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Irene Azula Haskell

1 November 1825–13 June 1860

Born 1 Nov. 1825 in New Salem, Franklin Co., Massachusetts.[1] Daughter of Ashebel Green Haskell and Azula (Ursulia) Hastings.[2] Childhood friend and schoolmate of EBW.[3] Along with EBW, baptized as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1 Mar. 1842, at New Salem.[4] Married Francis Martin Pomeroy, 13 July 1844; eight children.[5] Moved to Nauvoo, Hancock Co., Illinois, before Feb. 1846.[6] Migrated to the Salt Lake Valley with the Abraham O. Smoot and George B. Wallace pioneer company, arriving 29 Sept. 1847.[7] Died 13 June 1860 in the home of EBW of complications from a hand amputation resulting from an injury.[8] 

 

[1] EBW, Diary, 1 Nov. 1889. Temple Records Index Bureau, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Nauvoo Temple Endowment Register, 10 December 1845 to 8 February 1846 (Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1974), 291, Irene Pomeroy (restricted access). “Family Tree,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed 20 Aug. 2019), Irene Ursula Haskell (KWJR-4SB).

[2] Vital Records of New Salem, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849 (Salem, MA: Essex Institute, 1927), 80. Carol Cornwall Madsen, Emmeline B. Wells: An Intimate History (Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press, 2017, 31–32.

[3] EBW, Diary, 1 Nov. 1889; 14 June 1896; 13 June 1897. Carol Cornwall Madsen, Emmeline B. Wells: An Intimate History (Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press, 2017), 22, 24, 31–32, 60–61.

[4] EBW, Diary, 1 Mar. 1892. Carol Cornwall Madsen, Emmeline B. Wells: An Intimate History (Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press, 2017), 31–32.

[5] Zula Rich Cole, “How Firm a Foundation: History of Pomeroy-Haskell,” in “Family Tree,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed 27 May 2020), Irene Ursula Haskell (KWJR-45B), Memories. “Descendants to Place Monument on Pioneer Ancestor’s Unmarked Grave,” Deseret News, 10 June 2015.

[6] Temple Records Index Bureau, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Nauvoo Temple Endowment Register, 10 December 1845 to 8 February 1846 (Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1974), 291, Irene Pomeroy (restricted access).

[7] Camp of Israel Schedules and Reports, 1845–1849, Spring 1847 Emigration Camp, Schedules, MS 14290, box 1, folder 45, image 1/12, CHL. “Irene Ursulia Haskell,” Pioneer Database (https://history.churchofjesuschrist.org/overlandtravel/, accessed 30 Apr. 2020). 

[8] EBW, Diary, 13 June 1897. “Died,” Deseret News, 18 July 1860, 160. “Descendants to Place Monument on Pioneer Ancestor’s Unmarked Grave,” Deseret News, 10 June 2015.