Cyrus J Winget
- GIVN: Cyrus J
- SURN: Winget
- Sex: M
- Born: 23 Jun 1850 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
- Died: 4 Mar 1923 in Monroe, Sevier, Utah, United States
- Buried: 7 Mar 1923 in Monroe, Sevier, Utah, United States
- AFN: 1849-Z7
- _UID: F0DAFDEDF03A435896A4DA3DE4AB433EDAE7
- Baptised LDS: 20 Sep 1973 3 Jan 1884 11 Apr 1957
- TEMP: MANTI
- Record last updated: 30 Nov 2013
- TIME: 11:39
«b»HISTORY OF CYRUS WINGET - 1850
«/b»Submitted by Bertha N Nelson, Granddaughter
Cyrus Winget, a son of Cyrus Winget and Catherine Hulet, fifth child in a family of seven children, was born 23 June 1850, in Salt Lake City, Utah.
In the fall of 1853 his father got a call from the presiding authorities of the Church to go down and help settle the Cedar City area. Because of the fact that he contracted pneumonia, he died in January 1854. This made conditions very rough for the rest of the family to make ends meet.
After due consideration, his mother decided to move back to Springville that spring, thinking they would be better able to make a living there than in a new territory. Needless to say, they had a long hard pull for all of them, at best. Cyrus, as well as the rest of the family, spent his boyhood days here, but eventually they moved to Manti, Utah and in 1871 he moved to Monroe, Utah where he spent practically the rest of his life. On 3 January 1884, he married Adelia Lorinda Squire(s). They were the parents of four sons and two daughters that survived infancy, and three sons and one daughter that died in infancy.
Sometime after coming to Monroe, Cyrus homesteaded in the neigh of a quarter section of land, which he eventually brought under cultivation and about 1900 built a home on and lived there with his family until 1 January 1915, when he sustained the loss of his dear help-mate.
About 1906 he was appointed postmaster of Austin, Utah, but before he got set up, he and others interested, decided they would rather be served by a Rural Delivery Route if possible. After some negotiations, he was instrumental in establishing the Rural Delivery Route we still have today for Austin, Central and Brooklyn through the Post Office in Monroe, Utah.
About 1909 or 1910, Cyrus went back East and bought two pure blood Suffolk mares and brought them home for the heavy work on the farm, and to raise a good strain of horses for work. The next year he went back again and purchased two Puncheon mares for the same purpose. These two horses, however, were imported from France. For years, these horses and their offspring took first prizes at the County Fair, and made a good account for themselves at the State Fair.
There never was a more honest, upright man in any dealings with his fellow men. He was always willing and glad for a chance of helping anyone in need. He went into the mercantile business, with two nephews, Austin and Andrew Yergensen, on the corner located just east of the Presbyterian Church. This establishment was called, "The Yergensen and Winget Company".
He was a good farmer and livestock raiser He prospered and did well in his undertakings.
He served for a number of years as Vice President of the Brooklyn Canal Company in Sevier County.
He died after long years of suffering from cancer, 4 March 1923, respected by all who knew him.
Father: Cyrus Winget, b. 22 Jan 1815 in Morris, Green, Pennsylvania, United States
Mother: Catherine Hulet, b. 12 Mar 1820 in Nelson, Portage, Ohio, United States
Family 1: Adelia Lovina Squire
- Married: 3 Jan 1884 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States 3 Jan 1884 21 Jan 2007
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