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Brough & Marshall Genealogies

     The Brough & Marshall Family Organization (BMFO) is an ancestral family organization and was officially organized in 1980. Since its establishment, the BMFO has concentrated on researching the ancestors and relatives of Ernest LeRoy Brough (1885-1918) and Mima Marshall (1887-1965).
     Ernest LeRoy Brough was born on 12 December 1885 in Porterville, Utah. Mima Marshall was born on 27 May 1887 in Minersville, Utah. LeRoy and Mima were married on 28 July 1909 in Lyman, Wyoming. "LeRoy" was a successful rancher and farmer in Lyman. He and Mima were the parents of five children. LeRoy died on 16 October 1918 from the flu epidemic, and was buried on 19 October 1918 in Lyman. However, in 1931 his body was moved to "Mt. Ogden Memorial Park"--later renamed "Aultorest Cemetery"--in Ogden, Utah. Mima died on 13 July 1965 in Buena Park, California, and was buried on 19 July 1965 in Ogden, Utah. For more information about Ernest LeRoy Brough and Mima Marshall and their family, visit this website.
     The following pictures show the family and ancestors of Ernest LeRoy Brough and Mima Marshall.

The "Brough" ancestry of Ernest LeRoy Brough can be found on these websites:
The parents of Ernest LeRoy Brough were Samuel Richard Brough & Phoebe Adeline Cherry
The grandparents of Ernest LeRoy Brough were Thomas Brough & Jane Paterson
The great-grandparents of Ernest LeRoy Brough was Richard Brough & Mary Horleston
The ancestry of Ernest Leroy Brough goes back to the Broughs of Staffordshire, England

For extensive information on the Broughs of England,
visit the Brough Family Orgnization website

     Since 2004, genealogical research of the BMFO has largely been undertaken by R. Clayton Brough, John M. Brough, Alison Utahna Brough, Marsha Brough Nelson, and Shannon Nelson Martin, who are members of the Brough & Peterson Family Organization--a descendant organization of the BMFO--and which is named after Robert Marshall Brough (1914-1979) and Utahna Clayton Peterson (1912-1985), who were married in 1937 in Salt Lake City, Utah, and raised their family in Los Angeles, California. 
     In 2004, a publication was produced on the ancestors of Ernest LeRoy Brough and Mima Marshall. This book can be found at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah, and is entitled: The European Ancestors and American Descendants of Robert Marshall Brough and Utahna Clayton Peterson, by Robert Clayton Brough, John Marshall Brough, Marsha-Lynne Utahna Brough Nelson and Robert Marshall Brough, Jr., 2004, 205 pages.
     Today, the Brough & Peterson Family Organization continues to research the ancestors and relatives of Ernest LeRoy Brough and Mima Marshall, and holds annual reunions in Utah.
     The following pictures show the family of Marshall and Utahna Brough.

Briefography of Robert Marshall Brough
     
Robert Marshall Brough was born on 7 June 1914 in Lyman, Wyoming. His parents were Ernest LeRoy Brough and Mima Marshall. Marshall's father was a successful rancher and blacksmith in Lyman, but died at the age of 33 during the flu epidemic of 1918. Following her husband's death, Marshall's mother moved her five children to Evanston, Wyoming, and then in 1930 to Ogden, Utah. Marshall graduated from Ogden High School in 1932. During the Great Depression years of 1933-1934, Marshall worked for the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) as a "Jack Hammer" and "Dynamiter" building a road through Blacksmith Fork Canyon east of Hyrum, Utah.
     
In 1934, Marshall moved to Los Angeles, California, taking a job with Sears Roebuck and Company in 1935. Marshall met his future wife, Utahna Clayton Peterson, at the LDS Wilshire Ward church in Los Angeles. On 11 June 1937, Marshall married Utahna Clayton Peterson in the LDS Temple in Salt Lake City, Utah. Marshall and Utahna were the parents of five children, and raised their family in southern California. Marshall stood over six feet, six inches tall, and had a talented and powerful deep "basso profundo" voice. Between 1935 and 1954, he sang with the Los Angeles Grand Opera Company, which periodically performed at the Hollywood Bowl and the Philharmonic and Shrine Auditoriums.
     
For over 43 years, Marshall worked for Sears Roebuck and Company, retiring as manager of the Inglewood Sears Store in 1978. In the world of business Marshall was well known for his integrity and managerial skills. He served as President of the Inglewood Chamber of Commerce, Inglewood Rotary Club and Inglewood Merchants Association, and was Council Commissioner of the Los Angeles Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America.
     
Marshall was a very generous man and expressed his love to others through his service to them--both within his family and to others he associated with. Marshall and Utahna loved and enjoyed their children and extended family, and took many family trips throughout California and the western United States. They were active members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church), and contributed considerable time and resources towards documenting their ancestries and conducting genealogical research.
     
In May 1979, Marshall and Utahna moved from Los Angeles, California, to Orem, Utah. On 8 September 1979, Marshall died of a heart attack in Orem, Utah, and was buried on 12 September 1979 in Aultorest Cemetery in Ogden, Utah.

Briefography of Utahna Clayton Peterson
     
Utahna Clayton Peterson was born on 25 August 1912 in Preston, Idaho. Her parents were Baltzar Peterson and Marinda Clayton. Utahna's father was a successful farmer, businessman and and proprietor in Preston. Utahna's parents had eight children.
     
Utahna was an excellent dancer and seamstress. After graduating from Preston High School, she attended Utah State Agricultural College in Logan, Utah, for three years. In 1933, she moved to Los Angeles, California, to attend Woodbury College of Fashion Design, and graduated with a degree in Costume Designing on April 4, 1936. She then worked as a dress and costume-period designer for MGM Studios.
     
Utahna met her future husband, Robert Marshall Brough, at the LDS Wilshire Ward church in Los Angeles, California. They were married on 11 June 1937 in the LDS Temple in Salt Lake City, Utah. Marshall and Utahna were the parents of five children, and raised their family in southern California.
     
From 1937 to 1979, Marshall and Utahna lived in southern California, where Marshall was a successful businessman with Sears Roebuck and Company, and Utahna served in many volunteer organizations within her church and community. Utahna was a wonderful wife and mother. She always gave of herself unselfishly to her husband, children and others. Throughout her life she studied, applied and taught good health habits and diet to all she came in contact with.
     
Marshall and Utahna loved and enjoyed their children and extended family, and took many family trips throughout California and the western United States. They were active members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church), and contributed considerable time and resources towards documenting their ancestries and conducting genealogical research.
     
In May 1979, Marshall and Utahna moved from Los Angeles, California, to Orem, Utah. On 27 May 1985, Utahna died from congestive heart failure, and was buried on 30 May 1985 in Aultorest Cemetery in Ogden, Utah.