David Byram Bybee  ‎(I183)‎
Surname: Bybee
Given Names: David Byram

Gender: MaleMale
      

Birth: 12 October 1855 23 19 Uintah, Weber, Utah, USA
Death: 5 January 1937 ‎(Age 81)‎ Idaho Falls, Bonneville, Idaho, USA
Personal Facts and Details
Birth Birth 12 October 1855 23 19 Uintah, Weber, Utah, USA

Marriage Marriage Emily Adelaide France - 29 May 1874 ‎(Age 18)‎ Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA

Death Death 5 January 1937 ‎(Age 81)‎ Idaho Falls, Bonneville, Idaho, USA

Burial Burial 7 January 1937 ‎(2 days after death)‎ Idaho Falls, Bonneville, Idaho, USA
Cemetery Cemetery: Rose Hill Cemetery

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Parents Family  (F16)
David Bowman Bybee
1832 - 1894
Adelia Higley
1836 - 1921
David Byram Bybee
1855 - 1937
Annice Adelia Bybee
1857 - 1924
William Marion Bybee
1859 - 1888
George Myron Bybee
1861 - 1933
Mary Olive Bybee
1862 - 1941
Dora Minerva Bybee
1864 - 1949
Francis Bybee
1866 - 1868
Rhoda Maria Bybee
1868 - 1935
Heber James Bybee
1871 - 1871
Joseph Mack Bybee
1872 - 1956
Betsy Priscilla Bybee
1874 - 1875
Dorcas Ophelia Bybee
1876 - 1934
Franklin Bybee
1878 - 1881
Charles Edwin Bybee
1881 - 1887

Immediate Family  (F20)
Emily Adelaide France
1857 - 1933
Amy Bybee
1874 - 1875
David Byram Bybee
1876 - 1956
Joseph Bybee
1878 - 1878
Eva Adelaide Bybee
1879 - 1960
Charles Eugene Bybee
1881 - 1957
Ethel B Bybee
1882 - 1959
Elva Adelia Bybee
1883 - 1979
Rachel Bybee
1885 - 1964
Ida Matilda Bybee
1887 - 1968
Francis William Bybee
1888 - 1971
Clarence Lee Bybee
1890 - 1946
George Albert Bybee
1891 - 1892
Clara Alene Bybee
1893 - 1984
Lenna V. Bybee
1895 - 1972
Erma F. Bybee
1897 - 1973
Jeddie Verge Bybee
1902 - 1985


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David Byram Bybee autobiography

I was born October 12, 1855 in East Weber County, Utah ‎(now known as Uintah)‎ in a log house with dirt roof and dirt floor. It was rainy weather and my father killed a beef and took the hide and stretched over my mother's bed to keep her and mysel fdry. Grandmother Betsy Bybee was the midwife who was with my mother when I was born.

My clothing consisted of only the necessary articles and Mother carded, spun and wove the cloth to make them. My school was only a month or two in the winter time and I went to school barefooted when I did go. One of the teachers I had when a boy was my uncle, R. L. Bybee. Another teacher Father paid tobacco he brought back from Dixie for my schooling.

My grandfather owned a toll bridge on Weber River six miles south of Ogden at the mouth of Weber Canyon. When General Connor's volunteers from California moved up to Battle Creek, they crossed this toll bridge and gave Grandfather a government vo ucher for $700. It was cashed for gold three months later and the pioneers came from far and near to see this gold which was in 10, 20, 40 and 60 dollar gold pieces. To see that much gold money was rare for bills were paid in gold dust measured w ithsmall scales. When I was ten years old, my grandfather with wives and families decided to move down to Dixie. Grandfather's health was very poor and they thought the climate would be better for him down there.

My father and my uncles R. L. and Byram and Jonathan with their families moved with Grandfather to Dixie, Utah. We camped about a month on the Rio Virgin River then went on to Grafton, Utah. Here we lived on a steep hill above the Rio Virgin Rive r.My father and uncles hired the Indians to carry water up the hill and fill the barrels for household purposes.

We lived there for sometime then my father decided they could not make a living for their families so moved back to East Weber. Grandfather and Grandmother, with Aunt Myria remained at Grafton. Grandfather died of hemorrhage on June 27, 1867 and was buried at Grafton, Utah. Uncle Robert L. Bybee returned to Grafton and brought Grandmother and son Byram Lee to East Weber. Later she moved with R. L. Bybee to Smithfield, Utah where Grandmother died and was buried.

On returning, my father made his home at Mountain Green, Morgan County, Utah contracting cord wood to the Government for fuel for Fort Douglas. He also supplied the fort with charcoal. He also sold tan bark to the tanneries for making tan shoes. In1867 and 1868 my father contracted making a road for the Ben Holiday Stage Co. Later took another contract supplying timber and doing grading for the Union Pacific Railroad. He also supplied material for the branch railroad built between Ogden andSalt Lake. At one time, my father had a voucher for $10,000 which he had to discount $3,000 in order to get money which he needed.

I went with my father to Promentory, Utah when the gold spike was driven which connected the Union Pacific with the Central Pacific Railroad on May 10, 1869.

My father bought a sawmill and I worked for him. I learned to run the machinery and worked there for three years. Then I went to work for the Union Pacific Railroad as brakeman doing the work coupling cars by hand before the air brake method was used. My run was between Ogden and Evanston, Wyoming. While working on the railroad, there was a blockade of snow and for 30 days no trains ran between Ogden and Omaha.

At the age of 19 I married Emily Adelaid France, January 17, 1874. We lived in Mountain Green until that fall then moved to Hooper where our first child, Amy, was born.

When she was six weeks old, we moved up to Birch Creek, now Uinta, lived there about a year then moved back to Mountain Green. Amy died with scarlet fever. We bought an acre and half of land with a one room log house. We sold that and bought a la rger log house with two acres of land over in Cottonwood. My family, now growing rapidly, consisted of six children. We moved to Hooper in 1885 where I hunted ducks where the Weber River emptied into the lake. Mallards sold for $1.50 a dozen. Tea le ducks sold for $0.75 a dozen. My brother Byram and I were very good hunters. In the fall of 1878 and 1879 we went hunting for bears, deer and chicken. We hunted with Mose and Matt Browning, R. A. Wells and other prominent men. Once my brother and Isighted a big grizzly bear. We decided to kill him for his hide. Both of us shot at him and kept on shooting. We didn't kill him until he was within three rods of us.

In the spring of 1886, with my family and several others in the company with their families moved to Snake River Valley. I arrived in the Eagle Rock with my wife and six children and $0.75 ‎(in money)‎ on April 28, 1886. I found Wm. Arave whom I kn ewand obtained work at Eagle Rock. We pitched our tent on the west side of the Snake River and went to work on the Great Western Canal. This canal was built to wash gold. At one time the land between the railroad and the Monroe Brown farm was sal tedwith gold dust and sold to some wealthy easterners for a large sum of money and the canal was built for panning the gold. After the Great Western Canal was built they found there was no gold so the canal later was sold to farmers on the west s ideof the Snake River for irrigation purposes.

In the spring of 1886, with my family and several others in the company with their families moved to Snake River Valley. I arrived in the Eagle Rock with my wife and six children and $0.75 ‎(in money)‎ on April 28, 1886. I found Wm. Arave whom I kn ewand obtained work at Eagle Rock. We pitched our tent on the west side of the Snake River and went to work on the Great Western Canal. This canal was built to wash gold. At one time the land between the railroad and the Monroe Brown farm was sal tedwith gold dust and sold to some wealthy easterners for a large sum of money and the canal was built for panning the gold. After the Great Western Canal was built they found there was no gold so the canal later was sold to farmers on the west s ideof the Snake River for irrigation purposes.

The next year quite a congregation of Mormons lived in the settlement. I was Superintendent of the Sunday School. The Mormons in Snake River Valley purchased the Anderson Bros Canal and headgates. This canal emptied its water in Sand Creek. I wen tup to work on this canal for two months in 1888 making it deeper and wider. In the spring of 1889, I took a contract carrying the mail from Eagle Rock to Menan for the U.S. Government. During winter, spring or high water time this was a very dan gerous journey. I had to ford Snake River or cross with a row boat. I made the trip twice a week for a time then every other day. I carried the mail on this star route for two years. One time I got lost in a blizzard and it was 20 below zero. I w andered around the sagebrush until 6:00 the next morning. Mr. Jack Anderson, the Postmaster, sent five men out on horseback to find me. He thought they would find me frozen to death. The snow those winters fell four and five feet deep on the leve l. In1890 I worked on my ranch, fenced it and improved it as much as possible with feeding my large family. I had to get work in town and send my children to school in Eagle Rock. By so doing a single man jumped my farm and I lost my homestead. A nothertime I took a cut-off that would save me about two miles. I had Annie hardy and baby with me in the sleigh. Crossing dry bed the horses broke through the ice. I grabbed Annie and babe up and shoved them out on the ice. I saved them from eve n getting wet. Annie Hardy walked and carried her baby one and a half miles over to Lewisville for help. In the meantime I worked in water up to my neck unhooking the tugs and breaking the ice with a long pole to save my horses. The men from Lewi sville came and helped me break the ice for about one half block so my horses could get to a riffle and get out. That night when I got to John Arrowsmith's place where I stayed all night my clothes were frozen so I could hardly get them off my bo dy. I missed getting the mail down that day and was fined as per my contract.

The coming June, high water time, a big log floating down the river upset the boat I was crossing the river in. I grabbed the mail sack in one hand and swam to shore. Dud Chase, owner of the boat, hung on to the boat, floated down river, caught h old of some brush, fastened the boat somehow and swam to safety. I was able to deliver mail to Menan Post Office in regular time, recrossed the dry-bed and stayed at Smith's all night. Late in the fall of 1890, I lost the mail contract, moved my family to Eagle Rock for the winter to send my children to school. Emily, too was near a nervous breakdown. I then ran a delivery wagon, hauled water to fill barrels for people who needed it, delivered for Bunting and Wheeler ‎(later purchased by ZCMI)‎.My wife and I ran a boarding house at the fair grounds that fall. The O.S.L. Shops were moved to Pocatello. The Railroad Company had a water system for their employees. W.H.B. Crow purchased this small system from the railroad and extended it to other parts of town. I worked for Mr. Crow operating a pump down on the river bank. Francis, Clarence and Albert were born during these years and Albert died while I worked for Crow.

My daughter Elva was kidnapped from home shortly after Francis was born, which caused very much excitement. She was gone about six or seven hours before we located her whereabouts. The culprit was sent to Idaho State Prison for three years at har dlabor. She wasn't injured, thanks to providence and her mother's prayers. She was just six years old at that time. I built a home for my family over on the east side of the railroad tracks while working for Mr. Crow. When I moved my family into this home there were only about six houses in view as far as the eye could see. The house was built very close to the Crow Creek which supplied water for our use. Alleen was born at this new home. My wife was very sick for four months and at tim es itseemed she would be taken from us, but God spared her for the family who needed her badly. Our son, David was sent to Kirkville to college and then volunteered to go to the aid of his country in the Spanish-American war. I moved my house up on thehill about two blocks from where I had erected it and piped water into the house which we thought quite a luxury. Here we lived for nearly twenty years. David returned home after the war was settled. Lenna, Erma and Verge were born here. C harles,Elva and David married a couple of years later. Ethel, Addie and Rachel left the home nest next. Ida, Francis and Clarence followed shortly after. I sold the old home in Idaho Falls in 1910, moved to Mountain Home and while there we had a fire which burned most of our belongings. We moved into Boise in 1911. Erma and Lenna married in 1914 and left us quite alone. We later moved back to Idaho Falls in 1915. Alleen married next. I lived at Basalt for a time. I farmed at Tyhee a yea r, then moved to Pocatello where I worked as night watchman at the flour mill for a few years. I moved back to Idaho Falls in 1925 where the last years of our lives were spent. Verge married and remained at Pocatello. My beloved wife died while o n a visit toour daughter, Mrs. C.B. McCurdy on Nov. 20, 1933. I am at present with my daughter Mrs. C.E. Criddle and she is writing this life story. ‎(End.)‎

Editors note:
Father lived with Erma, Ida and myself the last four years he lived. On Jan. 1, 1937 he died at the age of 81, buried beside his wife in Idaho Falls.

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Family with Parents
Father
David Bowman Bybee ‎(I85)‎
Birth 17 September 1832 33 30 Bowling Green, Warren, Kentucky, USA
Death 22 February 1894 ‎(Age 61)‎ Hooper, Weber, Utah, USA
4 years
Mother
 
Adelia Higley ‎(I195)‎
Birth 23 June 1836 34 36 Leeds, Ontario, Canada
Death 18 March 1921 ‎(Age 84)‎ Blackfoot, Bingham, Idaho, USA

Marriage: 27 August 1854 -- Uintah, Weber, Utah, USA
14 months
#1
David Byram Bybee ‎(I183)‎
Birth 12 October 1855 23 19 Uintah, Weber, Utah, USA
Death 5 January 1937 ‎(Age 81)‎ Idaho Falls, Bonneville, Idaho, USA
18 months
#2
Sister
Annice Adelia Bybee ‎(I201)‎
Birth 22 April 1857 24 20 Uintah, Weber, Utah, USA
Death 24 August 1924 ‎(Age 67)‎ Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, USA
2 years
#3
Brother
William Marion Bybee ‎(I198)‎
Birth 23 January 1859 26 22 Uintah, Weber, Utah, USA
Death 18 April 1888 ‎(Age 29)‎ Riverdale, Weber, Utah, USA
3 years
#4
Brother
George Myron Bybee ‎(I155)‎
Birth 1 September 1861 28 25 Mountain Green, Morgan, Utah, USA
Death 30 June 1933 ‎(Age 71)‎ Tropic, Garfield, Utah, USA
13 months
#5
Sister
Mary Olive Bybee ‎(I175)‎
Birth 13 October 1862 30 26 Mountain Green, Morgan, Utah, USA
Death 18 December 1941 ‎(Age 79)‎ Safford, Graham, Arizona, USA
19 months
#6
Sister
Dora Minerva Bybee ‎(I86)‎
Birth 12 May 1864 31 27 Mountain Green, Morgan, Utah, USA
Death 9 February 1949 ‎(Age 84)‎ Idaho Falls, Bonneville, Idaho, USA
3 years
#7
Brother
Francis Bybee ‎(I190)‎
Birth 13 November 1866 34 30 Mountain Green, Morgan, Utah, USA
Death 7 January 1868 ‎(Age 13 months)‎ Mountain Green, Morgan, Utah, USA
16 months
#8
Sister
Rhoda Maria Bybee ‎(I181)‎
Birth 28 March 1868 35 31 Mountain Green, Morgan, Utah, USA
Death 7 April 1935 ‎(Age 67)‎ Pocatello, Bannock, Idaho, USA
3 years
#9
Brother
Heber James Bybee ‎(I108)‎
Birth 17 June 1871 38 34 Mountain Green, Morgan, Utah, USA
Death 17 June 1871 Mountain Green, Morgan, Utah, USA
1 year
#10
Brother
Joseph Mack Bybee ‎(I47)‎
Birth 28 June 1872 39 36 Mountain Green, Morgan, Utah, USA
Death 8 February 1956 ‎(Age 83)‎ Blackfoot, Bingham, Idaho, USA
2 years
#11
Sister
Betsy Priscilla Bybee ‎(I200)‎
Birth 12 August 1874 41 38 Mountain Green, Morgan, Utah, USA
Death 13 January 1875 ‎(Age 5 months)‎ Mountain Green, Morgan, Utah, USA
18 months
#12
Sister
Dorcas Ophelia Bybee ‎(I104)‎
Birth 2 February 1876 43 39 Mountain Green, Morgan, Utah, USA
Death 5 March 1934 ‎(Age 58)‎ Idaho Falls, Bonneville, Idaho, USA
2 years
#13
Brother
Franklin Bybee ‎(I149)‎
Birth 10 May 1878 45 41 Mountain Green, Morgan, Utah, USA
Death 20 April 1881 ‎(Age 2)‎ Mountain Green, Morgan, Utah, USA
3 years
#14
Brother
Charles Edwin Bybee ‎(I191)‎
Birth 4 September 1881 48 45 Mountain Green, Morgan, Utah, USA
Death 20 April 1887 ‎(Age 5)‎ Mountain Green, Morgan, Utah, USA
Family with Emily Adelaide France
David Byram Bybee ‎(I183)‎
Birth 12 October 1855 23 19 Uintah, Weber, Utah, USA
Death 5 January 1937 ‎(Age 81)‎ Idaho Falls, Bonneville, Idaho, USA
2 years
Wife
 
Emily Adelaide France ‎(I206)‎
Birth 21 September 1857 45 23 Centerville, Davis, Utah, USA
Death 20 November 1933 ‎(Age 76)‎ Pocatello, Bannock, Idaho, USA

Marriage: 29 May 1874 -- Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA
6 months
#1
Daughter
Amy Bybee ‎(I197)‎
Birth 13 November 1874 19 17 Hooper, Weber, Utah, USA
Death 1875 ‎(Age 49 days)‎
2 years
#2
Son
David Byram Bybee ‎(I81)‎
Birth 31 October 1876 21 19 Mountain Green, Morgan, Utah, USA
Death 29 February 1956 ‎(Age 79)‎
18 months
#3
Son
Joseph Bybee ‎(I176)‎
Birth 19 April 1878 22 20 Mountain Green, Morgan, Utah, USA
Death 22 May 1878 ‎(Age 33 days)‎
18 months
#4
Daughter
Eva Adelaide Bybee ‎(I196)‎
Birth 29 October 1879 24 22 Mountain Green, Morgan, Utah, USA
Death 2 July 1960 ‎(Age 80)‎
17 months
#5
Son
Charles Eugene Bybee ‎(I130)‎
Birth 18 March 1881 25 23 Morgan, Morgan, Utah, USA
Death 22 January 1957 ‎(Age 75)‎ Rocklin, Placer, California, USA
15 months
#6
Daughter
Ethel B Bybee ‎(I178)‎
Birth 6 June 1882 26 24 Mountain Green, Morgan, Utah, USA
Death 28 March 1959 ‎(Age 76)‎ Long Beach, Los Angeles, California, USA
15 months
#7
Daughter
Elva Adelia Bybee ‎(I75)‎
Birth 4 September 1883 27 25 Mountain Green, Morgan, Utah, USA
Death 29 March 1979 ‎(Age 95)‎ Idaho Falls, Bonneville, Idaho, USA
19 months
#8
Daughter
Rachel Bybee ‎(I126)‎
Birth 5 April 1885 29 27 Mountain Green, Weber, Utah, USA
Death 29 February 1964 ‎(Age 78)‎ Boise, Ada, Idaho, USA
2 years
#9
Daughter
Ida Matilda Bybee ‎(I177)‎
Birth 18 February 1887 31 29 Taylor, Bonneville, Idaho, USA
Death 10 December 1968 ‎(Age 81)‎ Idaho Falls, Bonneville, Idaho, USA
17 months
#10
Son
Francis William Bybee ‎(I84)‎
Birth 31 July 1888 32 30 Idaho Falls, Bonneville, Idaho, USA
Death 16 April 1971 ‎(Age 82)‎ Idaho Falls, Bonneville, Idaho, USA
19 months
#11
Son
Clarence Lee Bybee ‎(I151)‎
Birth 7 March 1890 34 32 Eagle Rock, Bingham, Idaho, USA
Death 6 February 1946 ‎(Age 55)‎ Pocatello, Bannock, Idaho, USA
2 years
#12
Son
George Albert Bybee ‎(I180)‎
Birth 27 November 1891 36 34 Eagle Rock, Bingham, Idaho, USA
Death 17 September 1892 ‎(Age 9 months)‎
13 months
#13
Daughter
Clara Alene Bybee ‎(I156)‎
Birth 7 January 1893 37 35 Idaho Falls, Bonneville, Idaho, USA
Death 28 November 1984 ‎(Age 91)‎ Boise, Ada, Idaho, USA
3 years
#14
Daughter
Lenna V. Bybee ‎(I131)‎
Birth 9 October 1895 39 38 Idaho Falls, Bonneville, Idaho, USA
Death 25 March 1972 ‎(Age 76)‎
16 months
#15
Daughter
Erma F. Bybee ‎(I187)‎
Birth 19 February 1897 41 39 Idaho Falls, Bonneville, Idaho, USA
Death 8 November 1973 ‎(Age 76)‎ Boise, Ada, Idaho, USA
5 years
#16
Son
Jeddie Verge Bybee ‎(I78)‎
Birth 19 May 1902 46 44 Idaho Falls, Bonneville, Idaho, USA
Death 24 July 1985 ‎(Age 83)‎ Hamilton, Ravalli, Montana, USA