Sheldon & Vada Grant

WASHINGTON COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY     (Washington County, Utah)

SHELDON B. & VADA PRINCE GRANT

(early New Harmony residents)

BIOGRAPHY

Sheldon B. Grant was born January 25, 1916 in New Harmony, Utah.

He was only able to attend 8 years of formal schooling. He had a natural talent for writing that was only realized after his retirement as head grounds keeper at Southern Utah State College (SUSC) in 1980.

Sheldon married Vada Prince on June 8, 1938 and they were sealed in October of that year.

Sheldon served in the Army during World War II where he was awarded a Bronze Star and a Purple Heart.

After Vada passed away, Sheldon married Mary McCann. They traveled and and enjoyed entertaining.

After Mary's death in 1992, Sheldon married Bonnie Maxwell Folkersen. They met on an Alaskan cruise and went on seven more cruises together.


FAMILY

Sheldon's Parents and Siblings:
    George Albert Grant
    Clara Naomi Farr Grant
        Afton Farr Grant
        Sheldon B. Grant
        Glenn Albert Grant
        Wilma Grant
        George Dallas Grant
        Rodney Darrel Grant
        J. Richard Grant
        Sharon Gay Grant

(2/17/1891-1/16/1965)   (married 12/23/1912)
(1/10/1896-10/10/1974)
(12/29/1913-9/11/1976)   (married Utahna Williams and Lolene Taylor)
(1/25/1916-11/5/2007)   (married Vada Prince)
(12/27/1918-1/17/1970)   (married Beulah Petty and Lucille Duffin)
(9/26/1921-4/29/1991)   (married John Eugene Lynch)
(6/26/1926-8/20/2002)   (married Louise Carr, Shirley Nelson, and Dorothy ?????)
(4/28/1930-4/11/2000)   (married Ruby Whipple)
(5/23/1935-11/3/2008)   (married Nancy Dix, Vickie Butcher, and Agnes Leota Richardson)
(xx/xx/xxxx-xx/xx/xxxx)   (married Kent Morris and Lowell D. Prince)

Vada's Parents and Siblings:
    James Lorenzo Prince
    Rhoda Ann Batty Prince
        James Reed Prince
        Lyle Batty Prince
        Paul Prince
        Sylvia Prince
        Fern Prince
        Vivian Francis Prince
        Vada Prince
        Darce M. Prince
        Rhoda Bea Prince


(1/1/1887-4/3/1972)   (married 1/3/1906)
(12/29/1883-2/2/1955)
(5/6/1907-7/2/1981)   (married Laura Christina Johnson)
(12/15/1908-7/9/1992)   (married Venice Williams)
(6/19/1912-6/19/1912)
(11/29/1914-7/13/1988)   (married Dean Hoyt Hall)
(9/16/1916-10/30/1994)   (married Horace Adair Hall)
(12/29/1918-3/24/2001)   (married Marva Davis)
(8/5/1920-9/2/1979)   (married Sheldon B. Grant)
(12/22/1924-3/31/2001)   (married Lorna Belle Anderson, Camilla Pace, and Donna Faye Sampson)
(xx/xx/xxxx-xx/xx/xxxx)   (married Warren Platt, Bill Watson, and Ted Gubler)

Sheldon & Vada's Family:
    Sheldon B. Grant
    Vada Prince Grant
        Sheldon Kerry Grant
        Rolaine Grant
        Velda Grant


(1/25/1916-11/5/2007)   (married 6/8/1938)
(8/5/1920-9/2/1979)
(4/29/1939-8/28/2005)   (married Lana Jean Prince)
(xx/xx/xxxx-xx/xx/xxxx)   (married Gordon Charles King)
(xx/xx/xxxx-xx/xx/xxxx)


PHOTOS

WCHS photos:
WCHS-03085     Photo of Sheldon, Vada, and little Kerry Grant in New Harmony about 1939
WCHS-03086     Photo of Sheldon, Vada, Kerry, and Rolaine Grant
WCHS-03087     Photo of the grave of ??????? with Sheldon & Vada Grant's car in the background
WCHS-03088     Photo of Sheldon B. Grant and his five brothers


REFERENCES

"The Sheldon Grants of New Harmony" Facebook Group
This is a "Closed" group which means anyone can see the group and its members, but only members can see posts.

Personal History of Sheldon B. Grant
by Sheldon B. Grant
437 pages

Harmony, Fort Harmony, New Harmony, and Surrounding Area
by Sheldon Grant
203 pages

An archaeological dig at the Lee/Redd farm duplex site May and June 2008

Obituary for Sheldon B Grant

Find-A-Grave entry for Sheldon B Grant

Find-A-Grave entry for Vada Prince Grant

Obituary for Sheldon Kerry Grant