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 Williamina Henrietta <I>Morrison</I> Ericksen

Williamina Henrietta Morrison Ericksen

Birth
Ephraim, Sanpete County, Utah, USA
Death 3 Mar 1935 (aged 75)
Mount Pleasant, Sanpete County, Utah, USA
Burial Mount Pleasant, Sanpete County, Utah, USA
Plot A_200_3_7
Memorial ID 140968 · View Source
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Mrs. Williamina Henrietta M. Ericksen, 75, widow of Henry Ericksen, former prominent business man of this city, died at the family home Sunday after a short illness, from complications following influenza.
Mrs. Ericksen, whose activities had been many and varied, was the first Western Union telegraph operator in Mt. Pleasant, and in their home also was located the first telephone line in operation here, a local line between Fairview and Mt. Pleasant. She learned telegraphy as a young woman and was in charge of the local Western Union office until 1892.
She was born in Ephraim on March 13, 1859, and came to Mt. Pleasant with her parents, William and Margaret F. C. Morrison in the summer of the same year. The family lived in the pioneer fort four years. Her mother was the first president of the Mt. Pleasant Relief society and held this office 46 years. Mrs. Ericksen in her early girlhood was an adept in dressmaking and also in millinery. She served as president of the YLMIA from 1892 to 1901 and was Relief Society president for North Sanpete LDS stake from 1900 to 1920. She had been an active LDS temple worker and served several years as president of the Mt. Pleasant chapter, Daughters of Pioneers, and was a member of the stake genealogical society and a director of the Mt. Pleasant Pioneer Historical association at the time of her death.
She was married October 24, 1878, in the Salt Lake LDS endowment house in Salt Lake City to Henry Erickson, who died November 6, 1934.
Surviving are five sons and daughters: Mrs. P. A. Peel, Mrs. S. M. Nielsen, H. G. and Sterling M. Ericksen and Mrs. Chesley P. Seeley; thirteen grandchildren, and a brother, William Morrison, all of Mt. Pleasant.

Salt Lake Tribune March 4, 1935



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  • Originally Created by: Utah State Historical Society
  • Added: 2 Feb 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 140968
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Williamina Henrietta Morrison Ericksen (13 Mar 1859–3 Mar 1935), Find A Grave Memorial no. 140968, citing Mount Pleasant City Cemetery, Mount Pleasant, Sanpete County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by Love My Ancestors (contributor 47233390) .