Frederick R. Levi

October 11, 1876 - March 10, 1961



Frederick R. Levi was born on October 11, 1876 in Beaver City, Beaver County, Utah. He married Henrietta "Nettie" Murdock on November 3, 1898 in Beaver City, Beaver County, Utah. Henrietta went by the name of "Nettie" and was born about 1880, the daughter of Joseph R. Murdock and Clara Farnsworth. Nettie died in 1899 in Alberta Canada.

Frederick and Henrietta had one child, Monto C. Levi who was born before 1899 in Alberta, Canada.

Frederick next married Lena Sorenson on July 19, 1904 in Elsinore, Sevier County, Utah. Lena was born on August 3, 1870 in Elsinore, the daughter of Soren Sorenson and Ann Marie Jensen. Lena died on March 13, 1956 in the 13th Ward in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah.

Frederick and Lena had three children, Olive Louise, born on June 6, 1906; Mary Phillis, born on July 25, 1909 in Elsinore, Sevier County, Utah; and Dorothy C., born on December 19, 1911 in Pioche, Lincoln, Nevada. Olive Louise died about 1980.

Newspaper Clipping of Obituary: (March 1961), Oregon Funeral Services to Honor Former Utahn. Special to the Tribune, Nyssa, Oregon -- Funeral services for Fred R. Levie, 84, former Utah banker, rancher and businessman, will be conducted Monday at 2:00 p. m. in the Nyssa Funeral home.

Mr. Levi died Saturday at 11:30 in a Nyssa hospital of cancer. His residence was 1311 East 3920 South, Salt Lake City, but he had spent most of his time prior to his death managing his livestock feed business in Nyssa.

From 1907 to 1916, Mr. Levi operated mercantile stores in Kimberly and in Richfield, Utah; Pioche, Nevada; and Death Valley, California. He moved to Milford, Utah in 1916, where he operated an automobile sales agency. From 1920 to 1932, he was cashier of th Milford State Bank.

In 1932, he become active in sheep and cattle ranching and had ranches in Utah, Idaho, Nevada, and Oregon. He sold his ranching interests in 1949, to devote full time to his livestock feed business in Nyssa.

Born on October 11, 1876 in Beaver, Mr. Levi was a son of David and Christina Gillis Levi. He married Henrietta Murdock in 1898 in Beaver. She died in 1899. He married Lean Sorensen on July 19, 1903, in Richfield, Utah. She died on March 13, 1956. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

His survivors include a son, Monto Levi, Parma, Idaho; three daughters, Mrs. Louise L. Campbell, Mrs. Harold M. (Phyllis) Goates, and Mrs. Arnold (Dorthy) Shields, Salt Lake City; three grandchildren; six great-grandchildren and a sister Mrs. Niels (Kate) Jensen, Beaver, Utah.

Graveside Services will be conducted Tuesday at noon at Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park. Friends may call Tuesday from 10:30 to 11:30 at 260 East South Temple. The family suggests contributions be made to the University of Utah Medical School's cancer research program.


By 1905, the town had a hotel, water tank, post office, general store, a few homes, and a blacksmith shop.
Many early emigrant wagon trains forded the Snake River at Fort Boise, a few miles south of present day Nyssa, and headed northwest through Keeney Pass and the hot springs on the Malheur River.


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