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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 09
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1977
Type Text
Format application/pdf
Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
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Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 324900
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Title Eliza
Description and actions, he said, "Esther, now that my Hannah has left me, and you have not found someone to take Dick's place in your life, think it over carefully and see if by chance your heart and soul could consider that I, Henry, your foster brother, in my weak way, could bring some happiness into your empty life at this age?" They were soon married, but very late in life for both. When Esther was forty years of age, she gave birth to a little baby girl, born on November 6, 1857 and she was called Eliza. She was the only child born of this union. She was given the best of everything. She went to finishing school, learned dress making and tailoring. She learned everything in the trade. Henry was a professional singer and harpist. He played for royalty, playing and singing as only an expert could. He went from village to village performing, and from city to city; finally with a beautiful woman who had a great voice they entertained almost every night. One day misfortune came upon Henry and he lost a leg in a crusher while working in the mines. After this he was un-able to continue in his profession. It was so hard for him to get around on his peg leg, even though he tried for some time, traveling long distances, he had to give it up as the pressures were too great, and the challenges too many for a man with one leg. Eliza spent much time in the big cities searching for employment. In 1864, Eliza, with the consent of her parents, came on a steamship to New York, then later came to Spanish Fork, Utah, with a group of other people. There she began sewing and tailoring for a family which later took her with them to the little Sanpete town of Wales, Utah. A man by the name of John Jenkins Rees was a missionary and teacher in Wales, Great Britain; he had met Eliza as a tiny child, at which time he made a comment that he would like to wait and marry this child. Being so much older, he passed it from his mind. Then one day he said it again, "If I could only meet this girl I would wait and wait for her until she -70-
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Identifier 080_Eliza.jpg
Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 9
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-19
Date Modified 2005-02-19
ID 324800
Reference URL