In 1889, at the age of 9, Ben came to Star Valley with his parents,
John and Jane Parker Nield and family. At the age of 16, Ben
helped his family with the daily U.S. Mail contract between Star
Valley and Montpelier, Idaho. He served a mission to the Eastern
States one month after his marriage to Ada Luanna Allred. Ben
helped pioneer and homestead the cattle business with his father
and brothers, and later with his two sons, Ross and Rollo. He
passed away at the age of 99 in a community he loved, having been
part of 90 years of growth and change.
· Homesteaded and ran a successful Hereford Ranch.
· Served in several Afton LDS Ward Bishoprics.
· Served as Mayor of Afton and on the Afton Town Council.
· Served 3 terms as a Lincoln County Commissioner.
· Board President of the Federal Land Bank; was serving in
this capacity for the 40th Anniversary of the Federal Land