Skip to main content

Holbrook, Lafayette Hinckley, 1877-1969



  • Existence: 1877 - 1969

Biographical History

Lafayette (Fay) Hinckley Holbrook was born July 15, 1877 in Fillmore, Utah, to Lafayette Holbrook and Emily Angelena Hinckley Holbrook. As a child he attended the Millard Stake Academy (Fillmore, Utah). Following his family’s move to Provo, Utah, he enrolled in the Brigham Young Academy where he met his future wife, Alsina Elizabeth Brimhall. From 1897–1900, he served as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in New Zealand. At the conclusion of his mission he traveled with his mission president (Ezra Stevenson) to Europe. He and his traveling companions met Alsina and his sister Clara in London, England, and together, the group returned to the United States. Lafayette and Alsina were married on May 15, 1901 in the Salt Lake Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Following their marriage, the couple lived in Raymond, Alberta, Canada, and in Provo, Utah. In 1941, Lafayette and Alsina moved to Salt Lake City, Utah. Over the course of his life, Lafayette worked in a variety of professions including ranching, farming, and business. He and his wife had eleven (11) children and for most of their married life, lived in Provo, Utah. Lafayette died August 9, 1969 in Salt Lake City, Utah. He was buried in Provo, Utah.

History of the Lafayette Hinckley and Alsina Elisabeth Brimhall Holbrook Families, 1961

Brigham Young University, L. Tom Perry Special Collections worksheet, Jan. 24, 2007 (Lafayette Hinckley Holbrook; b. 1877; d. 1969), viewed May 29, 2006 (Lafayette Hinckley Holbrook; b. 15 July 1877 in Fillmore, Utah; d. 6 Aug. 1969 in Salt Lake City, Utah)

Found in 3 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

Additional filters:

Collection 2
Digital Record 1
Provo (Utah) -- History 2
Transcripts 2
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints 1
Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.) 1
College presidents 1