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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 Evan Ericksen dud RuLon Peterson were two play sirs on che Snow College team. She was very fond of Rulon and became extremely jeal- much as she did Rulon. They became dear friends. Mary liked baseball and all types of sports. She enjoyed plc- mostly Western with many incidents concerning Indians. Mary asked death. When Mary died, Knute vas about 12 years of age and did not know, until she was lying in tier casket at the home of Jennie John- son, that Mary was an Indian. This made no difference In his love for her and he would go often to the cemetery and care For her grave. In her later years, Mary used to enjoy standing by her curved, wooden picket fence to greet the people who passed by. Whether it many friends through her warm, cheerful personality. A tribute to Kary from Ethelyn Peterson taylor has this to Bay of her: "When I read in the Book of Mormon about the Lamanites becoming a unite and delightsome people, I think of Mary. She Is proof to me. Her skin was no darker than ray olive complexion. She was were that she always wore a long, black skirt with beautiful blouses Although on crutches, she was regal in bearing, always a perfect lady. She was kind, generous and selfless. Mary was an impressive example of thrift and taking care of one's self. Through the years she saved enough money to pay for her burial expenses. She never knew she was 'deprived.' Mary was a noble, unselfish, intelligent, independent and beautiful character. I shall never forget her." Mary Thompson was born in I860 and died In 1930. She is burled in the Ephraim Park Cemetery where many of her friends place flowers on her grave each Haytime. Indian Mary is a legend of one of Ephraim's "best loved" citizens. Her life was "one of service and devotion to those who had befriended her." Sources; ^xine R. Jennings, "A Lamp to Shine". Jennie T. Johnson and Ethel Thompson Lewis history, "Indian Mary". Personal Recollections of: Ethelyn P. Taylor, LaVor Taylor, Lucille Peterson, Grace Johnson, Rulon Peterson, Olive Thorpe, Ruth T. Langston, and Chauncey Thompson. -11-
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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 323120
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s66w9876/323120