November 2017

November 2017

Question:

How did residents of the small community of Cottonwood Heights help a neighbor whose house was partially destroyed in a fire in the fall of 1946?

Answer

Bishop Frank E. Cowley of the LDS Butler Ward presented a sum of money, which was described as “…a very large amount for such a small community,” to C. Ivor Boyce whose house had been partially destroyed in a fire the previous Sunday. The money had been collected by volunteers who had canvassed the area on two different days.  The money was donated to the Boyce family to use as needed in rebuilding and replacing furniture that was lost in the blaze. People in the area also provided labor to Mr. Boyce in the rebuilding of his home.