Reunion of the Pratt Families

The following particular of a reunion of the Pratt families has been furnished for publication:

“On Monday there was a most enjoyable reunion of some 200 direct and indirect members of the families of the late illustrious Parley P. Pratt and Orson Pratt, at Library Park.

“The occasion was the natal day of several members of P.P. Pratt’s family. Most notably that of Aunt Agatha’s, who, with a number of her distinguished sisters and companions in Nauvoo, at Winter Quarters, on the Plains and in Utah, were delighted at the happy meeting of so many warm relative-friends. It was a rare field day, too, for the grand and great-grandchildren of the esteemed deceased who were out in force and frolicked and gamboled like so many fairies on the green sward under the umbrageous trees.

“The picnic repasts, supplied by the respective families were excellent and ample, and the enjoyment of the occasion seemed complete in every detail.

“At the time of the death of Apostle Parley P. Pratt he was the father of 80 children the sexes being equally represented. The sons and daughters of Brother Pratt are today counted among the best citizens of the several communities in which they reside, and engaged in promoting the principles of the Gospel.

“There were also present on this occasion a daughter and a number of grand and great grandchildren of Nelson Pratt, a brother of Parley and Orson’s. The veteran Bishop Kesler, of the 16th Ward, and Bishop Driggs, of Sugar House Ward, added to the pleasure of the occasion by their genial presence.”

[Journal History of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, June 13, 1883, 3]
[Deseret News, June 13, 1883]

[transcribed and proofread by David Grow, May 2006]

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