WASHINGTON COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY (Washington County, Utah)
BRIGHAM JAMES LUND
BIOGRAPHYBrigham James Lund was born December 14, 1854 in Salt Lake City.
Brigham was eight years old when he arrived in St. George with his family.
Brigham James Lund and Rosilla Polly Branch were married in the St. George Temple on September 12, 1881.
They lived in Silver Reef during its boom years and started to raise a family there.
Brigham worked for Wooly, Lund, & Judd (Robert Lund was his brother; Thomas Judd was his brother-in-law, wife of his sister Millie).
In the early 1890s, the Lunds moved back to St. George.
Brigham farmed in the Washington Fields.
With the coming of the railroad to Modena (Iron County) around 1899, Brigham set up a business partnering with friends, E. M. Brown and Joe Price. They did freight forwarding and related support businesses. Eventually Brigham bought out his two partners and in 1903 incorporated the business as B. J. Lund & Company. He opened stores in both Modena and Enterprise. That business is still operating today.
Brigham died in his sleep on September 18, 1905 in Veyo. He was accompanying his brother, Robert, from Modena to St. George, a 2-day journey. He was buried in Plot B_7_15_2 of the St. George City Cemetery.
Rosilla died on July 19, 1933 and was buried in Plot B_7_15_3, next to Brigham, in the St. George City Cemetery on July 21.
FAMILYThe documents referenced below have major discrepancies in this family's genealogy.
Hopefully someone will have the interest and time to research and update this section.
[This is the genealogy from Find-A-Grave]
[This is a list of Brigham & Rosilla's children from the Angela Lynn McArthur website]
Brigham James Lund, b. 18 Oct 1882, St. George, Washington, Utah, d. 30 Jun 1883.
Minnie Lund, b. 20 Apr 1886, St. George, Washington, Utah, d. 19 May 1942.
Rosilla Lund, b. 12 Apr 1888, Silver Reef, Washington, Utah, d. 29 Mar 1967.
Eliza Lund, b. 01 Aug 1890, Silver Reef, Washington, Utah, d. Apr 1964.
Thomas Lund, b. 19 Apr 1892, St. George, Washington, Utah, d. 19 Mar 1947, Cedar City, Iron, Utah.
Margarett Lund, b. 01 Feb 1894, St. George, Washington, Utah, d. 17 Nov 1896.
Mary Lund, b. 10 Jul 1897, St. George, Washington, Utah29, d. 06 Sep 198329.
Robert Lund, b. 26 Nov 1898, St. George, Washington, Utah, d. 28 Nov 1898.
Cornelia Lund, b. 09 Jan 1900, St. George, Washington, Utah, d. 13 Apr 1967.
[This is a list of Brigham & Rosilla's children from the Lamar Lund history]
Brigham James Lund, 10/18/1882-6/20/1886
William Lund, 6/16/1884-
Minnie Lund, 4/20/1886-9/7/1887
Rosilla Lund, 4/12/1888-
Eliza Lund, 8/1/1890-
Thomas Lund, 4/19/1892-
Margaret Lund, 2/1/1894-11/17/1896
Mary Lund, 7/10/1897-
Robert Lund, 11/26/1898-11/28/1898
Cornelia Lund, 1/9/1900-
REFERENCESHistory of Brigham James Lund (1854-1905)
By Lamar Lund - A Grandson, Assisted by Family Members
Wilson Lund Family History compiled by Russ Bateman
Ancestors of Angela Lynn McArthur: Information about Brigham James Lund
Find-A-Grave entry for Brigham James Lund
Find-A-Grave entry for Rosilla Branch Lund