On Sunday the widows and children of the late Apostle Parley P. Pratt met at the residence of Mr. Helaman Pratt, Forest Farm, the occasion being the anniversary of the birth of the eldest daughter, Mrs. B.W. Driggs, and Helaman Pratt, the sixth son. About seventy persons, all relatives, were present. It was a source of great joy for the family to meet under such favorable circumstances. We are pleased to say that all the members of Brother Pratt’s family are in good standing in the church. The unanimity of feeling that exists among them is also commendable. Elder Pratt left twenty-three children at his death, who are all residing in this Territory. His grandchildren living, number eighty one.
[Deseret News, June 11, 1879]
[transcribed and proofread by David Grow, Sept. 2006]