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Eugene Stanley Sears

14 September 1882–7 February 1950

Born 14 Sept. 1882 at Salt Lake City.[1] Son of Septimus Wagstaff Sears and Isabel Modalena Whitney.[2] Grandson of EBW.[3] Lived with his family in San Francisco, 1886–1891.[4] Involved in bicycle racing; identified as a rider of promise, 1901.[5] Attended school in Chicago, where he studied art, 1902–1903.[6] EBW visited with him while she was in Chicago, Mar. 1902.[7] Sued for gambling debts, 1905, in Ogden, Weber Co., Utah.[8] Married Eleanor Isabel Rhein, 25 June 1907, in Chicago.[9] Remarried Isabel Rhein, 6 Oct. 1911, in Burlington, De Moines Co., Iowa; one adopted son.[10] Lived in Salt Lake City, 1914–1918.[11] Registered for the draft in Chicago, 1918.[12]  Returned to Salt Lake City, 1920; worked as an automobile salesman.[13] Served as a pallbearer at EBW’s funeral, 29 Apr. 1921.[14] Traveling salesman; held various sales and management positions in Kankakee, Kankakee Co., Illinois, 1922; in Omaha, Douglas Co., Nebraska, 1928; in Mobile, Mobile Co., Alabama, 1930–1932; in Cincinnati, 1938; and in Newport, Campbell Co., Kentucky, 1940–1943.[15] Died 7 Feb. 1950 in Cincinnati; buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Southgate, Campbell Co. [16]

 

[1] 1900 U.S. Census, Farmers Precinct, Salt Lake Co., UT, ED 65, p. 15B, Eugene S. Sears. 1920 U.S. Census, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co., UT, ED 90, p. 10A, Eugene S. Sears. 1930 U.S. Census, Mobile City, Mobile, Co., AL, ED 49-75, p. 20B, Eugene S. Sears. 1940 U.S. Census, Newport, Campbell Co., KY, ED 19-2, p. 14B, Eugene Sears. EBW, Diary, 14 Sept. 1888. “Family Tree,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, (accessed 12 Dec. 2018), Eugene Stanley Sears (K8TZ- ZMH).

[2] Des Moines Co., IA, Clerk of the District Court, Marriage Records, 1911–1912, vol. 27, p. 259, record 2433, Eugene S. Sears and Eleanor Isabel Rhein, 6 Oct. 1911, microfilm 1547636, DGS 4320684, image 176/516, FHL. Carol Cornwall Madsen, Emmeline B. Wells: An Intimate History (Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press, 2017), 503–505. 

[3] Carol Cornwall Madsen, Emmeline B. Wells: An Intimate History (Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press, 2017), 503–505. 

[4] EBW, Diary, 21 July 1891.

[5] “Cycling: Racing Fever,” Salt Lake Herald, 24 Mar. 1901, 5.

[6] EBW, Diary, 31 Jan. and 14 Sept. 1902. “Society,” Salt Lake Herald, 18 July 1903, 4.

[7] EBW, Diary, 13 Mar. 1902.

[8] “Random References,” Ogden (UT) Standard, 1 Mar. 1906, 6. “Payment of Checks Refused,” Salt Lake Tribune, 3 Mar. 1906, 8.

[9] Chicago, IL, Marriages, 1815–1935, Eugene S. Sears and Eleanor Rhein, 25 June 1907, microfilm 1030423, image 1244/1394, FHL.

[10] Des Moines Co., IA, Clerk of the District Court, Marriage Records, 1911–1912, vol. 27, p. 259, record 2433, Eugene S. Sears and Eleanor Isabel Rhein, 6 Oct. 1911, microfilm 1547636, DGS 4320684, image 176/516, FHL. Salt Lake Co., UT, District Court, Probate Division, Probate Records, 1852–1964, Probate Case Files, roll 633, 63690, DGS 1035887, images 562–565/796, FHL.

[11] R. L. Polk and Co’s Salt Lake Directory 1914… (Salt Lake City: R. L. Polk, 1914), 889. “Society,” Salt Lake Tribune, 22 July 1916, 5. “Society,” Salt Lake Telegram, 12 Sept. 1916, 16. “Society: Events of the Week in Society,” Salt Lake Herald-Republican, 27 Jan. 1918, 1.

[12] U.S., World War I Draft Registrations Cards, 1917–1918, Eugene Stubbs Sears, microfilm 1439746, image 3077/ 4607, FHL.

[13] 1920 U.S. Census, Salt Lake Ward 1, Salt Lake Co., UT, ED 90, p. 10A, Eugene S. Sears.

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

[15] Leshnick’s Kankakee City Directory, 1922 (Peoria, IL: Leshnick Directory, 1922), 349. Polk’s Council Bluffs, IA, City Directory, 1928 (Kansas City, MO: R. L. Polk, 1928), 297. Polk’s Mobile, Alabama, City Directory, 1932 (Birmingham, AL: R. L. Polk, 1932), 579. Williams Cincinnati City Directory, 1938 (Cincinnati: Williams Directory, 1938), 1552.

[16] Ohio, Deaths, 1908–1953, microfilm 4109222, image 1056/3157, FHL. “Eugene S. Sears,” Evergreen Cemetery, Southgate, Campbell Co., KY, Billion Graves Index (https://billiongraves.com/grave/Eugene-S-Sears/25611154, 5 Apr. 2021).