Elizabeth Ferguson Miller

September 3, 1842 - January 9, 1928



Mrs. James Mack Dies at Ogden

Funeral at Smithfield Sunday at 2 P. M. Second Ward Tabernacle

Mrs. Elizabeth Ferguson Miller Mack, 85, widow of James Mack, well known business man of Northern Utah, died Monday night at their home on 1462 Washington Avenue, Ogden Utah. Mr. Mack died in 1915. Mrs. Mack was born in Rutherglen, Lanark, Scotland, September 3, 1842 to Charles Stewart Miller and Mary McGowan. Her parents passed away in St. Louis, Missouri. She came to Utah with her parents in 1850 settling first in Salt Lake City where she married Mr. Mack on January 15, 1858. They were married in the Endowment House in Salt Lake City the 10th of October, 1865. She was baptized on Marcy 7, 1857 in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

The family moved to Logan in 1859 where they lived a year and then moved to Smithfield and then to Ogden 36 years ago (1852).

Mrs. Mack presented to the City of Smithfield a 13 acre tract to be known as JAMES MACK MEMORIAL PARK. She has been in the Relief Society for more than 55 years. Surviving are the following children, Mrs. R. L. Fishburn and Mrs. Frank Fishburn, Brigham City, Henry M. and Ada Mack, Mrs. Foster E. Wardleigh, Ogden, Moses M. Mack, Salt Lake City, 23 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren.

She was the widow of James Mack, well known business man, a banker and miller of Northern Utah, for two score years, who died here on January 27, 1915.

Her brother John Miller was still alive, living in Salt Lake City when she died.

From other notes: James Mack was the first person in Smithfield to do a professional job of landscaping about his home: hedges, ornamental trees and shrubs, lawns, improvised paths and driveways surrounded the beautiful two-story house.

Mrs. Elizabeth Miller Mack gave heart, hand, and serious interest to the many adventures her husband exposed. She was an elegant lady, a timely wife, a magnificent mother, and an efficient home maker. Her husband and children loved, honored and respected her very much. Elizabeth had 14 children, not all lived to adulthood.

Elizabeth and her husband James Mack

Elizabeth, Shanes, James, and Alice Miles

James, 7th child Ada Jane, 14th child Wanda, and Elizabeth




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