Daughter of Early Utah Pioneer Dies

Elizabeth Rich Pratt, 82, daughter of the late Charles C. Rich of the Council of the Twelve, and Sarah DeArmon Pea Rich, early Utah pioneers, died Tuesday afternoon at the family residence, 1005 east Ninth South street, or infirmities incident to advanced age.

She was born in Salt Lake City, Oct. 6, 1849, and received her education in the pioneer schools of that period. Later she accompanied her parents into the Bear lake valley when that section was first colonized. Throughout her life she was active in Church organization work, being a charter member of the Retrenchment association which later developed into the Young Ladies Mutual Improvement association. She was also active for many years in the Relief society, and was an active member of the Daughters of the Revolution.

Surviving are five sons and daughters, Mrs. Viola Pratt Gillete, Charles R. Pratt and Orson M. Pratt of Salt Lake; Milando Pratt Jr. of New York and Mrs. Leonie D. Bergener of Brooklyn, N.Y.; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted in the Emigration ward chapel Thursday at noon. Burial will take place in City cemetery. Friends may call at the family residence, 1005 east Ninth South street, from 10:30 to 1:30 a.m. Thursday.

[Deseret News, July 27, 1932]
[transcribed and proofread by David Grow, Jan. 2006]


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