Nephi James Black

Born 3 Feb 1871 in Kanosh, Millard, Utah, United States. Buried 20 Mar 1959 in Las Vegas, Clark, Nevada, United States, son of George Black and Susannah Jacaway. He married Phoebe Lorraine Harrop on 9 May 1892 in Lehi, Maricopa, Arizona, United States, divorced Phoebe Lorraine Harrop, born 3 Aug 1873 in Parowan, Iron, Utah, United States; died 19 Mar 1962 in Phoenix, Maricopa, Arizona, United States; buried Phoenix, Arizona in Phoenix, Maricopa, Arizona, United States, daughter of Henry Alfred Harrop and Sarah Benson on 22 Oct 1952 in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona, United States, divorced Emma Gertrude Naylor.

Children of Nephi James Black and Phoebe Lorraine Harrop were as follows:

  1. Gertrude Black, born 21 Jan 1893 in Lehi, Maricopa, Arizona, United States; died 23 Nov 1951 in Ventura, Ventura, California, United States; buried 26 Nov 1951 in Ventura, Ventura, California, United States. She married on 21 Jan 1893 in Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States Heber Phillip King, born 24 Jun 1891 in Antimony, Garfield, Utah, United States; died 29 May 1960 in Prescott, Yavapai, Arizona, United States; buried 1 Jun 1960 in Prescott, Yavapai, Arizona, United States, son of Culbert Rice King and Eliza Esther McCullough.
  2. Nephi James Jr Black, born 16 Sep 1894 in Lehi, Maricopa, Arizona, United States; died 10 Nov 1918 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. He married on 21 Feb 1913 in Junction, Piute, Utah, United States Ida Nicholes, born 21 Nov 1894 in Antimony, Garfield, Utah, United States; died 11 Apr 1985, daughter of David Nicholes and Julia Frances King.
  3. Sylvia Lorraine Black, born 13 Mar 1896 in Lehi, Maricopa, Arizona, United States; died 20 Apr 1975 in Polson, Flathead, Montana, United States; buried 22 Apr 1975 in Polson, Flathead, Montana, United States. She married (1) on 8 Mar 1917 in Junction, Piute, Utah, United States Horace Park Bertelsen, born 12 Nov 1895 in Monroe, Sevier, Utah, United States; died 29 Aug 1980 in Richfield, Sevier, Utah, United States; buried 1 Sep 1980 in Hamiltons Fort, Iron, Utah, United States; (2) on 5 Feb 1944 James L Black; (3) on 9 Jun 1952 in Las Vegas, Clark, Nevada, United States Fred Bruce Rector.
  4. Pearl Black, born 19 Oct 1897 in Lehi, Maricopa, Arizona, United States; died 1 Jul 1951 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States; buried 5 Jul 1951 in Richfield, Sevier, Utah, United States. She married on 13 Jan 1915 in Richfield, Sevier, Utah, United States Albert Bryant Parker, born 16 Jul 1892 in Joseph, Sevier, Utah, United States; died 18 Feb 1980 in Ogdon, Weber, Utah, United States; buried 21 Feb 1980 in Richfield, Sevier, Utah, USA, son of Thomas Bryant Parker and Ada M Gilbert.
  5. Reuben Edward Black, born 25 Mar 1901 in Lehi, Maricopa, Arizona, United States; died 9 Jan 1981 in American Fork, Utah, Utah, United States; buried 13 Jan 1981 in American Fork, Utah, Utah, United States. He married (1) on 27 Sep 1924 in Junction, Piute, Utah, United States, divorced Mary Beatrice Dastrup, born 14 May 1902 in Sigurd, Sevier, Utah, United States; died 20 Nov 1984 in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States; buried 24 Nov 1984 in Richfield, Sevier, Utah, United States, daughter of John Dastrup and Minnie Snow; (2) Mary Richards; (3) Beatrice Froughton; (4), divorced Thelma Iona June Parker
  6. Deloy Kimble Black, born 11 Sep 1902 in Antimony, Garfield, Utah, United States; died 19 Oct 1972 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States; buried 6 Nov 1972 in Taylorsville, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. He married (1) on 25 Oct 1924 Leona Torgensen; (2) Grace A Franks, born 4 Apr 1908; (3) Mary Manwell.
  7. Iona Black, born 10 Apr 1904 in Antimony, Garfield, Utah, United States; died 1908.
  8. Grant Arley Black, born 22 Jan 1908 in Antimony, Garfield, Utah, United States; died 21 Mar 1908 in Antimony, Garfield, Utah, United States.

Notes:

The town of Cowley, Wyoming was settled by a group of Mormon pioneers called to settle Wyoming’s Big Horn Basin. The town was named in honor of Matthias F. Cowley, one of the Apostles of the Mormon Church at the time. The first company of pioneers arrived in the area May 2, 1900, and began the construction of theSidonCanal to bring water to the town from theShoshone River. The Canal was over 30 miles long and was not completed until 1904.

By the winter of 1900 there were approximately 18 log houses built in the area. Those original homes were built by Robert Baird, John Black, John Burke, Hyrum Cook, John Dickson, Robert Fraser, William Graham, David Lewis, Gilbert Marchant, Alfred Nebeker, William Partridge, William Simmons, George Taggart, Henry Tucker, Franklin Turnbow, Lemuel Willis, W. W. Willis, and George Harston.

The first school was opened in a log house in January 1901, and the first teacher was Eliza R. Black. There were about 24-30 students.

On September 26, 1910, theBigHornAcademywas opened in Cowley, as the first High School. The first class to be graduated from theBigHornAcademywas the class of 1912, consisting of 13 students. The first four-year graduating class was in 1915.

A new stone building was erected to house theBigHornAcademyin 1916. In 1925 the name was changed to the Cowley High School..

(Information for the History section was taken primarily from “With Book And Plow,” by Mark N. Partridge, published 2003 by Family History Publishers, Bountiful, Utah,