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Genealogies of the Ancestors of Robert Marshall Brough and Utahna Clayton Peterson    

     The Brough & Peterson Family Organization (BPFO) is a grandparent family organization and was officially organized in 1986. The BPFO 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 had five children: John (b.1939), Madeline (1942-1943), Clayton (b.1950), Marsha (b.1951), and Robert (b.1955). As of 2013, there were over 60 descendants of Marshall and Utahna Brough. The following pictures show the family and ancestors of Robert Marshall Brough and Utahna Clayton Peterson.

Brief Biography of Robert Marshall Brough (1914-1979)

     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.

Brief Biography of Utahna Clayton Peterson Brough

     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.

Ancestral Information and Weblinks

     Clayton Brough and his wife, Ethel, presently serve as full-time volunteer family genealogists for two family organizations directly associated with the BPFO: the Brough & Marshall Family Organization and the Peterson & Clayton Family Organization. Extensive genealogical and historical information about the ancestors of Robert Marshall Brough and Utahna Clayton Peterson can be found on these two websites.

Gravesite Information and Weblinks

     Most of the headstones and gravesites of the direct ancestors of Robert Marshall Brough and Utahna Clayton Peterson who were buried in America are listed on FindAGrave, and can be seen by clicking on the names below:

Robert Marshall Brough (1914-1979, buried in Ogden, Utah)
     Daughter: Madeline Utahna Brough (1942-1943, buried in Preston, Idaho)
Parents:
Ernest LeRoy Brough (1885-1918, buried in Ogden, Utah)
     Mima Marshall (1887-1965, buried in Ogden, Utah)
Grandparents:
Samuel Richard Brough (1857-1947, buried in Bountiful, Utah)
     Phoebe Adeline Cherry (1860-1935, buried in Bountiful, Utah)
Ephraim Marshall (1857-1902, buried in Ogden, Utah)
     Ida Dotson (1861-1944, buried in Ogden, Utah)
Great-Grandparents:
Thomas Brough (1832-1882, buried in Porterville, Utah)
     Jean (Jane) Paterson (1830-1903, buried in Porterville, Utah)
John James Cherry (1834-1925, buried in Centerville, Utah)
     Laura Bratton (1841-1924, buried in Centerville, Utah)
George Marshall Sr. (1826-1874, buried in Panguitch, Utah)
     Elizabeth Walmsley (1816-1896, buried in Minersville, Utah)
William Lazarus Hardiman Dotson (1833-1920, buried in Minersville, Utah)
     Henrietta Landrum (1832-1902, buried in Minersville, Utah)

Utahna Clayton Peterson (1912-1985, buried in Ogden, Utah)
     Daughter: Madeline Utahna Brough (1942-1943, buried in Preston, Idaho)
Parents:
Baltzar Peterson Jr. (1867-1944, buried in Preston, Idaho)
     Marinda Clayton (1878-1950, buried in Preston, Idaho)
Grandparents:
Baltzar (Sorensen) Peterson (1834-1910, buried in Richville, Utah)
     Mette Margrete Juulsdatter (1834-1919, buried in Richville, Utah)
Joseph Clayton (1847-1904, buried in Preston, Idaho)
     Grethe Jorgine (Margaret) Tollefsdatter (Olsen) (1855-1899, buried in Preston, Idaho)
Great-Grandparents:
Soren Pedersen (Skaade) (1805-1872, buried in Porterville, Utah)
     Ane Margrethe Baltzarsdatter (1806-1876, buried in Porterville, Utah)
Juul Eskildsen (1783-1836, buried in Holme, Denmark)
     Karen Nielsdatter (1796-1871, buried in Holme, Denmark)
George Clayton (1810-1861, buried in Lehi, Utah)
     Jane Bingham (1808-1889, buried in Franklin, Idaho)
Tallef (Tolof) Helliksen (Olsen) (1821-1908, buried in Preston, Idaho)
     Anne Olsdatter (1819-1881, buried in Preston, Idaho)