Mary Ann Price (Wingrove) (1832 - 1864)

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Birthplace: New Castle On Tyne, (scottswood, East Denton), England
Death: Died in Near Sweet Water River, Wyoming
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About Mary Ann Price (Wingrove)

STORY OF MARY ANN WINGROVE PRICE. As told by Dorothy Price Norman, Camp Heritage, Daughters of Utah Pioneers, Evanston, Wyoming.

"Mary Ann Wingrove was born 1832, in Lanchester, County Durham, and was baptized in Hendon Bay on the 1st September 1849. She was the daughter of Richard and Margaret Parker Wingrove. Her mother, Margaret was baptized in Hendon Bay on the 12th May 1851, and her father, Richard was baptized, also in Hendon Bay, on the 12th August 1851. Mary Ann emigrated the same month as her Father, August 1851. A family journal shows that she met and married John Isaac Price in New York City in 1852. John worked in a sawmill and they later moved to Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio. John and Mary Ann left early in 1864 with their family and other Saints, with covered wagons for the town of Wyoming, Nebraska, which was the gathering place of the Saints. The trip proved to be very strenuous, and their provisions became low. John drove the wagon loaded with sawmill equipment and heavy machinery, and their son, Isaac Thomas, age 8 and half years old, drove the other team bringing the household supplies, with his mother and baby brother riding by his side. An epidemic of Cholera swept through the country, claiming many lives. Many Saints contracted the disease from which they suffered greatly, and numerous were the graves along the way. Sometimes there were few friends well enough to care for the dead. Little John Richard, the baby, was ill only a few days, and soon a small mound was left beside the trail behind them. Each day they counted the number of graves as they passed. So with sorrow and fatigue, they passed on enduring all for the Gospel's sake, and the glorious hope for the future. Early in August they arrived at Wyoming, Nebraska. The same day, the church teams from Utah also arrived, sent through the Perpetual Emigration Fund, under the direction of Erastus Snow, with supplies to help them on the way to Utah, and to bring back supplies and freight needed for the journey. Captain Hyde's train left 9th August 1864, and Captain Warren S. Snow's train left 11th August 1864. President Brigham Young instructed the two companies to travel together while passing through dangerous Indian country. Traveling was difficult and tedious in such a large company. One morning in September 1864, after crossing the Sweetwater River, [WY] Isaac desired a drink of water and his mother climbed into the wagon to get a cup, thinking she could run to the stream and then catch up again, with the drink for Isaac. But as she attempted to climb down from the moving wagon, her clothing caught on the brake rod, throwing her forward, with her head beneath the wheel of the heavily loaded wagon, crushing out her life instantly. As danger from the Indians was so imminent to the entire company, the train stopped only briefly, while a shallow grave was made in the hard earth. The mortal remains of the lovely Mary Ann, wrapped in the dainty patchwork quilt made by her own hands, were placed within the grave, helpful hands replaced the soil and set a pile of rocks to mark the grave, and the wagons passed on it's way."

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Sheila and Keith Hughes

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Mary Price's Timeline

1832
November 30, 1832
New Castle On Tyne, (scottswood, East Denton), England
1855
October 26, 1855
Age 22
Cincinnatti, Hamilton, Ohio
1864
September, 1864
Age 31
Near Sweet Water River, Wyoming
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Near Sweet Water River, Wyoming