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Chana Ellen Spainhower

Female 1859 - 1933  (73 years)

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  • Name Chana Ellen Spainhower 
    Born 26 Jul 1859  , Stokes, North Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 27 Jan 1933  Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 31 Jan 1933  Santaquin City Cemetery, Santaquin, Utah, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I532  Petersen-de Lanskoy
    Last Modified 5 Sep 2016 

    Family Jonathan Hyrum Hales,   b. 25 May 1861, Spanish Fork, Utah, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jan 1922, Provo, Utah, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years) 
    Married 12 Jun 1909  , , Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 18 Apr 2021 
    Family ID F153  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
      1. Censuses:
      1870 US: Santaquin, Utah, Utah, p. 15, 18 Jul 1870, family 122:
      John Spainhour, 47, farm laborer, NC.
      Margaret, 39, NC.
      Jacob, 16, NC.
      William, 14, NC.
      Sarah E., 12, NC.
      Chany E., 10, NC.
      John, 5, NC.
      Emily, 2, NC.

      1880 US: Spring Lake, Utah, Utah, NA film T9-1338, p. 247A:
      Thos. Broadbent, farming, M, 45, Eng., Eng., Eng.
      Chana E. Broadbent, keeping house, wife, M, 20, NC, NC, NC.
      Nannie E., dau., S, 1, UT, Eng, NC.

      1900 US: Manti, Sanpete, Utah, p. 130B:
      Thomas Brodbent, Dec 1833, 66, m. 22 years, Eng Eng Eng, emigrated 1862, capitalist.
      Chana E., wife, Jul 1859, 40, m. 22 years, 13 total children - 8 living, NC VA VA.
      Nanny E., dau., Oct 1878, 21, S, UT Eng NC.
      Sarah Jane, dau., Jul 1880, UT Eng NC.
      Nora E., dau., Jul 1882, 17, UT Eng NC.
      Bertha F., dau., Sep 1887, 12, UT Eng NC.
      Chana E., dau., Sep 1891, 8, UT Eng NC.
      Florence A., dau, Nov 1894, 5, UT Eng NC.
      Arthur M., son, Mar 1897, 3, UT Eng NC.
      Eva E., dau., Mar 1899, 1, UT Eng NC.

      1910 US: Eureka Precinct, Juab, Utah, p. 25a, 30 Apr 1910, family 550 [some names are hard to read for me and so I am guessing at names]:
      Jonathan H. Hales,, 48, md. 3 times, current marriage 0 years, UT Eng Eng, laborer quartz mill.
      Chana E., wife, 51, md. twice, current marriage 0 years, total of 14 children 9 living, NC PA VA.
      Wayne B., son, 16, UT UT UT.
      Miles[?] O., son, 15, UT UT UT.
      Jessica[?], dau., 14, UT UT UT.
      Leon, son, 11, UT UT UT.
      Morris D., son, 9, UT UT UT.
      S.[?] Clifford, son, 7, UT UT UT.
      Florence A. Broadbent, stepdau., 15, UT Eng NC. [Children from Chana's first marriage.]
      Alice or Ellen[?] Broadbent, stepdau., 11, UT Eng NC.
      ?? Broadbent, stepdau., 8, UT Eng NC.

      1920, Eureka, Juab, Utah, 9 ___ 1920, p. 20 of 34, family 230:
      Jonathan H. Hales, 58, UT Eng NY, miner at the Silver Lead Mine.
      Chana E., wife, 60, NC PA VA.

      1930 US: 5th Ward, Ogden, Weber, Utah, p. 89, 11 apr 1930, 915 30th St., family 78:
      John F. Laub, $3500, 75, first married at age 20, UT PA PA, department store night watchman.
      Chana E., wife, 70, first married at age 18, NC PA VA.

      1. Date per website for Utah State Historical Society Cemeteries Database; 8 Jan 2002.

      2. Date and state per obituary.

      3. FHL film 392655 LDS "Patriarchal Blessings Index": Chana Ellen Spainhower Broadbent Hales, b. 20 Jul 1859 [is the 20 incorrectly indexed?] at Stokes Co., North Carolina, parents John E. Spainhower and Margaret Ann Midkiff. Blessing date 8 Dec 1920 at Salt Lake City, Utah. Lineage: Ephraim. Patriarch Richard S. Horne. Vol. 500, p. 37A.

      1. First Husband: married Thomas Broadbent, m. 21 Dec 1877 in Salt Lake City at the Endowment House same date. He was born 29 Dec 1833 at Saddleworth, Oldham, Yorkshire, England and d. 14 Dec 1901 in Provo, Utah, Utah and is bur. at Santaquin City Cemetery, Santaquin, Utah, Utah (per website for Utah State Historical Society Cemeteries Database; 8 Jan 2002; notes "Lot 69 Blk A Grave O").

      2. Last husband: John F. Laub married approximately 1927 per obituary.

      3. Polygamous court case papers of the U.S. District Courts for the Territory of Utah 1870-1896; National Archives, FHL film 1,616,327. The microfilm series starts with this background paper: "The system of territorial government established by the Northwest Ordinance of 1787 was a model for later legislation of the same kind, including the act establishing the territorial government of Utah, passed Sep. 9, 1850 (9 Stat. 455). But the balance between federally appointed territorial governors and judges on the one hand and territorial legislatures on the other, which worked well enough for the rest of the U.S. territories, did not work in Utah. There the Mormon community had already established its own 'State of Deseret' in 1849, and the federal attempt to graft its own authority onto the existing structure was a failure. The teritorial government in Utah retained the character of its Mormon predecessor for some two decades, its members looking to Brigham Young for leadership. Federal appointees had to work within the existing polity because there was very little, short of a full-scale war, that Congress or the Executive in Washingon could do to protect and support them. After the Union victory in the Civil War and the coming of the transcontinental railroad to Salt Lake City, federal authority began to assert itself, nowhere more emphatically than in the courts. Crusading federal Judge James B. McKean, appointed in 1870, attacked the 'probate' courts for usurping judicial powers properly belonging to the federal courts in the territory. These local probate courts had been recognized along with the federal courts by the 1850 establishment law, and the territorial legislature had, by an act passed on Feb. 4, 1852, given them the same powers as the federal courts, reducing the latter to judging the few cases that locals were willing to take before them. McKean managed to change this situation somewhat, succeeding in convening grand juries to investigate persons suspected of plural marriage and obtaining hundreds of indictments and convictions for adultery and bigamy. Some of these cases reached the Supreme Court, which promptly threw them out on grounds that the federal judge in Utah had no authority to try such cases. Congress took the hint and also its first real step toward righting the balance of authority in Utah in 1874 by passing the Poland Laws (18 Stat. 255), which officially returned the probate courts to their original status as administrators of wills and estates. In addition, the offices of territorial marshal and attorney general, which had overlapped similar federal offices, were abolished. On Mar. 22, 1882, Congress took an even more decisive step: the Edmund-Tucker Act (22 Stat. 30) made polygamy a crime punishable by fine or imprisonment. It also disqualified persons who believed in or practiced polygamy from holding public office or participating in jury duty. The passage of this act sent many prominent Mormons into hiding and intimidated the rest of the community. Beween 1888 and 1893 more than 1,000 verdicts in cases of unlawful cohabitation were secured. Undoubtedly federal court acions played a significant role in the church's decision in 1890 to end its approval of plural marriage. This action signaled the beginning of the accommodation of the church to the national system. After five unsuccessful attempts by the territorial government, Utah was finally granted statehood on Jan. 4, 1896 (28 Stat. 111)."
      Files for case No. 726, 1st District Court, Utah Territory, for Thomas Broadbent include the following documents:
      a. Indictment for Unlawful Cohabitation, Sep. 22, 1888. Grand jury witnesses: Elizabeth Broadbent, Mary Jane Nuttall, Chana Ellen Spainhower Broadbent, Joseph Broadbent, David Broadbent. Partial text: "The Grand Jurors of the United States of America, within and for the district aforesaid, at the term and in the Territory aforesaid, being duly empanelled, sworn and charged, on their oaths do find and present that Thomas Broadbent late of said district, heretofore, to-wit: on the 15th day of October in the year of our Lord 1885, in the said district, Territory aforesaid, and within the jurisdiction of this court, and divers days thereafter, and continuously between the day last aforesaid and the 15th day of March in the year of our Lord 1887 then and there, did unlawfully claim, live and cohabit with more than one woman as his wives, to-wit: with Elizabeth Broadbent and Chana Ellen Spainhower Broadbent, whose names are by this Grand Jury otherwise unknown against the form of the statute of the said United States, in such case made and provided, and against the peace and dignity of the same."

      1. Date per website for Utah State Historical Society Cemeteries Database; 8 Jan 2002.

      2. Per obituary.

      1. Place per website for Utah State Historical Society Cemeteries Database; 8 Jan 2002. Notes "Lot 68 Blk 0000A, GRV".

      2. Per obituary.

      1. "Funeral Services Set for Monday. Funeral services for Chana Broadbent Laub, 73, wife of John F. Laub, who died at her home, 429 Seventeenth street, Friday, will be held at two o'clock Monday in the Larkin & Sons mortuary, with Bishop Earl S. Paul in charge. The body may be viewed all day Monday. Services will also be held at one o'clock Tuesday in the Santaquin ward chapel under the direction of Bishop William Broadbent. Mrs. Laub was born in North Carolina, July 26, 1859, the daughter of Jacob and Margaret Ann Metcalf Stainhower. She came first to Santaquin and afterward moved to Eureka and Provo. She later moved to Ogden and lived with a daughter, Mrs. Vern R. Ekins, and six years ago married Mr. Laub. She was active in the LDS church. Surviving, in addition to her husband, are the following children: Mrs. James F. Shaw, of Sterling, Idaho; Mrs. D.J. Cottle and Mrs. Carl H. Eklund, of Green River, Wyoming; Mrs. Ben Bullock, of Provo; Mrs. L.A. Hatch, of Salem; Mrs. Vera R. Ekins, Ogden; Arthur M. Broadbent, Ventura, Calif. and Merlin N. Broadbent, Los Angeles; 24 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren." Ogden Standard-Examiner, Sun., 29 Jan 1933, photo accompanies obituary.

      ~ORDINANCES: Verified 23 Dec 2005.
      BAPTISM: Online Ordinance Index.
      ENDOWMENT: Family Tree accessed 15 Mar 2013.
      SEALING TO PARENTS: Online Ordinance Index FHL film 538136. Parents: John Henry Spainhower and Margaret Ann Metcalf or Midkiff.
      Broadbent: Online Ordinance Index FHL film 183401, ref. 6185. (21 Dec 1877 at Salt Lake City - EHOUS.)
      Hales: Family Tree accessed 15 Mar 2013.
      Laub: Online Ordinance Index 1 Apr 1998 IFALL; name erroneously done as John F. Lamb. Marriage date not given.

      1. Per Ancestral File.

      2. "My Life Story," Wayne B. Hales, 1976, page 13.