December 28, 1930 Lyman's 80th Birthday Party

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December 28, 1930 
Lyman's 80th Birthday Party - friends observed at a prepared dinner with...
friends observed at a prepared dinner with Lyman, Skeea wife Annie Skelton Skeen. the eightieth anniversary of Mr Skeen birth, which occurred Mo., on December 18. 1S50. The only absent sons and daughters were Charles of Twin Falls, Ida., Electa of Messa City, Ariz., and Isabel Cariton of West Weber, who was ·unable to attend on account of ul- n Tt the close of the day a family organization was effscted with Charles as chairman, Josepn as vice chairman, and Ivy Skeen Marsden of Murray, Utah, as see"S? Skeen is the. last survivor the first settlers of Plain City, who now live in this immediate vicinity. His father, Joseph Skeen, was a member of the famous Mormon battalion and also a member of the early pioneers to Utah, having reached the valley here but two or See days after the company led *t»y Brigham Young Having been honorably discharged from the battalion Joseph Skeen remained but a few days here in the valley and then returned to his family in the ivir Skeen has been a pioneer and builder in every sense of the word. He has served on ward building committees on a number of occasions. For many years he was a school trustee. He has been actively engaged in irrigation enterprises she her Itl both Utah and Idaho, the outstanding field of activity and the one in which Mr. Skeen has become most well and favorably known in Utah as well as surrounding states is in the handling of horses. Mr Skeen is a fover of good horses and has bought and sold-thousands of head, being very successful in matching and supplying fire department, carriage and dray teams. He has always taken a lively interest in politics, being a staunch Repub- ·' Skeen is a member of the L. " i high priest in stake. He was married "twice. His first wife, Electa Dixon. died in- 189,0. In the family at present there are fifteen children, sixty-four grandchildren and forty great-grandchil- besides Joseph Skeen oTwarren. J. D. Skeen and t Skeen of Salt Lake City, W. Skeen and Mary Skeen Rawson of Cteden. Mrs. Clyde Marsden of Murray Utah, Blair Skeen, Wilford Skeen Georpe Skeea, Elwood Skeen l.'ose present Sunday their companions. and Mrs. Plain City, of Hooper. William Freestone of and Mrs. Harvey Cook * * * LYMAN SKEEN HAS FAMILY PARTY PLAIN CITY, Dec. 27.--O-n Sunday, December 21, at the old home at Plain City, twelve of the fifteen living sons and daughters with and two or three Christmas ~ ~ p _ co i of at time Conine ,, ment Mrs. iW n at Miss k O; an d Ear Box E. Marble

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  1. The Ogden Standard-Examiner,
  2. 28 Dec 1930, Sun,
  3. Page 23

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