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People Who Made a Difference - My Mother

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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 People Who Made a Difference - My Mother
Description PEOPLE WHO MADE A DIFFERENCE - MY MOTHER Ruth D. Scow Senior Division Second Place Essay Mother gave me life, and it was her influence, caring and love that guided me to be the person 1 am today. She was of Danish descent on her father's side. He came with his parents and two sisters from the Danish island of Bornholm by sailing ships to Copenhagen, Denmark, then to Liverpool, England, and then to the United States, coming into this country by way of the Mississippi River. At Keokuk, Iowa, he watched as this Danish company spent the winter of 1852-53 making harnesses for the oxen they intended to buy come springtime. They had the surprise of finding that our American oxen had no understanding of harnesses. They responded to the sound of a cracking whip and the directions of "gee" and "haw" from the driver. As a result, they ran away and all the harnesses were broken up. Arriving in Salt Lake City, State of Deseret, President Brigham Young was perplexed to know what to do with the problems of language, housing, jobs, and food. These problems he solved by dividing the company of Jensens, Christensens, Christiansens, Petersons. Olsens, and other -sens, sending half of them to help settle in Cache County on the north and the others south to the Manti settlement where they arrived October 15, 1853. My mother's mother was born March 13, 1951, in the settlement of Manti when it was only fifteen months old. Her parents began their journey to Utah with the Mormon Battalion (1846), The husband signed the roll call as a private ($7.00 per month) and his wife signed on as a washerwoman. The two older boys became teamsters. At the Arkansas River the decision was made to release a sick detachment because of pregnancies, fevers, and other sicknesses. They were to winter in Pueblo, Colorado, with plans to meet Brigham Young and his company of original settlers to Deseret as they came west in 1847. However, later they found this original company had already passed the place they were to meet. Thus this Mormon Battalion Company with some Mississippi saints entered the Salt Lake Valley July 29,1847. Two years later they were called to be original settlers in the valley of the Sanpitch Indians where they arrived November 19-21, 1849. With this background of heritage. Mother, bom October 8, 1869, grew up with the valley. She learned early in life to cook and sew for her 4
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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 326160
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s63x84sr/326160