|Birth: ||Dec. 10, 1836|
New York, USA
|Death: ||Dec. 20, 1923|
New Mexico, USA
Lora Ann Taylor Brown ( 1837-1923) Obituary
Grandma Brown, a resident of Thatcher for many years, died December 20, 1923, at the home of her son, Alonzo Brown, in Luna, New Mexico. Her death which was caused from cancer on her face, came to her as a welcome relief from her terrible suffering.
Lora Ann Taylor Brown, was born in New York, Dec. 10, 1837. She was baptized when eight years old to the L.D.S. faith and in 1848, when eleven years old she emigrated with her father’s family to Salt Lake City. Her mother died on the road and was buried in a lonely grave.
In 1854 she was married to Newman Brown and from this union six boys and three girls were born.
In 1880 Newman Brown and family were called to Arizona. At Lee’s Ferry on the Little Colorado, Grandma Brown passed through the trying ordeal of burying her husband, who had been seriously ill on the journey.
She with her four sons, Will, Lon, Taylor, and Sam and a daughter Augusta continued the journey and settled in Round Valley (Eagarville).
Twenty three years ago she moved to Thatcher, Arizona. Grandma Brown was especially appreciated for her patient, optimistic disposition. She was never heard confessing other people’s thoughts or failings. She was the mother of nine children and had numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren and 30 great great-grandchildren.
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Lora Ann Taylor Brown
Lora Ann Taylor was born 10 Dec. 1836 in Elba, Genesee, New York to Stephen and Martha Turner Taylor. She was the 2nd of 4 children, another sister and 2 brothers. Lora was 9 years old almost 10, when her family joined the Mormon Church. The decision was made to join the church members in Utah. Her mother Martha caught the measles and died 1 June 1848 just one year after baptism. She died and is buried at Winter Quarters, Nebraska. Lora with her Father, sister and 2 brothers went on and were asked to settle in Manti, Sanpete, Utah.
Lora soon made friends and settled into the life in Manti. Her best friend was Sarah Geraldine Petty. Sarah was a few years older than Lora and had married Neuman Brown. They were happy when Sarah found out she was to have a baby. Not long after Sarah Catherine was born, Sarah knew she was not going to live. Sarah told her husband Neuman that Lora was her best friend and that she knew that Lora would take good care of her daughter. She asked Neuman if he would please marry Lora. It wasn't long after that Sarah passed away. Just 10 days after Sarah Catherine was born. 2 ˝ months later Lora and Neuman were married. They married 18 Jun 1852 in Manti and were sealed 14 Feb. 1857 in Salt Lake.
Lora raised 9 Children including Sarah Catherine. And she did this while moving every time the Prophet asked them to help settle a new area in southern Utah. Their first child, a son, lived only a few months and is buried in Manti. They had 3 more children in Manti. They then moved to Dameron Valley, near St. George where William F. was born, Stephen was born in Springdale, Uncles Jared and Sam in Kanab. When they were again called to go to Arizona with the Jacob Hamblin party Lora and Neuman's oldest 4 stayed behind with Neuman's second wife Jemima Bell Pectol Brown. Will was the oldest child to go and he was only 17. She felt that she would just get her orchard planted and would be asked to move again. But not once did she ever falter in her desire to do whatever the Prophet asked.
They were asked to leave civilization and move to an uncivilized place called Springerville Arizona on the Little Colorado River. Just a few days out of Kanab, Neuman got sick and a few days later in the Buckhorn Mountains of Utah he died and was buried a few days later at Lee's Ferry on the banks of the Colorado River. He was the first white man buried there.
Lora could have turned back but she went forward with her 5 children. They arrived in Springerville in 1879 where they were not welcomed by the people there. The Becker's were trying to make a good place to live but most of the people that were in town itself were outlaws and renegades hiding out. Soon they moved 5 miles up the river and started a small community of Amity. One of the first things that was needed besides a church was school for the children. Lora being a widow needed a way to support her family. I am sure Jacob Hamblin asked her to teach these children and she became the first school teacher in Amity. She was also a seamstress. There was soon a small school built, it is by the 26 bar ranch.
After living in Amity for a few years Lora's daughter, Lora Isabelle moved with her new husband Benjamin Tenney to Luna New Mexico. So Lora again packed up her family and moved to Luna. They just got settled and the call again came asking them to move and help settle in sagebrush, Indian infested land soon to be called Thatcher Arizona. With her faith in tact and some sadness they again packed up once more and moved, helping clear the land and build homes. Even though she was small in stature she was a giant in fortitude. She loved hats and often was found with a beautiful hat on her head, but she hated shoes and so was often given a new pair of shoes to wear. She was always gracious as she showed those kind people her 3 pair she kept in her closet at home.
Lora did what ever was necessary to support her family, she obeyed every call given by the church authorities, she left behind established homes and family, only to build new ones. She obeyed the call knowing that if she didn't see loved ones in this life she would in the next. Such was her faith in her Savior and her Father in Heaven.
On Ancestry - * oldtimers39added this on 19 Jul 2012 -
Stephen Taylor (1794 - 1855)
Martha Turner Taylor (1803 - 1843)
Neuman Brown (1830 - 1879)
Martha Ann Brown Jolley (1853 - 1907)*
James Albert Brown (1853 - 1854)*
Newman Brown (1855 - 1916)*
Martha Ann Brown Jolley (1858 - 1907)*
Lora Isabelle Brown Tenney (1860 - 1907)*
William Ferguson Brown (1862 - 1929)*
Stephen Alonzo Brown (1865 - 1939)*
Mary Augusta Brown Bleak (1868 - 1927)*
Jared Taylor Brown (1874 - 1936)*
Joseph Samuel Brown (1877 - 1962)*
Augusta Camilla Taylor Marwick (1834 - 1904)*
Lora Ann Taylor Brown (1836 - 1923)
Jared Alvin Taylor (1845 - 1895)*
New Mexico, USA
Created by: Marsha
Record added: Apr 19, 2011
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