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Esther Ellis Johnson Orton
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Birth: Dec. 23, 1861
Virgin
Washington County
Utah, USA
Death: Aug. 4, 1949
Parowan
Iron County
Utah, USA

Second wife of Samuel T. Orton married 26 Dec 1877, in St. George, Washington County, Utah.

Samuel died and three years later on 12 Feb 1910, Esther married William Owen Orton (who may be Samuel's brother). William is buried in Mountain View Cemetery in Beaver, Beaver County, Utah. (link to his memorial is below)

Samuel & Esther Johnson Orton had 12 children. Samuel had 12 other children from his first wife who was Esther's half sister.

The Ortons decided to name their eighth child TWENTY because that child would be number 20 in their family. They had a son and did name him Twenty, which caused some interesting confusion in his life when he told people his name or when he wrote it.

Information from Esther's death certificate:

Name: Esther Ellis Orton
Death date: 04 Aug 1949
Death place: Parowan, Iron, Utah
Birth date: 23 Dec 1861
Birth place: Virgin City, Utah
Age at death: 87 years 7 months 12 days
Cause of death: chronic myocardial Degeneration several years
Due to: Senescence [old age]
Gender: Female
Marital status: Widowed [twice]
Race or color: White
Occupation: Retired
Spouse name: [Samuel Taylor Orton died 1907 & William Owen Orton died 1924].
Father name: Joel H. Johnson
Birthplace of father: Mass.
Mother name: Margaret Threlkeld
Birthplace of mother: England
GSU film number: 2224900
Digital GS number: 4120940
Image number: 406
Reference number: 110053
Collection: Utah Death Certificates 1904-1956
 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Joel Hills Johnson (1802 - 1882)
  Margaret Threlkeld Johnson (1840 - 1914)
 
 Spouses:
  Samuel Taylor Orton (1832 - 1907)
  William Owen Orton (1844 - 1924)
 
 Children:
  Mary Elizabeth Orton Halterman (1880 - 1919)*
  Silas Taylor Orton (1881 - 1972)*
  Ernest Johnson Orton (1883 - 1958)*
  Ellis T. Orton (1885 - 1966)*
  Don Taylor Orton (1887 - 1955)*
  Rebecca Orton Smith (1889 - 1971)*
  William Taylor Orton (1892 - 1953)*
  Twenty Taylor Orton (1894 - 1981)*
  Maggie Orton Page (1896 - 1981)*
  Verna May Orton (1899 - 1924)*
  Jared Johnson Orton (1901 - 1952)*
  Almon Hills Orton (1905 - 1992)*
 
 Siblings:
  Julia Ann Johnson (1827 - 1829)**
  Sixtus Ellis Johnson (1829 - 1916)**
  Sariah Anna Johnson Workman (1832 - 1925)**
  Nephi Johnson (1833 - 1919)**
  Susan Ellen Johnson Martineau (1836 - 1918)**
  Seth Guernsey Johnson (1839 - 1927)**
  Nancy Maria Johnson (1841 - 1842)**
  Emily Johnson (1843 - 1843)**
  Joel Hills Johnson (1844 - 1846)**
  Julia Anna Johnson Orton (1847 - 1879)**
  Joel Andrew Johnson (1847 - 1926)**
  Janet Mauretta Johnson Smith (1848 - 1933)**
  David William Johnson (1849 - 1924)**
  Margaret Johnson (1850 - 1879)**
  Joel Hills Johnson (1850 - 1902)**
  Mary Susan Johnson (1850 - 1851)**
  James Fife Johnson (1852 - 1905)**
  Almon Babbitt Johnson (1855 - 1890)**
  Joseph Elmer Johnson (1855 - 1858)**
  Hyrum Johnson (1856 - 1856)**
  Esther Ellis Johnson Orton (1861 - 1949)
  Mary Elizabeth Johnson (1864 - 1877)*
  Carlos Johnson (1866 - 1866)**
  Joseph Hills Johnson (1866 - 1908)*
  Ezekiel Johnson (1869 - 1957)*
  Almera Woodward Johnson Little (1871 - 1937)*
  Jeremiah Johnson (1874 - 1879)*
  Margaret Hannah Johnson Shumway (1876 - 1917)*
  Amos Partridge Johnson (1878 - 1895)*
  John Henry Johnson (1881 - 1972)*
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Parowan City Cemetery
Parowan
Iron County
Utah, USA
Plot: 03-01-02
 
Maintained by: Sandyscouter
Originally Created by: Cracraft Proud
Record added: Sep 02, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 11663451
Esther Ellis <i>Johnson</i> Orton
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Esther Ellis <i>Johnson</i> Orton
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