Isabella Graham Blain Woman of Faith

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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 Isabella Graham Blain Woman of Faith
Description passed away. Isabella had very little in the way of worldly goods, and often said if she had wanted to have wealth and possessions, she would have stayed in England. She encouraged her children to continue learning, often saying, "It's not what you have in material things, but what's in your head that counts. Besides raising her own large family, she helped raise several other children. Her daughter, Jane, married at age seventeen and died at the age of 25 after the birth if her fourth child. Isabella took the children and cared for them for a year. When their father came for them, she insisted on keeping the youngest girl, Jane, and raised her. She also raised another grandchild from babyhood and an Indian boy who came home with Robert from the sheep herd. He called himself George Rich Blain. Isabella lived to be 89 years of age. She was blind for the last three years of her life and lived with her daughter, also named Isabella. She died December 10, 1906, and was buried in Spring City. Her children were William, Mary, Robert, George, John, Joesph, Thomas, James, Sarah, Isabella and Jane. It was said that she was related in some way to Alexander Graham Bell but this connection has not been established. Although she did nothing to become as famous as he, it appears that she had the same kind of perseverance, ingenuity, and resourcefulness that he must have had to accomplish the things he did. Both, whether related or not, made valuable contributions to our lives. From family histories. Home of Lewis and Jessie Jensen - Manti, Utah - Courtesy Helen Wilson 151
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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 326133
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