I was born 9 October 1884 at Dry Fork, Mountain Dell Ward which is north west of Vernal, Uintah County, Utah.
When I reached the age of nineteen I had a desire to do for myself. Uncle David Bingham and Uncle Charles Bingham were going to Canada, I thought this an excellent opportunity, so went with them. We arrived at Magrath, Alberta the 4th of April 1903.
I first worked for Alonzo Shoemaker at Spring Coulee for several months during the fall and winter. In the spring of 1904 I started to work for Al Merkley on his farm. In the fall I took four horses and worked on the canal that was being taken out of Milk River. In the spring of 1905 I bought some horses and started plowing sod for William Thompson. I did work for him for two years.
In the spring of 1906 Uncle David Bingham and myself took a contract to build railroad grade in Saskatchewan. We worked at that for two seasons. I then bought a piece of land and started farming for myself.
It was early in 1908 that I met Leona Gertrude Henderson at a dance in Spring Coulee and we were married on 10th November at Purple Springs, Alberta.
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