Casper Franklin Bryner was born in New Harmony, Utah, 10 May 1980. Farozine Ellen Redd was born in New Harmony, Utah, 6 January 1982.
Casper Franklin Bryner married Dora McIntire in June 1893. Their first child, Frank Dora Bryner, was born in Price, Utah in 1894. His wife, Dora, probably died at this time because the history of Ellen Bryner says that Frank Dora Bryner's grandmother took the baby, Frank, nursed him and cared for him.
Ulrich R. Bryner, son of Casper Franklin and Farozine Ellen Bryner, writes the following history:
"Father and Mother were married in the St. George Temple 29 June 1897. Mother had taught school in Kanarah, 8 miles from New Harmony, and after their marriage continued to teach. Father built a grade school house in New Harmony. They later moved to Price, driving a team of horses. Here Mother saw "little Frank" at age 4, for the first time. While in Price they lived in the same little home where Frank was born, and his mother, Dora McIntire, had died. My sister, Gwendolyn, was born in this house 5 June 1898 and my brother, Hardison Redd on 2 April 1900.
In the fall of 1900, Mother, Father, Frank, Gwen and Hardy moved to Lund, Nevada at the persuasion of Mother's sister, Della Redd Ivins, who pictured a wonderful chance to get good farm land. Our Lund home was built during the summer of 1901 by my father. Until it was finished the family lived quite comfortably in a two-tent home with wooden floors and four foot high wooden walls. (This home is the one that Neil and Emma Gardner are living in at the time of this writing--1980.
Ulrich Redd, born 14 April 1902 and Merrill Redd, born 15 March 1904, were born in this home.
On January 5, 1905, Father died and was the second adult buried in the Lund cemetery. On January 6, 1905, Mother turned 33 years of age, and she lived as a widow until her passing on May 13, 1957, in her apartment in Salt Lake City, Utah.
In Mother's journal she makes many references to her good friends and neighbors in Lund. She said that there was no insurance and their farm land was not paid for. So my mother looked ahead to a life of hard work to care for her small children, ages 6, 4, and 2 and a baby. She says that she had much endurance, and was blessed with good health to do what had to be done. She had not only her home and children to care for, but also had to make a living. She fed and milked cows, made butter to sell as well as caring for a large garden. Her most difficult tasks were cutting hay, feeding cows, chopping wood and irrigating her garden. She was also appointed Postmistress, which she did in her home. After Father's death, life was very difficult for her.
Mother's oldest brother, William A. Redd, moved from New Harmony to Raymond, Alberta, Canada in 1905. He encouraged Mother to sell what little she had in Lund and move to Raymond, where he arranged for the purchase of a small home across the street from his home. So on April 1, 1908, Uncle Will Ivins took us to Ely by covered wagon, to catch the train to Canada. We camped out the first night midway between Lund and Ely and left the evening of April 2, 1908 on the train. At this time I was only five years old, and I feel very sad when I say that I do not remember my father at all. I do remember the large ditch near Aunt Dell's home where I played with Had, her son, and about my age. I also remember her beautiful garden and the big spring, at the source of the stream and close to our home.
Only seven years of Mother's life were spent in Lund, 1901-1908. Two of her children were born in Lund, and her husband died and was buried there.
I have never known a person with more energy, or with a greater desire to do good, and to be of service in the church, than my mother."
Written and submitted by
Ulrich R. Bryner (From Ellen Redd Bryner's handwritten history)