The Thread on the Golden Spool

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 04
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1972
Type Text
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Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
ARK ark:/87278/s6h70czp
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-24
Date Modified 2005-02-24
ID 325827
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6h70czp

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Title The Thread on the Golden Spool
Description THE THREAD ON THE GOLDEN SPOOL Wilma Morley Despain Centerfield, Utah Honorable Mention Essay The thread that was used to weave the tapestry of my life, that had been my bowl of fruited joy all my life, began back in Liverpool, England, in 1843, where my "to be", little Great Great Grandmother heard the story of the Gospel and embraced it as true. She took it to her heart where it grew into a testimony that she nurtured and brought to fruition, and passed it on to many, and to me! It was in far away England that my Great Grandmother's parents joined the church and left well appointed homes and family and took passage on the ship Palmyra in 1845. They landed in New Orleans and then came up the mighty Mississippi River to St. Louis, where Hannah, her Mother, lost her only son in 1846 and her dear husband in 1847. But did she give up? She did not, she found work and worked hard in the Planters Hotel in St. louis, to earn enough to get her little family to the taking off place for Utah, which was called Council Points. It took a long time to do this and while there, and before leaving Council Points she was courted and did marry John Crompton. She bore him a gir1 child there, but it died. Later on at North Platte, Nebraska, she bore another littie girl but was too sick and weak from overwork and having two pregnancies so close together and because she was too weak to nurse the tiny baby, she almost lost it too! But Hannah would not give up easily. The tiny girl, too weak to thrive on milk taken from cows which were in harness pulling heavy wagons, almost died several times! - 19 -
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 4
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 325822
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6h70czp/325822