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CHILDREN HONOR JOHN WOODBURY

Pioneer of 1847 Migration to Observe His 88th Birthday

John H. Woodbury, pioneer of 1847 and Blake Hawk veteran, will be honored on his eighty-eighth birthday Monday at a reception to be given by his sons and daughters at the home of his niece Catherine Woodbury Dixon, 1863 Fourth East Street. The Public reception, to which all his old-time friends are invited, will be from 5 to 8 p.m.

One of the last survivors of the 1847 migration, Mr. Woodbury was born sep 11, 1845 in a wagon box, on a farm purchased by his father Thomas H. Woodbury, from the Prophet Joseph Smith, in Nauvoo, Ill. As a child. He attended school at the bowery at the fifth southern Utah where his parents had been sent by President Brigham Young to help colonize and to start a nursery and establish the horticultural industry.

He married Sarah A. Bray, May 10, 1870 and to them mine children were born, four of whom survive, Mrs. Mabel Eldredge, William H., Warren and Harrison W. Woodbury. Mrs. Woodbury died April 10 1928.

In 1890 Mr. Woodbury went to Sanpete where he engaged for sometime in Indian fighting. In fulfilled a mission for the Church. Pres. Of the Woodbury Genealogical society, Mr. Woodbury is in good health and attends to his regular duties and celebrations for many years. His only sister Mary Stay died nine years ago, and his last surviving brother Thomas H. Woodbury died last March leaving him the last of his generation.

Except for the brief periods spent in dixie, in Sanpete and abroad. Mr. Woodbury has spent nearly his entire life in Salt Lake City county since his arrival here Sep. 26, 1847, when his family established themselves at the old fort on the present site of the Pioneer Park.


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