About Wilford Leroy Seamons
Life Sketch of
WILFORD LEROY SEAMONS
by his wife, Amanda
Wilford Leroy Seamons was the son of Samuel and Louisa Griffeth Seamons. He was born June 14, 1886 at Hyde Park, Utah, where he lived with his parents until he was seven years old. He then moved with his sister, Elizabeth Seamons Hale to the Hound Valley Ward (which is located a few miles south of Grace, Idaho), where he lived during his teenage years. He Also spent some time in Star Valley Wyoming, living with relatives.
He Harried Amanda Nielsen from Cleveland, Idaho March 14, 1914, in the Logan Temple. In April 1914, they moved to Blackfoot, Idaho to make their home. He first settled on a dry farm north of Blackfoot, where he and his wife lived for four years. The Grasshoppers came the fourth year——so thick——destroying the crops. Being discouraged, he moved to some acreage in the Groverland ward, in Blackfoot where the farmland was somewhat better. His livelihood has always been farming. As of this writing he still lives there (1946).
His family consists of five children——three girls and two boys. Five grandchildren, one boy and two girls married.
In 1924, Wilford was called to work as counselor in the Young Men Mutual Improvement Association. A few years later he was called to serve on the recreation committee. In 1930 he was called to work in the Genealogical Committee until 1933, when he was taken ill. For the next ten years much of his time was spent in the hospital where he was operated on ten times. He had five major surgeries and four minor ones. Since 1943 his health has been much better.
Wilford has been an active member of the Church. He has been a home teacher since 1929. Since the Idaho Falls Temple opened in December of 1945, he has done 30 endowments for the dead. Before 1945 he made many trips to the Logan Temple to do endowments and made the effort to go to the Salt Lake Temple many times. He has also assisted in doing family sealing in these and other Temples.
He had one son——Max—--serve in World War II. His service was in the Air Force. He returned home on March 16, 1946. In December, 1946 Wilford and I spent two weeks in Long Beach, California visiting our daughter.
Most of Wilford’s time has been spent in Blackfoot, where he still lives and has a comfortable home. (1946)