citizens have distinguished themselves and brought honor to their hometown.
William H. Streeper was one of the last of the Pony Express riders.
Brigham H. Roberts became a general authority of the LDS Church and
was a noted writer and speaker. Arthur V. Watkins was a United States
Senator. Hugh Cannon set a world's record in the discus throw. Cecelia
Harrison won the title of "1962 National College Queen." She is now
Commissioner of Higher Education for Utah. David F. Smith served as
Commissioner of Agriculture for Utah. Not a native, but now residing
in Centerville, is Kelly Downs, who is an outstanding major league baseball
pitcher. Robert Arbuckle served in the Utah State Legislature. Golden
L. Allen was state treasurer. Many of Centerville's early residents
held important offices in the county and state, and a number of local
citizens were called to establish settlements in other states, including
Idaho, Arizona, and California.
See: Annie Call
Carr, East of Antelope Island (1971); and Mary Ellen Smoot and Marilyn
Sheriff, The City In-Between: History of Centerville, Utah (1975).
Vestil S. Harrison