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Edward Benton Main Sears

19 June 1885– 1940

Born 19 June 1885 at Chicago.[1] Son of Septimus Wagstaff Sears and Isabel Modalena Whitney.[2] Grandson of EBW.[3] Baptized as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints by John Q. Cannon, 3 Apr. 1894, in Salt Lake City.[4] Married Inez May Van Sant, 15 Apr. 1905, at Ogden, Weber Co., Utah; one child.[5] Living in Salt Lake City, by 1906.[6] Moved to Los Angeles, by 1910.[7] Returned to Salt Lake City, by Sept. 1918; owned a poultry business.[8] Served as a pallbearer at EBW’s funeral, 29 Apr. 1922.[9] Died ca. 1940, location unknown; ashes buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Southgate, Campbell Co., Kentucky, in his mother’s plot.[10]

 

[1] Cook Co., IL, County Clerk, Chicago Birth Certificates, 1878–1922, Edward Brenton Main Sears, 19 June 1885, cert. no. 83418, microfilm 1287847, DGS 4271644, image 1350/1946, FHL. “Family Tree,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed 5 Feb. 2019), Edward Brenton Main Sears (L7DS-LB5).

[2] Cook Co., IL, County Clerk, Chicago Birth Certificates, 1878–1922, Edward Brenton Main Sears, 19 June 1885, cert. no. 83418, microfilm 1287847, DGS 4271644, image 1350/1946, FHL.

[3] Carol Cornwall Madsen, Emmeline B. Wells: An Intimate History (Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press, 2017), 504–505.

[4] EBW, Diary, 3 Apr. 1894.

[5] Weber Co., UT, County Clerk, Applications for Licenses to Marry, and Original Marriage Certificates, 1888–1947, cert. no. 2581, Brenton M. Sears and Inez M. Van Sant, 15 Apr. 1905, microfilm 1670867, DGS 4580179, images 1164–1166/1655, FHL. Utah, Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Records and Statistics, Birth Certificates, 1903–1914, Robert Vansant Sears, file no. 1084, image 10/53, DGS 4191319, FHL.

[6] Salt Lake City Directory 1906 (Salt Lake City: R. L. Polk, 1906), 800.

[7] 1910 U.S. Census, Los Angles Township, Los Angeles Co., CA, ED 71, p. 4A, Brent M. Sears.

[8] U.S., Selective Service System, Utah, World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917–1918, Brenton Main Sears, microfilm 1983912, DGS 5243494, image 497/5866, FHL. 1920 U.S. Census, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co., UT, ED 121, p. 3A, Brenton Sears.

[9] “Program Announced for Funeral Service for Mrs. E. B. Wells,” Deseret News (Salt Lake City), 28 Apr. 1921, 2.

[10] Brenton M. Sears, Billion Graves (https://billiongraves.com/grave/BRENTON-M-SEARS/25484416?referrer=myheritage, accessed 12 Feb. 2019). Brenton M. Sears, “Cemeteries of Campbell County,” USGenWebSites.org (http://www.usgenwebsites.org/KYCampbell/cemeteries.htm, accessed 19 Feb. 2019).