Anna Madsen Salisbury

Nephi, Juab, Utah, USA

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Anna C. Salisbury (Madsen)

Also Known As: "Ane", "Annie", "Anna Madsen"
Birthdate: (81)
Birthplace: Rostrup Parish, Ålborg, Denmark
Death: August 23, 1923 (81)
Nephi, Juab, Utah, USA (Parenchymatous Nephritis - Inflammation of the Kidneys)
Place of Burial: Nephi, Juab, Utah, USA
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Jacob Madsen and Dorothea Christine Madsen
Wife of David Castle Salisbury
Mother of Mary Alice Salisbury; Franklin Salisbury; William Henry Salisbury, Sr.; David Salisbury; Jacob Richard Salisbury and 7 others
Sister of Christen Madsen; Hans Jacob Madson; Christian Madsen; Niels Madsen; Eliza Madsen Welker and 4 others

Occupation: Married David Salisbury 9/12/1858 in Nephi, Utah
Managed by: Della Dale Smith-Pistelli
Last Updated:

About Anna Madsen Salisbury

Anna Madsen was born May 22, 1842, in Alborg, Denmark, to parents Jacob Madsen and Dorthea Christine Jensen Madsen. The Madsen family immigrated to America in 1857 when Anna was just 15 years old. Her father, Jacob Madsen (Jacob Christensen), was born December 18, 1805, Store Brondum, Aalborg, Denmark. His parents were Christen Madsen and Anne Nielsen Madsen. Jacob married Dorothea Christine Jensen, April 16, 1838, in Skibsted, Aalborg, Denmark. She was the daughter of Hans and Anne Jensen. Jacob and Dorothea arrived in the Great Salt Lake Valley, September 13, 1857, with the Mathias Crowley Company. Jacob passed away June 10, 1879, Bloomington, Bear Lake, Idaho. He was known as Jacob Christensen in Denmark, following the patronymic system. His own children, while living in Denmark, followed the same system and went by the surname of Jacobsen. Upon arriving in the Valley, they all took the name of their paternal grandfather, Madsen.

Anna Madsen married David Castle Salisbury on September 12, 1858, in Nephi, Juab, Utah. David was born in Packington, Leicestershire, England, in September of 1836. He had come to America via the ship, Camillas, out of Liverpool, England, which arrived in New Orleans, Louisiana, on November 5, 1849. At the time he arrived, David was 13 years old, and was in the company of his parents, Richard and Hannah Castle Salisbury, and siblings, Mary, 23, Thomas, 19, and Jesse, 16. His father Richard was listed as a laborer on the manifest.

In the 1870 U.S. Federal Census for Nephi, Juab, Utah, Anna Madsen and David Salisbury were listed as: David, 33, Anna, 27, with their children, Mary A., 10, Franklin, 9, William, 7, David, 5, Jacob, 2 and Inger Madsen, 16, who was probably Anna's younger sister Inger Marie Madsen. She may have been living with her sister and brother-in-law to help care for all of their children.

By 1880, the family was still living in Nephi, and were listed as follows in the census: David, 42, and Annie, 38, Mary Alice, 20, Franklin, 18, William Henry, 16, David, 14, (Richard) Jacob K., 12, Inger Marie, 10, Alfred, 8, Ellen Eliza, 5, Annie, 2, and Haydee, 3 months old (also known as Ada). David was working as a farmer and, his daughter Alice was working as a servant, Franklin, William and David were working on the farm, and the rest of the children were at home. David Salisbury was born in England, as were both of his parents, Annie was born in Denmark, as were both of her parents, and all of David and Annie's children were born in Utah according to the census record

By 1900, the family was still living in Nephi, Annie and David had been married for 42 years. They were listed as: David, 63, Annie, 58, Ellen., 24, Ada, 20, (Haydee in the previous census), Elijah, 18, and Jesse 14. They had 12 children, 11 of whom were still living. This census record indicated that David came to America in 1849 and Annie in 1857. David was the owner of a lime kiln, his daughter, Ellen, was working as a servant, and the other children were in school. The family owned their farm but had a mortgage on the property.

In the 1910 census, the family was still living in Nephi, and listed were: David, 74, Annie, 69, Jesse, 22, Elijah, 22, and Mary, 21. Mary was David and Annie's daughter in-law, and the wife of their son Elijah. Mary and Elijah had been married for one year. David and Annie had been married 50 years, had 12 children, 10 of whom were still living. Even at the age of 74 David was still listed as a farmer.

Annie Salisbury applied for her husband David Salisbury's U.S. Civil War Pension on May 4, 1917. His military record shows that he served during the Civil War from 1865-1866 under Captain James Picton's Company of the Utah Infantry. David Salisbury passed away at the age of 81 on June 1, 1918.

When David and Annie's son Elijah completed his U.S. World War I Draft Registration Card on September 12, 1918, he described himself as being of medium height and build with grey eyes and black hair. He was 36 years old at the time, having been born May 3, 1882. He was living in Garland, Box Elder, Utah, with his wife, Mary, and was working as a farmer for Henry B. Rose. Elijah's wife, Mary was Mary Lizzie Fowkes, the daughter of John Fowkes and Lucy Ann Bond Fowkes. Mary was born November 5, 1888, in Nephi, Utah.

In the 1920 census, Annie was a 77-year old widow, living with two of her sons, David, 53, and Jesse, 34. In the census record, Annie was listed as a housekeeper, and her son David as a fur trapper, and her son Jesse as a farmer on a grain farm. Three years later, Annie Madsen Salisbury passed away at the age of 81 on August 23, 1923, and was buried in Nephi, Utah, with her husband, David. Just two months before Annie passed away, her son Jacob Richard Salisbury, born February 19, 1868, passed away at the fairly young age of 55 on June 11, 1923, and was buried in the Vine Bluff Cemetery in Nephi, Utah.

In the 1940 U.S. Federal Census for Nephi, Annie and David's son, Elijah, was living with his wife Mary, both 51, and two of their children, David E., 21, and Nelda Ann, 17. Elijah had an 8th grade education, Mary one year of high school, their son David had 3 years of college and daughter Nelda Ann was in her 3rd year of high school. Elijah was working as a farm foreman, and his son David as a farm helper. For the 28 weeks the Elijah worked in 1939 his income was $630 and his son David's was $60 for the 12 weeks he worked.

Elijah Salisbury passed away October 7, 1967, and was living in Nephi, Utah, at the time of his death. He was buried in the Vine Bluff Cemetery. Elijah's wife, Mary, passed away on November 30, 1973, and is buried in the Vine Bluff Cemetery with her husband.

Elijah and Mary's son, David E. Salisbury, who was born June 16, 1918, passed away at the age of 93 on September 8, 2011, in Provo, Utah. He had married Ida Wilson. Here is his obituary from the Daily Herald, which was posted on September 14, 2011:

David E. Salisbury, 93, passed away peacefully at his home with his beloved wife, Lois, at his side, on September 8, 2011. He was born on June 26, 1918, in Nephi, Utah, to Elijah and Mary Fowkes Salisbury. He attended elementary schools in North Ogden and Ogden. His family moved back to Nephi during the great depression and David finished elementary school in Nephi, graduating from Juab High School. He attended BYU, where he graduated in 1941, and was immediately drafted into the Army, serving as Captain of a Maintenance Division of the Air Force in North Africa for the next 3 years. After returning from the service, David worked in the school systems in Nephi, Magna, Utah, and Anaheim, California, until 1981, where he was a favorite teacher and counselor.

He married Ida Wilson in the Manti Temple, and the couple raised two children, Margie and David Frank. After the couple divorced, David married Lois Peterson Horsley in the Los Angeles Temple. After his retirement, he and his wife Lois traveled much of the world and served an LDS Mission in the Island Kingdom of Tonga in the South Pacific.

Returning from their mission in 1990, they purchased a condo and settled in Provo, Utah, where they have found many wonderful friends. David was an exceptional husband, father and grandfather and spent his life serving his family. His main goal in life was to live in the Gospel of Jesus Christ, to serve God and his fellow man and to be the kind of person that our Father in Heaven would like him to be.

David is survived by his best friend and wife, Lois, of 34 years, his daughter, Margie Robbins of Spanish Fork, his son, David Frank (Elaine) Salisbury of Manassas, Virginia, three step-daughters, Carol (Sam) Yadon of Orem, Jannet Moranz of Ada, Michigan, and Jeanne Alison (Charlie) Trouse of Draper, Utah, 16 Grandchildren and 14 Great-grandchildren. David was preceded in death by his parents and three sisters: Lucy Boswell, Marjorie Boswell and Ann Wing.

David was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Over a period of 15 years, David served as Ward or Stake Clerk for several Bishops and Stake Presidents. He served as Assistant Finance Clerk in the Grandview 9th Ward for over 4 years. He and his wife, Lois, served in the Los Angeles Temple, the Nuku'alofa Tonga Temple and the Provo Temple over a period of about 10 years.

The family wishes to thank Alpine Home Care for their kind and unselfish service.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, September 17, 2011 at the Grandview 9th Ward Chapel, 1555 North 1350 West, Provo. Friends may call at the Berg Mortuary of Provo, 185 East Center Street, Friday evening from 6 until 8 and at the church Saturday from 8:45-9:45 a.m. prior to services. Interment will be in the Vine Bluff Cemetery, Nephi, Utah.

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Anna Madsen Salisbury's Timeline

May 22, 1842
Rostrup Parish, Ålborg, Denmark
September 9, 1858
Age 16
Nephi, Juab, Utah, USA
August 1, 1862
Age 20
Nephi, Juab, Utah, USA
November 29, 1863
Age 21
Nephi, Utah, USA
February 4, 1866
Age 23
Nephi, Juab, Utah, USA
February 19, 1868
Age 25
September 29, 1870
Age 28
Nephi, Juab, Utah, USA
December 22, 1872
Age 30
Nephi, Juab, UT, USA
September 20, 1875
Age 33
Nephi, Utah, USA
January 26, 1878
Age 35
Nephi, Juab, Utah, USA