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Lewis Elmer Lind
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Birth: Oct. 11, 1894
Uintah County
Utah, USA
Death: Sep. 7, 1988
Salt Lake City
Salt Lake County
Utah, USA

Lewis Elmer Lind

Lewis Elmer Lind was the son of Liza (Eliza) Gray Lind and Lewis Peter Lind.

Elmer Lind married Lucy G. Goodrich May 31, 1917 in the Salt Lake Temple, Utah. They purchased the Bates ranch and moved there in June. Her mother moved in with them, having sold her property. They lived there a year and a half.

On December 24, 1917 their first child Virginia was born, being about three months premature. Dr. O'Donnell dressed her for burial and did not order an incubator, but she kept warm with two hot water bottles until April. She lived on, her first food being taken from a medicine dropper. We bathed her only in oil for six weeks. At the end of this time she weighed only two pounds, one-half pound less than at birth. She then began to gain a little and by the end of the year 1918 she seemed to be out of danger, which they considered a miracle.

After living at the ranch and improving it they traded it to Robert Allred for his small farm near Naples store,and received $2,000 difference on it. Elmer had intended working in the bee business but had an opportunity to buy the Naples store, which he did. On September 29, 1919 they lost a premature baby boy, Lawrence Harmond Lind.

Elmer, then turned the store into the Ashley Cooperative Company. He worked in the Ashley Coop and they bought a home in Vernal, Utah. He later sold his stock here and went to work in the Acorn Mercantile Store. He later purchased the stock of goods in partnership with Marion E. Shaffer.

While here in Vernal Mildred, their second baby girl was born November 7, 1920. Calvin G. Lind, their second son was born June 22, 1922 and being one month premature he died the same day. December 14, 1923 Rulon was born, one month premature. Lucy stayed in bed for a period of three months. On July 30, 1925 Ruth was born, also premature. In September 1926 Lucy went to the LDS Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah for an operation for tumor of the uterus.

December of that year they moved to Dry Fork Canyon. The property was very sandy. They were making plans to make it a sheep and dairy ranch. Hay and grain were grown successfully here. They also traded five stands of bees, due to the great demand for this fine canyon honey, that was produced.

In 1934 was the severe drought and they moved to Vernal for a period of five months where Elmer Lind was drought director in the Emergency Cattle and Sheep Program. The neighbor on the ranch above them interfered with their water rights even though theirs was protected by an old decree. It became necessary to prove their right through court and this delay meant an almost complete crop failure. Also they lost their strawberry patch, their young apple and peach orchard and most of their alfalfa. They were never able to replace the fruit, though they tried many years.

In the spring of 1935 all four children had a severe case of measles with flu and ear infections, all having to have both ears lanced. Virginia had to go an extra year of school due to sick absences.

On December 6, 1955 they left for Arizona as Lucy was still suffering from a severe case of flu contracted four years before and her lungs were affected and a stubborn cough resulted. Her tonsils were infected and she had them removed. When his wife Lucy died of cancer on October 15, 1965. Elmer married second Tho Carruth Morrison on June 9, 1966.

L. Elmer Lind of Maeser left Sunday for Salt Lake City to serve as doorman in the State Senate during the forthcoming session of the State Legislature that started Monday.

Mr. Lind and State Senator Leland Sowards, (D-Uintah, Daggett) drove out together. Both Mr. Lind and State Sen. Sowards have been ranchers and stockmen in the Vernal area.

-Vernal Express, January 12, 1961, transcribed by Rhonda Holton

Children not listed below: Virginia Lind Andreasen

Son-in-law: Henry Mansfield 
Family links: 
  Lewis Peter Lind (1865 - 1944)
  Eliza Gray Lind (1870 - 1953)
  Lucy Goodrich Lind (1891 - 1965)*
  Virginia Lind Andreasen (1917 - 1988)*
  Lawrence Harmon Lind (1919 - 1919)*
  Rulon Lind (1923 - 1999)*
  Calvin Goodrich Lind (1923 - 1923)*
  Ruth Lind Jones (1925 - 1984)*
  Lillie Lucille Lind Prichard (1891 - 1933)*
  Lewis Elmer Lind (1894 - 1988)
  John Raymond Lind (1901 - 1985)*
*Calculated relationship
Vernal Memorial Park
Uintah County
Utah, USA
Plot: BH12.00_L4_S4
Created by: Rhonda
Record added: Aug 14, 2007
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Lewis Elmer Lind
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He is my great grand uncle.
- Rhonda
 Added: Aug. 23, 2010

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