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Courtship

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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
Format application/pdf
Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
ARK ark:/87278/s63x84sr
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 326218
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s63x84sr

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Title Courtship
Description released a once. It was more important that they marry than that she complete this mission. But Jessie declined, Lewis agreed, and the letters continued to Chicago, Bloomington, Milwaukee, and the other localities where she was assigned. She spoke German fluently and worked and translated for German speaking Relief Societies of which there were quite a number in that area. Toward the end of her mission, Lewis contacted Jessie's mission president asking for permission to come to Chicago to see her. Permission was granted and Jessie was told by President Ellsworth that she might come to Chicago fur this rendezvous. This couple did not need, nor would they welcome, a chaperon. He also told Jessie to forget she was a missionary during the time Lewis was there. The visit was enormously exciting and rewarding. Lewis and she talked constantly, becoming acquainted and close in moments, where the process usually required weeks. Before he left, he presented her with a lovely diamond. Then Lewis relumed to Oregon, Jessie to her labors, her precious new ring a constant joy. Her mission completed, Jessie returned home, and the next few weeks were a frenzied flurry of preparation. Lewis came and they were married in the Manti Temple, to return to Fruitdale, Oregon, just out of La Grande, to live. Lewis and Annie had had no children, much to their sorrow. Within a few short years, four children came to Lewis and Jessie, three girls and the boy were tow-headed Scandinavians, the boy with such light hair was nicknamed "Cotton", The third girl resembled another Danish grandmother, but with dark hair and a more olive skin. These children were Helen Anna, Clara Christine, Ruth, and Robert Lewis, and their doting father spoiled them completely. Despite its unusual beginning, the marriage was a complete success, bringing great happiness and fulfillment to both Lewis and Jessie. Their children remember their growing up years with fondness, respect, gratitude, and great love for their worthy and exemplary parents. 26
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Identifier 038_Courtship.jpg
Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 26
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 326079
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s63x84sr/326079