|Birth: ||May 12, 1859|
|Death: ||Apr. 1, 1919|
Mary Henrietta Henriod Bigler was the daughter of Eugene Alphonso Henriod and Mary Thorne Mallett. She was the wife of Don Mangum Bigler.
Two of her children, "Etta" and Don Alphonso, died when they were still toddlers.
Her husband was a farmer who also became a prospector. In the spring of 1894, he and three other partners struck it rich when they hit a two foot thick vein of gold that ran through two of their mining claims, located in the Clifton mining district, near the Utah-Nevada border. Their four claims were named the Midas, Lucky May, June Bug and Golden Eagle.
Their house was located on Main Street in American Fork. Unfortunately, it was just torn down a few years ago to make way for a parking lot.
Her daughter, Leah, said that Beryl was her favorite, and Beryl always told others that Leah was her favorite.
According to her granddaughter, Madeleine, she died of pernicious anemia.
DEATH CLAIMS ONE OF OLDEST RESIDENTS
Mrs. Henrietta Bigler Dies After Illness of Two Years
Mrs. Henrietta Bigler, one of the oldest residents of American Fork, died last Tuesday at Provo, of enlargement of the spleen. She had been ill for about two years. She was born in Armerican Fork on May 12, 1859, the daugher of E. A. Henroid (sic), one of the very early pioneer settlers in this section of the country.
When quite a young woman Mrs. Bigler was married to Don M. Bigler of Nephi. Her husband died about fourteen years ago. Mrs. Bigler is survived by two daughters, Mrs. John Robinson of American Fork and Mrs. Abraham Bowers of Nephi. She also leaves two sisters and three brothers. The sisters are Mrs. D.C. Adam(s)on, and Mrs. T.J. Chipman, both of American Fork. The brothers are E.H. Henroid (sic) of American Fork, William Henroid (sic) of Pleasant Valley, Nev., and F. A. Henroid (sic) of Salt Lake. She is also survived by six grandchildren.
Mrs. Bigler was one of the most highly respected and esteemed women of the communities in which she lived and was generally loved for her splendid character. As a mother she was exemplary and during the early days of hardship among the pioneers whe was one of the dependable women in time of sickness and distress. In church work she was active until a few years ago when illness compelled her to relinquish many of the duties which had brought her happiness during the busy days of her earlier life.
The funeral was held last Thursday afternoon, Bishop Joseph H. Storrs officiating. The opening prayer was offered by Ray D. Nicholes. "I Need Thee Every Hour" was sung by the ladies chorus, and "I Know That My Redemer Liveth," was sung as a chorus and solo, Mrs. Edith Young singing the solo. The speakers were Professor Joseph B. Forbes, President S. L. Chipman and James H. clarke. Miss Eva Chipman sang "I'll Do What You Want Me to Do, Dear Lord." The benediction was pronounced by Joseph Miller.
Eugene Alphonso Henriod (1833 - 1930)
Mary Thorne Mallett Henriod (1828 - 1911)
Don Mangum Bigler (1854 - 1905)
Don Alphonso Bigler (1880 - 1882)*
Leah Domitile Bigler Robinson (1882 - 1972)*
Mary Henrietta Bigler (1884 - 1888)*
Nettie Beryl Bigler Bowers (1887 - 1972)*
Eugene Henry Henriod (1855 - 1929)*
William Wilford Henriod (1857 - 1927)*
Mary Henrietta Henriod Bigler (1859 - 1919)
Helen Ainger Henriod Adamson (1861 - 1922)*
Edward Henriod (1864 - 1864)*
Frederic Augustus Henriod (1865 - 1954)*
Thomas Henriod (1867 - 1868)*
Emily Mallett Henriod Chipman (1869 - 1958)*
American Fork Cemetery
Plot: Section B Lot 125 Space 3
Created by: Beeswax
Record added: Jan 12, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 10310749