THE DRAPER UTAH HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Volume I Reprint July 2006
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VONNA ENNISS VAWDREY is the daughter of Elmer Marr and Beatrice Mae Osborne Enniss, granddaughter of Willard Boulter and Hannah Mary Emily Wadley Enniss, and great granddaughter of John and Elisabeth Enniss. John and Elisabeth were among the first twenty families to settle in Draper.
KARLA JO VAWDREY KELLY is the daughter of Harold Smith and Vonna Enniss Vawdrey; granddaughter of Jehu and Alice Smith Vawdrey and Elmer Marr and Beatrice Mae Osborne Enniss; great-granddaughter of Joseph Michael and Celestia Ann Brown Smith, Thomas and Harriett Ruth Crapo Vawdrey, and Willard Boulter and Hannah Mary Emily Wadley Enniss; great-great granddaughter of Gurnsey and Ester Brown, Lauritz and Mary Khristina Mickelsen Smith, Thomas and Hannah Brough Vawdrey, Jonathan Collins and Emily Francis Burnham Crapo, and John and Elisabeth Boulter Enniss; and the great-great-great granddaughter of Ebenezer and Ann Weaver Brown, Draper’s first settlers. She is a true Draperite!
DEDICATION A SPECIAL THANK YOU
To Water Pro for their $1,000 donation towards publishing this book.
SECOND EDITION VOLUME 1 2006
Minor changes were made in this edition, mainly correcting errors that were brought to the attention of the committee after publication of the first edition of this book. The dates that have been changed in this edition are the correct dates.
As you read through the complete book you will find there are many inconsistencies in spellings, especially of names, and even sometimes as to the events which took place in Draper. Such items have been left in the individuals history, as they were written by the family members and submitted to the committee. If the reader has a question as to historical events in Draper, please refer to the second Draper book “Sivogah To Draper City 1849-1977,” as all historical accounts were documented for that book.
The Draper Historical Committee, organized by the Draper Historical Society in the autumn 1994, began writing a sesquicentennial history of Draper, scheduled for release in 1999. This special group of volunteers, who will be honored by present and future generations, has skillfully guided publication of Draper history to its present status. A well deserved expression of gratitude and appreciation is extended for the vision and work of the following committee members (listed alphabetically): Marjorie Smith Clements, Maurine Stokes Cook, Enid Enniss, Noel H. Enniss, Annie Stokes Fields, Perry Glenn Fitzgerald, Paul J. Smith.
The committee planned to collect individual and family histories that would unfold unique insights into the fabric of Draper, and weave them as threads through the history of Draper. Due to the need for cross referencing of families and individual histories with the history of Draper, the committee elected to change the original plan and publish the family and individual histories as Volume One, “People of Draper 1849 - 1924.” The history of Draper, Volume Two, was scheduled for publication during Draper’s sesquicentennial year, 1999. Due to the overwhelming response of more than four hundred family and individual histories submitted to the committee, the number of histories far exceeded a one book publication. To solve this problem, the committee elected to include only histories prior to and including 1924, a time span of seventy-five years, beginning with the first settler in Draper, or South Willow Creek in 1849, in Volume One. To accommodate those not included in Volume One, and other histories submitted after that volume’s publication, Volume Three, “People of Draper 1849-1932" was published in 2004.
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS: Those assisting Noel H. Enniss, Paul J. Smith and Enid Enniss with this second edition of Volume One include: Shirley Ballard, Anne G. Covington, Robert Day, Lauana Guymon, Clair & Beth Huff, Ester Kinder, Anna Larson, Melodie Obershaw, Lyn Orgill, Randall Smith, Ron Smith and H. Ray Terry.
“Never doubt that a small group of committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it’s the only thing that has.” ... Margaret Meade
IMPORTANT FACTS: All histories have been proof-read with an eye to retaining the flavor, originality and personality of the writers. Histories over two type written pages were condensed for inclusion in this book. The full length histories are available in the Draper Historical Society library. Pictures were received for about one third of the histories, but, some pictures lacking the quality needed for printing, could not be used. If all pictures are not matched with the correct history, please excuse the mismatch. When duplicate histories were submitted, the committee selected one history per person for the book. Some histories submitted had been contributed to the Daughters of Utah Pioneers - Ebenezer Brown Camp, while other histories may have been copied from literary sources. The committee takes no responsibility for histories “plagiarized” from the Daughters of Utah Pioneers or other books.
To update family or individual histories, correct errors or add additional family information contact the Draper Historical Society library staff. Please excuse the committee for errors overlooked and omissions made when histories required reductions in length. Unless the committee could check the spelling, accuracy of names, and places, the spelling in histories was left as submitted.
A significant spinoff project needs recognition: Noel
H. Enniss and Paul J. Smith shouldered the additional task of video
taping interviews with sixty-six families as supplementary information.
The videos, an integral part of the history of Draper, are housed in the
Draper Historical Society library.