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Samuel Ensign

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Birthplace: Westfield, Hampden, MA, USA
Death: Died in Salt Lake City, UT, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Isaac Ensign and Lydia Ensign
Husband of Mary Everett Ensign and Ruth KELSON
Ex-husband of Clarissa Maxwell De Graw
Father of Julia Searles Wolley and Samuel Lozene Ensign
Brother of Noble Ensign; Lydia Ensign; Noble Ensign; Sarah Ensign; Salley Ensign and 7 others
Half brother of Isaac Ensign, II; Charles Ensign; Charles Ensign; Elias Ensign and Solomon Ensign

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About Samuel Ensign

SAMUEL ENSIGN, L.D.S. PIONEER

The life of Samuel Ensign has a particular poignancy to conclude this narrative of intrepid Mormon pioneers and colonists. Per source -- "Samuel was baptized in the Mormon Church in 1843. Samuel accompanied his wife, parents, and his (half) sister Julia (perhaps accompanied by husband Orrin Sackett) to Nauvoo, IL in 1844. He worked on the Nauvoo Temple as a carpenter. He made the window sash and assisted in the finishing work of that edifice. The window sash has been called models of neatness and durability.....He and his wife (Mary Everett, nee Gordon), with their young daughter and son, made the trek across the plains and arrived in Salt Lake City on Sept. 22, 1847.....Upon becoming established in Salt Lake City, Samuel Ensign took as his second wife on Mar. 2, 1853 Clarissa DeGraw and, as his third wife on Dec. 27, 1857 Ruth Kelson.".....The crowning achievement and most tangible legacy of Samuel Ensign's life was his role as head mason during the construction of the Mormon Tabernacle in Salt Lake City. Per source -- "Last labors of his life performed upon famous Salt Lake Temple, where he was head mason. Met his death by falling from walls of Temple on June 24, 1885. Only life lost in the entire forty years of construction of this building. Funeral services held in Tabernacle. 3,000 people attended".

Adapted from "The Pitts Family Chronicles" / Chapter 4

Charles Phillip Pitts, M.A. / 2012

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Samuel Ensign's Timeline

1805
May 24, 1805
Westfield, Hampden, MA, USA
1833
September 16, 1833
Age 28
New Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, United States
1836
January 24, 1836
Age 30
Westfield, Hampden MA
1845
February 6, 1845
Age 39
December 20, 1845
Age 40
1885
June 24, 1885
Age 80
Salt Lake City, UT, USA