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Incident on a Train

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 10
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1978
Type Text
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Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
ARK ark:/87278/s6pz56z9
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 323735
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6pz56z9

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Title Incident on a Train
Description INCIDENT ON A TRAIN Margaret Russell Ephraim, Utah Non-Professional Division First Place Anecdote Lovisa Cox Johnson looked like a bride as she sat beside her husband on the northbound train. She didn't quite qua-lify, though, having been married for more than a year to Sixtus Ellis Johnson of Henrieville, Utah. Sixtus had re-cently bought into a Wyoming sheepherd, and they were headed that way. The train was producing smoke, soot, creaks, and groans but Lovisa didn't mind. Barely seventeen years old, she was embarking on what she considered to be the ultimate adventure. She was leaving home for the first time. Her eyes were dart-ing from scenery to passengers to husband to scenery again. Excited though she was, however, she didn't forget her manners and remained true to her upbringing. She kept her hands clasped in her lap and was careful not to speak to strangers. When Sixtus struck up a conversation with the lady across the aisle, Lovisa felt strong disapproval and turned her head toward the window. Her husband was young and out-going and trusted everybody. He just didn't seem to know any better. The lady across the aisle was convivial also, and a lively conversation ensued. Sixtus tried to draw Lovisa in once or twice, but she just smiled and looked pointedly back at the window. After about an hour of this, the lady men-tioned that she had been born a Cox. Sixtus said, "Why, that was Visey's maiden name! Maybe you're related!" They were. Lovisa was the twenty-sixth and youngest child of Orville Sutherland Cox, daughter of his third wife. The lady was the daughter of the first wife. -1-
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol. 10
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 323584
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6pz56z9/323584