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 Vivian <I>Lemmon Johnson</I> Shields

Vivian Lemmon Johnson Shields

Glenwood, Sevier County, Utah, USA
Death 8 Nov 1975 (aged 92)
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Burial Murray, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Plot 12 W 162 6
Memorial ID 56258 · View Source
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Vivian was born to Peter Kimball Lemmon, Sr. and Sarah Elizabeth Buchanan.

Vivian's parents were Mormon polygamists who moved to Mexico about 1890 to avoid her father's arrest for polygamy in the States and so he could continue practicing polygamy in Mexico.

Vivian was only about seven years old when her family moved to Mexico. The family was there until 1912, when the Mexican revolutionaries expelled many foreigners. Vivian grew up in Mexico, and married her first husband, Abia Ezekiel Johnson, there. Abia already had one wife and several children; he, thus, became a polygamist when he married Vivian.

Vivian's first three children were born in Mexico. The last four were born in Utah, after the family left Mexico.

When Abia and his two wives left Mexico, both families located in Salt Lake City.

Vivian married:

(1) Abia Ezekiel Johnson on November 19, 1900 in Colonia Diaz, Chihuahua, Mexico. They separated sometime between 1925 and 1927.

They had at least seven children together:

Arthur Eldon Johnson (1906 - 1970)
Kimball Sterling Johnson (1909 - )
Sarah Johnson (1912 - )
Genevive Ella Johnson (1912 - )
Lela Johnson (1917 - )
Phyllis Johnson (1919 - )
Lamont Johnson (1925 - )

(2) Edwin Charles Harris October 29, 1927 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

(3) James Wallace Shields, March 18, 1929 in Salt Lake City, Utah. They divorced October 8, 1943 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Vivian was almost 93 years old when she died.

Peter Kimball Lemmon (1877-1947)  
Nora Amelia (Lemmon) Sanders (1879-1931)  
John Archie Lemmon (1881-1882)  
Sarah Elna (Lemmon) Jorgenson (1887-1950)  
Rue Buchanan Lemmon (1891-????)  
Lela (Lemmon) Caldwell (1893-????)  
Leo Whiting Lemmon (1899-1958)

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  • Maintained by: For Emma
  • Originally Created by: Utah State Historical Society
  • Added: 2 Feb 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56258
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Vivian Lemmon Johnson Shields (4 Feb 1883–8 Nov 1975), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56258, citing Murray City Cemetery, Murray, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by For Emma (contributor 47059582) .