Mary Coombs

Mary initially traveled to the Salt Lake Valley with her family in the James McGaw Company in 1852, as indicated in Perpetual Emigrating Fund General Files and Delna Swapp Powell’s book. 

She traveled with her husband, William, and daughters, Mary and Elizabeth, from Liverpool, England, on the ship “Ellen Maria” with 378 Saints.  She and her daughter died on July 21/22 of cholera when the company was about 14 miles west of Spring Creek.  Her husband and sister reached the Salt Lake Valley with the company.

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