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Holbrook, Alsina Elisabeth, 1876-1960



  • Existence: 1876 - 1960

Biographical History

Alsina (Sina) Elisabeth Brimhall Holbrook was born 16 December 1876 in Spanish Fork, Utah to George Henry Brimhall and Alsina Elizabeth Wilkins. She was raised in Provo, Utah, where her father taught at the Brigham Young Academy. George Brimhall later served as President of the Brigham Young Academy. Following her graduation she taught grade school for three years in Springville, Utah, and Spanish Fork, Utah. Following the conclusion of Lafayette’s mission, she traveled to Europe where, together with Lafayette, Lafayette’s sister, Clara, and Lafayette’s mission president, Ezra Stevenson, she toured Europe. The couple married on 15 May 1901 in the Salt Lake City, Utah, Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. With the exception of a brief move to Canada, she spent most of her married life in Provo, Utah, where she and her husband raised eleven (11) children: Raymond Holbrook, Rachel Holbrook Anderson, Jennie Holbrook Groberg, Mary Holbrook Maxwell, Ruth Holbrook Brown, Elizabeth Holbrook Berry, Helen Holbrook Dahlquist, Vera Holbrook Heninger, Alsina Holbrook Haymore, Jean Holbrook, and George Holbrook. Alsina died 19 July 1960, in Salt Lake City, Utah. She was buried in Provo, Utah.

Lafayette Holbrook and Alsina Holbrook letters, 1897-1913, bulk 1897-1901

Brigham Young University, L. Tom Perry Special Collections worksheet, Jan. 24, 2007 (Alsina Elisabeth Brimhall Holbrook; b. 1876; d. 1960), viewed Jan. 24, 2007 (Alsina Elisabeth Brimhall; Sina Brimhall; Alsina Elizabeth Brimhall Holbrook; b. Dec. 16, 1876 in Spanish Fork, Utah; d. July 26, 1960 in Salt Lake City, Utah; m. May 15, 1901 to Lafayette Hinckley Holbrook)

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

Jennie Groberg interviews with Lafayette Hinckley Holbrook

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2962
Scope and Contents

Typescript of an interview taken from the included cassette sound tapes. The interview was conducted by Jennie Groberg in 1964 and 1965. Holbrook talks about his ancestors, and his wife, Alsina Elizabeth Brimhall (1876-1960), whom he met at Brigham Young University and married in 1901. He talks about his education, his children, his occupations, and his missionary experiences with the Maori people of New Zealand.

Dates: 1964-1965

Lafayette Hinckley and Alsina Elisabeth Holbrook letters

 Collection — Box 1: [Barcode: 31197233244588]
Identifier: MSS 3689

The letters of Lafayette Hinckley Holbrook and Alsina Elisabeth Brimhall Holbrook contain letters dated 1897–1913 (bulk: 1897–1901).

Dates: 1897-1966

Life sketch of Chandler Holbrook, 1807-1899

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230240506]
Identifier: MSS SC 385
Scope and Contents

Typewritten information about Holbrook's conversion to Mormonism, his trek to the West and settlement in Utah. Also includes a TLS by Jennie Groberg, a daughter of Alsina Holbrook.

Dates: undated

Recording of letters about J. William and Jennie B. Knight

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA OH 177
Scope and Contents

Contains oral excerpts from letters about J. William and Jennie B. Knight.

Dates: date of production not identified