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Black and white portrait of Vere Forrest, a woman in a dark dress with a white collar and her hair pulled back.

Vere Forrest

Vere Forrest was born on 18 August 1852 in Scotland in the Vale of Leven where she worked in the cotton factories beginning at age 10. Her parents joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, then sailed with...

Dennis Fife

  office Mayor of Brigham City term_start January 4, 2010 term_end January 6, 2014 constituency majority predecessor Lou Ann Christensen successor Tyler Vincent prior_term Just one month before the election, Brigham...

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Charles Wilson Sr.

On September 17, 1857, Charles Wilson Sr. was born to Robert Knox and Isabelle Cook Wilson in Brigham City, Utah. In his youth, Charles and his siblings helped their father dig ditches to drain the swampland and create...

Mary Jane Neeley Wright

Mary Jane Neeley was born on October 8, 1833, in Vermillion County, Illinois, to Lewis and Elizabeth Miller Neeley. The family was acquainted with Mormon Prophet Joseph Smith while living in Nauvoo, and Mary Jane would...

Henrich Kotter

Henrich Herman Ludvig Kotter was born on November 20, 1837, in Haustenbeck, Lippe, Germany, to Johan Fredrich Bernard and Johanna Catherine Amalia Held Kotter. Upon finishing his meager schooling at age 14, Henrich went...

David Morgan Rees

David Morgan Rees was born July 13, 1846 in Kiddimister, Westershire, England, to John Davis and Mary Morgan Rees. David’s parents, who were from South Wales, were on their way to Liverpool, England, where they intended...

Morris David Rosenbaum

Morris was the son of Morris D. and Sahre Rosenbaum, a Jewish couple living in Fordon, Prussia. When Morris was 13 years old, he took a job as a clerk in a store. After working there for six years, he decided to...

Chester Loveland

Born in Madison, Ohio, on December 20, 1817, Loveland joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1838 and had experiences typical of many early church members and of several Brigham City mayors who...

Ola Nelson Stohl

By the time Ola Nelson Stohl, Sr., was 15 years old, he was supporting himself as a tailor. During Christmas holidays at the family home in Klorup, Sweden, Ola had the occasion to visit with his brother Nels, who was...

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Anton Andersen Janson

On March 26, 1826, Anton Andersen Janson was born in Galstad, Sweden, to Johann and Ebba Petersdotter Jaenson. In 1844, Anton left home and supported himself as a merchant, a clerk and then a mason. He eventually moved...

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