William & Esther Gheen Home
Location: 55 Partridge Street
William donated many days of labor toward the temple construction. Esther served in the Female Relief Society. Both participated in proxy baptisms for the dead in the temple basement. Following a severe illness, William died in July 1845. Esther and several of her children emigrated to Utah in 1846. Their oldest daughter and son-in-law moved into the home and remained in Nauvoo. Another daughter, Alice, was the grandmother of Spencer W. Kimball, 12th president of the Church. Esther died in 1858 in Utah.
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