Ellen Nellie Pucell Unthank statue

By Administrator

ELLEN (NELLIE) PUCELL UNTHANK Ellen (Nellie) Purcell was born November 6, 1846 in Tintwhistle, England. At 9 she, with her parents and sister Margaret (Maggie), 14, began the trek from Iowa to Salt Lake Valley in 1856 with the Edward Martin Handcart Company. Early snows overtook the company, both Nellie’s parents died on the trail.…