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Indian Mary

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 11
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1979
Type Text
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Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
ARK ark:/87278/s66w9876
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 323200
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s66w9876

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Title Indian Mary
Description INDIAN MARY Eleanor P. Madsen Professional Division First Honorable Mention Historical Essay "Her edifice of strength still calns our fears. She left a lanp to shine through all our years."1 Mary Thompson, affectionately known as "Indian Mary," did, in- At the time when Mary was six months old, she and her mother stationed to watch them so they wouldn't escape. During the night the guard fell asleep and Mary's mother left her on the ground and escaped. No doubt the mother knev If she Stayed that both she and the baby would be massacred. No one knows if the mother was able When the Indians discovered that the mother had escaped, they wondered what to do with the baby. It looked as if they would kill her. It was then that Caroline Thompson Black's husband, Joseph, offered the Indian a hundred pounds of wheat for the baby. The Peterson Thompson, in Ephraim where she lived until she was grown. Mary was a "dear member" of the Thompson family and did much with cancer she helped cere for him. In those days, cloth was very scarce and Mary "patiently washed all the bandages that were used id the care of the cruel sores•M After Peter died, Mary stayed in the home and cared for his wife, Mary Hansen Thompson, exhibiting the same tenderness she had in caring for Mr. Thompson. A son, Peter Thompson, also lived In the home- At the time his first son was born, his wife died. Mary took care of the little boy. "became his slave," until he, too, died at the age of six with diptheria. Mary mourned stoically. For weeks and weeks she kept little food in her stomach, although no one could tell from outside As Peter married again, this time to Marie Peterson, Mary decided to leave and for a time made her home with the Canute Peterson family and was "much loved" by them. Later, Mary moved into a small, one room home at ISO East Centex Street in Ephraim, Although the room was crowded with many things, It was always neat and clean. A small, coal stove with four lids stood on one side of the room. The stove and pipe were always so shiny you could see yourself in them. A bed, a table, a book case _9_
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol. 11
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-19
Date Modified 2005-02-19
ID 323118
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s66w9876/323118