Last Respects Paid to Mrs. Sarah Pratt
Fillmore, March 24—Funeral services for Mrs. Sarah Pratt who died Monday at the home of her sister, Mrs. James Day, were held in the Fillmore ward chapel, Tuesday, Bishop Parker P. Robinson presiding. Music was furnished by the ward choir with a solo by Mrs. Stella Day. Opening prayer was offered by A.T. Robinson and the benediction by F. Earl Stott. The speakers were Alonzo F. Robinson and T. Clark Callister. The grave was dedicated by Bishop Parker Robinson.
Mrs. Pratt was born in Cambridge, England, Oct 20, 1843, the daughter of Isaac and Mary Ann Green Mitchell. She emigrated to Utah in 1869 coming with the first company that came here after the advent of the railroad. She married Lehi Pratt in 1870. One child, Ernest M. Pratt, lives in Los Angeles, Cal. She is also survived by the following brothers and sisters, Abram Mitchel, Callentas, Washington, John Mitchell, Parowan, Lizzie McPherson, Hailey, Idaho; Helen and Hyrum Mitchell and Mrs. James Day of Fillmore.
[Deseret News, Mar. 24, 1922, 2]
[transcribed and proofread by David Grow, Jan. 2006]
Mrs. Sarah Pratt Dies After Long Illness
Funeral Held Last Tuesday
Funeral services were held at the Ward Chapel last Tuesday, March 21, for Mrs. Sarah Pratt, who died at the home of her sister, Mrs. James Day, on March 20. Bishop Parker D. Robison of the First Ward presided at the services. Music was furnished by the Ward Choir and a vocal solo by Mrs. Stella Day, entitled, “I’m A Pilgrim.” The opening prayer was offered by A.F. Robison and the benediction by F. Earl Stott. The speakers were F.A. Robison and T. Clark Callister, who spoke at length on the many admirable qualities of the deceased.
At the cemetery the dedicatory prayer was offered by Bishop Parker D. Robison.
Mrs. Sarah Pratt was born in Cambridge, England, Oct 30, 1843, the daughter of Isaac and Mary Ann Green Mitchell. She came with relatives to Utah as Mormon converts in 1869, traveling across the plains with the first company that made the trip after the advent of the railroad.
In 1870 she married Lehi Pratt, a son of the great Mormon leader Parley P. Pratt. From this union two children were born, one dying in infancy and the other, Ernest M. Pratt, aged 45 now living in Los Angeles, Calif.
She is also survived by the following brothers and sisters: Abram Mitchell, Calientos, Washington; John Mitchell, Parowan, Utah; Lizzie McPherson, Hailey, Idaho; Heber and Hyrum Mitchell and Mrs. James Day of this city.
Mrs. Pratt has lived under the affliction of deafness for a good many years, and for the past two years she has also been blind and practically helpless. During this time of helplessness she has lived with her sister Mrs. James Day who has cared for her.
When Mrs. Pratt came from England she brought with her and tenderly cared for her sister Emma, then 8 years of age. This same sister, now Mrs. James Day has reciprocated the kindness in later years. The love and devotion existing between these two sisters have won the admiration of all who knew them.
Mrs. Pratt will be especially missed by the older people of the community who were intimately acquainted with her.
[Millard County Progress, Mar. 24, 1922]
[transcribed by David Grow, Sept. 2006]