September 2017

September 2017
Posted on 09/11/2017

What early resident of our city was a well-known builder and brick mason and built many of the buildings in the Union and Butler communities?

ANSWER:

Edward Charles Tucker was born September 26, 1868, in Salt Lake City. As a young man, he worked in the dairy industry, farming and construction. He also worked on the Salt Lake and Fort Douglas Railway and other railroads in Colorado, before attending the Salt Lake Academy. After school Ed, moved to Ashley, Utah, where he learned the brick mason trade. He married Jane Elizabeth Butler, the daughter of Alva Butler and Jane Elizabeth Labrum, of Butler, in 1897. They lived in several homes in the area before settling in the area known as Poverty Flats in 1910 (1844 E. 7000 South).  Ed was a master builder and built many of the homes and other buildings in the communities of Butler and Union.  He also assisted in building the Alvin and Annie Green House located on Danish Road, that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.  Throughout his life, Ed was active in both church and civic affairs.