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Relief Cram

17 January 1820–4 October 1909

Born 17 Jan. 1820 in Stoddard, Cheshire, New Hampshire.[1] Daughter of Josiah Cram and Deidamia Dutton.[2] Baptized as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints by Charles Adams, 10 Jan. 1843, in New Hampshire.[3] Married Millen Atwood, 20 Apr. 1848, at Winter Quarters, unorganized U.S. territory (later in Omaha, Douglas Co., Nebraska).[4] Migrated to the Salt Lake Valley with the Brigham Young pioneer company, arriving 19 Sept. 1848.[5] Served as treasurer of the Salt Lake City Thirteenth Ward Relief Society while EBW served as assistant secretary, 1873–1891.[6] Assisted EBW and several others in putting down carpet in the ward assembly rooms, 30 Oct. 1874.[7] Visited socially with EBW.[8] First president of the Thirteenth Ward Primary Association, 1879–1882.[9] Died 4 Oct. 1909 in Salt Lake City.[10]

 

[1]  Record of Members Collection, 1836–1970, North Thirteenth Ward, part 1, 1907–1940, segment 1, p. 1, line 2, Relief Cram Atwood, CR 375 8, reel 4792, box 4792, folder 1, images 314–315/400 (limited access), CHL. “Biographical Sketch: Relief Cram Atwood,” Woman’s Exponent, Mar. 1905, [1]. “Family Tree,” database,  FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed 24 Jan. 2020), Relief Elinora Dutton Cram (KWJ4-K3N).

[2] Record of Members Collection, 1836–1970, North Thirteenth Ward, part 1, 1907–1940, segment 1, p. 1, line 2, Relief Cram Atwood, CR 375 8, reel 4792, box 4792, folder 1, images 314–315/400 (limited access), CHL. “Biographical Sketch: Relief Cram Atwood,” Woman’s Exponent, Mar. 1905, [1].

[3] Record of Members Collection, 1836–1970, North Thirteenth Ward, part 1, 1907–1940, segment 1, p. 1, line 2, Relief Cram Atwood, CR 375 8, reel 4792, box 4792, folder 1, images 314–315/400 (limited access), CHL. “Biographical Sketch: Relief Cram Atwood,” Woman’s Exponent, Mar. 1905, [1].

[4] “Sealings of Couples, Living and by Proxy, 1851–1889,” The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Winter Quarters, vol. A, 1846–1847, p. 691, lines 4885–4886, Millen Atwood and Relief Cram, 5 Apr. 1848, microfilm 183374, DGS 5265582 (restricted access), FHL. “Death of Bishop Atwood,” Deseret Evening News, 17 Dec. 1890, [2].

[5] “Relief Cram Atwood,” Pioneer Database (https://history.churchofjesuschrist.org/overlandtravel/, accessed 4 Feb. 2020). “Biographical Sketch: Relief Cram Atwood,” Woman’s Exponent, Mar. 1905, [1].

[6] Thirteenth Ward, Ensign Stake, Thirteenth Ward Manuscript History and Historical Report, 1849–1908, pp. [7]–[8], LR 6133 2, CHL. “Biographical Sketch: Relief Cram Atwood,” Woman’s Exponent, Mar. 1905, [2].

[7] EBW, Diary, 30 Oct. 1874.

[8] EBW, Diary, 15 Mar. 1876; 20 Feb. 1889; 17 Jan. 1905; 2 Mar. 1908.

[9] Thirteenth Ward, Ensign Stake, Thirteenth Ward Manuscript History and Historical Report, 1849–1908, pp. [14]–[15], LR 6133 2, CHL. EBW, Diary, 21 Apr. 1882.

[10] “Utah State Archives Index,” database and images, Utah State Archives (https://axaemarchives.utah.gov/cgi-bin/indexesresults.cgi?RUNWHAT=IDXFILES&KEYPATH=IDX208420023069, accessed 4 Feb. 2020), Utah Department of Health Office of Vital Records and Statistics Death Certificates, series 81448, file no. 148/330 (1909).