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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 003
Description EZRA THOMPSON CLARK 3 When he was twelve years of age his father's family joined the Mormon Church and moved to Missouri, where they began to develop a large farm about twelve miles southeast of Independence. His father had considerable property for those times. Much of it consisted of horses and cattle, which accounts in part for the rare judgment Ezra later possessed in handling all kinds of livestock. At the age of twelve, he drove a four-horse team. The family were in the midst of the troublesome times experienced in Missouri by the Saints. They were com- pelled, under arms, to turn their farm over to the mob to help pay expenses for calling out the militia. The Mormon purpose to "Establish a Zion" in Missouri, which they often referred to as the "land of their Inheri- tance," and their claim to being a "Chosen People" were not conducive to friendship with the Missourians. Then too, the "Word of Wisdom" created much comment and ridicule, for, by unanimous vote, the people agreed they would not support any store or shop that sold intoxicating liquors, tea, coffee, or tobacco. There were political reasons as well. The slave question was agitated and many of the Church members were from the North and opposed to the southern view. Also, in Far West, the county seat, there was a great contrast in the character and policies of the citizens, many of whom joined the western movement be- cause of the restraint in the better educated and more civilized cities of the East. So, between the ages of twelve and fifteen, Ezra was a witness to many an evil act by an infuriated mob. Some of these boyhood experiences were told in later years. It was the habit of Ezra's mother, Polly Keeler Clark, to ride her horse to town from their farm. On one occasion, after a
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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/s6bz65b3/326870