100 Years of Faith

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 28
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1996
Type Text
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Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
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Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
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Title 100 Years of Faith
Description meeting. Mary recalls, "President Anderson introduced me to him and told him that I wanted to go to Utah. Brother Weidner said I would be very welcome to come to his home and stay with his family until I became established." Mary said goodbye to friends and loved ones, and arrived in Salt Lake City on August 16, 1916. She received a warm welcome from the Weidner family and stayed in their home for three weeks, until she found employment in the home of W. W. Ray as a housemaid. She says, "I became very fond of this family, and they treated me like a member of the family. They had four children and the two youngest were only a year apart. Mrs. Ray had poor health so it fell to my lot to take care of the children." She lived in the Ray home for three years, and remembers," I loved those two little ones, and they became so attached to me that they didn't want me to leave." When Gerald married, Mary had decided to put him out of her life, but it wasn't to be. Gerald had told his parents about Mary when he returned from his mission. Gerald's sister, Edith, was living in Salt Lake City and made contact with Mary. On day Edith told Mary that her mother, Matilda, wanted to meet her some time. Edith mentioned that her father, J. Hatten Carpenter, was coming to general conference and would like to meet her on Temple Square. Mary recounts, "As Edith introduced me to her father I was immediately impressed with his warm, friendly manner. He made me feel so welcome. 1 thought to myself how blessed 1 was to be accepted by such fine people, me being a complete stranger." Shortly after. Mary received a letter from Gerald's mother asking of Mary could arrange for a visit to Manti for a week. She had wanted to meet Mary ever since she heard she was in Salt Lake City. In July 1918, Mary took the train to Manti for a week and was met at the station by Gerald, his wife, Bertella, and their one-year-old daughter. Julie. Mary says. "I was treated so special by everyone and was introduced to many nice people. Gerald's mother and father were especially hospitable." Gerald's mother, Matilda, was in poor health, suffering from diabetes. {At that time insulin had not yet been discovered.) She had two young sons, ages twelve and eight, still at home and needed some help in the household. Matilda expressed the wish to Mary that it would 90
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 28
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 326679
Reference URL