Wood, Mary

Wood, Mary

Female 1818 - 1898  (79 years)

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  • Name Wood, Mary 
    Born 18 Jun 1818  Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 5 Mar 1898  Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 8 Mar 1898  Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 





    • Mary Wood, daughter of Samuel and Margaret Orr Wood, was born 18 June 1818 in Glasgow Scotland. She was well-educated for that period, and was an accomplished seamstress. She was residing in Liverpool, England, when she came in contact with the Latter-day Saint missionaries, and was baptized March 29, 1839 in the Manchester Branch.
      In 1841, Parley P. Pratt was chosen to preside over the British Mission. Mary was an ardent member of the Manchester Branch. After his family returned to Nauvoo (this was the mission where his wife, Mary Ann Frost Pratt, and his children accompanied him} he wrote to Mary Wood and encouraged her to come to Zion. He told her that Mrs. Pratt (Mary Ann) wanted her to live with them in an upper room to follow her trade as a seamstress and milliner, which should be good in Nauvoo.
      Mary did come to America and to Nauvoo, March 1, 1844, and on September 9, 1844, she became a plural wife of Parley P. Pratt. She endured the hardships and persecutions with the Saints in the mobbings and slaying of their Prophet and Patriarch. She was among the first to leave her home in that historic February of 1846. Helaman, the first child of Parley and Mary was born on May 31, 1846, on the way to Winter Quarters. They reached the Great Salt Lake Valley September 19, 1847.
      Parley and Mary had four children: Helaman, born 31 May 1846; Cornelia, born 5 Sept. 1848; Mary, born 14 Sept. 1853; and Mathoni, born 6 July 1856. After the tragic death of her husband, Mary took over the full responsibility of rearing her four small children, the oldest being only ten years of age. In her young widowhood, she received many proposals of marriage from prominent men, but always the face of Parley came to her and she could see no other. She reared her two sons and two daughters, saw them all married in the temple and all active, energetic church workers. Mary died March 5, 1898 in Salt Lake City.

      !NOTE: FUNERAL OF MARY WOOD PRATT
      Deseret News Obituary, 8 May 1898, p. 5 (GS #026,942)
      The funeral services of Sister Mary Wood Pratt, wife of the late Apostle
      Parley P. Pratt, were held this afternoon at the residence of Bishop A. G.
      Driggs, Forest Dale. Elder Royal B. Young, presiding. The Forest Dale quartet
      furnished the singing. Bishop E. F. Sheets offered the opening prayer and
      President George Q. Cannon addressed those present. He spoke feelingly of the
      comforting influences of the Gospel and said that our presence here was proof
      that we had kept our first estate and that it was now our duty to keep our
      second estate, like unto the departed sister. He impressed upon those present
      the importance of laying up treasures that would accompany them to the judgment
      seat.
      Elder Royal B. Young spoke of the early life of the deceased, her noble
      qualities, her patience, kindness and indefatigable industry. She had
      join her noble husband. After singing the services were closed with prayer by
      Bishop James Jensen.
      Mary Wood Pratt was born in Glasgow, Scotland, June 18, 1818. She leaves
      two sons and two daughters. Helaman Pratt, now in Mexico, Mathoni W. Pratt,
      Mrs. Cornelia Pratt Driggs and Mrs. Mary Pratt Young.


      !NOTE: Mary Wood was sealed to Parley Parker Pratt on 9 Sep 1844 by Brigham
      Young in Nauvoo. They were sealed again over the altar in the Nauvoo Temple on
      10 Jan 1846.


      !SOURCES: 1) Logan Temple proxy endowments (GS #177,958);
      2) Endowment House Proxy Baptisms (GS #183,382);
      3) Glasgow Births (GS #102,916 ch #1);
      4) Dumfries Births (GS #102,314 lisb);
      5) TIB.

      !NOTE: All previous Church blessings were reconfirmed and ratified for Mary
      Wood on 22 Nov 1967.

      !NOTE: Mary Wood was sealed to Parley Parker Pratt on 9 Sep 1844 by Brigham
      Young in Nauvoo. They were sealed again over the altar in the Nauvoo Temple on
      10 Jan 1846.
    Person ID I11315  Hougham
    Last Modified 16 Mar 2004 

    Family Pratt, Parley Parker
              b. 12 Apr 1807, Burlington, Otsego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 13 May 1857, Van Buren, Crawford, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years) 
    Married 9 Sep 1844  Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Pratt, Helaman
              b. 31 May 1846, Near Mt. Pisgah, Pottawattamie, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 26 Nov 1909, Colonia Dublan, Galeana, Chihuahua, Mexico Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)
     2. Pratt, Cornelia
              b. 5 Sep 1848, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 7 Oct 1899, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years)
     3. Pratt, Mary Wood
              b. 14 Sep 1853, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 25 Oct 1911, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years)
     4. Pratt, Mathoni Wood
              b. 6 Jul 1856, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 1 May 1937, Los Angeles, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
    Family ID F3940  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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