Pratt Family Reunion

The Jared Pratt Family Association was founded in 1881 by Apostle Orson Pratt to keep track of the descendants of the Pratt Brothers: Anson, William, Parley, Orson and Nelson.

Saturday, July 20, 1991
Salt Lake City, Utah
At Federal Heights Chapel

Come see where you fit in the family’s computer descendancy record!!

*Genealogy Update
*Historical Exhibits
*Lots & Lots of Cousins
*No Food (Ice Water on Demand)


Schedule of Activities

1:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. General Family Meeting

For everyone.  Topics will include the Association’s purposes and goals (descendants search, ancestral research, and preserving and sharing the Pratt pioneer heritage) as well as business (organizational matters and financial report).

11:00 a.m. – Noon  Ancestral Research Meeting

For those doing serious research on the Pratt family ancestors.  Purposes:  Establish a procedure to verify and correct prior submissions to the Family History Library’s Ancestral File and coordinate future ancestral research.  Coordinator: David H. Pratt, Professor of History and Genealogy, BYU.  (801) 377-8630.

8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. and 2:15 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.  (Spend an hour or two).  Displays and Demonstrations

1. Pioneer Blacksmithing Demonstration by Dennis Manning (“The Forge”) of Roosevelt, Utah.  Times: 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. and 2:15 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
2. Descendants Search: Where do you fit among the thousands now found and who is still missing?
3. PAF Software: Family records and genealogy made easy.
4. Running a “Grandfather” Organization.
5. Pratt Family Memorabilia.

Salt Lake City Cemetery: Visit the Pratt graves in the cemetery next door.  Maps will be provided.
Activities and Distractions for Children.

***We will be available from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Friday night (July 19th) at the church to discuss any part of the descendancy project.  Visitor information about the Salt Lake area will also be available.  A big thank you to the hundreds who have contributed (and are about to contribute) time and information to the descendancy project!

If you have questions about the reunion or descendancy project, please call The Grows (Robert, Linda, Lisa, Matthew or Laura) at (801) 943-4648 or The Sevys (Margaret, Clark or David) at (801) 943-0974.

You are hereby encouraged and instructed to copy this information and send it to as many Pratt descendants as possible.  Don’t assume we’ve reached everyone.


Pratt Family Historical Catalog

We would like to compile a Pratt family catalog of:

1. Photos of Jared’s descendants for 3 or 4 generations.  Many of the family do not have pictures of their Pratt ancestors.
2. Personal histories, biographies, book of descendants, and writings of the Pratt family.
3. Existing Family Organizations of Pratt descendants.
4. Antiques, memorabilia, and possessions of historic value of the sons and grandchildren of Jared Pratt.

Please help us do this at the reunion or call us in advance if there is something special you would like to display.  (We could provide a locked glass display case if necessary.)


Other Attractions

Family History Library: 35 North West Temple.  Open Mon 7:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., Tues–Fri 7:30 a.m. – 10:00 p.m., and Sat 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.  Free of charge.  240-2331.

Museum of Church History and Art: 45 North West Temple.  Open Mon—Fri 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m., Sat & Sun 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.  240-3310.

Temple Square: 50 West North Temple.  Open 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. daily.  240-2534.

LDS Church Office Building: 50 East North Temple Street.  Free tours Mon—Sat from 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.  240-2452.

The Beehive House: 67 East South Temple.  Open Mon – Fri 9:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.  240-2671.

Hansen Planetarium: 15 South State Street.  For schedule and show information phone 538-2098.

D.U.P. Pioneer Memorial Museum: 300 North Main.  Open Mon—Sat 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.  538-1050.

Pioneer Trail State Park/Old Deseret Village/”This Is the Place” Monument: 2601 East Sunnyside Ave (850 So).  584-8391. 

Hogle Zoo: 2600 East Sunnyside Ave (850 So).  Open 7 days a week.  582-1632.

Liberty Park/Tracy Aviary: 1300 South 589 East.

Utah State Historical Society: 300 South 455 West.  Mon—Fri 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Sat 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.  533-5755.


Calendar of Salt Lake Events

July 20. Children’s Parade: 9:00 a.m.  Route begins at South Temple and Main and goes South to 4th So. and East to the “Old” City and County Building.

July 1—August 31. Celebrating the Light.  Promised Valley Playhouse.  Tues—Sat 7:30 p.m.  For tickets call 364-5696 as soon as possible.

July 16-24.  Days of ’47 Western Heritage Art Show.  Utah State Fairpark.  538-8440.

July 20-24.  Pioneer Days of ’47.  Pioneer Trail State Park; reenact arrival of Mormon pioneers.  Noon—5 p.m.  521-2868.

July 24.  Days of ’47 Parade.  Route begins at South Temple and Main, 9:00 a.m.


For Additional Tourist Information Contact:

Visitor Information Center: 180 South West Temple, Mon—Fri 8:00 a.m.—7:00 p.m., Sat 9:00 a.m.—4:00 p.m., Sun 1:00 p.m.—4:00 p.m.  521-2868.

Utah Travel Council: Council Hall, South of the Capitol Building.  Mon—Fri 8:00 a.m.—5:00 p.m., Sat & Sun 9:00 a.m.—4:00 p.m.  538-1030.

[transcribed and proofread by David Grow, Dec. 2006]

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