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Brigham Heber Bingham
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Birth: Dec. 15, 1841
La Harpe
Hancock County
Illinois, USA
Death: Feb. 15, 1935
Maricopa County
Arizona, USA

Son of Erastus Willard Bingham (1798-1882) and Lucinda Gates Bingham (1797-1874). Married to Angeline Theresia Aldous.

Bingham Heber Bingham was born Dec 15, 1841, at La Harpe, Illinois. Five years after his birth, he was a member of one of the first wagon trains to leave Nauvoo, in February 1847, the Daniel Spencer/Ira Eldredge Company (1847). This pioneer company consisted of 174 individuals and 76 wagons when it began its journey from the outfitting post on the Elkhorn River, about 27 miles west of Winter Quarters, Nebraska, on 17 June 1847. They arrived in Utah 19-22 September 1847.

At the approximate age of five years Brigham survived a winter more severe than the last, with no more protection than a canvas across the top of a wagon. Nevertheless, Brigham survived with the lucky ones and was with his family in their first home in Weber County.

Brigham was the first Bishop of Wilson Ward and he was the first president of Wilson Y. M. M.I. A. He rendered valuable assistance both with finances and labor in the construction of the Salt Lake Temple and the Wilson Ward meeting house. The benches that he made for the latter are still in use.

He was director of the Wilson Irrigation Company and was instrumental in bringing the water to this community via the Wilson Canal. In 1882 he was selectman of Weber County. He assisted in the construction of the Central Pacific and Union Pacific Railroads in this vicinity.

In 1890 he went to Mexico to escape the penalty of the laws of the land concerning plural marriages. While there he preached the gospel and assisted the saints and helped build two other church houses.

In 1912 he returned to Wilson. In his later life he lived in Mesa, Arizona, and spent his time in temple work. In June of 1931 he was crowned King of the Maricopa Stake M. I. A. old folks party and was awarded the honor of being the oldest man who could read without glasses. At that time he had 19 children and 175 posterity.

He died 10 February 1935 at the age of 93. He was an ardent advocate of the philosophy of "By their fruits ye shall know them".
Edited from the book "The Descendants of Erastus Bingham and Lucinda Gates" (bio by: Bary Gammell) 
Family links: 
  Erastus Willard Bingham (1798 - 1882)
  Lucinda Gates Bingham (1797 - 1874)
  Angeline Theresia Aldous Bingham (1843 - 1929)
  Mary Alice Lomax Bingham (1861 - 1937)
  Brigham Heber Bingham (1862 - 1940)*
  Edwin Aldous Bingham (1864 - 1945)*
  Robert Bingham (1867 - 1946)*
  Elijah Norman Bingham (1870 - 1946)*
  Edna Bingham Brown (1872 - 1957)*
  Joseph Bingham (1874 - 1942)*
  Georgina Ann Bingham Combe (1877 - 1948)*
  Mary Ann Bingham Murphy (1879 - 1924)*
  Lucinda Bingham (1881 - 1891)*
  Erastus Bingham (1884 - 1959)*
  Ethel Exile Bingham Farnsworth (1887 - 1960)*
  William Jefferson Bingham (1888 - 1962)*
  John Brigham Bingham (1889 - 1986)*
  Minerva Alice Bingham Cluff (1891 - 1985)*
  Dora Jane Bingham Spindler (1898 - 1988)*
  Mary Elizabeth Bingham Skousen (1900 - 1982)*
  Mary Bingham Farr (1820 - 1893)*
  Sanford Bingham (1821 - 1910)*
  Erastus Bingham (1822 - 1906)*
  Thomas Bingham (1824 - 1889)*
  Lucinda Bingham Hastings (1826 - 1894)*
  Maria Louisa Bingham Goodale (1828 - 1893)*
  Willard Bingham (1830 - 1913)*
  Edwin Bingham (1832 - 1903)*
  Brigham Heber Bingham (1841 - 1935)
  Warner Bingham (1863 - 1918)**
*Calculated relationship
Ogden City Cemetery
Weber County
Utah, USA
Created by: Roger McFarland
Record added: Jun 26, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 5572251
Brigham Heber Bingham
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