HISTORY OF ELIZABETH FERGUSON (MACK) MILLER
Mrs. James Mack Dies at Ogden
Funeral at Smithfield Sunday at 2 P. M. Second Ward Tabernacle
Mrs. Elizabeth Ferguson Miller Mack, 85, widow of James Mack,
well known business man of Northern Utah, died Monday night at
their home on 1462 Washington Avenue, Ogden Utah. Mr. Mack died
in 1915. Mrs. Mack was born in Rutherglen, Lanark, Scotland, September 3, 1842
to Charles Stewart Miller and Mary McGowan. Her parents passed
away in St. Louis, Missouri. She
came to Utah with her parents in 1850 settling first in Salt
Lake City where she married Mr. Mack on January 15, 1858. They
were married in the Endowment House in Salt Lake City the 10th
of October, 1865. She was baptized on Marcy 7, 1857 in the
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
The family moved
to Logan in 1859 where they lived a year and then moved to
Smithfield and then to Ogden 36 years ago (1852).
Mrs. Mack presented to the City of Smithfield a 13 acre tract
to be known as JAMES MACK MEMORIAL PARK. She has been in the
Relief Society for more than 55 years. Surviving are the
following children, Mrs. R. L. Fishburn and Mrs. Frank Fishburn,
Brigham City, Henry M. and Ada Mack, Mrs. Foster E. Wardleigh,
Ogden, Moses M. Mack, Salt Lake City, 23 grandchildren and 20
She was the widow of James Mack, well known business man, a
banker and miller of Northern Utah, for two score years, who
died here on January 27, 1915.
Her brother John Miller was still alive, living in Salt Lake
City when she died.
From other notes: James Mack was the first person in
Smithfield to do a professional job of landscaping about his
home: hedges, ornamental trees and shrubs, lawns, improvised
paths and driveways surrounded the beautiful two-story house.
Mrs. Elizabeth Miller Mack gave heart, hand, and serious
interest to the many adventures her husband exposed. She was an
elegant lady, a timely wife, a magnificent mother, and an
efficient home maker. Her husband and children loved, honored
and respected her very much. Elizabeth had 14 children, not all
lived to adulthood.