Mrs. Lucy Pratt Russell Answers Death’s Call

In a local hospital at 3:45 o’clock this morning, Mrs. Lucy Pratt Russell of 1496 south West Temple, died of diabetes after an illness of 10 days. Mrs. Russell was in her 68th year, having been born in Salt Lake City, March 9, 1848. She was the daughter of Parley P. Pratt and Hannahette Snively Pratt. Her mother arrived in Salt Lake valley in September 1847, the year in which the first pioneers reached the valley.

Mrs. Russell was the widow of Samuel Russell, a prominent resident of Salt Lake, who died 20 years ago. She was married to Mr. Russell Feb 4, 1869. For years she was a resident of the Fifteenth ward and was a member of the old Fifteenth ward choir which figured prominently in affairs of the city years ago. She was president of the Fifteenth ward Primary association until the birth of her first child in 1884. Prior to her marriage she taught school for a time in a small school house on Jordan river near West Jordan.

Mrs. Russell is survived by four children: Jacob P. (“Cuddy”) Russell, Francis J. Russell, Mrs. Henrietta Hope Platt and Miss Ellen Russell, all of this city. There are also three sisters and one brother: Mrs. Henrietta P. Russell and Mrs. Phoebe Holdaway of Salt Lake; Mrs. Evelyn P. Woods of Ogden and Mathonihah Pratt of Salt Lake.

Funeral services will be held Monday, Feb. 28 at 1 p.m., in the Farmers ward chapel. The casket will be open at the ward chapel from 12:30 to 1 o’clock that day. Friends are invited. Interment will be in city cemetery.

[Journal History of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Feb. 26, 1916, 6]

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


Utah State News

Mrs. Lucy Pratt Russell, 68 years of age, one of the first white children born in the Salt Lake valley, died at Salt Lake last week.

[Manti Messenger, Mar. 3, 1916]

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


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