Obituary for Emma Smith Thomas Woodhouse

Resident of Nauvoo And Utah a Pioneer of 1849 Dies at Lehi

(Special to The News)

Emma Woodhouse ObituaryLEHI, June 4. — Mrs. Emma Thomas Woodhouse, 86, died this morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Rachel Anderson from ailments incident to old age.

Mrs. Woodhouse, daughter of Daniel S. and Martha Jones Thomas, was born in Kentucky, Oct. 21, 1836. Her parents had joined the Church the year previous being converted by Wilford Woodruff, later president. In 1837, that family moved to Farr West, Mo., and thence to Nauvoo, Ill., in 1840, remaining until the exodus in 1846.

They crossed the plains in 1849 and May 18, at Beaver she married John Woodhouse. They moved to Lehi a few years later where she has since resided. She is survived by the following children: John D. and Harden Woodhouse, Mrs. Rachel Anderson and Mrs. Charles Ohrau. Lehi: Wilford Woodhouse, Idaho Falls: Charles Woodhouse, Preston, Idaho; Arza Woodhouse, Los Angeles, Calif.; Mrs. James M. Kirkham, Salt Lake: also 86 grandchildren, 73 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. Ten grandchildren served in the world war.

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