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Samuel Nelson Alger, Jr
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Birth: Dec. 8, 1911
Carbon County
Utah, USA
Death: Apr. 17, 1996
Emery County
Utah, USA

Married Florence McGuirl on May 21, 1938

Samuel Nelson Alger

HUNTINGTON--Samuel Nelson Alger, 84, died April 17, 1996 at home.

He was born December 8, 1911 in Sunnyside, Utah to Samuel Nelson and Julia Adelaide Sanderson Alger. He married Florence McGuirl in Ottawa, Canada, May 21, 1937; solemnized in the Manti LDS Temple June 1, 1937. She preceded him in death. He later married Della Brasher December 13, 1986.

An active member of the LDS Church, he served two full time missions, bishop in the Elmo Ward, and in numerous other callings. He was a coal miner, farmer and insurance agent. He also served as president of the North Emery Water Users Association and was instrumental in establishing the culinary water system for Cleveland, Elmo and Lawrence. He and his father were instrumental in establishing phone service in Emery County.

He enjoyed riding his horses, hunting and camping with his family. He was also a member of the UMWA.

Survivors include his wife, Della, of Huntington; children and their spouses, Margaret and Ted Olsen of Roy; Phil and Sandi, Oklahoma; Suzette "Wilma" Alger of Sandy; Norm and Laurel of Sandy. Preceded in death by son, Kent. Also survived by stepchildren, Beverly and Dee Nielsen of Arizona; Bryce and Joyce Brasher, Lorie and Lee McElprang; and Vee and Courtney Guymon, all of Huntington. He had 34 grandchildren and 56 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by sisters, Zola Larsen and Iris Child.

Funeral services will be held Monday, April 22, 1996 at 11 a.m. in the Huntington Stake Center. Friends may call Sunday evening from 5 to 8 p.m. at Fausett Mortuary in Price, and one hour prior to services at the church.

Burial will be in the Elmo Cemetery.

The Salt Lake Tribune, April 20, 1996, Page: D10 
Family links: 
  Samuel Nelson Alger (1884 - 1951)
  Julia Adelaide Sanderson Alger (1882 - 1963)
  Della Brown Brasher Alger (1911 - 2009)
  Florence McGuirl Alger (1911 - 1985)*
  Nelson Kent Alger (1948 - 1972)*
*Calculated relationship
Elmo Cemetery
Emery County
Utah, USA
Maintained by: Ted and Kathleen (Hulet)...
Originally Created by: Penny Burgess Gough
Record added: Dec 07, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 45197822
Samuel Nelson Alger, Jr
Added by: Penny Burgess Gough
Samuel Nelson Alger, Jr
Added by: Penny Burgess Gough
Samuel Nelson Alger, Jr
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- Ted and Kathleen (Hulet) Cox
 Added: Jan. 22, 2013

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