Lucy Brass[1]

Female - 1847


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  • Name Lucy Brass 
    Gender Female 
    Died 1847  Niobrara, Knox, Nebraska, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I3201  Early Latter-day Saints
    Last Modified 24 May 2009 

    Family Leman Bronson,   b. 15 Jan 1793, Middlebury, New Haven, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1854, Taylor, Wayne, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years) 
    Children 
     1. Wilmer Wharton Bronson,   b. 20 Oct 1830, , Wayne, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Clinton Doneral Bronson,   b. 17 Dec 1824, Mentor, Lake, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Dec 1906, Soda Springs, Caribou, Idaho, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
    Family ID F2869  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsDied - 1847 - Niobrara, Knox, Nebraska, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes  Died:
    • Lucy died while in the Fort Ponca settlement.

  • Sources 
    1. [S3319] .

    2. [S54086] My Best for the Kingdom -John Lowe Butler History, William G; Hartley, (Aspen Books, Salt Lake City, Utah), 224 (Reliability: 3), 31 Jan 1847.
      "Poor food caused sickness and some deaths. On December 20 Joseph Holbrook complained that 'We are now living on bread and water and that on short allowance, one-half to two-thirds of the camp have no better.' On January 31 he reported that 'many of our brethren are low in spirit. Wilmer Bronson said that scurvy, a disease later found to be caused by a lack of vitamin C, 'threatened at one time to depopulate the entire camp.' Ponca Saints, like multitudes dying at Winter Quarters, needed potatoes or other vegetables to supplement their meager, unbalanced diet. In February Bronson's mother Lucy died from scurvy. Wild herbs and roots, he noted, helped diminish the disease. At least twenty-three Ponca Saints died that winter, some from scurvy. A burial ground was established on the bluffs two miles west from the fort. (Searches have failed to find the site.)"
      The Newel Knight monument Niobrara State Park at 89261 522 Ave Niobrara, NE 68760. (to visit the site ask it's location at the park office) is a monument to all the Saints that died at the Ponca Camp.