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Joseph S. Grow Utah Pioneer, Dies In Canal Zone

Joseph S. Grow, 83, Utah pioneer and son of Henry Grow Architect of the L.D.S. tabernacle, old Salt Lake theater and other early buildings in Salt Lake, died Monday at the home of his daughter and son-in-law, Colonel and Mrs. William C. Webb, in the Panama Canal Zone, said word received here Tuesday by relatives. Mr. Grow had lived in the canal zone for the last two years He was born in Missouri, April 12, 1848. His mother, Eva Redfield Grow, died when he was an infant and he was brought to Salt Lake by his father, arriving here in 1849. (Mother Nancy Ann Elliott, wife is Eva Redfield arrived in Salt Lake Valley 1851). He engaged in mining here for many years and aided in construction of the L.D.S. temple and tabernacle. Besides his daughter, Mrs. Webb, he is survived by four sons, E.R. Grow of San Diego, Cal.; William J. and Albert F. Grow of Los Angeles and Harlow R. Grow of Sandy; one brother, Leo Grow and two sisters, Mrs. Sally Morris and Mrs. Josephine Scott, all of Salt Lake. Fourteen half-brothers and half-sisters also survive. Newspaper Article 1931, Courtesy of the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers.

Received from the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers:

William "Bill" Grow, 89, Utah and Idaho pioneer, who died at the home of a son J.M. Grow, in Idaho Falls, Idaho was the eldest brother of Joseph S. Grow, also a Utah pioneer who died in the Panama Canal Zone Monday. Joseph S. Grow died at the home of his daughter and son-in-law Colonel and Mrs. William C. Webb. He formerly lived in Salt Lake. He aided in the construction of the Salt Lake tabernacle and temple. The brothers were sons of Henry Grow, architect of the tabernacle.

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April 12, 1849
March 8, 1932
Age 82