|Diana Mary Williams White
|Diana Maria Williams.jpg
|Diana Mary Williams
|July 19 1841
|Flintshire, North Wales
|Interwiki: Death date and age 1886012818410719++
|Brigham City Cemetery
Diana Mary Williams was born July 19, 1841, in Flintshire, North Wales. She was baptized a member of the Mormon Church in 1849 by her father John Williams. She emigrated to Utah in 1854 with her father’s family.
Diana became an accomplished seamstress and in time opened a tailor shop in Ogden. One of her customers was Barnard White, a widower with two boys. He asked Diana to make a suit for each child. After many fittings, the suits were completed. Barnard told Diana the outfits were “very wonderfully made.”
The widower’s visits to the shop continued; and on March 7, 1869, Diana married him in Salt Lake City. When Barnard opened a lumber yard, Diana helped him by providing meals for the employees, selling milk to neighbors, and continuing to utilize her sewing skills.
Barnard embraced polygamy on May 1, 1876, by marrying Sarah Jane Fife. Diana supported this union.
In 1883, Barnard purchased a farm in Perry and moved Diana there. In the small community, Diana endeared herself by sharing her beautiful singing voice at church meetings, funerals, and cultural events.
Diana died on January 28, 1886, of typhoid fever and was buried in the Brigham City Cemetery.