Obituary of Robert Braithwaite (1830-1906)

Robert Braithwaite was born 14 Mar 1830 in Kirkland, Kendal, Westmoreland, England and was christened 20 Oct 1830 in Kirkland, Kendal, Westmoreland, England. He died 26 Oct 1906 in Spanish Fork, Utah, Utah and was buried Oct 1906 in Spanish Fork, Utah, Utah. Robert married Harriet Amelia BEMUS on 5 Feb 1858 in Manti, Sanpete, Utah.

Other marriages:

GREEN, Christina

BIRTH-MARR-DEATH: Record of Sherald Wendell James.

Robert had a first marriage but the information is not known. Harriet is his second wife.

He learned the trade of a shoemaker, working with his father, and after his father’s death carried on the business. Joined the Mormon Church in 1845 and in 1854 came to Utah, crossing the plains in an oxtrain, under Capt. William Empey. Following his trade one year in Salt Lake City, then moved to Provo, where he continued at his trade. In the fall of 1857 he came to Manti, and had a shop for many years. He also own a farm, which is worked by his son. Was activated in the Black Hawk war, doing his share. Is a member of the High Priests’ quorum.

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