WASHINGTON COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY (Washington County, Utah)
Dry Creek, Washington County, Utah
LOCATIONOn the east side of old Highway 91 at the mouth of Taylor Creek Canyon (formerly called Dry Creek Canyon). About 5 miles east of New Harmony and about 5 miles south of Kanarraville.
HISTORYTwo brothers, Samuel Lorenzo Pollock (Sam Pollock) and Joseph Henry Pollock Jr. (Henry Pollock), and their families lived and dry farmed in the area east side of old Highway 91 at the mouth of Taylor Creek Canyon (formerly called Dry Creek Canyon). Sam Pollock moved to the farm in 1915.
The brother's homes were about a mile and a half apart with three deep washes in between. Sam's home was a log home near ash creek. Henry's house was a wooden structure.
Henry sold his property to Sam and moved his family to Kanarraville.
In 1921, Sam and his father, Joseph Henry Pollock Sr., tore down the wooden structure and built a cement house in that same spot. ???, a blacksmith, fashioned window and door frames from old wagon wheels.
There was a large orchard near Sam's old log cabin (about a mile southwest of the cement house) and a reservoir with a ditch feeding it from the mouth of Dry Creek Canyon. The ditch also fed the reservior at Henry's frame home and later the cement house. The road branched off from the regular road that was at the base of the mountains and went from one cabin to the other.
In 1930 and for a few years after, Gus Larson homesteaded and built a cabin up in Dry Creek Canyon. To get up there, he got horses from New Harmony and kept them at the Pollock Farm. Later they parked their car at the farm and hiked in to the cabin.
The Pollocks went broke farming and moved away in 1934.
The old cement house was eventually torn down and today only the foundations remain.
BIOGRAPHYSamuel Lorenzo Pollock was born February 4, 1873 in Kanarraville UT. His parents were Joseph Henry Pollock and Malinda Elizabeth Roundy. He died March 24, 1959 in Hurricane and was buried March 23, 1959 in the Kanarraville cemetery.
Samuel married Ellinor Matilda Davies in the St. George Temple on December 10, 1895.
Ellinor was born January 26, 1876 in Kanarraville. Her parents were James George Davies (1832-1909) and Polly Williams (1838-1914). She died November 20, 1950 in Kanarraville and was buried November 23, 1950 in the Kanarraville cemetery.
They had the following children:
Emery Lorenzo (born March 31, 1897 in Kanarraville and died November 1969 in Salt Lake City)
Polly Edith (born December 25, 1898 in Kanarraville)
Leda Malinda (born December 29, 1900 in Kanarraville)
Mildred (born February 18, 1903 in Kanarraville and died January 25, 1976)
James Lowell (born June 6, 1905 in Kanarraville and died July 9, 1959)
Dora (born May 20, 1908 in Kanarraville and died July 7, 1972 in Salt Lake City)
Theo Woodrow (born April 6, 1916)
Joseph Henry Pollock Jr. was born in January 19, 1880 in Kanarraville. His parents were Joseph Henry Pollock and Malinda Elizabeth Roundy. He died March 31, 1957 while visiting relatives in Price, Carbon County, UT and was buried April 2, 1957 in the Kanarravile cemetery.
He married Alice Mae Davies in March 4, 1901 at Parowan UT.
Alice was born in 1888 on Kanarra Mountain. Her parents were James George Davies (1832-1909) and Polly Williams (1838-1914). She died August 8, 1963 in Cedar City.
Their children included:
Lilla Vaughn Pollock (born April 20, 1902 in Kanarraville)
Leland Davis Pollock (born July 9, 1904 in Kanarraville and died July 24, 1904)
Nola Alice Pollock (born August 19, 1908 in Kanarraville and died October 2, 1980)
Wanda Pollock (born May 10, 1911 in Kanarraville and died in Cedar City April 29, 1938)
Joy Davis Pollock (born September 25, 1916 in Dry Creek, Washington County, UT and died March 2, 1978)
Henry Denor Pollock
Donald Jack Pollock
Joseph Henry Pollock and Malinda Elizabeth Roundy were married October 18, 1869 in Salt Lake City. Joseph was born was born October 15, 1850 in Little Cottonwood, Salt Lake County. His parents were Samuel Pollock and Elizabeth Reeves. He died January 5, 1935 in Caliente, Lincoln County, NV and was buried January 8, 1935 in the Kanarraville cemetery.
Malinda was born July 15, 1849 in Centerville, Davis County, UT. Her parents were Lorenzo Wesley Roundy and Susannah Wallace. She died June 10, 1916 in Kanarraville and was buried June 11, 1916 in the Kanarraville cemetery.
Their children included:
Joseph Henry Pollock Jr. (see above)
Samuel Lorenzo Pollock (see above)
Frances Rebecca Pollock (born February 25, 1882 in Kanarraville and died February 28, 1973)
Byron Napoleon Pollock (born March 17, 1886 in Kanarraville and died February 3, 1941)
John Ervin Pollock (born March 24, 1884 in Kanarraville and died February 23, 1886)
Pricilla Rosella Pollock (born April 30, 1893 in Kanarraville and died October 18, 1971)
William Wallace Pollock (born May 5, 1875 in Quitchpaw, Iron County, UT and died March 8, 1924 in Castle Gate, Iron County, UT)
Heber Ellis Pollock (born May 8, 1891 in Kanarraville and died January 20, 1892)
Hulda Almeda Pollock (born June 1888 in Kanarraville and died November 25, 1968 in Salt Lake City)
Mary Matilda Pollock (born August 21, 1877 in Kanarraville and died May 20, 1966 in Cedar City)
Susannah Elizabeth Pollock (born August 31, 1870 in Kanarraville and died March 19, 1937 in Kanarraville)
WCHS-00794 Photo of Woodrow and Denor Pollock
REFERENCESPersonal History of Theo Woodrow Pollock
Transcription of tapes recorded by Woodrow Pollock describing his life from 1916 to 1964.