Healers and Healing

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 17
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1985
Type Text
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Language eng
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Title Healers and Healing
Description citizens from diseases such as smallpox, whooping cough, diphtheria, typhoid, measles, and, more recently, the dreaded polio, sometimes called infantile paralysis. Some people resorted mainly to treating their own illnesses rather than seeking help from those with possibly less knowledge than they. Others sought help from friends, neighbors, or family members who were reputed to be "healers." One such sought-after family was that of "Aunt Candace" Wilcox.2 Aunt Candace, her brothers, and her oldest daughter were all consulted by myriad sufferers because of their reputations. Candace Elanchard Rowe was born ?.h July 1R51 at Camp Creek, Fremont County, Iowa, Her father, Caratat Conderset Rowe,3 was a member of the Mormon Battalion; her mother, »'ary Papier,'* was a Scottish lished Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, commonly known as Mormons ano trave led with other Saints to 'Jtah in I?1)?. In I860 the Rowe cainUy was called to settle in one-year-old tit. Pleasant; there in 1367 sixteen-year-old Candace married Joseph Wilcox.5 By lPP^ they had eight children--four sons and four daughters'. On 30 December 1888 Joseoh died leavms Cancace to rear their fami. 1 y ages ranging from twenty years to three months. Candace was equal to the job. Aunt Candace, as we all loved to call her,. . .was a ray of sunshine wherever she went. . .she was especially sought for in the sick room, as she was very gifted At one time it was proposed by the ward that she be sent to take training to become a professional nurse. The people all wanted it so, but her health at that time did not warrant the strain.*' Candace had the power to make people feel better just to have her with them. When she was so sick she couldn't go, they would plead, "Oh, Aunt Candace. If you will just come and sit with nc, it'll help." 5®
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