Monday, August 27, 2012

Rosabell Pitkin

  • Name: Rosabell Pitkin
  • Born: June 27, 1863 Millville, Cache, Utah
  • Died: April 23, 1940 Hyrum, Cache, Utah
  • Related through: Dan's grandfather Lynn Crookston

Newspaper obituary obtained from the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers museum.

Mrs. Rosabell Pitkin Crookston, 76, widow of Robert Crookston Jr., died at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Dalton M. Reid of Hyrum, Tuesday afternoon after a long illness. Mrs. Crookston resided in Logan at 434 West Second South Street, but recently had been living with her daughter.

She was born at Millville, June 27, 1863, a daughter of Ammon and Olive Chase Pitkin. She was married in the old Salt Lake LDS Endowment House in 1878. Her husband died in May 1928. After leaving Millville, Mrs. Crookston lived in Rexburg, Idaho for six years before coming to Logan where she resided for 48 years.

Active in the LDS Church she worked in the Logan LDS Second Ward for the past 40 years. Mrs. Crookston served with the Relief Society for more than 30 years and had worked in the Logan LDS temple for 40 years. During the World War she was a member of the work committee of the Red Cross and received national recognition for her work. She had three sons serving in France during the war.

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