Chapter XXX
Ettie (Henrie) Fotheringham

      ETTIE HENRIE, 9th child of Samuel & Hannah Isabella (Ellis) Henrie, was b. 8 Dec. 1880, Panguitch, Utah [bapt. 28 July 1889, end. & H. 7 Nov. 1900]; m. 7 Nov. 1900, Manti (L.D.S. Temple), to Edmund Fotheringham, s. of William & Mary Elizabeth (Riddle) Fotheringham. William Fotheringham’s true name was William McDougal; whether it was changed to Fotheringham by law or not is not known. Mary Elizabeth Riddle’s name was changed from Mary Elizabeth James to Riddle. Edmund Fotheringham was b. 16 Feb. 1880, Beaver, Beaver Co., Utah [bapt. 28 July 1889, end. 7 Nov. 19007 d. 1910s, Panguitch, Utah, and bur. there 6 Apr.

      Ettie m. (2) George Lemon and they were divorced; she m. (3) Thomas Alvey of Escalante, Utah, and they were divorced; she m. (4) John C. Carrol of Midway, Utah, divorced; she m. (5) Alma Lynn. He was b. in Panguitch, Utah, but lived in San Diego, Calif., where he died.

      Ettie was reared in Panguitch, where she also received her early schooling. As there was little diversion in the small community of Panguitch, everyone had to make his own. Besides working in the home to help her mother and sisters, she also helped on the farm. She tied bundles of grain and shocked them, helped to plant and harvest potatoes, hauled and stacked both hay and grain, and did many other chores pertaining to farm life. During the summers she lived at her father’s Blue Spring Ranch, located west and south of Panguitch Lake, only a few miles distant.

      She particularly remembers the wooden up-and-down churn, in which the butter was made, and how hard it was to stand there, laboriously beating the cream until it turned to butter. Later her father bought a round churn with paddle and wheel and attached it to a small waterfall. What a luxury it was, and the hard work it saved. They were very grateful for that convenience. Ranches in those days had few labor- saving conveniences, so this one was especially appreciated.

      The days at the ranch were happy ones. Horses were plentiful and each boy and girl knew how to ride. How they loved to mount their ponies and ride into the mountains nearby, to gather the wild fruit that grew in abundance-currants, strawberries, raspberries, gooseberries, and in the late fall, wild hops that grew all over the high cliffs and were not too easy to gather. Fish were plentiful in the streams and lake, and there was little restriction of law to catching them. Usually their pleasure trips were also profitable ones, as the fruit and trout were acceptable additions to the family meals.

      Ettie was considered one of the best girl riders in the country. She rode without a saddle or a strap, as did all the other girls around the lake. One time, however, her parents bought her a lady’s sidesaddle, a riding habit that consisted of a long black riding skirt, a hat to match, and a fancy quirt or riding whip which was far more useful for style than to urge the horse along. She was very proud of that outfit and the horses she rode. Her experiences were many and varied, with broncos, run-aways balky ones, and race horses, in harness on buggies and wagons. [p. 370]

      Ettie loved music and had some vocal and instrumental training. Duet and chorus singing were a delight to her and she loved to entertain in public gatherings of all kinds. For many years she was organist for her brother James A., who was chorister of the Panguitch choir. She later taught her own children to sing, and they had many good times singing and playing together. They were a very musical group and some are outstanding in this field.

      Between the ages of 17 and 19 she attended the Branch Brigham Young Academy at Fort Cameron, two miles east of Beaver, Utah. She was active in girls athletics, especially basketball. The group entered a contest with the Branch Agricultural College at Cedar City and were victorious. She was never defeated in foot racing, winning every contest in which she entered.

      Ettie remembers clearly her first visit to relatives in Bountiful, Utah, with her mother She had never seen a train before they reached Marysvale, Utah, and it was a real thrill.

      When she married Edmund Fotheringham they went from Panguitch to Manti for the event, by team and wagon so they could haul furniture back with them. They resided in Panguitch for a while, then Edmund bought his father’s ranch on the Sevier River, about 15 miles below Panguitch.

      After a few years on the ranch, Edmund decided to take an examination to work for the U.S. government as a forest ranger. After receiving his appointment, they made a number of moves, to Panguitch, Circleville, and to Parowan, where they lived until his death.

      A few more moves were made after Edmund died. With the children she finally established a home in Provo, Utah, that she might better help them to gain a college education at the Brigham Young University. By turning the home into a rooming house for boys and working shifts at the Utah State Mental Hospital, she was able, with their help, to start the older boys in their college course.

      Later she became a cosmetics saleswoman for the Charm Products Co. and worked for them for many years. She worked hard and won every contest they sponsored and was the richer by many lovely and valuable prizes. She won two free trips to the Charmologist Reunion at Los Angeles, Calif., and several trips to Salt Lake City, and once a beautiful model dress. Her picture was featured in the Charm Bulletin with a writeup about her ability as a saleslady.

      After her family was raised and married and in homes of their own, she remarried and went to San Diego, Calif., to live. There, during World War II, she worked at the Consolidated Air Craft Factory and continued working at different jobs after the war was over. All her life she has worked hard at any Job that was profitable and honorable, to help with the finance of her family. After her husband died in San Diego, she continued to live there, making occasional visits to Utah to see her children and their families and other places where they have lived.

      For a while she assisted her youngest son Delos with his family, while his wife was ill and confined to the hospital. She has always wanted a trip to Hawaii, and at last the opportunity has come to spend a vacation in that delightful land of dreams. [p. 371]

      Edmund and Ettie (Henrie) Fotheringham had 6 sons:

1.       Clarence Vernile Fotheringham, b. 28 Apr. 1901, Panguitch, Utah, d. 28 May 1901.

2.       Philo Tilford Fotheringham, b. 6 Jan. 1903, Panguitch, d. 13 Feb. 1903.

3.       Otho Khulil Fotheringham, b. 31 Jan. 1904, Panguitch; m. Helen Ash.

4.       Donald H. Fotheringham, b. 25 Dec. 1905, Panguitch; m Ruth Vandyne Barton.

5.       Kenneth Bernard Fotheringham, b. 25 Mar. 1908, Spry, near Panguitch apt. 2 Sept. 1916]; m. 1940s, Provo, Utah, to Thella Reynolds, dau. of Jane s Franklin & Maud (Ahlstrom) Reynolds. She was b. 1910s, Tropic, Utah. They had 2 children:

(1)       Kenna Naoma Fotheringham, b. 1940s, Standardville, Carbon Co., Utah.

(2)       Karen Fotheringham, b. 1940s, Standardville.

6.       Douglas E. Fotheringham, b. 1910s, Circleville, Utah; m. (1) 30 July 1934, Cheyenne, Laramie Co., Wyo., to Phyllis Monahair. She was b. in Emery, Utah, dau. of James Mitchell & Frances (Thursby) Monahair. After their divorce, he m. (2) 14 Jan. 1951, Orem, Utah, to Mrs. Margaret Dobson. They adopted a boy:

(1)       Edmund Franklin Fotheringham.

            Douglas attended the grades in Panguitch and Escalante, and later enrolled in Brigham Young University at Provo. He enlisted in the U.S. Marines for foreign service at Guam and other localities adjacent thereto. He was honorably discharged in 1931. He lived for a time in Price, Utah, then moved to Laramie, Wyo., where he is in the car repair business as a body and fender mechanic for the Superior Chevrolet Garage.

Thomas and Ettie (Henrie) Alvey had one son:

7.       Grant Delos Alvey Fotheringham, b. 1920s, Escalante, Utah; m. Ann Paula Whiting.


      OTHO KHULIL FOTHERINGHAM, 3rd child of Edmund & Ettie (Henrie) Fotheringham, was b. 31 Jan. 1904, Panguitch, Utah [bapt. 1910s, end. 1920s]; m. 1920s, Salt Lake City (L.D.S. Temple) to Helen Ash, dau, of Joseph Gardner & Christena (Pearson) Ash. She was b. 27 Aug. 1903, Lindon, Utah [bapt. 1910s, end. & H. 1920s].

      Otho lived a very interesting life, full of a great deal of hard work and [p. 372] a lot of pleasure, He inherited a tendency toward athletics, industry, and music. He cannot remember when he could not ride a horse, which his father provided for him together with a saddle to fit his needs. He has memories of his father putting him on the horses as he led them to drink, and how he loved to play horse with him on the floor in the evenings and the many times he was thrown from his father’s back. He recalls the Ranger Station and the rides he took to the Cedar Breaks area, also a wild ride he took down Parowan Canyon with his brother, chasing an unruly cow that knew the way back to Parowan better than the boys did, and arrived there before they did, much to their parents’ anxiety.

      The pleasures of childhood and young adulthood were many and varied, luscious wild strawberries to gather, trailing deer in the season, fishing, riding calves. Space will not permit all he could tell about his parents and brothers. He considered himself quite a foot racer when he could outrun his fleet-footed mother who proved her ability at the 4th of July celebrations.

      His mother taught him to sing very early in life, and he loved to sing duets with her and his brother Donald, who also had a fine alto voice. Singing in the Panguitch choir was a pleasure, with his Uncle Jim Henrie as the director and his mother as the organist.

      After his father’s death, he went to work at various jobs, carrying bricks for 25¢ per thousand, herding sheep, punching cows, going on cow trails, farming, hauling wood, carpentering, and playing for the Friday night dances.

      While still in the eighth grade of school, the Flu epidemic broke out and the schools were closed. He rented a team and wagon from Oscar Prince and hauled wood on shares. His brothers Donald and Kenneth went along as helpers. Wood and more wood! He had figured that when he graduated from the eighth grade he would have enough education, but hauling wood changed his mind and he settled for college.

      During this same Flu epidemic, while milking cows for Oscar Prince, his nose began to bleed and continued for about three hours. The doctors were too busy to come to his aid and the family did everything possible to check it. Otho said to his mother, “I have the faith that if we kneel in family prayer, this will stop.” His mother offered the prayer and during it, the bleeding stopped.

      He graduated from high school in three years, instead of the prescribed four, and was chosen valedictorian, but he took the mumps and could not give the address. During his high school years, he played on the basketball team, was captain of the track team, was never outrun in the half-mile race in the southern part of the state. He want to the state meet but was ill the day of the race and placed fifth, with a fellow placing third whom he had outrun before. He always wanted to run that race over but did not have the opportunity. He also played baseball on the town team.

      After graduation from high school, he enrolled at Brigham Young University. The first year he lived with his uncle Sam Henrie, and it was here that he gained the feeling that he was part of his family and has loved them all since that time. When his uncle passed away, his daughter Veloy and Otho sang at the funeral services, by request of the family. [p. 373]

      During his second year of college, he was instrumental in buying a home and getting his family to move from Panguitch to Provo. The boys all worked together in delivering papers, his mother took in boarders. He had to quit athletics and go to work to help solve the problems of finance. The venture paid off, as all benefited by the move.

      The last two years of college he worked the afternoon shift at the Provo Ice Plant and did a three- hour janitor job at College Hall. He majored in physics, minored in math; with a major in woodwork and minor in drafting. The first major was to be his life’s work and the second was to come in handy when he decided to build on to his home. The drafting ability was to save the citizens of Magna, Utah, $15,000 on their swimming pool project.

      He played in the B.Y.U. band. Graduated in 1927 and went to work on June 6 for the Mountain States Telephone & Telegraph Co. in Salt Lake City.

      In June 1928 he married Helen Ash, a school mate and school teacher. They have lived in Salt Lake, Price, Mt. Pleasant, Roosevelt, and Magna, Utah. Otho has been a telephone manager in the last 3 places.

      They have been active in Church work wherever they have lived, in the Stake M.I.A. as dance directors and in other church positions. Otho is now a member of the Stake High Council, Lions Club, Chamber of Commerce, Community Fund, Salt Lake County Recreation, Granite School District Board Member, Community Council, and Swimming Pool Committee. As a family, they are all living together trying to put Orvel and their daughter’s husband through the University in medicine and dentistry. They enjoy singing together, their daughter playing. Otho plays trombone duets with his son and also sings with him. His hobbies are oil painting, fly tying, singing, dancing, fishing, hunting. Helen has proved to be a wonderful mother and helpmate; she went back to teaching school when the family needed financial help. They had 2 children:

1.       Veloy Fotheringham, b. 1920s, Price, Utah [bapt.; end. & H. 1940s]; m. 1940s, in Salt Lake (L.D.S. Temple), to Kenneth Earl Jeppson, b 1920s. They had 1 child:

(1)       Julie Jeppson, b. 1950s, Salt Lake City.

2.       Orvel A. Fotheringham, b. 1930s, Mt. Pleasant, Utah.


      DONALD H. FOTHERINGHAM, 4th child of Edmund & Ettie (Henrie) Fotheringham, was b. 25 Dec. 1905, Panguitch, Utah [bapt. 1910s, end. 1920s]; m. 1920s, Manti (L.D.S. Temple), to Ruth Vandyne Barton, dau. of John Hyrum & Lydia Ann (Robb) Barton. She was b. 14 Jan. 1908, Paragonah, Iron Co., Utah [bapt. 1910s, end. & H. 1920s].

      Don attended Garfield High School at Panguitch, and later Provo High School where he was an outstanding athlete as a member of the track and basketball squads. He later transferred to Brigham Young High School because of an opportunity for work as janitor at the college. During his 1 ½ years at college he paid his own expenses, serving as janitor and as a paper boy with a route of [p. 374] 112 blocks. He was a good student but had little time for school activities or social accomplishments.

      Don and Ruth started keeping company when they were students at Garfield High School. He was a member of the basketball squad and she was cheerleader of the school.

      After their marriage they made their home in Panguitch. Later they lived at their Uncle Jim Henrie’s home. Don worked at various jobs, farming, herding sheep, fur trapping. During the depression, when employment was almost at a standstill, Don joined the C.C.C. He enjoyed his work with the Forest Service very much, was in St. George on a C.C.C. project for about a year, then at Veyo and Cannonville. During these years they purchased and paid for a home and lot, a car, had three lovely, healthy children, and had established a good credit rating in the locality.

      Don was next employed as a caterpillar operator for Whiting Construction Co. Later he held a similar position for the Bracken Construction Co. at Mercur, Utah. They moved to Mercur and lived in the crude mining camp in a one-room house made of galvanized iron. These were happy years, however. Together with other young folks in the camp, they asked for and received permission from the Tooele Stake to organize various auxiliaries of the Church. Don served as Ward Teacher. Ruth served as Primary and Sunday School teacher, and as 2nd counselor in Relief Society.

      In 1940 Don accepted work on a construction job near Eugene, Ore., but about a month after he started, he was seriously injured and was in the Oregon Hospital for about 1½ years. In 1942, after conditions had smoothed out, Don set up a small cafe in gingham, Utah, called “Don’s.” He did very well, and one year later moved it to Provo. It was also called “Don’s Cafe.” This was a very successful venture, during the eight years they operated it, They bought and paid for a home on Farr Ave., in Provo. Don became a member of the Provo Lions and Ruth a Lady Lions. He served on various committees, headed the entertainment committee for two years, was director of Timpanogas Dancing Club, Lion Tamer, member of the Rod and Gun Club, and Wild Life Assn.

      In 1948 they sold the cafe in Provo and purchased the Chief Timp Service Station and Motel in Orem, Utah. They have had good and bad times, but it is with a great deal of satisfaction they note that today Dun and Bradstreet list them among the best credit ratings in Orem.

      For the past four years Ruth has served as a block teacher for Relief Society, with 100 per cent record of visits, She has been theology teacher and special interest leader and Bible teacher in M.I.A.

      They had 4 children:

1.       Edmund D. “Ted” Fotheringham, b. 1920s, Panguitch, Utah. He joined the Navy and served during the first part of the Korean War on the Carrier Boxer. He was in charge of air conditioning and refrigeration. The ship was in the theatre of war during most of the 2½ years Ted served on her; he was a petty officer 1st class when he was honorably discharged. He is now attending the School of Fine Arts, studying Architecture at the University of Utah. On 12 Dec. 1953, [p. 375] Ted married Elaine Blackburn, at Springfield, Idaho, her home. They They had one child:

(1)       Janica Fotheringham, b. 1950s.

2.       Douglas V. Fotheringham, 2nd child of Donald H. & Ruth (Barton) Fotheringham, was b. 1930s, Panguitch, Utah. He is now serving in the U.S. Navy and for 1 ½ years has been with the Fleet Air group at El Centro, Calif. He is a Yoeman 3rd Class. His work is in the personnel offices.

3.       Joy Fotheringham, b. 1930s, Panguitch.

4.       Gay Fotheringham, b. 1940s, Provo, Utah.


      GRANT DELOS ALVEY FOTHERINGHAM, son of Thomas & Ettie (Henrie) Alvey, was b. 1920s, Escalante, Utah [bapt. 1930s]; m. 1940s, St. Johns, Apache Co., Ariz., to Ann Paula Whiting, dau. of Francis Marion & Susie (Garvis) Whiting. She was b. 1920s, St. Johns, Ariz. [bapt. 1930s]. Delos’ mother had his name legally changed from Alvey to Fotheringham, Provo Court.

      After finishing high school, Delos was inducted into the Navy and went to Camp Farragut, Idaho. Upon completion of his basic training there, he was transferred to Norfolk, Virginia, given overseas training, and sent from there to the African and European treaters. Just to say that he was sent overseas is a gross understatement. It took thirty days to make the trip, an unforgettable experience. At times they thought the ship would never make it, and at times they did not care if it did or not. Until they reached the Rock of Gibraltar, they did not know where they were going. They later discovered they were to land at a small bombed out port of Bazerty in Tunisia.

      After reaching Bazerty he decided that being a seaman was all right, but that there was a better opportunity for him as a Yeoman. He then started training for the position and after 4 months of hard work, he received his third class rating. After some time he was transferred from Yeoman to Motor Machinist, which was more to his liking.

      During this time the Allies had fought their way up the mainland of Italy and were ready to invade France, so to France their ships of the amphibious force went. After the invasion they were stationed at Toulone. While there they were privileged to see some of the French country and the way the people lived. As usual, they were moving, to Leghorn, Bari, Toronto, Ancona, then back to the Island of Sicily where they were stationed at Palarmo.

      After the war was over in Europe, Delos was sent back to the States for more training for the Pacific conflict, but the war there ceased before he got there.

      Upon receiving his discharge, he went to work at the Geneva Steel Co. at Orem, Utah. After working as a laborer for a year, he decided to improve his working conditions. He took an apprenticeship course in Roll Turning at [p. 375½] the plant, and after four years of hard work and study he was able to accomplish it. He is presently employed at Geneva Steel Co. as a machinist.

      His wife Paula descended from Utah pioneer stock who had migrated to Old Mexico and later returned to live in Arizona. She has been an inspiration to Delos in increasing his interest in the L.D.S. Church and its teachings. They had 2 children, b. in Provo, Utah:

1.       De Ann Alvey Fotheringham, b. 1940s.

2.       Alan Jay Alvey Fotheringham, b. 1950s. [p. 376]