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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
ARK ark:/87278/s6df6pc6
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 324900
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Title Eliza
Description is grown, even though I am years older, I would wait and wait if I must." Imagine his surprise when he found that Eliza had come to Wales, Utah, and they were able to renew their friendship. Age differences made it a little hard to breach the gap in their years and lives. Eighteen years, one month, and twenty days later, Eliza and John were married, on a Halloween Eve. They were later married in the Salt Lake Temple. In 1875 Eliza's parents, Esther and Henry,came to Zion. For sometime they were very unhappy. This was no place for a harpist and singer, at least money wise. What work could a man with a handicap do? Only one leg - too old-and a language barrier that made it very difficult to converse with people. Esther found some employment caring for the sick, but not enough to supplement an income. They must pay their way, and not become a burden to Eliza and John. They lived with Eliza and John and their children until they were called to Manti to work on the Temple. A call went out for men to work on the new project of building a Temple, and twelve days later one hundred men knelt in prayer at the quarry to ask for guidance and help in accomplishing this great work. Henry and John went to Manti to help on the Temple. The wages were small, for the hours worked. A portion of the time was considered a mission. John only worked when the farming was completed, as he and Eliza went to Schofield to work in the winters. Then Henry and Esther lived in their home in winter and also the summers, whenever they were not working on the temple or Esther was nursing. Henry and Esther spent eleven years with Eliza and John. On Temple hill one man in the group of workers hobbled around on one leg. One peg leg, taking the place of a good -71-
Format application/pdf
Identifier 081_Eliza.jpg
Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 9
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-19
Date Modified 2005-02-19
ID 324801
Reference URL