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The Little Telegraph Operator

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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
Format image/jpeg
Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
ARK ark:/87278/s6rr1wdf
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-26
Date Modified 2005-02-26
ID 325605
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6rr1wdf

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Title The Little Telegraph Operator
Description essities of life. After eight months of marriage Soren passed away February 22, 1878. His trouble was cancer of the stomach. Caroline's heart was sad and heavy, and she might easily have given way to her grief, but that was not her nature. She knew there was much for her to do. Her mother needed her. She was also called to do more public and church work along with the telegraph office. Six years passed by before a new love came into her life. Andreas Olsen saw the charm of this young widow and "came a wooing" with the determination to win. Caroline and Andreas Olsen were married April 3, 1884, in the Endowment House in Salt Lake City. He had been married twice before, both wives having died in childbirth. He had three living children when he married Caroline. Life started in earnest with a new husband and three little daughters to look after. In addition to three step-children, Caroline gave birth to five children of her own. About the time her second child was born, Caroline's mother passed away after suffering a lingering illness for fifteen years. For thirty-five years Caroline tended the telegraph office in conjunction with actively assisting her husband in his many areas of work. Through the years they raised, picked, packed, and shipped fruit; they covered caskets, designed and built hearses, and she sewed dresses for her five little girls. She encouraged her husband's inventive mind and helped to finance his creative ideas. Through heartbreak and happiness this ambitious, hard working woman conducted her life with dignity and courage. When Caroline was fifty years of age the telegraph office was discontinued and was absorbed by Western Union. When the telegraph wires were cut the big clock that hung on the wall above Caroline's desk abruptly stopped. The little telegraph operator lived to be eighty-three years of age. During her lifetime she accomplished much and saw many changes come to Ephraim and to Sanpete Valley. She was greatly loved and respected by all who knew her. -72-
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Identifier 082_The Little Telegraph Operator.jpg
Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 8
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-19
Date Modified 2005-02-19
ID 325592
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6rr1wdf/325592