Henrietta Caroline <I>Williams</I> Call

Henrietta Caroline Williams Call

Holland, Erie County, New York, USA
Death 8 Dec 1900 (aged 74)
Syracuse, Davis County, Utah, USA
Burial Bountiful, Davis County, Utah, USA
Plot A-6-18-4
Memorial ID 20450515 · View Source
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Daughter of William and Lydia Barnes Williams.

Wife of Josiah Howe Call and Anson Call.

Life Sketch of Henrietta Call

Henrietta C. Williams Call was the youngest child of William and Lydia Barnes Williams. She was born in the town of Holland, Erie County, New York, the 26th of September, 1826.

When she was still a small child, her parents cast their lot with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, she also being baptized when about eight years old.

Her parents started together with the saints at Kirtland, Ohio, when they were taken sick and both died within a few days of each other before they reached their journey's end, young Henrietta being left to the care of the older members of the family. She took up abode with her oldest brother Charles in whose family she was raised. They arrived in Missouri in time to be driven out with the rest of the exiled saints. They then settled at Nauvoo where she became acquainted with the Call family and on the 1st day of March, 1846, she married Josiah Call.

Soon after their marriage, they started west on that memorable trip across a continent by team through a wilderness and among wild and hostile Indians. They traveled across the state of Iowa and were among the first company organized to cross the Rocky Mountains. The season being late, the company wintered among the Puncas Indians and after suffering much during the winter, they returned to the body of the church in Iowa in the spring of 1847, where they remained until the summer of 1849. When they again took up the march for the great American desert and arrived in Salt Lake City in November that year. She went with her husband, Judson Tolman [Samuel Meacham] and others the same fall and settled where Tooele City now stands thereby being the pioneer settlers of Tooele county.

In the fall of 1851, they moved to Fillmore, Millard county in company of Anson Call and thus she became one of the pioneers of that place. Her third child was the first white child born there and was named Fillmore in honor of the place.

In October of the year, 1858, her husband, who had been in Salt Lake City on business, was in company with Samuel Brown, killed on Chicken Creek by the Indians. Henrietta remained in Fillmore until June, 1859 when she sold her home and came to Bountiful.

She married the late Anson Call in 1861. Her greatest care and anxiety was the welfare of her family and how she could make them and her friends happy.

The last few years of her life she made her home principally with her oldest daughter, Mrs. Thomas Tingey of Centerville.

Last October she left home and visited on Bear River Flat, Willard City and Syracuse where she was taken sick at the home of her son, Cyril J. Call, where she passed peacefully away on the 8th of Dec., 1900, surrounded by friends and relatives.

She was the mother of six children, fifty-four grand children and forty-two great grand children.

She died as she had lived a faithful Latter-day Saint and has gone to reap the reward she has won.

(Davis County Clipper 1-4-1901)

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Gravesite Details Her date of birth may be 23 Sep. 1826 rather than 26 Sep. 1826

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