William Naylor Eyre, 12 Feb 1864 - 9 Jan 1937



DUP Obituary Scrapbook (1933-1939)

William Naylor Eyre


    Born in Parowan, Utah, Feb. 12, 1864, Mr. Eyre was a son of John Eyre 
and Mrs. Sarah Ann Gillins Eyre. He grew to manhood in Parowan, and then 
pioneered in San Juan County serving as a missionary to the Indians there.

    On Dec. 31, 1885, he was married to Judia Smith in the St. George Temple.

    In 1897 he went on a mission to the Southern States, and returning he 
went as a pioneer to the Big Horn Basin in Wyoming. There he engaged in 
ranching and the mercantile business. In 1908 he filled a mission to the 
Northern States, taking his entire family with him. He returned to Salt 
Lake City in 1922 and had resided in the Eighth Ward practically all the 
tine from then until his death.

    Mr. Eyre had gone to Wyoming to visit his son, who is a member of the 
Big Horn Stake Presidency. There he was taken ill and died, and funeral 
services were held there prior to bringing the body to Salt Lake for interment.

    Surviving him in addition to his son are four daughters: Mrs. Eugene 
Prater, Burlington, Wyo.: Mrs. Evelyn Harrison and Mrs. Ursel Marshall of 
Salt Lake, and Mrs. Wilma Martin of Helper, Utah: and his second wife, 
Mrs. Octavia Abston Eyre of Lovell, Wyo.