The Hess Family Reunion

Tuesday’s Davis County Clipper (the local bi-weekly her in Bountiful) had a short article in the Davis People section about the Hess Family Reunion which took place last week. The following is from the paper:

Farmington – The Hess Family Reunion saw close to 200 people last week as people paid for histories and had their pictures taken.

Bruce Parry, chairman of the Northwestern Shoshone Nation, a Shoshone Indian and direct descendant of Sagwitch, spoke during the reunion. He told stories of his family and accounts of activities with the Shoshone Tribes.

Later on, both Chuck and John Hess also spoke about their work with the tribe. John Hess talked about farming and raising cattle as well.

Other family members performed musical numbers and James Arrington performed “The Farley Family Reunion.”

Lunch was served, including watermelon, salads, sandwiches and cookies.

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From the Davis County Clipper.

Author: Leland Meitzler

Leland K. Meitzler founded Heritage Quest in 1985, and has worked as Managing Editor of both Heritage Quest Magazine and The Genealogical Helper. He currently operates Family Roots Publishing Company (, writes daily at, writes the weekly Genealogy Newsline, conducts the annual Salt Lake Christmas Tour to the Family History Library, and speaks nationally, having given over 2000 lectures since 1983.

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