J. C. Cahoon, Manti Citizen
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CAHOON, J. C, carpenter and undertaker, son of William F. and Mary, was born in Pottawatamie county, Iowa, while the family were en route to Utah, October 9, 1847. The family 'reached Salt Lake City in 1848, in the same company with President Brigham Young. His parents resided in the city for many years and died there, much respected people. He was brought up in Salt Lake City, where he learned the trade of a carpenter. In 1860 he came to Manti and followed his trade, with success. In 1890 he engaged in the undertaking business, which he now follows, having a neat hearse and a general line of undertakers' supplies. He served as City Sexton for 6 years. He owns a good farm of 25 acres and a residence in the city. Was married in Salt Lake City, June 27, 1868, to Ellen, daughter of Thomas and Margaret Wilson, born in England. October 29, 1847. She died in Manti, June 13, 1880, leaving 6 children: Margaret, James C, May and Edward, living; Eva and Ellen, deceased. Was married again. May 12, 1881, to Martha H., daughter of Robert and Harriet Braithwaite. They have had 7 children: Martha E., William, Stephen, Leslie, Orah and Leonard, living; Lillian, deceased.
History of Sanpete and Emery counties, Utah, Ogden: W.H. Lever, 1898, pp. 109-110.
Contributed by Allen County Public Library Genealogy Center