Wilma Cox Beal

WASHINGTON COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY     (Washington County, Utah)

BOOK

"Leeds Historical Events in Bits & Pieces"

by Wilma Cox Beal

This out-of-print-book was compiled and written by Wilma Cox Beal. She grew up in Kanab, but married and moved to Silver Reef in 1934. She has lived in Leeds since 1946.

Paperback, 200 Pages, 8 1/4" x 10 3/4" x 1/2"
Published by Southwestern Printing & Publishing Co., Leeds UT 84746
August 1996


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COVER

Front cover of Leeds Historical Events in Bits & Pieces


TABLE OF CONTENTS

Title
About the Author
Preface
Early Leeds Photos
Introduction and Acknowledgements
Contents
Chapter 1: BIRTH OF LEEDS
    Organizations and Beginnings
    Earning a Livelihood
    Cattle and Such
    Fun in Leeds
    Sorghum Making
    Gadianton Robbers
Chapter 2: HISTORICAL HOMES AND LIVES THEY HAVE TOUCHED
    William Stirling
    Cannery
    John Wilkinson
    Benjamin Stringham/Robert Pixton/Joe Thomas
    School House
    Julia Ford
    Bert Harris
    Mosiah L Hancock
    Brigham Young McMullin
        Poem for Ethyl
    Civilian Conservation Corps
    Ranger Station
    Charles Connelley
    Tithing Office
    Alma Angell/William Sullivan
    George Angell/Walter Eagar
    Donald Elijah Fuller
    Elijah Thomas
        Making Oil in Early Days
    David Chidester
    William Stirling/Chris Olsen
Chapter 3: BISHOPS (FATHERS OF THE WARD)
    Wyllys D. Fuller
    Goudy Hogan
    George H. Crosby
    Brigham Young McMullin
    David Stirling
    Ira Edward McMullin
        Dedication of Chapel
    L. Stanley Fuller
    Charles E. Allen
    Clair Stirling
    Ross C. Savage
    Walter Eagar
    L. Merlin Sullivan
    Ray H. Gleave
        Dedication of Chapel
    H. Carlyle Stirling
    Donald Fawson
    Alan Howard
    Russell Peine
    G. Ray Beal (Second Ward)
Chapter 4: RELIEF SOCIETY PRESIDENTS (CHARITY NEVER FAILETH)
    Elizabeth Cooper Pixton
    Anna Maria Wilkinson
    Sarah Ann Leany Stirling
    Susanah Adams Harris
    Helen Leany McMullin
    Caroline Parker McMullin
    Ada Parker McMullin
    Lavinnia Angell Fuller
    Hazel Hopkins McMullin
    Ethel Isom Stirling
    Ada Workman Sullivan
    Evelyn Savage McMullin
    Ethyl McMullin George
    Wilma Cox Beal
    Tana Seegmiller Sullivan
    Louise Fluckiger Stirling
    Bonnie Pierce Goodrich
    Florence Kooyman Pickering
    Janice Waugaman Jenkins
    Joan Butler VanSeters
    Laurelle Leany Dalton
    Arita Perrfield Evans
    Marilyn West Young (Second Ward)
    Dorthea Cox Horrocks (First Ward)
Chapter 5: MAYORS (CIVIC LEADERS)
    Clair Stirling
    Arthur A. Eastman
    Willard G. McMullin
    Frank Eagar
    D. Glenn Beal
    Ross C. Savage
    Clin Davenport
    Carl Seierup
    Stanley Roberts
    Brent DeMille
Chapter 6: CULINARY WATER (A LIFE SAVER)
    Purifying Our Water
    Articles of Incorporation
Chapter 7: PROGRESS
    Leeds Mercantile
    Leeds Post Office
    Shopping Center
    Business
    Talent
    Traditions
Chapter 8: FIRE (DESTROYER)
    Cannery Fire
    Clair and Helen Stirling Fire
    Carter/Isom Fire
    Bill and Carlynn Hall Fire
    Rice Bank Fire
    Jessie J Ranch Fire
    Bob and Alene Cuff Fire
    Karl and Brenda Hall Fire
    Bert Leany Fire
    Pine Valley Mountain Fire
Chapter 9: LOVED ONES (RESTING PLACE)
Chapter 10: SCHOOL BUS
Chapter 11: MISDEEDS IN LEEDS
    Drugs
    Drive By Shooting
    Handcuffed
    Con Man
    Convicts
    UDOT
Chapter 12: BITS AND PIECES
    Ann Willis
    Butch Cassidy
    Stirlings
    Sullivans
    Savages
    Etta
    Orson Reid
    Veir
    Evelyn
    Vernon Joos
    Character Molding
    Coyotes and Bobcats
    Snakes
    Skull Dugery
    Highway 91
    Cars
    Primary
    MIA and Clubs
    Mother's Day Potted Plant
    Parties
    Pounding Pipes
    Earthquake
    Tractor Doctor
    Married Twice in Two Hours
    Polygamy
    Tom
Epilogue: MY HOMETOWN