Jacob Ezra Madsen

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Jacob Ezra Madsen

Birthplace: Bloomington, Bear Lake, Idaho, USA
Death: Died in Safford, Graham, Arizona, USA
Place of Burial: Safford, Graham, Arizona, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Christian Jacobsen Madsen and Roxana Louisa Welker Madsen
Husband of Mary Ella Owens Madsen
Brother of Dortha Roxana Madsen Rollins; John Christian Madsen; Aseneath Musette Bingham; Zina Albertina Madsen; Louisa Alberta Branch and 4 others

Managed by: Della Dale Smith-Pistelli
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About Jacob Ezra Madsen

When Ezra (Ez) Madsen and Ella Owens united in marriage in 1897, it was the meshing of two Safford pioneer families. His father, Chris Madsen, in the operation of Safford's first livery stable and later on his own in partnership with D.L. (Dave) Ridgway where the present Ritz Bar stands. Mr. & Mrs. Ez Madsen were active in the Safford mercantile field for many years. The home they constructed around the turn of the century was located just east of the present Tip Balentine office supply store. Recently I received from a cousin a picture of Ez Madsen's Shoe Store, which was taken on October 17, 1924. There was a large selection of children's shoes in a glass case in the left of the photo, and there was a primitive electric chandelier in the middle of the room, and a solid wood ceiling. Since the building was not big enough for a stock room and a show room, the entire stock of the store was shown in the photo. I wonder how many of these very shoe boxes are sitting in attics around Safford, Arizona, holding secrets of the past. Under the media tab above there are more photos of Jacob Ezra Madsen, including one of him and his wife in front of the home they built in Safford, along with one of him taken when he was younger, one when he was older sitting on a horse, and another taken from a group painting done of him and his siblings and parents.

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Jacob Ezra Madsen's Timeline

November 26, 1872
Bloomington, Bear Lake, Idaho, USA
February 4, 1935
Age 62
Safford, Graham, Arizona, USA
Safford, Graham, Arizona, USA