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Here was a Man

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 29
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1997
Type Text
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Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
ARK ark:/87278/s6qr4v82
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 326649
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6qr4v82

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Title Here was a Man
Description 2,898 to 2,794. This was the last school election on a county-wide basis. The 1914 election was the last. In 1916 Rees returned to teaching in Wales. In his later years he served as a principal and teacher in the Jordan School District for six years. A. J. Rees served as president of the Wales Town Board for many years. During his tenure many improvements came to Wales, among which were the improvement of the water system, building of the road over West Mountain to Levan, installation of hydrants, telephone service provided by Moroni Telephone Company, and electric power from the Big Spring Electric Company. Along with his many activities as an educator, civic and church leader, Rees was a farmer and a cattleman. He was a member of the Moroni -Wales Cattle Association. The members often used him to stand up for their causes, many times with government people and forest rangers. He was not afraid to fight for good, honest causes The cattlemen of the area were quick to recognize this quality in him and they used him as their spokesman. In a tribute to him, one of his sons wrote, "1 remember how prominent he was in our town of Wales, how he helped people with their legal work, sat with sick people, preached funeral sermons, directed the ward choir, acted as president of the Moroni -Wales Cattlemen's Association. People would sit up and take notice of him because of his way of commanding respect." On a cold spring day, March 6, 1945, he fell from a horse, striking his head on the frozen ground. He never regained consciousness. He literally "died with his boots on. " A J Rees had lived seventy well-filled years of service to his fellowmen. As Loran Rees said, "To me, A.J. Rees was a pillar of strength for the people of Wales, Utah, and in my book no man has been able to fill his shoes." 4
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 29
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 326572
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6qr4v82/326572