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Anna Amelia Pratt Romney was born 6 May 1876 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States to Helaman Pratt (1846-1909) and Anna Johanna Dorothea Wilcken (1854-1929) and died 4 February 1926 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States of unspecified causes. She married Gaskell Romney (1871-1955) 20 February 1895 in Colonia Dublán, Chihuahua, Mexico. William I of England (1027-1087), Hugh Capet (c940-996), Alfred the Great (849-899)/s, Charlemagne (747-814)/s, Henry II of England (1133-1189)/s, Hugh Capet (c940-996)/s, William I of England (1027-1087)/s, Rollo of Normandy (860-932)/s.


Anna Amelia Pratt (1876-1926) Mother of US 1968 Presidential Candidate, George Romney Grandmother of US 2012 Presidential Candidate, Mitt Romney

Vital Stats

  • Daughter of Helaman Pratt (1846-1909) and Anna Johanna Dorothea Wilcken (1854-1929)
  • 1876-May-06 : Birth in Salt Lake City, Utah Territory, USA
  • 1895-Feb-20 : Marriage to Gaskell Romney (1871-1955) in Dublan, Chihuahua, Mexico. She is the grand daughter of Mormon Pioneer Parley Pratt.
  • 1912-July : Mexican Revolution forces family to relocate to USA
  • 1926-Feb-04 : Died in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - buried in Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park

Biography

Gaskell Romney (1871-1955) was born in St. George, Utah, the son of Miles Park Romney and Hannah Hood Hill. He married in 1895 to Anna Amelia Pratt in Colonia Dublán, Galeana, Chihuahua, Mexico, February 20, 1895. He was the father of five sons: Maurice, Douglas, Miles Pratt Romney, George W. Romney, Lawrence and Charles. Gaskell would be a candidate for County Commissioner 1931 as a Republican. He passed away in Salt Lake City, Utah on March 7, 1955 and is buried Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park in the city.

As the Mexican Revolution broke out, the Romneys headed back North to Idaho and Utah, the five-year old George W. Romney in tow. The Mexican connection didn't come to an end. Twenty-six years later, in 1938, the family's lawsuit "Gaskell Romney v. the United States of Mexico" finally was heard, and Gaskell was awarded $9,163, which gave him a leg up. He gave half of the award to his son George.

Family of Gaskell and Anna Romney

  1. Gaskell Maurice Romney (1897-1972) - m. Genevieve Katherine Wallis
  2. Douglas Pratt Romney (1899-1928) - m. Viola Schwendiman
  3. Miles Pratt Romney (1903-1980) - m. Janice Cahoon
  4. George Wilcken Romney (1907-1995) - 43rd Governor of Michigan, CEO of AMC Motor Company. m. Lenore LaFount
  5. Lawrence Romney (1909-1921) - died young - was born on 21 August 1909 in Colonia Dublan, Galeana, Chihuahua, Mexico. He died on 12 February 1921 in Rexburg, Madison, Idaho, USA.
  6. Charles Wilcken Romney (1912-1969) - m. Bessie Poulson
  7. Meryl Romney (1917-1996) - m. LaVell Ward in 1938 at the LDS Salt Lake Temple



Children


Offspring of Gaskell Romney (1871-1955) and Anna Amelia Pratt Romney
Name Birth Death Joined with
Gaskell Maurice Romney (1897-1972)
Douglas Pratt Romney (1899-1928)
Miles Pratt Romney (1903-1980)
George Wilcken Romney (1907-1995) 8 July 1907 Colonia Dublan, Chihuahua, Mexico 26 July 1995 Bloomfield Hills, Oakland County, Michigan, United States Lenore Emily LaFount (1908-1998)
Lawrence Romney (1909-1921)
Charles Wilcken Romney (1912-1969)
Meryl Romney (1917-1996)



Siblings


Offspring of Helaman Pratt (1846-1909) and Emaline Victoria Billingsley (1852-1910)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Helaman Pratt (1870-1871)
Mary P Pratt (1872-)
Lona May Pratt (1872-1874)
Erealia Pratt (1874-1891)
Parley Elijah Pratt (1875-1891)
Rey Lucero Pratt (1878-1931) 11 October 1878 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah 14 April 1931 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah Mary Stark (1882-1967)
Carles Lester Pratt (1881-1905)
Erastus Leon Pratt (1886-1947)
Gladys Pratt (1895-1964)


Offspring of Helaman Pratt (1846-1909) and Anna Johanna Dorothea Wilcken (1854-1929)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Anna Amelia Pratt (1876-1926) 6 May 1876 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States 4 February 1926 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States Gaskell Romney (1871-1955)
Dora Pratt (1878-1904)
Leah Pratt (1880-1853)
Ira Wilcken Pratt (1882-1944) 1 July 1882 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States 6 November 1944 Colonia Dublán, Chihuahua, Mexico Marybelle Merrell (1887-1971)
Mary Irena Pratt (1882-1948)
Erastus Leon Pratt (1886-1947)
Verde Pratt (1887-1961)
Amy Wilcken Pratt (1890-1976)
Caroline Eliza Pratt (1893-1896)
Charles Henry Pratt (1896-1897)


Offspring of Helaman Pratt (1846-1909) and Bertha Wilcken
Name Birth Death Joined with
Harold Wilcken Pratt (1899-1962)
Joseph Wilcken Pratt (1905-1983)


References

1920 US Census

Taken in Madison, Idaho:

  • Gaskell Romney (M-47)
  • Anna P Romney (F-43)
  • Douglas P Romney (M-20)
  • Miles P Romney (M-16)
  • George W Romney (M-12) (Birthplace Mexico)
  • Lawarence Romney (M-10)
  • Charles W Romney (M-7)
  • Meril Romney (F-2y7m)

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