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 Edward Andrew Ogden

Edward Andrew Ogden

Birth
Kaysville, Davis County, Utah, USA
Death 24 Sep 1981 (aged 86)
El Cerrito, Contra Costa County, California, USA
Burial Kaysville, Davis County, Utah, USA
Plot 4-31-B-5
Memorial ID 125303 · View Source
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Edward Andrew son of Louisa C. E. Johnson & Edward Garrett Ogden.

1st marriage to Rose Mary Johnson June 2, 1922 in Salt Lake City, Utah. They had 8 children together, listed below.

2nd marriage Milma Johanna Huhta May 17, 1980 in Oakland, Alameda, California.

Abridgement of the Autobiography: Edward Andrew Ogden

I was the fourth child and only son of Edward Garratt Ogden and Louisa Charlotta E. Johnson Ogden. While a young child, we moved to Lindon, Utah. We had a home & small farm. I grew up among relatives and friends close to church and schools. I worked with my father on the farm and at selling our produce in nearby towns. I attended schools at Lindon and Pleasant Grove, until 8th grade. The next 3 years, I worked at farming and attended the Brigham Young University during the winter months, doing odd jobs and janitor work for my tuition, books and living expenses. Father's health was on the decline and I began to feel that the family was my responsibility. In the fall of 1913, I found employment in the mining town of Eureka. I shared a miner's cabin with two other bachelors...so I could send the money I earned to my family. The farm on Provo Bench was rented out on shares and the family moved to Provo in order for my sisters to attend the Provo High School and the Brigham Young University. In the summer of 1916, I met a friend of my sister June, Rose Mary Johnson. I was very surprised when the thought came to me that I might sometime marry this young lady...February 1917 our country was at War with Germany. I wanted to volunteer for WWI but was given a deferred classification, as I was the major support of my family. My father worried about my working in the mines. I obtained work in the Union Pacific Railway shops in Provo...Rose and I were good friends, there wasn't talk of marriage since we both had obligations to our families as well as personal ambitions to realize and satisfy. It had long been the desire of my father to work in the Salt Lake Temple, the family moved to Salt Lake City. In the spring of 1921 we purchased a home on the corner of 11th East and 2nd South...Uncle John Johnson gave me a job working in the wholesale poultry and egg business, I was very grateful, it gave me insight into the business of buying and selling. Rose had been teaching in Beaver, Utah and we had corresponded regularly. She arranged to teach in Draper...that school year 1921-1922. We were engaged and married 2 June 1922 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple...We purchased a farm in Lehi in 1925 and we enjoyed country living..The Depression lasted for several years...Property values dropped, employment was at a low point, Foreclosures on homes, failure of banks and businesses were very common. We had plenty of food...but in 1930 toward the end of summer our crops were affected by blight, insects, and a fungus growth. I realized how hopeless the situation was, I dropped my hoe in the field and made plans to return to Salt Lake City. We purchased a home at 1404 South on 4th East, near Liberty Park and close to Church and schools. My parents came to live with us. Father passed in May of 1931.
Our great sorrow came when Mary Louisa (5th child) died on 27 Jan. 1930. We also lost twin girls (Marilyn June & Roselyn Ruth) in infancy and another baby girl(Rose Mary), who died of unknown causes. I had a strong urge to move to California, as each winter I would have recurrent attacks of rheumatic fever and spend several weeks in bed. In the fall of 1935 I arrived in Oakland and with the help of my sisters Louise and Etta and their husbands, I found employment and was soon sending money home to pay bills and support my family...My family arrived in Oakland in February 1936. It was a happy reunion to be together amid flowering trees and mild sunshine instead of snow and the cold of Utah winters. I worked as a mechanic in electric appliance assembly plants and at the Key System Transportation Shops and also the Bethlem Shipyards at San Francisco and later at Mare Island Naval Shipyard...I enjoyed my work very much but the extreme noise of the shops and the responsibility of my job was upsetting a nervous condition which was the result of a fall down a mine shaft in 1926. I had learned to live with this condition but did require the services of a Chiropractor quite often. He had become a Chiropractor because of the help he had received in the correction of a disability. This doctor inspired me to take up the profession. Our three sons were industrious and with newspaper routes and summer employment were meeting their own personal needs. I registered in the Chiropractic College in Oakland...I passed the State Examination and received my license to practice in August 1945. I was determined to do my best to help everyone who came to my office...Fifteen years passed quickly and I retired from office practice in 1960. In retirement I enjoy doing things for my children. The companionship in our family has been very rewarding. All our sons served in WWII. Rulon and Dene filled missions to South America, Edward completed a Stake Mission in Oakland. My wife, Rose, taught school in the Bay Area for several years during and following WWII...I find satisfaction in being able to help my parents accomplish their purpose in life, in giving help both to the living and the dead. It is my desire that I will still find joy in being of service to my family and my Rose Mary, whom I love very much and I enjoy our 4 children and their mates and our 23 grandchildren.

8 Children with 1st spouse:
Joel Edward Ogden (1923-1980)
Rulon Clyde Ogden
Elmer Dene Ogden (1927-2001)
Eloise Ogden Jacobson
Mary Louise Ogden (1929-1930)
Marilyn June Ogden(Twin) (1931-1931)
Roselyn Ruth Ogden(Twin) (1931-1931)
Rose Mary Ogden (1936-1936)


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  • Maintained by: Utahgirl
  • Originally Created by: Utah State Historical Society
  • Added: 2 Feb 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 125303
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Edward Andrew Ogden (30 Jun 1895–24 Sep 1981), Find A Grave Memorial no. 125303, citing Kaysville City Cemetery, Kaysville, Davis County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by Utahgirl (contributor 47119033) .