An Anecdote (King Family)

Update item information
Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 12
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1980
Type Text
Format application/pdf
Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
ARK ark:/87278/s6ff3qhk
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 324024
Reference URL

Page Metadata

Title An Anecdote (King Family)
Description AN ASBCDOTE (KING FAMILY) Jewel King Larsen St. George, Utah Professional Division First Place Anecdote The King family arrived at Fort Ephraim In the spring of 1855. The family consisted of Eleazer, Sr., Eleazer, Jr., his wife Kary Caroline and seven children. The youngest and only son, Samuel, was born at Council Bluffs, Iowa, where the family stopped while on the journey across the plains to Deseret * tfhilp gathering wnr»d In the foothills above the fort, Hlea^er, Jr., found an Indian squaw, ill and unconscious, who had been abandoned by her tribe. Taking her back to the fort, ED.eazer and Mary Caroline nursed her back to health. While convalescing, the squaw became friendly with the King children, especially Samuel, who was a bright, lively, thrBe-year-old. After regaining her health, the Indian woman returned, to her tribe. Some weeks later, Samuel, disobeying his parents about leaving the fort, wandered off into the brush chasing rabbits. He strayed farther than was safe, for an Indian brave on horseback Bwooped down upon the terrified boy, snatched him up ard swiftly rode off to his vmage with the screaming child. The squaw who had been nursed in the King home belonged to this sane tribe and when Samuel was brought into the encampment, imaedlately recognised him. Waiting until the Indians had settled down for the night, she stole into the tepee where the tired child slept and, muffling him in a blanket to prevent his crying out, carried him all tha way back to the fort into the arms of his frantic parents. By her heroic action in returning Samuel to his parents, the Indian woman repaid the debt she owed them for her life. Sources! Story told by Samuel's parents and sisters to my father, Alonzo King. Story is included in the Samuel Eleazer King history and documented in the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers Annals. -I-
Format application/pdf
Identifier 015_An Anecdote (King Family).jpg
Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 12
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 323889
Reference URL