Rio Granda Western Frisby

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 08
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1976
Type Text
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Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
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Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-26
Date Modified 2005-02-26
ID 325605
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Title Rio Granda Western Frisby
Description RIO GRANDE WESTERN FRISBY Dorothy J. Buchanan Richfield, Utah Professional Division First Place Anecdote Mrs. Kate Syndergaard Frisby boarded the D & RG train at Mt. Pleasant to go to her sister's funeral in Salt Lake City. The time was April, 1905. Though she was in a "delicate condi-tion", with little time before her "due date", she figured she could make the trip without incident. After a few revolutitons of the train wheels toward Fairview, Mrs. Frisby realized to her consternation, that the baby was no respector of circumstances, and its arrival was imminent. Providentially, a doctor was one of the passengers. He and the conductor got on the job and managed to deliver a fine baby boy with no cinders in his eyes at Hilltop. His mother named him Rio Grande Western Frisby, and he is residing in Salt Lake City at the present time, where he leads an active life. The anti-climax to this incident is the many years later, Mr. Frisby needed a birth certificate. Surprisingly, he learned that the doctor who delivered him was still living in Salt Lake, so he called on him and related the circumstances of his birth, which the doctor clearly remembered. Then he requested a birth certificate, to which the doctor replied: "I have never been paid for delivering you. If you want to give me $25, I'll sign the certificate." This, Mr. Frisby was glad to do, paying for his own birth certificate, a believe-it-or-not achievement. Source: I first talked with Mr. Frisby's cousin, Mrs. Lane Bertelson of Marysvale. She told me that Mr. Frisby is living in Salt Lake and suggested that I call him for the information, which I did. His wife gave me the story. -38-
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 8
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-19
Date Modified 2005-02-19
ID 325504
Reference URL