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Louisa Jane Howe was born in the Salt Lake Valley in October 1851 soon after her parents had made the journey across most of the United States from New England. Her father, Samuel Milton Howe, left his family and returned to New England. Jane's death when Louisa was eleven left Louisa with the responsibility of caring for the children including an infant.

In October 1867 at the age of 16 Louisa married WIlliam H. Brown. They began their married life in Provo, but after three years were called to help colonize Southern Utah. Fifteen months later she and her husband returned to Provo where they lived for the remainder of their lives.

The pre-mature death of her husaband left Louisa with a family home on Fifth West in the Third Ward and the farm. Wilmirth told the story of Louisa going to the dry goods store after William's death and being given a pair of shoes for one of the children as her share of the store. Apparently the business relationship was somewhat informal, but Wilmirth always felt they had been cheated out of part of their inheritance. Louisa lived a long life and died in 1932 at the age of eighty. She had eleven children, two of whom died in childhood.

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