Ane Kristine Olsen Armstrong

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 26
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1994
Type Text
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Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
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Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 326218
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Title Ane Kristine Olsen Armstrong
Description Valley, it was October Conference and many people came out to greet the immigrant train. Her father then told her he was very proud of her and could someday reward her for her kindness. Peter Olsen remembered his promise, and when they were settled and living in the east part of Ephraim, he built a room outside the house for her and purchased a large, loom, large enough to weave blankets, according to her desire Ane Kristine had many interesting experiences as she grew to adulthood in Ephraim, in time she married James Armstrong and became the mother of twelve children: five of them passed away when very young. She told about the death of one of her children as follows: " My husband and I homesteaded some land in Pigeon Hollow and were living there when my two children became ill. It was winter, the wind blowing and snow falling wildly. Pa decided that the baby couldn't be moved and our little Mary was running a fever so he took Andrew, our oldest child, and drove to town for some medication. He expected to be hack by 8:00 or 9:00 that evening. All day the wind blew and it rained with sleet and snow while I cared for the baby, putting mustard plasters and rubbing her chest with oil. I rubbed Mary too but didn't pay much attention to her. 1 put a kettle on the stove to make steam for the children. "Little Mary kept coming to me saying. "Baby is better so please hold me for awhile, I am sick too.' "1 love you very much dear and when baby is better I will take care of you,' I said. Mary sobbed a bit but went to sleep on the floor on a mattress pad. her only bed. "The storm raged on and Pa didn't get home until dawn, but he brought medicine from the druggist. 1 gave some to the baby and went to give some to Mary but she was cold. Our little Mary had died in the night without a sound." Ane Kristine never told this story without tears running down her cheeks. In time, James and Ane Kristine opened a furniture store in Ephraim and had a thriving business. James passed away after a long illness, then Ane Kristine ran the business by herself for many years. Her home was located on First North and Mam Street. Three of her children married and lived in Ephraim. Her children and grandchildren were a great comfort to her. In her later life Ane Kristine was a small lady weighing about ninety pounds, but she continued to live alone and keep house for herself. She was very bright, clever, and had a mischievous twinkle in her gray- 49
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 26
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 326069
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