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 Ancil Rey Redd

Ancil Rey Redd

Birth
Colonia Juarez, Casas Grandes Municipality, Chihuahua, Mexico
Death 24 Jul 1931 (aged 38)
Blanding, San Juan County, Utah, USA
Burial Blanding, San Juan County, Utah, USA
Plot 3_26_2_1
Memorial ID 66645 · View Source
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Published in the San Juan Record July 30, 1931.
ANCIL REDD MEETS DEATH BY ACCIDENT AT RODEO FRIDAY
Thrown from horse in race and has fractured skull. Died instantly, funeral Sunday morning.
This community as well as close friends and acquaintances throughout the country and state were plunged into deep and sincere sorrow late Friday afternoon by the news of the tragic death of Ancil Redd, gentle and beloved citizen of Blanding.
Mr. Redd was participants in one of the races know as a chicken pull a part of the Pioneer day celebration. There were many entries in the race and the men were riding hard and fast for the sack containing the prize when Mr. Redd's horse stumbled and fell throwing him to the ground with terrific force. The blow caused a severe fracture of the skull which resulted in Mr. Redd's immediate death. Dr. Sherman was hastily summoned but Mr. Redd had passed beyond human help before his arrival.
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Biography Sketch (by Albert R. Lyman)
Ancil Ray Redd, who met death in an accident here on the twenty-fourth, was born August 27th 1892, in Colonia Juarez, Mexico. He was a son of Lemuel H. Redd, Sr., and Louisa Chamberlin Red. He came in his early teens with his brothers and other members of the family to Blanding and has lived here since that time engaged in the cattle business and in farming.
He was married December 15, 1915 to Louise Elliotte of Salt Lake City. Who had been one of the local school faculty for two years. Their living children are: Miss Afton, Eillott, Argile, Don, Jesse May and Eugene.
Familiarly and lovingly know as "Ance" to a wide circle of friends he was generally recognized for his good judgment and his faithfulness to every trust. His cheerfulness to every trust. His cheerfulness did not fall because of the drought, the depression or the frequent return of adversity. He met with severe set hacks in the cattle business, had much hard sledding and no soft snaps, but he took it all grandly and paid his bills even though it left him short of the necessities.
For a number of years he has been associated with Fred S. Lyman and Guy R. Hurst in the stake Y. M. M. J. A. where his willing and dependable services will be greatly missed. And he was in charge of the water system of Blanding a work as difficult as it is unpleasant, he had to be firm in maintaining rules for the economical use of the water, and the had to bear blame and protest where no such thing was due.
His sudden death came as a terrible shock and the loss of a real man is keenly felt by the whole community. He is a worthy son of the L. H. Redd, Sr., who was one of the four intrepid scouts to risk their lives in saving the pioneer company from disaster in the winter of 1880. "Ance" gave his best for the same cause, and though he was cut down in the prime of his young manhood, he lived long enough to show that some kind of metal and his name will go on be cherished for the good part he took.
Great sympathy is felt for his wife and children so suddenly robbed of husband and father. Besides his family he is survived by his brothers, President Wayne H. Redd, Benjamin F. Redd, parley Redd, J. Wiley Redd, of Blanding, James M. Redd Sr. of Monticello; Mrs. Mitia Rommey of Chicago, Mrs. Susan Butler of Mesa, Arizona; Mrs. Hazel Vidmar of South America; Mrs. Jennie Haymore of Los Angeles, California; Mrs. Effie Jameson of Thatcher, Arizona; Mrs. Ellen Briner of Salt Lake; Mrs. Vila Snow of Alberta, Canada; Mrs. Alice Rich of Brigham of Parowan, Utah and Mrs. Dell Ivins of Lund, Nevada.
Funeral services were held in the Blanding Ward Chapel Sunday, July 26th at ten o'clock. The auditorium was filled with sorrowing relatives and friends of the deceased.
The regular choir sang "A Beautiful Land." Prayer was offered by Patriarch Benj. D. Black.

A Vocal selection was rendered by a trip composed of Thomas Jones Floyd Nielson and Edward Lyman, accompanied by Margaret Perkins. The speakers were Frederick S. Lyman Stake President of the Y.M.M.L.A Albert R. Lyman of the Stake High Council and Guy R. Hurst of the stake Y.M.M.I.A. There was a violin solo by Hyrum Porter, accompanied by Marjarie Lyman and a vocal solo by Ariel Baliff of Provo accompanied by Jessamine Romney of Chicago. The Benediction was pronounced by Bishop Alexander Jameson of La Sal.
The pall bearers were Wayne H., J. Wylie, Parley, Benj. And Charles Redd and Ariel Baliff, nieces of the deceased acted as flower girls.
A telegram from President Heber J. Grant was received and read by Stake President Wayne H. Redd expressing the sympathy and condolence of the First Presidency of the Church to the families of Ancil Redd and Leonard Jones. The floral tributes were many and beautiful, silent massagers of sympathy. Burial was made in the Blanding Cemetery.



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  • Maintained by: TNB
  • Originally Created by: Utah State Historical Society
  • Added: 2 Feb 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 66645
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Ancil Rey Redd (27 Aug 1892–24 Jul 1931), Find A Grave Memorial no. 66645, citing Blanding City Cemetery, Blanding, San Juan County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by TNB (contributor 46538775) .