Edmund Allen Hendrix was born 6 April 1855 in Salt Lake City, Utah. He was the fourth child born in the family. His parents were Daniel Hendrix and Lucy Allen Hendrix. He was baptized 11 January 1863 and endowed 11 January 1879.
Mary Priscilla Blair Hendrix was born 8 June 1860 in Ogden, Utah. She was the third child of Michael Tarlton Blair and Lydia Allen Blair. She was baptized in June 1868, endowed 2 March 1877. She was sealed to her parents 24 January 1877 in St. George, Utah.
They were married 24 April 1878 in the St. George Temple. They were married by McAllister, witnessed by Tarlton Blair and Rigby. To them eleven children were born, They are as follows (three died as children):
Feb 12, 1879
|Jan 30, 1881|
Jan 30, 1881
|Mar 30, 1882|
|Edmund Allen, Jr.||
Dec 22, 1882
Sept 15, 1968
in Rupert, Idaho
|Laurin Hendrix||Dec 2, 1884
in St. George, Utah
|July 7, 1968
in Yerington, Nevada
|Mary Priscilla||Apr 5, 1887
in St. George, Utah
|Mar 13, 1888
in St. George, Utah
|James Roy||Jan 24, 1888
in Price, Utah
Sept 1, 1960
burried Sept 1960
Dec 19, 1891
June 4, 1972
burried June 6, 1972
Sept 18, 1894
Nov 7, 1896
July 17, 1899
Aug 21, 1906
Edmund was a cattleman and farmer. While living in St. George, he belonged to the Bishopric for a time.
He owned a ranch in Clover Valley, and ran cattle there. Priscilla and the children lived there for a while. She made butter and cheese while there. Later she and the children moved to Price, Utah for some time and lived with her parents, the Tarlton Blair's.
They lived in a place called the Cotton Farm, up near the Washington field dam. They also lived out South of St. George at two different ranches, one in Parashant, and Wild Cat, both in Arizona, where they ran cattle in these different locations. Nell Pearce lived with them for a time, and he said at one time, he and Priscilla milked 15 cows. She made cheese and brought it in to St. George and sold it.
Around the year 1898, Edmund went out to Lund, Nevada to look at the country. People from here were going out there buying land and settling. He took Ed with him and when he decided he liked the country he came back and left Ed there. He moved Priscilla and family out there.
They moved to what was known as the Williams Ranch. Sometime later, they moved to Lund and lived in the house that was later known as the Wilford Terry home. At that time the water from the spring was turned down a ditch on the sidewalk and ran for an hour. Everyone was to fill a 50 gallon barrel setting by the gate under a tree. Carpet, sacks, maybe an old quilt, was snugly wrapped around the barrel and kept wet. This was used for drinking water mostly. A dipper was hung in the tree or on a peg on the barrel, to get your drink with.
Sometime later they built a rock house up the street a block, and on the big ditch, as it was called.
The family was raised in this house. The boys built some rooms on the back later. Rex was born in this house. What a happy occasion, as well as a big surprise. When Mrs. Ivins came infrom the bedroom with this beautiful baby, we all loved him.
As the boys got old enough they each in turn left home and found jobs. It was a happy day when they returned for maybe a day. In about 1916, Laurin and Roy came back and bought a farm north and west of Lund. And as soon as they could they built a home on it for their mother and she moved over where she was indeed happy. She enjoyed the home for several years, then about 1921 she had a severe stroke which left her right side paralyzed.
Aunt Lottie Bryner and Zella went out and spent the summer and cared for her. Aunt Lottie took her home to St. George and kept her for a year. Zella had her for about two years. She wanted to go home. They took her back to Lund and had a Mrs. Bradley come and care for her. Laurin got married and she stayed on in her home. Sometime later, Orvil and Tirza took her to their home in McGill, Nevada and kept her for a year or so, or until she died July 13, 1929. She was buried in Lund, Nevada. She lived eight and one half years after she had her stroke. She had another one which took her.
Priscilla was always busy caring for her home and family and helping anyone she could. If a new baby came to a home or someone was ill, she was always ready to help with maybe homemade bread or gathering the dirty clothes to take home, wash and iron and return it with abig smile and a cheerful remark of some kind.
She made lots of quilts and did lots of knitting keeping the family in stockings, sox, and mittens, or maybe a sweater.
She loved people and was happy when she could help someone. She was faithful to her religion, never missing Sacrament meetings or Relief Society. She would always see that the children got to Sunday School and Primary.
Priscilla was a wonderful person, a faithful wife, and the best of mothers, a good friend and neighbor. She loved children and always had some around to visit with and entertain.
After she had her stroke while living in St. George she went to the Temple often. She was wheeled there in a wheel chair. She was always happy the days she could go. She was patient, kind and uncomplaining. She was pleasant always and friendly. She endeared herself to everyone she knew. She had a great sense of humor and was very sharp and witty and always looked on the bright side of life, which made life much easier for her.
She learned to do many things after her stroke. She was very independent and didn't want tobe waited on, she wanted to help. She made her bed, dried dishes, broke string beans for canning. She walked with the aid of a cane fairly good. She even learned to write with her left hand and it was very good writing.
Edmund had a growth on his head which the doctors advised to have removed. Supposedly it was a simple operation, but he didn't recover. He died in an Ely hospital August 12, 1919. He was buried in Lund, Nevada.
Ed, Roy and Philo spent two years at Brigham Young University. Laurin worked and sent money to keep them there.
Ed spent two years with a survey gang. Then he went on an L.D.S. mission for two years around Illinois.
Philo spent eight years in the Marines. He saw a lot of places. He spent time in China and the Phillippines.
Orvil served twenty months in the Army in World War I. He went in November 1917 and came home in August 1919. In November of 1919, he went on a Mexican mission for twenty one months.
Rex served in the Army in World War II around three years. He spent some time in Iran and other places. He spent time in England.
Written and submitted by:
Eva Whitehead Hendrix, Zella H. Sturznegger, and Tirza G. Hendrix