Estimable Woman Closes Active Career
Following an illness covering nearly a year Mrs. Brighamina N. Pratt, widow of the late Parley P. Pratt, one of the early Utah pioneers, passed away yesterday morning at her home in Forest Dale. Death was caused by cancer of the stomach. Mrs. Pratt had been a resident of Salt Lake for more than 40 years and during practically the entire time had been an active worker in the Church, especially in the Relief society. She was 62 years of age and a native of Denmark. Her husband, Parley P. Pratt, died 21 years ago in this city. Wagoner Parley O. Pratt, youngest child and only son, is “somewhere in France” serving with the 177th engineers. He has been there 10 months. In his last letter to his mother he told of his release from the field hospital after having recovered from the effects of having been “gassed” while at the front. He is being notified of his mother’s death by letter.
Surviving Mrs. Pratt are a sister, Mrs. Mary Stillner, and the following children: Mrs. Cora P. Winkler, until recently of Boise, Idaho, but now removing to Salt Lake; Mrs. Irene P. Daut of Ogden; Mrs. Leone P. Murray of Siloam, Colorado; Mrs. Una P. Giles, Mrs. Edna P. Boediker, Mrs. Emma P. Sweeten and Parley O. Pratt, all of this city.
The funeral will be held at the Forest Deal chapel Tuesday afternoon at 4 o’clock, under the direction of Bishop Elias S. Woodruff. Interment will be in the City cemetery.
[Deseret News, July 22, 1918]
[transcribed and proofread by David Grow, Jan. 2006]
Utah State News
Mrs. Brigamina N. Pratt, widow of the late Parley P. Pratt, and for over forty years a resident of Salt Lake, died July 21, after having been a sufferer for several months from cancer of the stomach.
[Richfield Reaper, July 27, 1918]
[transcribed and proofread by David Grow, Aug. 2006]