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Ellen Curtis Clawson (Spencer)

Birthplace: Saybrook, Middlesex, Connecticut, USA
Death: Died in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA
Place of Burial: Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA, Plot: J-4-13-1
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Orson Spencer and Catherine Cannon Spencer
Wife of Hiram Bradley Clawson, Jr.
Mother of Hiram Bradley Clawson; Orson Spencer Clawson; Catherine Chole Clawson; Edna Ellen Clawson; Lura Aucrelia Clawson and 9 others
Sister of Catherine Read Spencer; Aurelia Read Rogers; Catherine Curtis Young; Howard Orson Spencer; George Boardman Spencer and 2 others
Half sister of Mattie Woodward

Managed by: Richard Frank Henry
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About Ellen Curtis Clawson

Ellen Curtis Spencer was the daughter of Orson Spencer and Catherine Cannon Curtis. She married Hiram Bradley Clawson, 18 Oct 1850, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah. Their children were: Lura Aucrelia Clawson, Winnifred Clawson, Catherine Chole Clawson, Edna Ellen Clawson, Hiram Bradley Clawson, Ruby Clawson, Georgia Clawson, Lucy Ardella Clawson, Edith Helen Spencer Clawson, Ivie Clawson, Florence Harriet Clawson, Orson Spencer Clawson, Ray Clawson, Roy Clawson, and Howard Wells Clawson.

See Dear Ellen, Two Mormon Women and Their Letters" Dear Ellen is a collection of letters exchanged by two young Mormon women in 1856 and 1857. Ellen Curtis Spencer Clawson was married to Hiram B. Clawson and lived in Salt Lake City, while Ellen Sophronia Pratt McGary resided with her husband, William, in San Bernardino, California. Childhood friends in Nauvoo, the two young women shared the experience of crossing the plains in 1848. At age twenty-four, the two Ellens began their correspondence which centered on their relationships with their husbands and their problems relating to the births and health of their children.

Professor S. George Ellsworth provides an informative account of the family backgrounds and the lives of the two women before and after the exchange of letters. Despite the fact that the two Ellens were in their twenties and were obviously preoccupied with the responsibilities of caring for their families, Ellsworth persists in referring to them as "girls." Only after they are dead does he accord them the dignity of womanhood.

SOURCE: Find A Grave.com


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Ellen Curtis Clawson's Timeline

November 21, 1832
Saybrook, Middlesex, Connecticut, USA
November 21, 1841
Age 9
November 21, 1841
Age 9
November 21, 1841
Age 9
January 27, 1846
Age 13
January 27, 1846
Age 13
January 27, 1846
Age 13
December 13, 1850
Age 18
December 13, 1850
Age 18