September 24, 1858 – April 10, 1923
The Mormon settlers had been in Salt Lake City a very few years when Brigham Young told them to settle different parts of the territory of Utah. It was in 1854 that this colonization began. One destination was Fillmore. Fillmore was becoming an industrious city. Homes were being built and farmland cleared rapidly. As well as doing this, they had to be very careful how they treated the vast tribes of Piute Indians that were everywhere at this time.
It was in this new settlement that Culbert and Eliza Esther McCullough King made their home. Their house was a lovely place for this time. It was located half way up Main Street on the east side of town. This nice comfortable home of one room was made of red brick. The house had a fireplace, which was used for all cooking purposes. There was a bed, a table, a few chairs, and a small cradle, which was all, made out of their Utah grown trees.
Culbert King’s occupation was a farmer and stock raiser. Some of their choicest animals were a pair of horses named Ned and George, and two excellent milk cows called Red and Cherry.Read more →