Pratt.—At Coyote, Garfield County, Utah, of dropsy, Sarah H. Pratt, relict of the late Parley P. Pratt, May 26, 1886.  She was born in Star County, Ohio, August 3d, 1823.  She was a faithful Latter-day Saints, and leaves 6 children.

[Deseret News, June 9, 1886]

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


A Hard Experience

Richfield, June 15, 1886

Editor Deseret News:

I send you a very brief sketch of the life of Sister Sarah Houston Pratt, who died at Coyote Creek, Grass Valley, Garfield County, May 26th 1886, which you will confer a favor by publishing.

She was the daughter of James and Mary Houston, born in Star County, Ohio, August 3d, 1823. When 9 years of age she became a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, and, with her parents, gathered with the Church and suffered in all the persecutions of that time.

In 1848 she was married to Apostle Parley P. Pratt, and in 1847, in company with her husband and the first company of Saints, started across the plains, traveling on foot, with her infant in her arms, most of the way. From that time until her demise she suffered many severe hardships; but in the hardest trials she trusted in the will of God. It may truly be said of her, “Thou hast come out of much tribulation.” Of late she has resided with her daughter, Mrs. Sarah E. King, at Grass Valley. She leaves 6 children and 30 grandchildren to mourn her departure.


[Deseret News, June 30, 1886]
[Journal History of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, June 15, 1886, 4]

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


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