|Birth: ||Dec. 18, 1872|
|Death: ||Jun. 28, 1952|
Essie was the first living child born to Horace and Julia Johnson. She was born December 8, 1872. Her name, Sariah Eveline Johnson, was given her to honor both grandmothers, Sariah Anna Johnson Eagar, and Eveline Jewell Burdick Johnson. Her parents could not decide which name to call her, so they decided to call her by the initials, S.E., and she came to be known as Essie.
When she was five months old, her father went to Nephi and took her clothes to be "shortened." Shortened: in those days all babiesóboth girls and boysówore beautiful long dresses until they started crawling and standing. When the child reached the creeping-crawling age. The long dresses had to be shortened or a new wardrobe was needed. Her father also bought a pair of shoes size, 3. He did not know what to buy. She had extremely small feet and the new shoes did not yet fit.
Essie grew up in Moab and became the second wife of John Henry Shafer November 9, 1889. They had three children: Frank, Ethel (Nancy) who married Claude M. Taylor and John Lloyd (Sog).
She had a green thumb. She always had lots of flowers, roses and exotic plants and a good vegetable garden every summer. She made quilts and enjoyed doing handwork and embroidery work. In the summer she would cook under the grape arbor and dry fruit on the roof. When the sun would cloud over, her children would come running to gather in the fruit that was drying. She was willing to help others and would feed everyone that came around. She also enjoyed reading. Her home was on the corner just east across the street from the ballpark. The old adobe home was torn down in 1986. She died June 28, 1952.
Joseph Horace Johnson (1850 - 1935)
Julia Hills Eagar Johnson (1855 - 1940)
John Henry Shafer (1851 - 1931)*
Frank Shafer (1890 - 1971)*
Ethel Helena Shafer Taylor (1891 - 1955)*
John Lloyd Shafer (1894 - 1983)*
Sariah (Sarah) Eveline Johnson Shafer (1872 - 1952)
Julia Charlotte Johnson Larsen (1875 - 1951)*
Horace Edward Johnson (1877 - 1883)*
John Almon Johnson (1879 - 1883)*
Mary Laura Johnson Allred (1881 - 1957)*
Sarah Anna Johnson Allred (1883 - 1948)*
George Washington Johnson (1885 - 1941)*
Nora Annetta Johnson McConkie (1887 - 1970)*
Minnie Maude Johnson Day (1889 - 1951)*
Josephine Hannah Johnson (1891 - 1902)*
Bethenia Leona Johnson Dallmus (1894 - 1974)*
Joseph Hills Johnson (1895 - 1927)*
Leo Le Grand Johnson (1898 - 1902)*
Orris Lyman Johnson (1901 - 1902)*
Grand Valley Cemetery
Maintained by: AliceAnn
Originally Created by: John Warnke
Record added: May 10, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 26722989
Added: Jan. 5, 2012