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Title A Biography of Ezra Thompson Clark
Creator Tanner, Annie Clark, 1864-1941
Subject Biography; Frontier and pioneer life; Polygamy; Mormons
Subject Local Clark, Ezra Thompson, 1832-1901
Description Written by the oldest child in his second family, the biography of Ezra Thompson Clark is that of a successful pioneer, highly-regarded and devoted family man, and intensely loyal follower of the Mormon church.
Publisher Tanner Trust Fund, University of Utah Library, Salt Lake City, Utah.
Date 1975
Type Text
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Language eng
Relation Is part of: Utah, the Mormons, and the West. no. 5
Coverage 1832 - 1901
Rights Management University of Utah, Copyright 2001
Source Physical Dimensions 15 cm x 22.5 cm
Source Characteristics Printed Hard Cover Book
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Scanning Technician Clifton Brooks
Metadata Cataloger Clifton Brooks; Kenning Arlitsch; Jan Robertson
Call Number CT 275 C53 T36 1975
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Topic Mormons; Biography; Polygamy; Frontier and pioneer life
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Date Created 2005-04-20
Date Modified 2011-04-06
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Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6bz65b3

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Title Ezra Clark, page 046
Description 46 EZRA THOMPSON CLARK criticized. However, it was often said of him: "His word is as good as his bond." He was essentially the product of his time. Students of sociology recognize that the conquest of the prairie was individualistic in its nature-that it was the resourceful person, the one of greatest foresight and judgment, who was a success in pioneer life. Naturally, such a man suf- fered less privations and made the most progress. And, too, "Keep what you have and get all you can" was the watch- word of pioneer days. This was the business policy of Ezra T. Clark. For example, the year the railroad was being built, he received fifty dollars a ton for hay and furnished three teams to haul it as far as Weber Canyon. Having plenty of money, as soon as the railroad was completed, he purchased, while on one of his eastern trips, farm imple- ments, a carriage, wagons, harnesses, etc. He and Thomas Steed sent for a first-class threshing machine, the first really good one in Salt Lake Valley. It was also used in Cache Valley and Weber Valley at threshing time. If anyone failed in an undertaking it was always, in Ezra's opinion, the result of poor judgment. To merit his approval was an objective of all members of his family and intimate friends, although, "Poor judgment, poor judg- ment" was the only reproval they ever heard from him for their mistakes. Whatever the project or whoever the pro- moter of it, he never yielded to a persuasion which did not meet the approval of a very conservative judgment. If he ever commented on people with means it was al- ways to emphasize their economy. If a poor man was re- ferred to as being good, his question was: "What is he good for? Evidently the man had poor judgment and was no good at saving," which was a great virtue of the time.
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Source A Biography of Ezra Thompson Clark
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Date Created 2005-04-14
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Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6bz65b3/326857