. . . "Well do I remember the next Sunday after the baby was born, when Father took the little one to a meeting held on board the ship to be blessed. There was a terrible storm raging at sea. The ship lunged back and forth. Father brought the baby as Mother could not leave her bed. The baby was blessed and given this name at the meeting."
The ship was six weeks crossing the ocean, docking in New York. From there the company went to Mormon Grove on the Missouri River on a flat boat. It was a hot, uncomfortable ride and Elizabeth contracted milk fever, through which her supply of nourishment for the baby was lost, resulting in his death. . . . . [p.367]
BIB: Brown, Desdamona Fox, [Reminiscences], An Enduring Legacy, Vol. 3 (Salt Lake City: Daughters of Utah Pioneers, 1980) p. 367. (CHL)