Category Archives: History

Giuseppe’s letter to his son Joseph Brigham at West Point Academy.

In June 1875, both Giuseppe and his first wife, Eleanor, wrote letters to their first son, Joseph Brigham, who had just enrolled at West Point Academy to prepare for a career as an Army officer. This was a prestigious appointment … Continue reading

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A Letter from Giuseppe in Italy to his Son, Joseph Brigham

Full size images and complete transcript of the four page letter follow below the break. by Jim Toronto Each month we plan to upload a new and fascinating item on this website that will add to our understanding of the … Continue reading

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Coming Soon to this Site – Treasure Trove of Historical Documents

by Steve Toronto Approximately three and half years ago, I received a CD from Angela Haight (great granddaughter of Giuseppe and his first wife Eleanor) that contained digitized photographs of a treasure trove of documents that she had discovered were … Continue reading

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Lamont Toronto in the April 2011 Ensign?

I recently received a call from a friend alerting me that they saw a photo of my dad, Lamont Toronto, in the new April Ensign. Not finding it online, I checked my print copy at home and immediately saw a … Continue reading

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Histories and Biographies Now Posted.

During a recent gathering of the legacy officers of this organization, (Jim, John & Carolyn, and Joe Toronto who’ve been in place since the 1980’s) it was agreed to try to re-energize the organization, establish a website and start posting … Continue reading

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Giuseppe Efisio Taranto

What follows here is the Biography of Giuseppe Efisio Taranto commonly known as Joseph Toronto. He was an Italian sailor who ran a small business in Boston harbor selling supplies to ships. It was here that he met the Mormon … Continue reading

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