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Henry Oakes

Henry seems to have participated in two different companies for a short time. The sources indicate that he started with the John B. Walker Company, but then by request of one of the Church authorities, he returned to the Missouri River with a small group of men to assist all the remaining companies across the river. After the last company of the season had crossed the river (the Allen Weeks Company), he and his companions went along with them with the intent of rejoining their families that were already several weeks ahead of them. Henry didn't get far as he died en route from Cholera.

Companies

John B. Walker Company (1852)Approximate age at departure: 31
Allen Weeks Company (1852)Approximate age at departure: 31

Sources

  • "21st Company of 50 report, 1852 July 10." In Brigham Young office emigrating companies reports 1850-1862, Reports 1850-1852. (CR 1234 5, Box 1, Fd. 23)

  • Trail Excerpt
  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Emery, Henry, Journal [ca. 1845-1879], 18-21.
  • Trail Excerpt
  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah