Saw His Sisters for the First Time at More Than Forty Years of Age

Last evening, Dr. John W. Pratt, of Chester county, Pennsylvania, left for his home after a very pleasant visit in this city of three or four days. He was one of the delegates to the convention of homeopathic physicians who recently met a Denver, and while at that place made up his mind to come on to see some of his relatives whom he had never before had the pleasure of meeting.

Among them were two sisters, Mrs. Jane E. Kesler, wife of the Bishop of the Sixteenth ward, and Mrs. Caroline Van Cott, who through strange circumstances incident to the exodus of the Mormon Pioneers from the east to the Rocky Mountains he had never beheld, and from whom he had heard but very little. Dr. Pratt was the son of Anson, eldest brother of Parley and Orson Pratt. The meeting was a most happy one and it is safe to say that no such protracted period as the one referred to will be allowed to pass before they will again enjoy each other’s society. Dr. Pratt is an agreeable and accomplished gentlemen and takes with him pleasant remembrance of his visit here.

[Journal History of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Jun. 29, 1894, 7]
[Deseret News, Jun. 30, 1894]

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


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