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Tribute To The William and Sophia Daniels Family Reunion

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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 Tribute To The William and Sophia Daniels Family Reunion
Description Regardless of the hardships or obstacles these brave, courageous people had to overcome, they did so with faith and hope for the future. They were citizens of a new land, where the freedom bell would always ring-freedom to worship as they pleased, the right to own land, and openly voicing their opinions without fear of who would be listening. Sophia was a gentle, meek, frail looking little lady who always wore her hair slicked back in a bob. Suffering from asthma, she was ill most of the time during the last few years of her life and died of this on April 16, 1902. Since most of the children had married and had families of their own, this necessitated bringing in a girl to help with the laundry, cooking and cleaning. This girl was Marie Violet Neilson, who eventually married Hyrum Smith and who became my grandparents. William was many things to many people. His children saw him as a proud, stately, domineering man whose word was law in his home. He was extremely fair and honest with his family, as well as in his dealings with others. He demanded fairness and honesty in return. He was a man who loved and cherished his sweet little wife more than life itself, treating her with the dignity of a princess. He expected his sons and daughters to work hard and earn what they received, be respectable members of the community and make him proud of them. The Grandchildren remember him as a white bearded old gentlemen, looking like a Santa Claus, wearing wooden shoes (being of Dutch-German descent), loving the little ones, bouncing them on his knee, and always having his pocket full of peppermints to pass out among them. They enjoyed going to visit, sliding down the stairway banister, and going with him for buggy rides. They also remember him as being stern. He would take a nap in the afternoon and if they made too much noise he would shout out in German, "Duo Weater", which tran-slated means "thunder weather", or "you kids get away from here." Friends and neighbors knew him as a very generous man, always ready to lend a helping hand, as well as to share his possessions with those in need. If a family's only horse died and he knew they could not purchase another, they would -28-
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Identifier 038_Tribute To The William and Sophia Daniels Family Reunion.jpg
Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 9
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-19
Date Modified 2005-02-19
ID 324892
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6df6pc6/324892