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Smithfield in Cache County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

In Memory of Ira Elias Merrill

 
 
Memory of Ira Elias Merrill image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Vincent Cascio, July 8, 2011
1. Memory of Ira Elias Merrill
Inscription.  First person buried in the Smithfield Cemetery, was born at Alder, Erie County, New York, in 1835, the son of Austin and Laura Wilder Harris Merrill, He was killed in an Indian attack July 29, 1880 as he and his brother Solyman were returning from the hills east of Smithfield with a load of brush to be used on the bowery for the community pioneer day celebration. Hostilities between the pioneers and the Indians began near the site of this marker. A settler from Franklin, Idaho, was also killed in the skirmish and several Smithfield pioneers were wounded.
 
Erected 1959 by Sons of Utah Pioneers.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical date for this entry is July 29, 1904.
 
Location. 41° 50.2′ N, 111° 49.967′ W. Marker is in Smithfield, Utah, in Cache County. Marker is on Main St., on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6 N Main St, Smithfield UT 84335, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. In Memory Of The Hyde Park Settlers (approx. 2.6 miles away);
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Nicholas W. Crookston Home (approx. 4.7 miles away); S. Milton and Alba C. Webb House (approx. 5.9 miles away); Richmond Fort (approx. 6 miles away); Merlin J. Olsen (approx. 6.1 miles away); Logan Community Center (approx. 6.7 miles away); Old Main Building (approx. 6.7 miles away); Whittier School (approx. 7 miles away).
 
In Memory of Ira Elias Merrill Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Vincent Cascio, July 8, 2011
2. In Memory of Ira Elias Merrill Marker
Lot Smith Plow image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Vincent Cascio, July 8, 2011
3. Lot Smith Plow
Hand Plow made by Lot Smith with parts from wagons of Johnston’s Army. Presented to Smithfield by descendants of Lot Smith.
Lot Smith Plow and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Vincent Cascio, July 8, 2011
4. Lot Smith Plow and Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 10, 2011, by Gwen Cascio of Logan, Utah. This page has been viewed 789 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 10, 2011, by Vincent Cascio of Logan, Utah. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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