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Hezekiah Utterback, Sr
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Birth: Dec. 17, 1810
Woodford County
Kentucky, USA
Death: Mar. 2, 1875
Keokuk County
Iowa, USA

Hezekiah married Caroline Hanks on 22 Aug 1834 in Johnson Co, IN, and they were the parents of:

Guinney/31 May 1835 (Mrs John Wesley Stephenson)
Frances/19 Jun 1836
Mahlon Willis/26 Dec 1837 m. Elizabeth Ellen Ridpath
Washington/30 Oct 1839
Samuel/6 May 1841

(Caroline was the daughter of Abner Hanks and Frances McEndre).

He next married Mary McCandre on 14 Oct 1841 in Johnson Co, IN, and they were the parents of:

Perry/30 Aug 1842
Maleva/7 Feb 1844 (Mrs Jefferson Utterback)
Crittendon/14 May 1846
Mary Jane/21 Nov 1848 (Mrs John Millikin)
William G/1 Aug 1850 m. Fanny Knowler
Thomas Jefferson/1 Aug 1850
Hezekiah, Jr/20 Oct 1852
Sarah Delilah/14 Apr 1856 (Mrs John Rivers)
Zachariah/19 Aug 1860 m. Sarah A Knowler

After Mary died, he married Elizabeth Hawley about 1870.


One of the most melancholy disasters which ever occurred in the county was the explosion of a boiler at Alexander Demorris' saw-mill, in Steady Run township. It occurred March 2, 1875, and resulted in the instant death of four persons, the fatal injury of a fifth, and serious injury of several others.

The mill was very thronged with work and was being run at a high pressure of steam. At the time of the explosion the mill was not in operation, it having been stopped for a short time to file the saw, and a head of steam was allowed to accumulate beyond the capacity of the boiler. Mr. Demorris was filing the saw; Hezekiah Utterback, his son, Hezekiah Utterback, Jr, and nephew, Pony Utterback, had just arrived with a log. Mr. Utterback, Sr, was talking with Mr. Demorris and the boys had gone to the furnace to warm themselves; the engineer had just stepped out with a Mr. Merrifield to mark some logs when the explosion took place. The two Utterback boys, R. D. Snakenberg and Andrew Binehart were killed instantly. Mr. Utterback, Sr, was struck by the debris, fracturing his skull and lower jaw, from the effects of which injuries he shortly died. Mr. Demorris had a leg and three ribs broken and his face blown full of particles from the furnace. Mr. Merrifield had a leg badly bruised and the engineer sustained a number of serious injuries. Mr. Binehart and Mr. Snakenburg were turning a log on the carriage at the time of the explosion and were mangled in a horrible manner. The mill was a total wreck, the boiler being torn apart at every joint and scattered over several acres of ground.
Family links: 
  Nimrod Utterback (1768 - 1823)
  Gwinny Perry Utterback (1776 - 1858)
  Mary McCandre Utterback (1820 - 1868)
  Guinney Utterback Stephenson (1835 - 1929)*
  Mahlon Willis Utterback (1837 - 1925)*
  Thomas Jefferson Utterback (1850 - 1872)*
  William C Utterback (1850 - 1934)*
  Hezekiah Utterback (1852 - 1875)*
  Sarah Delilah Utterback Rivers (1856 - 1948)*
  Zachariah Utterback (1860 - 1929)*
  John Utterback (1797 - 1876)*
  William Utterback (1802 - 1896)*
  Corbin Utterback (1803 - 1897)*
  Henry Utterback (1805 - 1886)*
  Laban Utterback (1807 - 1891)*
  Hezekiah Utterback (1810 - 1875)
  Rebekah Utterback Hanks (1817 - 1901)*
  Elliott Utterback (1817 - 1901)*
*Calculated relationship
Pennington Cemetery
Keokuk County
Iowa, USA
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Record added: Nov 17, 2006
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