Death of Mrs. Kesler
Well Known Pioneer Woman Passes Away at Home of Daughter

Jane Elizabeth Kesler, 77 years old, widow of the late Bishop Frederick Kesler, died at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Clara Crow, corner of Third South and Thirteenth East streets, at 6 o’clock this morning, of old age and general debility. Mrs. Kesler was visiting with her daughter and was taken suddenly ill and was unable to return to her home at 556 west North Temple street, where she had resided for many years. She is survived by 10 children, two of whom are in Canada.

Mrs. Kesler was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., in 1835, and was a daughter of Anson Pratt, and a niece of Orson Pratt and Parley P. Pratt. She crossed the plains with Parley P. Pratt. She became the wife of Frederick Kesler, who was bishop of the Sixteenth ward for 42 years.

The two sons in Canada have been notified of the death of their mother, but no arrangements for the funeral will be made, and announcement will be made when the arrangements have been completed.

[Deseret News, Nov. 23, 1912, 2]

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


Funeral of Mrs. Kesler
Impressive Services Held In Tribute to Venerable Woman

Impressive funeral services for Mrs. Jane Elizabeth Pratt Kesler, who died Monday, were held yesterday afternoon in the Sixteenth ward chapel. Her husband, the late Bishop Frederick Kesler, was bishop for 42 years in that ward.

Loving tributes were said to the memory of the decedent by President Joseph F. Smith, Counselor George R. Emery, Bishop Hyrum Spencer, Elder Hyrum M. Smith of the Council of the Twelve and William Langton. Bishop Edwin F. Parry presided and was also one of the speakers.

Horace S. Ensign sang, "Face to Face."

[Deseret News, Nov. 28, 1912, 2]

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


Bountiful Briefs

Mrs. Jane Kesler, an aunt of Dr. Kesler of this place, died in Salt Lake City on Saturday of old age, being 77 years old.  She was the wife of the late Bishop Kesler of the Sixteenth Ward.

[Davis County Clipper, Nov. 29, 1912]

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


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