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Seraph Isabel Sears

19 October 1872–23 September 1925

Born 19 Oct. 1872 at Salt Lake City.[1] Daughter of Septimus Wagstaff Sears and Isabel Modalena Whitney; granddaughter of EBW.[2] Lived with her aunt Louie Wells, Jan.–May 1887, in San Francisco.[3] Married Carl Wilhelm Fredrich Buchholz, 29 Dec. 1896, officiated by Orson F. Whitney; reception hosted by EBW; three children.[4] Committee member and officer of the Home and School League, beginning 1916.[5] Died 23 Sept. 1925 in Salt Lake City.[6]

 

[1] EBW, Diary, 19 Oct. 1897. “Family Tree,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed 7 May 2020), Isabel Sarah Sears (LWS3-N3P). 

[2] Carol Cornwall Madsen, Emmeline B. Wells: An Intimate History (Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press, 2017), 505. “Utah State Archives Indexes,” database and images, Utah State Archives (https://archives.utah.gov, accessed 7 May 2020); Utah Department of Health Office of Vital Records and Statistics Death Certificates, series 81448, file no. 1431/242 (1925), Isabel Sears Buchholz. 

[3] EBW, Diary, 5 Jan. 1887; 11, 13, 14, 16, 27, 29, 30 Apr. 1887; 17, 19, 29 May 1887. “A Holiday Wedding,” Salt Lake Herald, 30 Dec. 1896, 8.

[4] Salt Lake Co., UT, County Clerk, Marriages, 1887–1940, p. 6256, Charles William Buchoolz and Isabel Sears, microfilm 429056, DGS 4624216, image 693/782, FHL. “Sears-Buchholz Wedding,” Salt Lake Tribune, 30 Dec. 1896, 5. “Buchholz Child Dies,” Evening Telegram (Salt Lake City), 14 Dec. 1907, 7. “Died,” Salt Lake Telegram, 24 Sept. 1925, 14. EBW, Diary, 29 Dec. 1896.

[5] “Reception Will Be Held at Newhouse,” Salt Lake Tribune, 25 June 1916, 8. “Home and School League Will Hold Election in May,” Salt Lake Herald, 4 Apr. 1920, 47.

[6] “Utah State Archives Indexes,” database and images, Utah State Archives (https://archives.utah.gov, accessed 7 May 2020); Utah Department of Health Office of Vital Records and Statistics Death Certificates, series 81448, file no. 1431/242 (1925), Isabel Sears Buchholz. “Died,” Salt Lake Telegram, 24 Sept. 1925, 14.