History of 2nd Street, Ogden, Utah

Stories of Bingham's Fort, Lynne, Five Points

‘f. 105 W 2nd St

Posted by weberhistory on August 29, 2021


 Carl Stone was born in 1891 and raised on W 2nd Street, the adopted son of James and Mary Ellen Stone.  He loved farming and worked as a farmer all his life.  

In 1909 at age 18 Carl left home and looked over land prospects in Wyoming but decided not to seek his fortune there.

At age 25 in 1916 he married Ettnie Butler in Ogden, Utah.

In about 1920 Carl and Ettnie bought a farm on W 2nd Street and lived in a humble cabin on the property. Over the next 9 years they built the house at 105 W 2nd with the help of neighbor and carpenter Joe Anderson.  Carl farmed on the north side of 2nd Street and finished a large dairy barn before the house was completed.  They moved into the spacious new house in 1929. 

In the 1920s a spur of the Oregon Short Line passed by in front of all houses on south side of 2nd Street on its way to Five Points. The slow-moving train was not a problem to Carl, but when he learned that future Wall Ave would be extended just east of his property, destroying his dairy barn, he traded the house to Mr. Jenkins for the old Chadwick farm in Slaterville and moved there in 1931.

“My father was the hardest working man I ever knew” his son Lorin said. “He didn’t waste time on amusements. He raised cows, beans, tomatoes and hay and worked for the irrigation company.” Ettnie served for a while as the president of Farm Bureau. In 1945 they retired, left the Slaterville farm to family, and moved back to Carl’s old home ground at 404 W 2nd Street.[1]

The Jenkins family lived in the community for many years and sold the house at 105 W 2 in the mid-1940s to Clarence Hoopes and his wife, LaVerna Osmond.  In 1947 the Standard Examiner featured LaVerna in the newspaper with a picture of record-breaking corn up to 14 feet high.  In 1978 she was featured again as the grandmother of the singing Osmond family who lived on Washington Blvd just north of Five Points.

[1] Interview with Lorin Stone by Anna Keogh, June 1998; Ettnie Drella Butler Stone by Regina Slater, manuscript.

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