From Memoirs of Zeno M. Johnson III: "Great grandmother Lucy Elizabeth Brown Johnson lived a very long life despite the hardships of the first 65 years of living in the wild west - the American and Northern Mexican frontier. The frontier was hard for men but it was particularly difficult for young mothers with families. Lucy, who grew up in the church married into a polygamist family headed by charismatic William Derby Johnson Jr. She and William had ten children together; half in Utah by 1885 the remainder at their relocated home Colonia Dias, Chihuahua, Mexico. The Colonia Diaz settlement was particularly difficult as the family started over from scratch and lived out of their converted wagons for several years until the community could be built. Six out of her ten children died young. The four children who did survive lived well into their 70's and survived the Colonia Diaz tragedy of 1912." (ref. Wikipedia: LDS Mexican Colonies, Colonia Diaz).
Lucy outlived her husband by 29 years. She never married again. Lucy died on 28 April 1952 at her home in Tucson, Arizona. She was buried on the 30 April 1952 at Pioneer Cemetery in Tucson with her husband William.
"US Federal Census: 1860; 1870; 1920; 1930; 1940;"
"Utah Select and Select County Marriages, 1887-1966: Lucy E. Brown. Spouse: W. Johnson. Child: Harriet P. Johnson. Household members: Mary A Spidell; Clint Seiders; Marion C. Seiders; W. Johnson; Lucy E. Brown; Harriet P (Persis). Johnson." Note that Harriet Persis Johnson was William and Lucy's last child.
"U.S. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007: Lucy Brown; Spouse: William D Johnson; Child: Zeno Martel Johnson." Note that Zeno was Lucy and William's first child.
"US City Directories, 1821-1989: Lucy Johnson, 1923 residence at 105 N. 1st Ave, Tucson, Pima, Arizona, USA. Spouse: W Derby Johnson. Publication title: Tucson, Arizona, City Directory, 1923."
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Biography snipitts from Zeno Martel Johnson III, Tempe, Arizona (1928-2017), great-grandson of Lucy Elizabeth Brown and William Derby Johnson Jr. made electronically available by Johnson-43462.
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