|Thomas Punter Cottam. From Ancestry, courtesy of "RJ1842."|
Sunday 23 — The Weather is stormy it is raining slightly Sky dark cloudy wind howling. I ought to be thankful for the rains in this barren desert to moisten the parched ground. I never feel happy in dull weather it is cold and miserable attended meeting Br Wooley spoke about his doings at the legislatere. ^it is still^ raining a little. Thomas & Emmeline was here this evening Em is not feeling very well.
Brother Wooley — Edwin Gordon Woolley (1845-1930) (not to be confused with his half-brother, Edwin D. Woolley) was a son of Bishop Edwin D. Woolley and Louisa Chapin Gordon. He was one of the founders of Wooley Lund & Judd Merchantile, a member of the territorial legislature, and Washington County Probate Judge.
Thomas — Son-in-law Thomas Punter Cottam (1857-1926) was married to Ann's ninth child, Emmaline Jarvis. He was later mayor of St. George and Temple President.
"Em is not feeling well" — she was seventh months pregnant with her third child, Heber Cottam.
"RJ1842" [pseud.]. "Thomas Punter Cottam." [digital copy of photograph], accessed January 10, 2014, Ancestry.com.
Washington County Historical Society. "Thomas Punter Cottam Home: St. George, Utah," accessed January 10, 2014, http://www.wchsutah.org/homes/thomas-cottam-home.php.
Washington County Historical Society. "Woolley Lund & Judd Mercantile," accessed January 10, 2014, http://wchsutah.org/businesses/woolley-lund-judd.php.
Whitney, Orson F. "Edwin Gordon Woolley" in History of Utah, Comprising Preliminary Chapters on the Previous History of Her Founders, Accounts of Early Spanish and American Explorations in the Rocky Mountain Region, the Advent of the Mormon Pioneers, the Establishment and Dissolution of the Provisional Government of the State of Deseret, and the Subsequent Creation and Development of the Territory. Vol. 4. Salt Lake City: G. Q. Cannon and Sons, 1892, 552-555.