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Matilda Moorhouse Barratt

January 17, 1837–April 14, 1902

1 Born at Stockport, Cheshire, England; daughter of Mary Clarkson and Samuel Moorhouse. 2 Married John Barratt, 1864; three children. 3 Migrated to Utah Territory, 1876. 4 Served as first counselor in the general Primary presidency, 1880–1888. 5 Served as treasurer of the Deseret Hospital board. 6 Donated funds to build Barratt Hall on the Latter-day Saints’ University campus in Salt Lake City; made substantial gifts to the church, to temples, and to funds to build her ward meetinghouse and to support a children’s library. 7 Died at Salt Lake City. 8 (See Document 4.4, 4.11)

Footnotes

  1. [1] Find a Grave, database and images (http://findagrave.com, accessed Apr. 2014), memorial no. 72944275, Matilda Moorhouse Barratt; Salt Lake City Cemetery, UT. “Death of Well Known Woman,” Salt Lake Herald, Apr. 15, 1902, 8.
  2. [2] “Death of Well Known Woman,” 8. Andrew Jenson, Latter-day Saint Biographical Encyclopedia (Salt Lake City: Andrew Jenson Memorial Association; Deseret News, 1936), 4:273–274.
  3. [3] Ibid.
  4. [4] Ibid.
  5. [5] “Salt Lake Stake Relief Society Conference,” Woman’s Exponent 9, no. 3 (July 1, 1880), 21–22. Jenson, LDS Biographical Encyclopedia, 273.
  6. [6] “The Deseret Hospital. Dedication Services,” Deseret Evening News, July 17, 1882, 2.
  7. [7] “Death of Well Known Woman,” 8. “Mrs. Barratt Bequeaths $40,000 to Her Church; $70,000 is Disposed of,” Salt Lake Telegram, May 2, 1902, 8.
  8. [8] Find a Grave, memorial no. 72944275. “Death of Well Known Woman,” 8. “Family Tree,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed Matilda M. Barratt), F85R-GZD .