||Dear Ellen trasted with her friend, she was unsure of a husband's abiding love. Yet she was a cheerful person by disposition, easy going, good company, a person not likely to succumb under severe trials. Fundamentally, she lived by faith, but reason had its significant role. In 1859 Ellen and William moved from Beaver to Ogden where they obtained "a verry nice warm room" upstairs "in Bro J Browning's new house." William and his father were in business, selling goods on commission for a firm, "buying grain for the soldiers" at Camp Floyd. William's father was a blacksmith by trade, and William knew this trade and had the skills of a carpenter. There was no cabinetmaker in Ogden, and William saw a future in that business. Then personal tragedy struck the little family in the death of their baby girl, Emma Francelle. About noon, Monday, October 17, 1859, the child accidentally fell backwards into a boiler of hot lye water and was severely scalded from the waist down. Every attention was given the child, but three weeks to the day, November 7, little Emma died. The next year Ellen and William moved back to Beaver. Ellen and William entered into the full circle of life in pioneer Beaver during those first years of the i86os, enjoying family and a wide circle of friends. William, "an ingenious mechanic, and having great musical talents," was appreciated in the community. He may have done some farming and carpentry, but he was often on the road freighting. While Mrs. Pratt was pleased with her son-in-law, she saw problems: "he was restless and impulsive, stability of character was very low in his organization. . . . When things went smoothly with him, we all were cheerful. His abilities to accumulate were above the medium." The lives of Ellen and her mother were intimately associated with those of the family of Jonathan and Caroline Crosby and their son Alma. Jonathan Crosby, a leader in church stake priesthood activities, earned a living by 62.