|Name} Williams, Wavie Orilla||Family History} Olson|
|Title}||Race} White||Sex} Female|
|Birth: Date} Exa 25 Sep 1906 B||Place} Kanarraville, Iron, Utah|
|Marr.: Date} Exa 7 Jan 1933||Place} Las Vegas, Clark, Nevada (Link)|
|Death: Date} Exa 12 Aug 1990||Place} Provo, Utah, Utah|
|Burial: Date} Exa 15 Aug 1990||Place} Provo City Cemetery, Provo, Utah, Utah|
|Grave Marker} Yes||
|Parents: } John H. Williams & Susannah Elizabeth Pollock|
Household No.} 767
|1st Household No.} 767 = Kanarraville, Iron, Utah|
| Occupation 1} School teacher |
Occupation 2} Housewife
|Religion/Church} Latter-day Saints|
Peterson, Laurence (Pete)|
Total Number of} 1
|Notes: Wavie Orilla Williams was born 25 Sep 1906 in Kanarra*, Iron, Utah. She was the eighth of ten children born to John H. Williams and Susannah Elizabeth Pollock. Her older siblings were Raymond A., born in 1891, John Layron in 1892Florence in 1894, Hazel in 1896, Lela Fern in 1899, Chase in 1901, and Winnie in 1904. her younger brother Joseph Blair was born in 1909.|
|In the 1910 U.S. census, Wavie was living with her family in Kanarra*, Iron, Utah. Her father John
was a farmer working on his own account. Her mother Susanna had had nine children, all
of them then living. The children were Raymond A., 19, John L., 17, Florence, 15, Hazel, 13, Lelia F.,
10, Chase, 8, Winnie, 5, Wavie O., 3, and Joseph B., 3 months. Her last brother Clark was born in 1912
following the census.|
In the 1920 U.S. census, Wavie's family was were still on their own farm in Kanarra*, Iron, Utah. The children at home were Winnie, 15, Wavie, 13, Joseph B., 10, and Clark, 7, all attending school.
Wavie graduated from the Branch Agricultural College in Cedar City, Utah, and taught school in Parowan and Cedar City for eight years.
In the 1930 U.S. census, Wavie Williams, 23, was a lodger in the home of Arthur Fife, 42, and his wife, Florence Fife, 35, located at 272 North 2nd West in Cedar City, Iron, Utah. Wavie and Kate Tippetts, 24, another lodger, were public school teachers. Arthur Fife was an irrigation engineer, and Florence had six children. These were Roland, 15, Audrey, 14, Ray, 12, Majorie, 9, Glade, 6, and Paul, one month.
Wavie married Laurence Peterson on 7 Jan 1933 in Las Vegas, Clark, Nevada. Their marriage was solemnized in the St. George LDS Temple on 29 Mar 1933. Four children were born of this marriage.
In the 1934 Salt Lake City, City Directory, Wavie and Laurence were living at 121 William Avenue, Salt Lake City. Laurence was the office manager of Mid-Western Dairy Products. In the 1935 Directory, their address was 207 E. 13th South, Salt Lake City, and Laurence was an accountant for the same company.
In the 1940 U.S. census, Wavie and Laurence were living in a rented house on Main Street in Milford, Beaver, Utah. Laurence was the manager of a wholesale creamery, and had earned $1,680. in 1939. He had completed three years of college. Their children were Larry W., 5, Patricia, 3, and John D., 2 months. Their fourth child Laurelee was born following the census.
In the 1944 Provo, City Directory, Wavie and Laurence were living at 740 N. 5th East, Provo, Utah. Laurence was employed by Geneva Steel. The family moved to Hawaii. On 2 May 1946, Wavie, along with the four children, sailed from San Francisco, California aboard the S.S. Monterey, arriving in Honolulu, Hawaii on 7 May 1946. Wavie and Laurence, with the four children, returned to San Francisco aboard the S.S. Lurline on 18 Jun 1951.
Upon their return to the mainland, Wavie and Laurence lived in a series of Southern California cities, including Glendale, Downey, La Canada, and San Diego. Wavie was president of the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers in Southern California and was a member of the Southern California Hand Weaver Guild. Wavie was active in the LDS Church where she held leadership positions in the Relief Society, YWMIA and Primary. She and her husband served a mission in 1974 to the Oregon Mission. The last years of their life were spent in Provo, Utah.
Wavie died 12 Aug 1990 in Provo, Utah. Funeral services were held Wednesday, 15 Aug 1990 in the Edgemont 15th Ward Chapel, Provo. She was buried in the Provo City Cemetery, Provo, Utah, Utah.
*Kanarra was the original name; it became known as Kanarraville at a later date.
|Time of Birth} 5:30 p.m.||Time of Death}||Fraternal/Social}|
|Confirm. Date}||Photos} Wavie Peterson|
|Immigr'n Date} N/A||Port} N/A|
|Education: Grade} College, 2 yrs or Top 2 Degrees}|
|Military: Service} for the State of}|
Cause of Death} Old age
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