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Eliza

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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
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6df6pc6

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Title Eliza
Description chores and demands at home--however, she was very persistent in her duty to her parents and husband, to see that they had the necessities to help them with their calling. As Eliza packed the buggy with feed for the horse and food for the family, she sang many a song, as she was very active in the church and community affairs, along with her parents and husband; they all loved to sing, especially in a family entertainment in the evenings when they were together. Three children were born to bless their union, Ann, Esther, and Henry John who was born July 11, 1879, two years after the excavation began for the Temple. Two other children died at birth or when they were small. Eliza was very patient in delivering her prized packages to the workers at the Temple site, but always attended to the little ones, when they accompanied her on her trip. To enter-tain them she sang one song that has been cherished all through the generations. It went something like this: Hush a bye, don't you cry Daddy's gone a hurting, To get a little rabbit skin To wrap my baby bunting in. Esther stayed at home on many occasions and tended the little ones, while Eliza made the trip alone. The wind would blow and the cold dark days were very frightening when Eliza, alone, had to cross the Sanpitch river, even some times swamping the buggy in the soft ground south and east of Wales. The buggy would sink and Eliza would work very hard to get it out. Many times she would kneel in prayer and ask for help. She knew many times her prayers had been answered. As she went on her way, the mosquitoes would buzz, and the horse flies would sting, but she never faltered in her mission. Eliza encountered many hardships bearing her cross of duties to her loved ones. She had rain storms, snakes, and wild animals that frightened her. The coyotes would howl and the snakes would curl and hiss as the buggy and horse came in sight. She had -73-
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Identifier 083_Eliza.jpg
Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 9
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-19
Date Modified 2005-02-19
ID 324803
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6df6pc6/324803