Bridging Generations

Ancestors and descendents of Joyce Verla Pratt and Mark Richard Berrett

“Harriet Lydia joins Brown Family”

130 years ago on April 11, 1884 Harriet Brown’s birth, although a significant event to her family, didn’t make headlines in the local newspaper.  In fact, that happy occasion in the Brown family wasn’t even mentioned in the Ogden paper!  The editors and publishers of the Ogden Daily Herald had much more important news to share with the growing community.  Advertisements for spring goods, baking powder, and guns all got front page coverage, along with accounts of some gruesome murders under “Telegraph Tidings.”

A glimpse into the news of that day:

Ogden Daily Herald April 11, 1884

Ogden Daily Herald
April 11, 1884

And just to highlight a couple of articles from the inside pages.

"Rescued From Death" How could you not buy this product?

“Rescued From Death”
How could you not buy this product?

Attention young ladies of the Young Ladies Mutual Improvement Association

Attention young ladies of the
Young Ladies Mutual Improvement Association

 

Harriet Lydia Brown Berrett circa 1952

Harriet Lydia Brown Berrett
circa 1952

Happy 130th Birthday,

Grandma Berrett!

 

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