Edward (Ted) Oxborrow was born in St. George, Utah, June 1, 1883. His parents were Joseph Oxborrow and Mary Leicht.
He came to Lund with his family when he was 16 years old. He did farming and he freighted hay and grain to mining camps.
On June 5, 1908, he married Zina Smith in Lund, Nevada. They traveled by wagon to St. George, Utah and were married in the Temple on June 15, 1908.
Zina Smith was also born in St. George, Utah, December 17, 1888. Her father's name was Heber Charles Smith and her mother's name was Isabella Ross. Her mother, Isabella Ross, died when she was three years of age. Heber Smith married Bertha O'Donnell and when Zina was 10 years old they moved to Lund, Nevada.
There was no high school in Lund at this time and Ted and Zina's home in Lund was where the high school is now.
During their time in Lund, in about 1920, a team of horses and wagon ran away with Ted and he was thrown from the wagon and the wagon wheel ran over his leg and broke it severely. He had several bone graphs and eventually in 1931 had to have his leg amputated.
Ted and Zina moved to Ely, Nevada in June of 1930. In Ely he worked on the road as a County Supervisor and also did some mining.
While in Ely Zina served as Relief Society President for seven years.
The family moved to Reno, Nevada in June of 1944. Ted and Zina had ten children:
Vera, born April 12, 1909 in Lund, Nevada Murray, born November 28, 1910 in Lund, Nevada Kate, born November 21, 1912 in Lund, Nevada Dillon, born October 26, 1914 in Lund, Nevada Garth, born August 30, 1916 in Lund, Nevada Pershing, born October 17, 1918 in Lund, Nevada Rex, born September 21, 1920 in Lund, Nevada Jeanne, born September 9, 1923 in Lund, Nevada Eileen, born June 13, 1926 in Lund, Nevada Joyce, born June 2, 1929 in Ely, Nevada
Ted died March 15, 1949 in Lovelock, Nevada.
Zina now has 21 grandchildren, 31 great grandchildren, and 5 great great grandchildren. Sheis living in Reno, Nevada.
Written and submitted by:
Vera Oxborrow Welch