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Mary Thorpe Beal

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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 Mary Thorpe Beal
Description She was born May 27, 1827, in Amber Mills, Derby, Eno 1 dnd¦ She was converted by Mormon missionariGS and was bap*it_ed when she was sixteen. In 184o she mar n3d Joseph Morris, also a convert. Their great desire was to come to Zion. so they worked hard to earn money for their passage. Their first cbild was born in England, but lived less than in St. Louis, Missouri, where they worked and mad? plans Tor months.2 In the spring of 1853 they joined a company to begin to Salt Lake City and get settled in a home before time for the birth of her baby. But this was not to be. Although she had already lost three babies, she had enough faith to walk all the way from St. Louis to Green River, Wyoming where she gave birth, two months prematurely, to a baby girl. The 3 1/2 pound baby was born on a load of freight with baby rode on the wagon and seemed to be getting along all right, but one day the oxen were frightened by a herd of buffalo, stampeded, and Mary and the baby were thrown to the ground. One wheel of the heavy wagon ran over Mary's body just below her arms and crushed her. The baby was unharmed, and even though the wheel ran over the long skirts of her life. Her body was deformed and crippled, with one side left behind; there was no alternative but to continue the journey. The jolting ride in the heavy springless v/agon bumping over deep ruts and hard ground must have been an agonizing experience for her pain-wracked body, with the only bright side being that her precious child was unharmed. They arrived in Salt Lake on September 11, 1853, but mind greatly because her brother, Thomas Thorpe, had been sent there with the first company in 1849; later a second -82-
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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 323692
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6pz56z9/323692