John T. Giles, son of Frederick and Mary Ann Moulton, was born in “the old fort”, when Heber settlement was but three years old.  His boyhood was spent in Heber.  He was a farmer and stock raiser.  He served a mission for the Church in Tennessee and Kentucky in the early 1890s.  On October 31, 1895, he was married to Sarah Ann Roberts, daughter of John and Sarah Roberts, immigrants.  Born to this couple:  Bertha, who died at the age of eight; Orah May (Van Wagoner), Vincent T.; Owen Reed, who died at the age of 16; Ralph F.; Melvin , who passed away in the mission field, and Grant D. Giles.

            His community service included justice of the peace, city councilman, member of board of education, four terms county clerk and recorder, and representative in the Legislature.  He served the Church in the Sunday School superintendency when there was but one Sunday School in Heber, and as a Stake High Council member for over thirty-three years under three stake presidents.

            For a period prior to his death he was the oldest native-born resident of Heber.  He passed away in Heber in May, 1954, in his ninety-second year.


(“How Beautiful Upon The Mountains” by the Wasatch DUP pp.360-361)