Bountiful, Utah

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Quick History[edit | edit source]


27 September 1847: 2nd settlement, after Salt Lake City, as Sessions Settlement, by Perrigrine Sessions and his family.

City Hall[edit | edit source]

790 South 100 East
Bountiful, UT 84010

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Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Bountiful Memorial Park

The Bountiful City cemetery, also known as Bountiful Memorial Park was created in 1854 on its present site at 2224 South 200 West For a history of this cemetery, see the Bountiful City's web site. A transcription of those buried in the oldest part of this cemetery (Plat A) is available online.

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Daniel Wood Cemetery

The Daniel Wood Cemetery
374 South 500 West
Bountiful, Utah
The burials there have been transcribed and many have been photographed.

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Lakeview Memorial Estates

Lakeview Memorial Park is a private owned cemetery
1640 East Lakeview Drive
Bountiful, Utah (801-298-1564)

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Church History and Records[edit | edit source]

Baptist[edit | edit source]

  1. Grace Baptist
  2. First Baptist
  3. First Southern Baptist

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints[edit | edit source]

  1. Bountiful 1 Ward
  2. Bountiful 2 Ward
  3. Bountiful 3 Ward
  4. Bountiful 4 Ward
  5. Bountiful 5 Ward
  6. Bountiful East
  7. Bountiful South
  8. Bountiful West

Roman Catholic[edit | edit source]

  1. Saint Olaf's Catholic Church, part of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Salt Lake City

Funeral Homes[edit | edit source]

Bountiful Lindquist Mortuary

727 N  400 E Bountiful, Utah

(801) 292-5555 Website 

Independent Funeral Svc

3363 S Highway 89 Bountiful, Utah

(801) 296-8900 Website

Russon Brothers Mortuary

295 N Main St Bountiful Utah

(801) 295-5505Website

History[edit | edit source]

Bountiful has the distinction of being the second oldest settlement in Utah. It is the immediate outgrowth of immigration which followed the original pioneers in July 1847. Perregrine Sessions encamped on a spot of ground later embraced in the town of Bountiful, where he made his permanent home. He was accompanied by Samuel Brown and these two men built a shanty and herded 300 head of cattle on the range. In the spring of 1848 Perregrine Sessions built a cabin for his family and more settlers came and joined him.
In 1849 nearly all the grain and vegetables planted by the pioneers settlers were destroyed by crickets. When despair filled their hearts, the sea gulls, from the Great Salt Lake providentially came to the rescue and enough of their crops were saved to preserve the people from actual starvation.

Additional history of Bountiful, Utah and the early Latter-day Saint settlers there can be found in:
Andrew Jenson. Encyclopedic History of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Salt Lake City: Deseret News Publishing Company, 1941, p. 80.

Land and Property[edit | edit source]

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Newspapers[edit | edit source]

The Davis County Clipper has been published since 1892. The newspaper files for the years 1892-1959 are part of the University of Utah's Digital Newspaper Collection.

The newspaper's obituaries can be accessed for free online, going back 3 months from current date. The Davis County Clipper Today, on the left column - click on Obituaries, then the list is automatically shown for up to the month earlier, to see earlier ones, scroll down to the bottom and press the date.

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