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Peterson & Clayton Genealogies

     The Peterson & Clayton Family Organization (PCFO) is an ancestral family organization and was officially organized in 1980. Since its establishment, the PCFO has concentrated on researching the ancestors and relatives of Baltzar Peterson (1867-1944) and Marinda Clayton (1878-1950), who were married in 1896 in Preston, Idaho, and raised their family in Preston, Idaho, where Baltzar was a successful farmer, blacksmith, businessman and muscian and Marinda was a excellent cook and seamstress.
     Since the 1980's, two publications have been produced on the ancestors of Baltzar Peterson and Marinda Clayton. These books can be found at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah, and are as follows:
     1) George Clayton, 1810-1861, Roots and Shoots, by Gloria H. Jensen, published in 1983, 136 pages.
     2) The European Ancestors and American Descendants of Baltzar Peterson and Marinda Clayton,
by Robert Clayton Brough, John Marshall Brough, Carma Marie Moore Brown, and Mona Joy Peterson Merz, 2004, 159 pages.
     The following pictures show the family and some of the ancestors and relatives of Baltzar Peterson and Marinda Clayton.

     Since 2005, genealogical research of the PCFO has largely been undertaken by R. Clayton Brough, John M. Brough, Alison Brough Allred, Marsha Brough Nelson, and Shannon Nelson Martin, who are members of the Brough & Peterson Family Organization--a descendant organization of the PCFO--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.
     Today, the Brough & Peterson Family Organization continues to research the ancestors and relatives of Baltzar Peterson and Marinda Clayton, and holds annual reunions in Utah.
     The following pictures show 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.