Individual Record 3091

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
Source 1} 1854=Genealogy
Source 2} 1783=Birth certif
Source 3} 1874=1910 USA cen
Source 4} 1875=1920 USA cen
Source 5} 1838=1930 USA cen
Source 6} 884 = Marriage rec
Source 7} 1877=1940 USA cen
Source 8} 1128=Passenger ls
Source 9} 1341=Passenger ls
Source 10}1860=City directory
Source 11}1878=Newspaper
Source 12}1004=Index
Source 13}1735=S.S. record
Source 14}1867=Obituary
Source 15}759 = Cemetery rec
Source 16}1784=Cemetery rec
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
Spouses:   Prime} 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}  
Baptism Date}   Place}   Wavie Peterson
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}  
Health Condition}  
  Cause of Death} Old age
Last Updated
by} Karen Hancock
Date Updated} 10 Jul  2017
Date Created}  26 Dec 2015
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