MARY ANN OLIVE WARTHEN was born 23 Mar 1849. She was the fourth child (second daughter) of her parents, Joseph Warthen and Lutitia Shearer. The family had lived in Nauvoo for a period of time, but had been driven out along with the other Saints. They were living in Kanesville, Iowa, at the time Mary Ann was born. They came to Salt Lake in 1850, where they stayed for a couple of years. There another son was born. Soon after this they moved to Provo. In 1852, when Mary Ann was only three years old, her father was murdered in his bed, leaving her mother Lutitia a widow with five small children: Albert (10), Brigham (6), Harriet (4), Mary Ann (3), and William (6 months). Lutitia remarried soon after Joseph's death, and became the second wife of David Avery Curtis. She had three more children with him.
When Mary Ann was 19 years old she married William Walker Davis, on 22 November 1868. He passed away less than a year later, on 31 Oct 1869. He is buried in the Springville City Cemetery. Their daughter, Susan Lutitia Davis was only 2 months old when her father died.
To support her child, Mary Ann went to work helping in a boarding house in the Tintic mining district, in Juab County, Utah. There she met and married a miner, James Fayette Shuler. He was a 36 year old bachelor who had been born in North Carolina. They were married on 27 November 1873, in Silver City, Juab County, Utah. James raised Mary Ann's little girl "Lu" as one of his own daughters.
Mary Ann and James had seven more children:

     RICHARD EMANUEL ("Manny") SHULER, b. 25 August 1874
        in one of the mining towns of Tintic District, Utah.
	Manny never married.
	He worked in the mines, and also later worked as
	a ranch hand.  He died 28 March 1909 in Moapa Valley,
	Nevada, at the age of 34.  He was found dead in the
	desert where his horse had fallen on him.
     PHEBE JANE SHULER, b. 14 March 1876 at Silver City,
        married Chillian Fay PACKARD in 1897, had six children:
         ORA PACKARD CLYDE (wife of Utah Governor George D. Clyde)
         FAE PACKARD GOTTFREDSON
         JESSIE PACKARD CONDIE
         CHILLIAN MAX PACKARD
         REX SHULER PACKARD
         COE PACKARD DURRANT STRAW
        Aunt Phebe died 24 Dec 1968 in Springville, at age 92.
     MARY SUNBEAM SHULER, b. 18 April 1878
        near the Sunbeam mine at Tintic District,
        married Henry FAIRBANKS Jr. in 1899, had three children:
         JENNIE FAIRBANKS
         MADGE FAIRBANKS
         BYRON EARL FAIRBANKS
        They lived in Payson, in Alberta, Canada, and later
	in Duchesne County, Utah.  Following Henry's death
	in 1918, Aunt Mary lived in Payson.
	She married George Wesley SEABURY in 1921, but had
	no more children. "Aunt Mary, although she had no
	grandchildren of her own, always acted as grandmother to
	all her nieces and nephews and their children. She was
	one of the sweetest dispositioned women that ever lived."
        She died of cancer 26 June 1948 in Payson, at age 71.
     MIRANDA ("Aunt Ran") SHULER, b. 5 August 1880
        at Tintic District,
        married Ammon NEBEKER, Jr. in 1904, had two children:
         LEE SHULER NEBEKER
         RUTH NEBEKER
        In 1908 they moved to the Conner Basin (Nebeker) Ranch in
	Daggett County, Utah, near the Wyoming border.
	Ammon NEBEKER Jr. ranched here with his father and his
	brother Vaughn.  They lived there until 1951, when Ammon
	retired and they moved into Green River, Wyoming.
	Aunt Ran died 9 Jan 1972 at the age of 91.
	Lee Shuler Nebeker was an attorney in Green River.
     WILLIAM ALBERT ("Willy") SHULER, b. 22 September 1882
        at Tintic District.  He was dragged and kicked by a horse
	early in the summer of 1893, when he was 10 years old, and
	died about a month later, on 22 July 1893 in Tintic, Utah,
	He is buried in Payson.
     GEORGE SHULER, b. 15 Dec 1884 at Tintic District,
        married Esther Adeline BARNEY in 1906, had 8 children:
         GOLDA SHULER ANDERSON RUTHERFORD
         FAY BARNEY SHULER
         FLOYD GEORGE SHULER
         EDITH PEARL SHULER LARSEN
         JAMES HENRY (J.H.) SHULER
         DETTA SHULER CRABB MORGAN
         HELEN SHULER BECKSTROM
         ELAINE SHULER VEST
        George farmed and later became a mechanic, working for
	his brother DAVE and other automobile dealers.
	He died of cancer 25 Nov 1957 in Payson, at age 72.
	(His sons Fay and Floyd Shuler had no children, but
        his third son, J.H., had two boys:
	 Jimmie Dean and Gordon LeRoy Shuler -- the only ones
	besides David Shuler's descendants to carry on the Shuler
	name from their father James Fayette Shuler's family.
     DAVID SHULER, b. 16 December 1887 in Payson, Utah,
        married Dora May WIGHTMAN (1890-1918) in 1909.
	She was the daughter of Joseph Wightman (1848-1930)
	and Emily Johnson (1853-1926).  They had three sons:
         HOWARD WAYNE SHULER
         MARVEL DAVID SHULER
         KEITH JACK (BISH) SHULER
        Dora May died in the flu epidemic in 1918, and then
	Dave married Erma Nell WIGHTMAN Gardner(1897-1988),
	who was his first wife's niece (daughter of Dora May's
	brother Charles Philo Wightman).  Erma was a young
	widow who had also lost her spouse in the flu epidemic.
	She had two daughters by this earlier marriage:
         HELEN GARDNER
         GERALDINE GARDNER
        Erma and Dave had two sons after they were married:
         RUSSELL PHILO SHULER
         STERLING HAL SHULER


James and Mary Ann Shuler lived in the Tintic area until the mid 1880's, James being a miner in various mines and Mary Ann running a boarding house. In the mid-1880's, the family moved to Payson, Utah for the children to go to school, but they continued to live and mine in Tintic in the summers. Mary Ann also ran a boarding house in Payson for much of the rest of her life. "Industrious and hard-working people, they raised their children to be honest, good, industrious and honorable people", although James was not LDS and Mary Ann had not remained active in the Church after their marriage. "The integrity and charity for which their children were known is great praise to them as parents."
James Fayette and Mary Ann Olive Warthen Shuler lived year-round in Payson as they grew older. James died 26 May 1923 in Payson at age 85, and Mary Ann died 19 January 1936, at age 86. They are both buried in the Payson City Cemetery. Many of their children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren are also buried there.


PHOTOGRAPH PROBABLY TAKEN AT THE FUNERAL OF JAMES F. SHULER - MAY 1923
MIRANDA -- DAVE -- MARY -- MARY ANN -- PHEBE -- GEORGE



MARY ANN WARTHEN SHULER


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