|Birth: ||Jan. 19, 1872|
|Death: ||Feb. 9, 1955|
Salt Lake County
Joseph Williman Haws was born 19 Jan 1872, at Mona, Juab, Utah. His boyhood years were spent in Mona. His father was John Madison Haws (born 24 Mar 1847) and his mother was Martha Bitner Glazier (born 8 Oct 1848). His father's parents were Gilberth Haws (born 10 Mar 1801) and Hannah Whitcomb (born 17 Apr 1806). His mother's parents were Shepherd Glazier (born 9 Sep 1793) and Rosetta Dean (born 4 Jun 1804).
When Will, as he was called, was sixteen years old he moved to Butte, Montana. He worked with his father and brothers helping to build the railroad between Idaho Falls and Butte. He also operated a quarry and wood yard for building materials.
They moved to Salt Lake City, Utah. From there the family moved to Elwood in Bear River Valley, now known as Tremonton, Utah. He helped his father and brothers pioneer the construction of the irrigation system of that area. They also owned and operated the first feeder and thresher which was horse powered.
It was in Bear River Valley that Joseph Williman Haws [called Will] met and later married Inez Evelette Rose. He met her when he stopped for a drink of water at her parent's home [Alley Stephen Rose and Alvira Evelette Smith]. Inez gave him the drink. When Will returned home he stated that he had met his wife. They were married 3 March 1897.
While living in Elwood, Utah, they became parents of a daughter, Inez Thelma, and a son Ray Williman. Will was then called on a mission to the Western States. While he was on this mission a daughter, Travis Rose, was born on February 26, 1902. She was born at home with a midwife doing the delivery by the name of Larsen. In the years to follow three more sons, Joseph Reed, Glenn Alley, and Stephen John [died as a baby] were born and another daughter, Edith.
The family moved to Holbrook, Idaho, in 1910, where they dry farmed for thirteen years. He loved good horses and always drove a good team.
From 1923 to 1934 their home was Blackfoot, Idaho, where they operated the Utah-Idaho Sugar Factory farm. In 1934 they rented a farm at Ammon, Idaho, (near Idaho Falls) where they lived until 1940. It was on this farm that their son, Reed, was struck by lightning and killed while in the fields irrigating. As his family was all grown and gone, Will and Inez moved to Ririe, Idaho, so that they could be near their son, Ray. Ray and his wife, Eliza, owned and operated a grocery store in Ririe. They resided in Ririe until their death.
His life was devoted to service and building churches. He helped build four churches and two tabernacles. He was Uncle Will to everyone and in later years was Grandpa to all the small children he met. Inez died 27 Oct 1949. Joseph Williman died 10 Feb 1955, in Murray, Utah, while staying with his daughter, Travis.
(This information was acquired from a short history found in the papers left by his daughter, Travis Rose Haws McMillan. It was revised and rewritten by his granddaughter 17 Apr 1999.)
** (Added note: His daughter, Travis, used to relate the story of why she was named Travis. It is usually a boy's name. She said that her dad had a missionary companion with the last name of ‘Travis'. He liked his companion and the name so well that he decided to name his next child after him rather it be a girl or boy. It turned out to be a girl, so therefore, she was named Travis.
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(Submitted by 'On angels wings' 10-24-2011)
John Madison Haws (1847 - 1916)
Martha Bitner Glazier Haws (1848 - 1912)
Inez Evelette Rose Haws (1873 - 1949)
Inez Thelma Haws Peck (1898 - 1924)*
Ray Williman Haws (1900 - 1962)*
Travis Rose Haws McMillan (1902 - 1992)*
Joseph Reed Haws (1904 - 1938)*
Glenn Alley Haws (1905 - 1952)*
Stephen John Haws (1908 - 1908)*
Edith Haws Flatt (1910 - 1976)*
Fielding Memorial Park Cemetery
Maintained by: Sunflower Lady
Originally Created by: Collins Crapo
Record added: May 14, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 8752075