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Lodema Hutchings Cheney

December 3, 1861–October 22, 1918

1 Born at Springville, Utah County, Utah Territory; daughter of Eliza Ann Pectol and Shepherd Pierce Hutchings. 2 Married David Cheney, 1878; nine children. 3 Lived at Huntington, Emery County, Utah Territory; served as president of the Young Ladies’ Mutual Improvement Association (Y.L.M.I.A.) in the Emery Stake, 1890–1893. 4 Moved near Teton, Bingham County, Idaho, before 1900; lived at Archer, Fremont County, Idaho, by 1910. 5 Served as Y.L.M.I.A. president in Idaho, circa 1900–1908. 6 Died in the influenza epidemic of 1918 at Camp Funston, Fort Riley, Geary County, Kansas. 7 (See Document 4.25)


  1. [1] Find a Grave, database and images (, accessed Oct. 2014), memorial no. 35562563, Lodema Hutchings Cheney; Sutton Cemetery, Archer, Madison, ID.
  2. [2] “Ancestral File,” database, FamilySearch (, accessed Aug. 2014), Lodema Hutchings (3KDQ-J9).
  3. [3] “Sealings of couples, living and by proxy, 1851–1889,” database, Endowment House Record, vol. L 14, FHL microfilm 962798, FHL. “Ancestral File,” database, Lodema Hutchings (3KDQ-J9) and David Cheney (3B97-0N).
  4. [4] Castle Dale Stake, Young Women’s Mutual Improvement Association minutes and records, Feb. 10 and 28, 1890, Castle Dale Utah Stake, CHL. Florence Allen Cheney, “Lodema Hutchings Cheney,” typescript, n.d., FamilySearch (, accessed Aug. 2014), Lodema Hutchings KWD8-CJG .
  5. [5] 1900 U.S. census, Teton, Bingham Co., Idaho, p. 6A, Lodema H. Cheney; from NARA microfilm publication T623, roll 232. 1910 U.S. census, Archer, Fremont Co., Idaho, p. 11A, Lodema Cheney; from NARA microfilm publication T624, roll 224. Digital images, (, accessed Oct. 2014).
  6. [6] Cheney, “Lodema Hutchings Cheney,” n.p.
  7. [7] Ibid. Find a Grave, memorial no. 35562563.