|Birth: ||Aug. 30, 1870|
|Death: ||Apr. 29, 1942|
The Ellsworth family has long figured in connection with the history of Jefferson county and its development and among those of the name still closely associated with farming Interests is Seth M. Ellsworth, whose home is near Lewisville. He was born at West Weber, Utah, August 30, 1870, his parents being Edmund and Ellen (Blair) Ellsworth, mentioned on another page of this volume. Seth M. Ellsworth, spending his youthful days under the parental roof, attended the schools of West Weber, Utah, and of Jefferson county, Idaho, and having mastered the elementary branches of learning, then became a student in the Brigham Young College at Logan. He was but eleven years of age when the family home was established in Idaho in 1882 and he continued upon the home farm until he had attained his majority.
Mr. Ellsworth then began farming on his own account by renting land and he also worked for Mr. Boyce, who owned the place upon which he now resides. The death of Mr. Boyce occurred in 1890. Six years later, or in 1896, Mr. Ellsworth wedded Mrs. Margaret (McMillian) Boyce, widow of his former employer, and he has since cultivated the farm with the exception of a period of twelve years when he resided at Idaho Falls. He purchased a nice home there and was in business in the town for a short time. He also spent four years in the sheriff's office and he likewise acted as collector for the Consolidated Wagon & Machine Company. Later he returned to the farm and is now giving his undivided attention to agricultural interests, having lived upon this place continuously since 1914. In partnership with his brothers he owns business property at Rigby and they are erecting a new building there. Seth M. Ellsworth still owns his home at Idaho Falls and he and his brothers are the owners of the Ellsworth flats at Rigby. He is also a stockholder in the Jefferson State Bank at Menan. Throughout his life he has displayed marked business enterprise and initiative and possesses the resolute character which enables him to carry forward to successful completion whatever he undertakes.
To Mr. Ellsworth there were born three children of his first marriage: Lenora Eileen, the wife of Rowland Madison, of Rigby; Seth M., who died on the 18th of February, 1904, at the age of twenty-five months; and Kenneth M., at home. The mother of these children passed away November 1, 1908, after a short illness following an operation for appendicitis. In January, 1910, Mr. Ellsworth wedded Clara Haywood and they became the parents of three children: Vincent R., Martha E. and Dona Gene.
Mr. Ellsworth has filled the office of constable, occupying the position a number of years ago. In politics he maintains an independent course. His religious belief is that of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He has led a busy and useful life, his activity and enterprise enabling him to take advantage of the opportunities that have come to him and today he is one of the prosperous farmers as well as one of the representative citizens of Jefferson County.
(Published in History of Idaho: The Gem of the Mountains Vol. 3 by James H. Hawley, 1920; article appears by request of Amanda Fox)
Edmund William Ellsworth (1845 - 1926)
Ellen Cornelia Blair Ellsworth (1846 - 1913)
Margaret McMillan Boyce Ellsworth (1865 - 1909)
Eilleen Ellsworth Madsen (1900 - 1985)*
Seth Millington Ellsworth (1902 - 1904)*
Vincent Richard Ellsworth (1912 - 1993)*
Donna Jean Ellsworth LeClaire (1919 - 1989)*
Elizabeth B Ellsworth (____ - 1886)*
Edmund Ellsworth (1868 - 1943)*
Seth Millington Ellsworth (1870 - 1942)
Frank Blair Ellsworth (1872 - 1956)*
Clara Cornelia Ellsworth Hoffman (1874 - 1952)*
Willard J Ellsworth (1878 - 1892)*
Elizabeth Young Ellsworth (1880 - 1882)*
Alonzo Sheridan Ellsworth (1883 - 1885)*
Preston Blair Ellsworth (1887 - 1976)*
Created by: Collins Crapo
Record added: Jun 13, 2005
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