Edmund William Ellsworth

7 Oct 1845 - 14 Sep 1926

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Edmund William Ellsworth

7 Oct 1845 - 14 Sep 1926
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Grandson of Brigham Young & great-great-grandfather of my high-school friend Kathy Ellsworth. The following bio is courtesy of Amanda Fox & was published in History of Idaho: The Gem of the Mountains Vol. 3 by James H. Hawley, 1920. Edmund Ellsworth, Sr. is a retired farmer living at Lewisville, and

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Edmund William Ellsworth


Lewisville Cemetery

3358-3364 E 400 N
Lewisville, Jefferson, Idaho
United States


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July 22, 2012


September 5, 2018


July 15, 2012

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Edmund William Ellsworth Biography

Contributor: k_lassman Created: 3 years ago Updated: 3 years ago

Grandson of Brigham Young & great-great-grandfather of my high-school friend Kathy Ellsworth. The following bio is courtesy of Amanda Fox & was published in History of Idaho: The Gem of the Mountains Vol. 3 by James H. Hawley, 1920. Edmund Ellsworth, Sr. is a retired farmer living at Lewisville, and, having long occupied an enviable position as a progressive business man and representative citizen, he well deserves mention in the history of his adopted state. He was born at Nauvoo, Hancock county, Illinois. October 7, 1845, and is a son of Edmund and Elizabeth (Young) Ellsworth, the former a native of Paris, Oneida county. New York, and the latter of Vermont. The mother was a daughter of President Brigham Young of the Mormon church. The father was a lumberman and farmer who about 1841 went to Illinois, where he joined the church and with the people of his faith removed to Salt Lake City in 1847. There he was one of the first to engage in the lumber business, in which he actively continued until 1864, when he purchased land in Weber county and concentrated his attention upon agricultural interests until 1880. He then went to Arizona and purchased property at Show Low, where he erected a lumber mill, which he operated for some time. He passed away there December 29, 1893, at the age of seventy-four years, and his wife died in Lewisville, Idaho, February 2, 1903, at the age of seventy-six years. Edmund Ellsworth was largely reared and educated in Utah. He remained with his parents until he attained his majority and then went to Arizona, where he followed farming for one season and also aided in colonizing the district. He afterward returned to Utah, where he engaged in farming and stock raising for a few years, and later spent five years in the lumber business in connection with farming. In 1882, in company with others, he made his way to Jefferson county, Idaho, then Oneida county, and spent three days in looking over the country. On the fourth day the party decided to locate here and all took up land, which was then covered with sagebrush, there being no indication whatever of what the future had in store for this great and growing country. He improved his place in a splendid manner, purchasing more land from time to time as his financial resources increased until he owned fourteen hundred acres. He continued to farm here until about 1911, when he retired, having in the meantime won very substantial success as the result of his energy and thrift. He built a home in Rigby, but preferring Lewisville as a place of residence, returned to Jefferson county, where he purchased a nice property, which he now occupies in company with his daughter. In November, 1867, Mr. Ellsworth was married to Miss Ellen C. Blair, a daughter of Seth M. and Cornelia (Espy) Blair, the former a native of Ralls county, Missouri. and the latter of Lauderdale county, Tennessee. In 1850 the parents arrived in Salt Lake City, where the father practiced law throughout his remaining days, defending the Mormon people in many suits against the United States. He was born March 13, 1819, and passed away in 1874. The mother died in 1850. Mr. and Mrs. Ellsworth became parents of eight children: Edmund, living at Rigby; Seth M., who follows farming near Lewisville; Frank B., cashier in the First National Bank of Rigby; Clara, the wife of A. B. Hoffman, a farmer of Lewisville; Preston B., who is also farming near Lewisville; Willard J., who died January 14, 1892; Elizabeth B., who died March 10, 1886; and Alonzo S., who passed away February 6, 1885". The wife and mother was called to her final rest September 22, 1913, dying after an illness of three months. For many years Mr. Ellsworth carefully conducted his farming interests in order to provide a comfortable living for his family and at all times he displayed most progressive methods in his business affairs. He brought the first Shire horse to Jefferson county and was at all times a supporter and promoter of irrigation interests. He served as the president and one of the directors of the Parks-Lewisville Irrigating Company for several years and also of the Little Feeder Canal Company. He likewise took an active part in public affairs, filling the office of justice of the peace while in Utah, and for several years was a major in the Mormon militia. After coming to Idaho he filled the position of probate judge and was county superintendent of schools. In politics he has always maintained an independent course, voting according to the dictates of his judgment and in support of every measure which he believes will promote the best interests of the community and the commonwealth.

Life timeline of Edmund William Ellsworth

Edmund William Ellsworth was born on 7 Oct 1845
Edmund William Ellsworth was 14 years old when Charles Darwin publishes On the Origin of Species. Charles Robert Darwin, was an English naturalist, geologist and biologist, best known for his contributions to the science of evolution. He established that all species of life have descended over time from common ancestors and, in a joint publication with Alfred Russel Wallace, introduced his scientific theory that this branching pattern of evolution resulted from a process that he called natural selection, in which the struggle for existence has a similar effect to the artificial selection involved in selective breeding.
Edmund William Ellsworth was 24 years old when Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton founded the National Woman Suffrage Association, breaking away from the American Equal Rights Association which they had also previously founded. Susan B. Anthony was an American social reformer and women's rights activist who played a pivotal role in the women's suffrage movement. Born into a Quaker family committed to social equality, she collected anti-slavery petitions at the age of 17. In 1856, she became the New York state agent for the American Anti-Slavery Society.
Edmund William Ellsworth was 34 years old when Thomas Edison demonstrates incandescent lighting to the public for the first time, in Menlo Park, New Jersey. Thomas Alva Edison was an American inventor and businessman, who has been described as America's greatest inventor. He developed many devices that greatly influenced life around the world, including the phonograph, the motion picture camera, and the long-lasting, practical electric light bulb. Dubbed "The Wizard of Menlo Park", he was one of the first inventors to apply the principles of mass production and large-scale teamwork to the process of invention, and is often credited with the creation of the first industrial research laboratory.
Edmund William Ellsworth was 44 years old when The Eiffel Tower is officially opened. The Eiffel Tower is a wrought iron lattice tower on the Champ de Mars in Paris, France. It is named after the engineer Gustave Eiffel, whose company designed and built the tower.
Edmund William Ellsworth was 53 years old when Spanish–American War: The Treaty of Paris is signed, officially ending the conflict. The Spanish–American War was fought between the United States and Spain in 1898. Hostilities began in the aftermath of the internal explosion of the USS Maine in Havana Harbor in Cuba, leading to US intervention in the Cuban War of Independence. American acquisition of Spain's Pacific possessions led to its involvement in the Philippine Revolution and ultimately in the Philippine–American War.
Edmund William Ellsworth was 63 years old when Ford puts the Model T car on the market at a price of US$825. Ford Motor Company is an American multinational automaker headquartered in Dearborn, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit. It was founded by Henry Ford and incorporated on June 16, 1903. The company sells automobiles and commercial vehicles under the Ford brand and most luxury cars under the Lincoln brand. Ford also owns Brazilian SUV manufacturer Troller, an 8% stake in Aston Martin of the United Kingdom, and a 49% stake in Jiangling Motors of China. It also has joint-ventures in China, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, and Russia. The company is listed on the New York Stock Exchange and is controlled by the Ford family; they have minority ownership but the majority of the voting power.
Edmund William Ellsworth was 71 years old when Tsar Nicholas II of Russia was forced to abdicate in the February Revolution, ending three centuries of Romanov rule. Nicholas II or Nikolai II, known as Saint Nicholas in the Russian Orthodox Church, was the last Emperor of Russia, ruling from 1 November 1894 until his forced abdication on 15 March 1917. His reign saw the fall of the Russian Empire from one of the foremost great powers of the world to economic and military collapse. He was given the nickname Nicholas the Bloody or Vile Nicholas by his political adversaries due to the Khodynka Tragedy, anti-Semitic pogroms, Bloody Sunday, the violent suppression of the 1905 Russian Revolution, the executions of political opponents, and his perceived responsibility for the Russo-Japanese War (1904-1905). Soviet historians portray Nicholas as a weak and incompetent leader whose decisions led to military defeats and the deaths of millions of his subjects.
Edmund William Ellsworth died on 14 Sep 1926 at the age of 80
Grave record for Edmund William Ellsworth (7 Oct 1845 - 14 Sep 1926), BillionGraves Record 28729781 Lewisville, Jefferson, Idaho, United States