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 Amasa Lyman Haymond

Amasa Lyman Haymond

Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa, USA
Death 7 Feb 1945 (aged 96)
Springville, Utah County, Utah, USA
Burial Springville, Utah County, Utah, USA
Plot Sec. D Lot 22 Pos. 7
Memorial ID 83435 · View Source
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SPRINGVILLE-The oldest Springville resident as well as the oldest man in this city, Amasa L Haymond, will celebrate his 96th birthday Friday. Sometime Friday, he plans to go to Salt Lake City for a family dinner in his honor at the home of a son, Dr. Creed Haymond, Saturday evening.

Coming to Springville in 1851, the first year after the town's settlement, Mr. Haymond has lived here practically his entire life.

Born Dec. 8, 1848, at Des Moines, Ia., a son of Edward Owen and Margaret Ann Cisell Haymond, he crossed the plains by ox team, arriving in Salt Lake City in the fall of 1850, coming to Springville in April, 1851.

His father was a blacksmith. Mr. Haymond remembers making nails for his father. He began his career as a freighter in 1861 by driving his father's four-mule team to Carson, Nev., in company with other freighters and from that time until the advent of the railroad, he freighted to Montana, to the east, and to California. He recalls trips to Los Angles taking three months, when that city was a settlement of adobe huts. During later life, he did extensive farming and stock raising and operated a threshing machine 45 years.

An accomplished musician, Mr. Haymond played in Springville's brass band 25 years. A Blackhawk Indian war veteran, he served in the Jesse P. Steele Cavalry Company, of which he is said to be the only surviving member. He also states that of all those with whom he freighted, he is the lone survivor.

He married Eliza Jane Bringhurst in the Salt Lake endowment house May 29, 1871. They celebrated their 62nd wedding anniversary in 1933 as one of the longest married couples in the vicinity. Mrs. Haymond died in 1934.

He has nine sons and daughters, Amasa Lyman Jr., John C and Dr. Creed Haymond, Salt Lake City: Mrs. W.W. Wagoner, Provo; F.O. Haymond, W B. Haymond, Magna; Mrs. W.Y. Stoddard and Mrs. George Willis, San Francisco; Miss Dorothy Haymond, Springville; 25 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren.

His entire family except the two daughters in California plan to attend the birthday celebration in Salt Lake City Saturday evening.

Mr. Haymond has good eyesight, reading daily without glasses. He has excellent hearing and posture of a man many years younger. He has a keen sense of humor, enjoys life, takes an interest in current events and hopes to live to be 100 or older.
-Source: The Salt Lake Tribune, Friday Morning, December 8, 1944

Gravesite Details Cause of Death: Coronary Occlusion




  • Maintained by: Rose Wright
  • Originally Created by: Utah State Historical Society
  • Added: 2 Feb 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 83435
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Amasa Lyman Haymond (8 Dec 1848–7 Feb 1945), Find A Grave Memorial no. 83435, citing Evergreen Cemetery, Springville, Utah County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by Rose Wright (contributor 46889763) .