History of John Prichard Squire, Sr

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 06
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1974
Type Text
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Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
ARK ark:/87278/s65x272x
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-26
Date Modified 2005-02-26
ID 324158
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s65x272x

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Title History of John Prichard Squire, Sr
Description There were no living children of her own, but she was much beloved by all the other children, especially by the children of her husband's family - to whom she had been a mother in every deed. Her passing away in Manti ended her splendid career but her rare intelligence left its mark on every life she chanced to touch. She was without an enemy on earth, so widely loved and respected, and her departure unto death left heavy hearts but she left goals to reach and truths to teach. Mary Ann Price Hyde was laid away beside her husband, Orson Hyde in Spring City and her epitaph reads: Say that I went down to death serene and unafraid, loving life but loving more, SONG of which life is made. HISTORY OF JOHN PRICHARD SQUIRE. SR. Loren D. Squire LaVerkin, Utah Honorable Mention Essay Senior Division John Prichard Squire was born March 30, 1824, in Bainbridge, Geauga County, Ohio. He was a son of Aaron and Elizabeth Prichard Squire. He kept a journal, or diary, from the age of 21 when he left his home in Ohio. Lorenzo Snow, born in Manua, Ohio, April 3, 1814, became an early convert to the Mormon Church in Kirtland, Ohio, 1836, and began missionary work in his neighborhood. Among families he visited was the Squire family in nearby Bainbridge. He converted John P. Squire and his older sister Harriet, who became one of Lorenzo Snow's wives. John P. Squire came to Utah with the Lorenzo Snow Company, arriving in Salt Lake City, September 22, 1848. At the October conference in 1849, Lorenzo Snow was called to open up the mission in Italy. He hired John P. Squire to take care of his families during his absence. He returned from his mission August 30, 1852. October 1, 1852, Mr. Squire left the employ of Lorenzo Snow and left for Manti, where he built a one-room log cabin for the purpose of opening a school, which he did December 13, 1852. He had taught school in Illinois and Missouri the 2 1/2 years before coming to Utah. He stated his usual salary as $40.00 for a 3-month quarter, and he boarded around with the scholars. This school house was back of the present home at 27 to 31 North on 1st West across the street from the present Clyde Merriam home. -18-
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 6
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-19
Date Modified 2005-02-19
ID 324115
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s65x272x/324115