Loved By All

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 05
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Sothern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1973
Type Text
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Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
ARK ark:/87278/s6tm788q
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-24
Date Modified 2005-02-24
ID 323578
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6tm788q

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Title Loved By All
Description "Well, she was the most beautiful bride this town had ever seen, the kind of beauty touched by a certain fragile quality with a quiet splendor of spirit, married to a young man of much promise, a handsome musician, a brother to the man you see in the picture, Edgar T. Reid. Immediately after their marriage, Clair Reid and his bride, Ethel, were called to ful-fill a mission in the Samoan Islands. They were looking forward to a bright and happy future, both very excited about this new venture. They arrived safely on the Island and their Mis-sionary labors began in June 1898. On March 29, 1899 a son was born to them at Apia, Samoa. During the summer Ethel was ill more or less most of the time so her husband, Clair, finally decided to send her home, as three L.D.S. Misaionarys were leaving about that time. In fact, he planned to bring her home, but under her most earnest request and solicitation he consented to remain and finish his labors in the Mission field. On the long ocean voyage her condition grew worse and gradually she failed. By the time the ship reach San Fran-cisco it was doubtful if she would live long enough to reach her home. From San Francisco telegrams were sent to Dr. and Mrs. Allen of Provo to meet the train at Ogden, which they did and her parents were also notified by Dr. Allen and they were at her bedside as soon as she was off the train and in the home of the Allens. Ethel was conscious to the last and recognized her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Lowry, and Clair's parents, Mr. and Mrs. William T. Reid. She died before they could get back to Manti, in a sweet peaceful sleep. Mrs. Reid, Clair's Mother brought the baby to Manti with her and cared for the precious little one. The sad news of his wife's death did not reach Clair Reid for many weeks, as ther were no cable connections with the Samoan Islands and a mail steamer did not leave San Francisco for another week." The last drops of rain mingled with rays of sunshine peeping from spiraling clouds, marking the end of a slow day, but matching the mellowed mood of a disappointed Ethel Mae. "Oh, Mama, I could cry. What a sad story. Why didn't you tell me this long before now?" 45
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Identifier 057_Loved By All.jpg
Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol. 5
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 323543
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6tm788q/323543