|Birth: ||Mar. 30, 1830|
New York, USA
|Death: ||Jul. 8, 1908|
Oliver DeMill is the son of Anna Knight DeMill and Freeborn DeMill.
Oliver married Emily Almina Beal May 13, 1855 in the Endowment House in Salt Lake City, Utah and was living in Sanpete County when President Brigham Young called him to settle southern Utah.
To this union they had the following children: Olive Emily DeMill, Oliver DeMill Jr., Ida Sylvina DeMill, Ira DeMill Oscar, Melvina and Benjamin Franklin DeMill.
On 13 Jun 1865 at Salt Lake City, Utah he married Fidelia WINGATE. To this union were born the following: Adelia DE MILLE, Ada Elvira DE MILLE, Almeda DEMILL, Jesse DEMILLE, Melbourne DEMILLE, Melvina DEMILLE, Adlinda DEMILLE
Oliver DeMill, among others, left Sanpete County and first arrived January 20, 1862 in a place they called Shonesburg named after the Indian chief, Shones. The pioneers built dams and tried to tame the unpredictable Virgin River but it wasn't until 1865 before they finally had a good harvest of corn, cane and cotton. In 1866, the settlement was abandoned due to Indian troubles, but in 1868 some of the original settlers returned. Over the years the flooding of the river washed away farmland and by 1897 there was not enough children to hold school. By the year 1900 only Oliver DeMill was left and then he even moved to Rockville, Utah.
The little settlement of Shonesburg was left abandoned with little to show that for fourty years the pioneers had worked and toiled hard on this area. All that was left was a rock house, a few chimney's and a derelict cemetery.
Oliver was called to serve a mission in 1893.
Oliver DeMill, about 80 years of age, died at Rockville on the 8th of old age and general debility. He was founder of Shoensburg and was well known in the early days of Dixie.
Washington County News
July 16, 1908
Spouse: Emily Almina BEAL
Marriage: 13 May 1855
Endowment House, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah
Spouse: Fidelia WINGATE
Marriage: 13 Jun 1865
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Ut
Spouse: Rebecca Jane ALLRED
Marriage: 10 Oct 1865
Spouse: Rachel GIFFORD
Marriage: 2 Jan 1878
Freeborn DeMill (1795 - 1881)
Anna Knight DeMill (1804 - 1878)
Emily Almina Beal DeMille (1839 - 1905)*
Fidelia Winget DeMill (1847 - 1931)*
Rachel Gifford DeMille (1829 - 1846)*
Olive Emily DeMill Stevens (1857 - 1913)*
Oliver Demille (1859 - 1938)*
Orpha Almina DeMille Millett (1862 - 1909)*
Ozro DeMille (1863 - 1942)*
Oscar Demille (1866 - 1946)*
Ida Sylvina Demille Millett (1868 - 1941)*
Ada DeMille Beal (1869 - 1948)*
Ira DeMille (1871 - 1918)*
Melvina Demille (1872 - 1872)*
Benjamin Franklin Demille (1873 - 1944)*
Almeda DeMille Beal (1874 - 1902)*
Melbourne DeMill (1876 - 1950)*
Levi Garrett DeMille (1876 - 1950)*
Anna Mariah DeMille Petty (1878 - 1960)*
Adlinda DeMill Hall (1878 - 1963)*
Jesse DeMill (1882 - 1964)*
Roswell Demille (1882 - 1955)*
Adelia DeMille Petty (1885 - 1906)*
Created by: Rhonda
Record added: May 27, 2008
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