James Cherry (from family history sheet)
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James Cherry born October 13, 1877 in Lewiston, Utah the son of Aaron Benjamin Cherry and Phoebe Ann Leavitt Cherry. He was raised on a farm in Lewiston, Utah. In 1896 he came with his family to Idaho. They bought a farm in North Salem in the year of 1900. Feb. 28, 1901 married to Nancy Dille. They was married by Bishop [?] Ricks in her father’s home. A big shindig was served to 50 people and big dance at night . Later, in May 31, 1905 they were sealed together in Logan Temple.
He was a great lover of horses and he had a lovely span of white horses he drove for many years. He helped build most of the roads all over the country state [unreadable] and county. He loved to dance and go fishing. He was loved by most everyone. He was the father of 7 children. One preceded him in death. Daniel Farren [Farrell]. The children’s names were Arvis James (or James Arvis), Mary Luella, Elveda, Ray D., Delpha, Velma, and one grandson Gerald Frank Hicks.
He suffered a broken shoulder while working for the county which was never healed. He suffered with it the rest of his life. He died December 31, 1950 and was buried Jan. 3, 1951. The funeral was held in the [?] Second Ward Chapel. Many old friends and relatives attended. Lots of lovely flowers.
He was laid to rest in the Rexburg Cemetery. He died of a bad heart and of other ailments. He was called on a temple mission when the temple was first built. He did 104 names and did more later.