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 Ezra Brown

Ezra Brown

Birth
Bountiful, Davis County, Utah, USA
Death 3 Feb 1937 (aged 73)
Woodruff, Rich County, Utah, USA
Burial Woodruff, Rich County, Utah, USA
Plot Block 2, Lot 21, Plot 1
Memorial ID 146426 · View Source
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Ezra Brown, fifth child of William Brown Jr. and Rebecca Webster Chapin was born the 30th June 1863, in Bountiful, Davis County, Utah. The family consisted of two sisters, Zina Rebecca, Agnes, five brothers, Mohonri, Alma, Parley, Jedediah, Franklin and Ezra. All but three of the children were born in Bountiful. Ezra attended school in Bountiful. He attended the University of Desert in Salt Lake City, Utah, where he studied law. Later he taught school. Just what brought Ezra to Woodruff, Utah is not known. His father owned land south of Woodruff. Perhaps Ezra did some work on his property. This property is now part of the Desert Land and Livestock Ranch, the exact location is unknown.

Ezra became acquainted with the Neville family of Woodruff. William (Stiff) Neville and Elizabeth Fisher's lovely daughter Sarah Ann soon caught Ezra's attention. Before long Ezra and Sarah Ann had fallen in love. 11 September 1889 the couple were married in the Logan Temple in Logan, Cache Co, Utah. Three children were born to this couple. The first child. William Ezra, was born 14 April 1892. Place of birth was Woodruff, Utah. Wm Ezra married Jennette Pauline Neilson. The second child Mariner, was born 29 August 1893 in Fairview, Lincoln Co, Wyoming. He married Mae R. Richards. The last child, Sarah Levina was born 20 January 1895 in Woodruff, Utah. She married Cloyd Alberto Eastman. June 1891 the couple purchased land from the U.S. Government, located north of Woodruff. This land now belong's to Mariner's son, Lawrence Brown of Woodruff. On 18 February 1895, less than a month after little Sarah's birth, her mother, Sarah Ann died. Cause of death was probably complications from child birth. Sarah Ann was buried in Woodruff, Utah. Ezra married Sophia Neville Huffaker 29 June 1898 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Sophia was the young widow of Shelby Vervelin Huffaker of Woodruff and also the sister of Sarah Ann. She was a good mother to the children and they loved her very much.

Ezra was politically active and in 1894 was elected to fill the position of Representative for Uinta Co. in the Wyoming Legislature. He served one term in that office. Ezra served as superintendent of the Woodruff LDS Sunday School as well as other positions in the community, such as President of the Cattle Association and President of the Irrigation Co. In 1899, he was called to serve on a mission in the Southern States. he served 2 & 1/2 yrs. on the mission.

Ezra Brown passed away at his home on 3rd February 1937. Cause of death was listed as incident to age. His final resting place is the Woodruff City Cemetery, next to Sarah and Sophia.




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  • Maintained by: A.Bell
  • Originally Created by: Utah State Historical Society
  • Added: 2 Feb 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 146426
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Ezra Brown (30 Jun 1863–3 Feb 1937), Find A Grave Memorial no. 146426, citing Woodruff Cemetery, Woodruff, Rich County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by A.Bell (contributor 46518784) .