Upon arriving in Salt Lake City in 1863, Swedish immigrant and Mormon convert, Nils (Niels) A. Lindquist, established himself as a premiere furniture maker. One of his beautiful beds is still exhibited today in Brigham Young’s Beehive House in Salt Lake City.
In 1867, Nils fulfilled a calling from, Brigham Young to help settle the Logan area and become a cabinet and furniture maker for a growing Cache Valley. Soon thereafter, he began making caskets and became the town undertaker, naming his enterprise N.A. Lindquist Furniture and Undertaking Goods. The shop’s location was “One Door East of Tithing Office, Logan.”
Nils’s oldest son, Charles J. A., learned the family trade starting with his father and following the first of two LDS missions to Sweden, moved his family to Ogden establishing a mortuary in 1885. As his sons Carl, Clyde, and Milton entered the family business the name evolved to C.J.A. Lindquist & Sons Mortuary. Upon C.J.A.’s death in 1934, his sons, along with his second wife, Ada, continued their service to the families of northern Utah. Their son, John A. Lindquist, began working at the mortuary at an early age. He obtained his education at Weber College and served with distinction in the Army Air Corps in WWII.