|Birth: ||Jan. 7, 1811, USA|
|Death: ||Oct. 6, 1898|
"Grandma" Raper Dead, known all over Salt Lake and Ogden as "Grandma Raper," died at her home, 2823 Washington Ave., the residence of W.F. Critchlow, at 2:30 this morning. Her death was caused by old age, she having reached the age of 84 years January last.
She had several children, all of whom are dead, bur she leaves several grandchildren and even great-grandchildren to mourn her death with a host of friends.
She was one of the first pioneers who came to Ogden and lived for a time in Fort Brigham.
The place of holding the funeral is at the special request of Mrs. Raper Brown before her death. The funeral services for Esther were held at the Ogden Tabernacle and attended by a large number of family and friends.
Semi-Weekly Standard,The Standard, Ogden, Utah, October 7, 1898, page 1
Funeral of Grandma Raper. Held From the Tabernacle - A Large Gathering of Mourning Friends and Relatives.
The funeral services over the remains of of Mrs. Esther Raper Brown were held from the Tabernacle, Yesterday afternoon at 2 o'clock, and were attended by a large number of her old-time and late friends. Ex Bishop Crithlow presided at the services and Elder Joseph Hall offered the opening prayer.
C.C. Brown followed with an address on "Grandma Raper," as he had known her for many years, calling attention to her life of good works, and lessons taught during the 84 years of her useful life.
Senator Cannon also spoke for some moments, eulogizing the deceased. he had known her all his life, and had loved her; knew her worth, and he closed his remarks by reading the 15th chapter of 1 Corinthians, which he had often read to her in his boyhood days and which she loved to hear.
Elder John Pincock offered the benediction, and the cortege formed and wended its way to, the last resting place. The grae was dedicated by Elder Welch.
-The Semi-Weekly Standard, The Standard, Ogden, Tuesday, October 11, 1898
Check out her biography at this link Esther Jones Roper (Raper) Brown
Parents: Esther Fisher Jones and John Jones
Spouses: 1) Robert Roper, 2) Captain James Brown
James Brown (1801 - 1863)
Esther Ellen Brown Dee (1849 - 1893)*
Ogden City Cemetery
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Record added: Oct 07, 2008
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