|Birth: ||Jul. 17, 1843|
|Death: ||Aug. 18, 1941|
Salt Lake County
Death Takes 1847 Pioneer
An era in Utah's history came to a close today with the death at 6 a.m. of Mrs. Mary Ann Park Brockbank, who was the state's sole surviving pioneer of 1847.
Ninety-eight years of age, Mrs. Brockbank's life spanned the history of Utah. She was four years old at the then-barren Salt Lake Valley, with her parents and three sisters, in September of 1847. The Brockbank family came to Utah from Winter Quarters, with the Edward Hunter and John Taylor Wagon Train companies.
Alert and active almost to the day of her death, which occurred at the family residence, 1080 East Forty-eighth South Street, Mrs. Brockbank was honored only last month by the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers, at a reception in the Winder Ward chapel, in connection with the celebration Covered Wagon Days.
Mrs. Brockbank was born in Warnick, Kent, Canada, July 17, 1843, daughter of John and Louise Smith Park. Following her arrival in Salt Lake with her parents in 1847, she spent two years here and then moved with a group of colonizers whom Brigham Young had instructed to settle the region around the Provo River.
She married Isaac Brockbank in the Salt Lake Endowment House in 1865. They moved to Holladay to make their home, and there Mrs. Brockbank has resided ever since, Mr. Brockbank died in 1927.
She left a numerous and praise-worthy posterity. Survivors include four sons and two daughters: Heber Brockbank, Hunting; William, Taylor P. and A. P. Brockbank; Mrs. Louise B. Reynolds, Murray, and Mrs. Mary B. North, Holladay.
Also surviving are 135 grandchildren, 200 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren; a brother, Joseph Park, Provo, and a sister, Mrs. Margaret P. Hoover, Provo.
Services will be conducted in the Winder Ward, 3120 Highland Drive, Wednesday at 1 p.m. by Bishop Claude Ashton.
Obituary, August 18, 1941
John Park (1802 - 1869)
Louisa Smith Park (1818 - 1891)
Isaac Brockbank (1837 - 1927)*
John Park Brockbank (1867 - 1938)*
Louise Park Brockbank Reynolds (1869 - 1963)*
Heber Park Brockbank (1870 - 1948)*
Jane Park Brockbank (1873 - 1884)*
Mary Park Brockbank North (1873 - 1968)*
James William Park Brockbank (1874 - 1962)*
Joseph Park Brockbank (1876 - 1919)*
Taylor Park Brockbank (1879 - 1958)*
Agnes Park Brockbank Fuller (1881 - 1927)*
Mary Ellen Park Brockbank (1883 - 1889)*
Alma Park Brockbank (1885 - 1977)*
Jane Park Jones (1842 - 1933)*
Mary Ann Park Brockbank (1843 - 1941)
Louesa Park Harper (1846 - 1913)*
James William Park (1849 - 1935)*
Joseph Smith Park (1852 - 1949)*
David Alfred Smith Park (1855 - 1936)*
Salt Lake City Cemetery
Salt Lake City
Salt Lake County
Created by: Bonnie Huish
Record added: Oct 11, 2008
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