About Septimus Wagstaff Sears
(son of John Sears and Sarah Wagstaff). Born March 8, 1844, Caldecot, England. Came to Utah 1866.
Married: Anne Chission, who died. Married: Mary Ann Needham. Married: Isabel M. Whitney April 1869, Salt Lake City (daughter of Newel Kimball Whitney and Emeline B. Woodward, pioneers 1848). She was born November 2, 1848.
Sidney W., died; Herbert W., died; Isabel, TO. C. W. Bucholz; Septimus W., Jr.; Lucille L.; Emilie, married J. G. Roberts; Eugene S., married Eleanor Rhein; Brenton M.
Family home Salt Lake City.
Superintendent Utah State Fair Association. Member state legislature 1894. Manager ZCMI several years. In 1879 he chartered the ship “Ivy” and shipped a cargo of Utah wheat to Europe. In San Francisco, London and Salt Lake City he was called the “Utah Wheat King.” Died April 7, 1903, Salt Lake City. Sources:
Pioneers and Prominent Men of Utah photographs, page 598 Pioneers and Prominent Men of Utah, page 1151