Sunday, November 4, 2012

Margaret Fife Miller 1829-1915

Great, Great, Great Grandmother of
Darrin Everett Allred

Birth: 25 Jul 1829
Place:  Devon, Clackmannan, Scotland
Married:  John Easton (before 1851)
   David Miller, 7 Feb 1854
Death:  1 Jan 1915, Greenville, Utah
Parents:  Adam Fife and Helen Sharp

Margaret Fife was the second child of fifteen, eight sisters and six brothers.  Her father was a coalminer.  Margaret also worked in the coalmines growing up.  It was a very hard life.  Her parents joined the L.D.S. Church in Scotland and Margaret was baptized the 13th of September 1848.  The family left Scotland in 1849, sailing to New Orleans, Louisiana.  They then traveled to St. Louis where they remained for a time before crossing the plains to the Deseret Territory.

Margaret met and married John Easton in Grovie, Missouri.   She, John and their small son, John, traveled with the Joseph Wilkies Company, arriving in the Valley the fall of 1851.  On the 3rd of July 1853, they were sealed in the Endowment House.  They moved to Cedar where a daughter, Ellen, was born.  Against the advise of Church leaders, John decided to go to California during the gold rush.  He left Margaret in Utah with two small children.  They were divorced.

Margaret moved to Ogden, Utah where her parents were living.  She met and married David Miller in Salt Lake.  They were sealed at a later date by Brigham Young.  Called to colonize Greenville in Beaver County, this is where they established a home and began a farming operation.  David also became the Postmaster of Greenville. 

In addition to Margaret’s two children from her first marriage, she and David were blessed with eight more.  They were valiant members of the church and endured their trials well.  They were happy and satisfied and raised a wonderful family.  David preceded Margaret in death, passing away in 1890.  Margaret died from a burn accident on New Year’s Day, 1915.  She is buried in the Greenville Cemetery.

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