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 Myron Eliphus Lance

Myron Eliphus Lance

Midway, Wasatch County, Utah, USA
Death 6 May 1930 (aged 51)
Provo, Utah County, Utah, USA
Burial Duchesne, Duchesne County, Utah, USA
Plot B5,L14,S1
Memorial ID 30718548 · View Source
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Son of Orson Hyde Lance and Mahala Melvina Love

Husband of Caroline Mayhew Lance , married 6 Dec 1900 in Giles, Wayne, UT. Sealed-28 Apr 1940 SLAKE Temple in Salt Lake City,UT,USA

Father of Artie Eliphus Lance, Ilda Mae Lance Shirts , Orson William Lance, Homer Austin Lance, Myron Rex Lance, Abba Gale Lance, Charles Ray Lance, Arzy Mayhew Lance, Ila Lance, Carl & Darl (twins) Lance, Martha Mayhew Sievers and Dartha (twins) Lance and Melvina Lance Bigelow

Brother of: Mahala Melvina Lance Peterson, Orson William Lance, Myron Eliphas Lance, Mary Eliza Lance Musser, Alice Jane Lance Hanks, Clara Melissa Lance Billings, Charles Samuel Lance, Elvira Anne Lance Scott, and Henry Lance

Myron Eliphus Lance was born in Midway, Utah, the third child of Orson Hyde Lance and Mahala Melvina Love on 25 August 1878. Myron started his life near the mountain. His father Orson may have drawn to it because his ancestors came fro Switzerland. His mother Mahala Melvina Love was a full-blooded Cherokee who was "adopted" by the Love family. they left Midway in September 1881 and arrived in Arizona in Noovember as Orson was called to Arizona on a mission there, they had many trials and hardships during their mission there, but they built their home andhelped many others to build. they were relaeased and retunred to their home in Midway in the spring of 1887 so Myron spent from ages 2 to 8 in Arizona. When he was 10 years old, he faced another move, this time to Arizona but stopped at Woodland where his brother was born then they went from there to Giles, Wayne, Utah where they lived for many years.
Myron grew to manhood under the guidance of his father orson. Like his father, he was big and tall, raw-boned bit not heavy. He was very strong from farming and ranch. His strength grew to be legendary.

On December 6, 1900 at age 22, he married Caroline Mayhew from the other side of the river, who had turned 18. The Mayhew family family had moved to Giles in 1884 and Caroline had spent all but her first two years living there. Myron & Caroline settled down and started family life together, to this union were born 14 children, including two sets of twins. He was a farmer, rancher, cowboy, musician and family man. He was colorful and bigger than life. He was easy going and he was good to the children. He didn't talk much. He never said an unkind word to Caroline or the children. Even when angry, he never swore.
He was known as "Miles" and he spoke his middle name as "Ee-leef-us." thought not easily riled, once he got angry, he was not afraid to settle things with fighting. He was extremely strong and was never beaten in a fight. Those who rasied his ire were taught a hard physical lesson because of his strength, he was feared by most people around him, everyone liked him.
He never owed anybody anything, and paid every debt he had. His word was as good as gold. Everybody in the country trusted him.
As typical of the time, he did not have a lot of formal education. However, he was taught by his well-educated mother and got along quite well. He faced many challenges in the harsh life of living in remote communities and on ranches. He probably endured many prejudices being half Cherokee and half white.

He went to Church every Sunday and took the family with him. Myron was kind to all the neighbors, including the Indians. Myron played the fiddle and Caroline played the organ, they would play at the many church dances in Roosevelt, Vernal, Utahn, Strawberry and many other places.
He had some of the best horses in the country, he knew horses and he rode a good horse.

Myron became ill and was hospitlaized in Provo, Utah, he spent sometime convalescing in the hospital, but never recovered and died on May 6, 1930 at the age of 51 from "hardening of the arteries" or plaque in the arteries. He buried in the Duchense cemetery.

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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Myron Eliphus Lance (25 Jul 1878–6 May 1930), Find A Grave Memorial no. 30718548, citing Duchesne City Cemetery, Duchesne, Duchesne County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by SRBentz (contributor 47051679) .