08 April 2015

52 Ancestors Week 14 - William Mark Merryweather

The theme this week is Favorite Photo. My father has been doing genealogy as long as I can remember, and my grandmother did some as well. I have seen some of my old family photos hanging on the walls of my home for many years. One of my favorites is of the Merryweather family. So, today I'm going to write about William "Bill" Mark Merryweather.

William Merryweather is the boy standing in the back on the left
William Mark Merryweather was born Jan 15, 1891 in Scofield, Utah. His parents were Frank Merryweather and Fanny Boweter, the 4th of 13 children (4 of whom died in infancy). He lived most of his life in Utah, with short periods spent out of state for work. He married Ida Lovina Ellison in March 29, 1916 in Salt Lake City. They made their home in Cedar City, Utah. They had 6 girls, 4 survived into adulthood.
Bill was a plumber, and started the Southern Utah Plumbing and Heating Company with his brother-in-law Warren Cox. An excellent plumber, he worked on plumbing for several national parks, and at the Hoover Dam. He also did work at the St George LDS Temple.
He and Ida became temple workers in St George, and eventually moved there permanently. He died May 9, 1985, 94 years old, in Springville, Utah, and was buried in the Cedar City Cemetery.



with the kids and grandkids

Bill Merryweather

The Merryweather boys with their dad. Front row: Walter and Earl; Back row: Austin, William, Frank A. and Frank H.

Bill and Ida with their daughters


Bill and Ida at their 50th anniversary party

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Parents:
Frank Hyrum Merryweather (1864-1947)
Fanny Boweter (1866-1951)

Siblings:
Sarah Ethel Merryweather (1886-1944)
Emma Minnie Merryweather (1887-1962)
Frank Albert Merryweather (1889-1971)
Eva Kate Merryweather (1892-1941)
Austin Oliver Merryweather (1895-1958)
Oliver Austin Merryweather (1895-1895)
Zilpha Frances Merryweather (1897-1984)
Merryweather (1900-1900)
Raymond Earl Merryweather (1901-1990)
Daughter Merryweather (1903-1903)
Merryweather (1904-1904)
Walter LeRoy Merryweather (1905-1984)

Spouse:
Ida Lovina Ellison (1892-1980)

Children:
Atha Merryweather (living)
Eva Merryweather (1919-1919)
Afton Merryweather (living)
Lael Merryweather (1927 – 2012)
Baby Merryweather (1930 – 1930)
Orell Merryweather (living)