co., Utah [bapt. 10 Sept. 1892, end. 1910s]. They had 8 children, all b. in Panguitch, Utah:

1.       Joseph Quintin Adair, b. 1920s [bapt. 1920s, end. 1940s]; m. 1940s, to Marjorie Patricia Hickox Anderson. She was b. 1920s, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, dau of William & LuPiva (Parker) Hickox. [She was bapt.; end. & H. 1940s; adopted and sealed to Andrace & Cora Lee Anderson.]

            Quintin graduated from high school with honors, winning a scholarship for one year at Snow College, Ephraim, Utah. After this he worked at odd jobs in Panguitch, Los Vegas, and Salt Lake City. The Air Force called him into service in Dec. 1942 and he received special training in teletype operation and maintenance and weather. His duties took him to the Pacific islands and Japan; he was in the headquarters group made up of B-29's that dropped the atomic bombs on Japan. After his discharge from the Air Force, he took advantage of the G.I.Bill and attended the school of Civil Engineering at Utah State Agricultural College, graduating in 1950. It was while he was attending this school that he met and married Marjorie. Since graduating he has been working with the Utah State Road Commission, building highways throughout Utah. He is now resident engineer at Mt. Pleasant, Utah. Along with his other work, he teaches in Sunday School and is the Scoutmaster of Mt. Pleasant 3rd Ward. They had 4 children, b. in Logan, Utah:

(1)       Lou Ann Adair, b. 1940s.

(2)       Gay Patricia Adair, b. 1940s.

(3)       Quintin LeRoy Adair, b. 1950s.

(4)       Laine William Adair, b. 1950s.

2.       Ellis W. Adair, b. 1920s [bapt. 1930s], d. 1940s. He graduated from Panguitch High School. While serving in World War II, he was killed in an airplane crash near Waco, Texas. His body was shipped to Panguitch for burial 16 Oct. 1944. He was a handsome, clean, fine lad. “Greater love hath no man than to lay down his life for his fellowmen and his country.”

3.       E. Carroll Adair, b. 1920s [bapt. 1930s, end. 1940s]; m. 1940s, St. George (L.D.S. Temple), to Dorothy Evans, dau. of William & Phyllis Mae (Galloway) Evans She was b. 1920s, Los Angeles, Calif [bapt. 1930s, end. & H. 1940s]. Carroll was a student for 2 years at Branch Agricultural College at Cedar City, Utah. He joined the Navy in World War II and saw active duty in the Pacific area. He has been a voluntary member of the Cedar City Fire Dept. Dorothy’s mother was [p. 356] born in Melborne, Australia, and was a convert to the church. Her father became acquainted with her while he was on a mission there. Dorothy was an honor student in high school; was vice-president of the Ladies Literary Club in Cedar City. Carroll and Dorothy had 2 children:

(1)       Diane Adair, b. 1940s, Panguitch.

(2)       Virginia Adair, b. Sept. 1950, Cedar City.

4.       Wanda Adair, 4th child of Joseph & Marie (Henrie) Adair, was b. 1920s [bapt. 1930s]; m. 1940s, Muskogee, Okla., to Thomas George Thornton, s. of Thomas Jefferson & Adeline (Willey) Thornton. He was b. 1920s, Ft. Gibson, Okla.; was a plumber by trade; rejoined the Air Force, with rank of St.Sgt., and stationed in Washington. They were divorced, and Wanda m. (2) 26 Apr. 1952, Las Vegas, Nev., to Dale W. Corry. He was b. 1920s, Cedar City, Utah, s. of Charles Loyal & Gwendolin (Walker) Corry [bapt. 1930s]. Dale graduated from Utah State Agricultural College, as an interior decorator. He worked for the North East Furniture Co. at Cedar City as an interior decorator; later he was a salesman for Singer Sewing Machine Co. at Cedar City. Wanda was employed for 3 years in the Panguitch L.D.S. Hospital as doctor’s office nurse, then at Southern Utah Clinic at Cedar City.

            Wanda and Thomas had 1 child:

(1)       Thomas Marvin Thornton, b. 1940s, Muskogee, Okla.

5.       Lucille Adair, b. 1920s [bapt. 1930s]; m. 1940s, Salt Lake City, to Arvel Daniel Cowles, s. of Daniel Henry & Orilla (Liston) Cowles. He was b. 1920s, Escalante, Utah [bapt. 1930s]. They had 3 children:

(1)       Dennis Orville Cowles, b, 1940s.

(2)       Donald Alvin Cowles, b. 1950s, Panguitch, Utah.

(3)       Carrolyn Cowles, b. 1950s, Panguitch.

6.       Betty Lou Adair, b. 1930s, Panguitch [bapt. 1950s]; m. 1940s, Ariz., to Junior Cleon Worthen, s. of Henry Cleon & Olive (Lynn) Worthen. Betty Lou and Cleon are cousins and their record appears in the John D. Lee Family History. They had 2 children:

(1)       Stanley Cleon Worthen, b. 1940s, Salt Lake City.

(2)       Nelda Dean Worthen, b. 1950s, Panguitch.

7.       Ronald D. Adair, b. 1930s, Panguitch [bapt. 1940s]; m. 1950s, Panguitch, to Amelia Goulding, dau. of Elijah Pratten & Hope (Worthen) Goulding. She was b. 1930s, Panguitch [bapt. 1940s]. They are 3rd cousins and their records       appear in the Lee Family History. Ronald is an oil driller at Casper, Wyo., the youngest driller of the crew. He is well liked by his employer and fellow workers.

8.       Kenneth Adair, b. 1940s, Panguitch [bapt. 1950s]. [p. 357]