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Hannah Jones Wrighton

Hannah Jones Wrighton was born August 5, 1821, in Hanley, England, to William and Melina Phillips Jones. Hannah’s father died when she was little leaving her mother with six children. Because she was the oldest daughter...

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Rose Ellen Bywater

Utah’s first certified woman dentist was Rose Ellen Bywater, a Brigham City native. Educated in the local school system, she immediately began teaching school at Honeyville, then attended the University of Utah, and...

Alma W. Compton

Alma’s parents Joseph and Jane Compton were members of the Mormon Church when he was born in Arnold, England, in September 1856. Since his parents didn’t have enough money for the entire family to emigrate to Utah, they...

Oluf Johnson

Oluf Johnson was born in Brigham City, Utah, on October 24, 1869, to John and Anne Marie Nielson Johnson. Anne Marie was John’s third polygamous wife. Since John was quite old when Oluf was born, it was Oluf who did...

John Johnson

“Notes” honorific_prefix name John Johnson honorific_suffix native_name native_name_lang image 2011.13.1.jpg image_size alt caption birth_name Jorgen Jorgensen birth_date September 20 1812 birth_place...

Henry Booth

“Notes” honorific_prefix name Henry Booth honorific_suffix native_name native_name_lang image image_size alt caption birth_name birth_date September 26 1802 birth_place Edgcom, North Carolina death_date...

Wilhelm Knudson

“Notes” honorific_prefix name Wilhelm (William) Otto Knudson honorific_suffix native_name native_name_lang image 2015.99.186.jpg image_size alt caption birth_name birth_date January 26 1834 birth_place...

Lars Peter Christensen

“Notes” honorific_prefix name Lars Peter Christensen honorific_suffix native_name native_name_lang image 2015.29.2.png image_size alt caption birth_name birth_date September 19, 1860 birth_place Lille...

Simon L. Moskowitz

“Notes” honorific_prefix name Simon L. Moskowitz honorific_suffix native_name native_name_lang image image_size alt caption birth_name birth_date birth_place disappeared_date disappeared_place...

Eli Harvey Peirce

“Notes” honorific_prefix name Eli Harvey Peirce, Sr. honorific_suffix native_name native_name_lang image image_size alt caption birth_name birth_date July 29 1827 birth_place Uwchland, Pennsylvania...