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 Parley Parker Pratt Prophet

Parley Parker Pratt Prophet

Birth
England
Death 28 Dec 1903 (aged 61)
South Weber, Davis County, Utah, USA
Burial Uintah, Weber County, Utah, USA
Plot 2-39-W1
Memorial ID 61162 · View Source
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Son of Richard Prophet and Sarah Allen

Married Ann Brooks, 4 Mar 1865, Bury, Lancashire, England

Children: Sarah Ann Prophet, Elisabeth Prophet, Emma Eliza Prophet

Parley P. P. Prophet Suddenly Expires After Eloquent Peroration.

Deseret Evening News, December 29, 1903

One of the most unexpected deaths that has occurred in Weber County took place yesterday afternoon when Parley Parker Pratt Prophet, one of the most highly respected citizens of Blaine, Davis County, dropped dead in his seat on the stand of the South Weber meetinghouse immediately after preaching a forcible funeral sermon over the remains of Mrs. Watts, who died Friday in her eight-eighth year. The sudden demise of Mr. Prophet was shocking to the large attendance of friends who had gathered to pay a tribute to the dead.

Mr. Prophet left his home, which is only a short distance from the meetinghouse, apparently in good health and when called upon to speak was feeling well. He delivered a very excellent sermon, eulogizing the useful life of the deceased. He was intensely interested in his subject, but spoke with remarkable eloquence, his words rushing forth with all the force and vigor of a trained orator, instead of the rough farmer that he was. Several times in his discourse he referred to the beauty of the character of "Grandma Watts," and how she had been permitted to live, until near the four-score-and-ten year mark, and until she had completed all the work of this life that she had set out to accomplish, and had then passed peacefully to sleep.

He warned his hearers, however, that they be ready to meet their Maker at any moment, as none could tell at what hour and what moment they might be called to cross to the other shore.

It was given to but few, he said, to live to such a remarkable age as had the noble woman lying before him, and he urged all within the sound of his voice to be prepared for death, and ready to render an account as all must do on the morning of the resurrection.

Time and again he expressed his entire confidence in the realities of the future life, when men should be judged for the deeds done in this world.

His closing worlds were an eloquent exposition of this thought, and then came the final sentence, "Surely the dead shall rise again. Amen."

He sat in his chair naturally, and a moment later his life went out as suddenly as the flame of a candle. those who sat near could not realize for a few moments that the end had come. The immediate cause of death was the breaking of a blood vessel on the brain. When the congregation realized what had happened, they were overcome with grief. The body of Mr. Prophet was carried from the meetinghouse to this home a short distance away and laid out ready for burial.

Parley P. P. Prophet was about 60 years of age. He leaves a wife, three daughters and a hose of friends to mourn his sudden death. The time of the funeral will be announced later.


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  • Maintained by: SMSmith
  • Originally Created by: Utah State Historical Society
  • Added: 2 Feb 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 61162
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Parley Parker Pratt Prophet (8 Jan 1842–28 Dec 1903), Find A Grave Memorial no. 61162, citing Uintah Cemetery, Uintah, Weber County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by SMSmith (contributor 46491005) .