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John Lowe Butler Allred

Birthdate: (78)
Birthplace: Spanish Fork, Utah County, Utah, United States
Death: March 27, 1935 (78)
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States
Place of Burial: Duchesne County, Utah, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Reuben Allred and Lucy Ann Allred
Husband of Sarah Elvira Allred
Father of John Lutellus Allred; Juliette Lucy Moffitt; Lillian Elvira Hansen; Sarah Francetta Reynolds and Cynthia Ann Allred
Brother of Nancy Cynthia Black; Thomas Butler Allred, Sr; Hannah Caroline Allred; Lucy Ann Allred; Rachel Wanzit Murray and 4 others

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About John Lowe Butler Allred

Son of Reuben Warren Allred and Lucy Ann Butler

Husband of Sarah Elvira Burdick

John Lowe Allred, ninth and youngest child of Reuben Warren Allred and Lucy Ann Butler, was born February 15th 1857 in Spanish Fork, Utah. His parents had passed through the trying scenes of mobocracy, migration and pioneering a new country, putting forth their human strength, subduing a new land and building up new homes amidst scarcity and dangerous surroundings. The years prior to his birth had been arduous, having been spent helping to build up the outstanding borders in Sanpete County, Utah. They first settled in Manti, then went to Spring City and because of Indian outbreaks again returned to Manti. The Indians burned their homes after they had fled. They also helped in building the first settlement at Fort Ephraim. The year before John's birth was known as the year of the famine. Feed for animals and man were scarce and his parents and family took their animals and moved near Utah Lake in Utah County to find feed for the animals and to obtain fish to help with their food supply. Spanish Fork became his birth place. Later the family returned to Ephraim and then began resettlement of Spring City. John L. lived in Spring City for twenty years, passing through some trying scenes during the Black Hawk War. He took his turn standing guard with the men so that the Indians would not attack unawares. He learned telegraphy when he was very young and took care of the offices in Spring City under the direction of Orson Hyde. He was desirous that his parents have a better home before he married and put in time and contributed means to that end. He helped build the old stone house, their last home, from start to finish. During his nineteenth year he married Sarah Elvira Burdick and traveled to the Endowment House in Salt Lake City, Utah for the event. They were married by Daniel H. Wells, July 12, 1875. Canyon work was one of the main occupations of his young manhood days. His time was spent getting out logs and timber and otherwise providing for his home. His first house was a small log room. The material was obtained from nearby mountains and he moved his family in soon after the birth of his first child, Lillian who was born September 11, 1876. Sarah Francetta was born November 28, 1877 and Lucy Juliett on the 6th of September 1879. In 1881, John L. and his brother, Ephraim moved to Deseret, Millard County in order to better their condition. John took up black smithing, following the occupation of his father. He also obtained land and did some farming. While living in Deseret, two children were born, John Lutellus and Cynthia Ann born April 18, 1883 and August 22, 1885. Cynthia Ann died a year late. John's sister, Cynthia Black and her family lived in Deseret. His brother Thomas and family moved to Deseret after John. John next moved to Ferron, Emery County with his brother Ephraim and other relatives and friends. He obtained land for a farm but continued working as a black smith. When he was not working at his trade he would sometimes work in the coal mines and sleep in the mining camps. Ferron was John's home for nineteen years. He then moved to Winn in Wasatch County. The name ‘Winn' was later changed to Talmage and fell within the boundaries of Duchesne County. He proved up on a homestead. John had a firm belief in the gospel of Jesus Christ. He attended and took part in Sunday School, Mutual etc. At one time he was a counselor in the Mutual, a ward teacher and home missionary. In Ferron he was first counselor to the bishop for nine years and later was a member of the High Council under both President Smart and President Bennion. His knowledge and understanding pertaining to doctrines of the Church were above average. His school days were limited, but he was an educated man, having read and studied much. He was interested in all phases of man's activities upon the earth. He liked books and papers and spent a good deal of his money providing good reading material in his home. Prayer was as regular as food and each member of the family took part. While a civil officer in Deseret he was called in cases of contagious diseases. He was also often called to administer to the sick. At one time, while logging with a fiery yoke of oxen that would go if given the least chance, a jerk caused y the rough road unbalanced and threw him in such a way that both legs went thorugh the spokes of the wheel. One turn would have taken his life. He spoke and the animals stopped still, a thing out of the ordinary for them. Another time he was in a position where he thought there was no escape from being crushed by a rolling log, but miraculously it stopped. Still another time, he was alone getting gravel from under an embankment of sand when it caved in on him. With the breath that he had, he gave one holler and rescue came from a man who just happened to be passing by and heard him. He always felt there had been a protecting hand over him. His children were well under control by means that were character building. If wrongs were done one by another, forgiveness was to be asked and granted. He taught them honesty and charity. No one was to be turned from the door hungry. Physically he was strong, working up until a few months before his death which occurred March 27th, 1935 in his seventy-ninth year. In his illness there were no complaints, showing much patience in his sickness as he had shown strength in health, dying a firm believer in the gospel of Jesus Christ. He was buried in Talmage, Duchesne, Utah.

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John Lowe Butler Allred's Timeline

February 9, 1857
Spanish Fork, Utah County, Utah, United States
September 11, 1876
Age 19
Sanpete County, Utah, United States
November 28, 1877
Age 20
Spring City, Sanpete County, Utah, United States
September 6, 1879
Age 22
Sanpete County, Utah, United States
April 18, 1883
Age 26
Deseret, Millard County, Utah, United States
August 22, 1885
Age 28
March 27, 1935
Age 78
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States
Duchesne County, Utah, United States