Profile of Alice Adell Keeler Hatch Gotifredson

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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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Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 326218
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Title Profile of Alice Adell Keeler Hatch Gotifredson
Description but determined to be with his companions and what he called 'tight for his country.'"* This left the mother heartbroken. In January 1918. her second son, Morris, at seventeen, died of what was thought to be spinal meningitis. This was devastating to his mother. One of the twin girls, Louell, decided to go to Richfield to finish her high school. Leaore stayed with her mother, as she said many things were "grief reminders for the stricken couple and just to know that never again could his attractive and loving presence be felt there, almost took away the charm of life itself for mother and daughter. "* "The sweet spirit of the daughter [Lenore] prompted the remark, 'Mother, you are so lonely without the two boys. I think I better remain with you always. 1 need not marry. You '¦hall have company and I will stay with you forever.' "* " 'No. my dear girl, 1 can not consent to that. Because I am lonely does not justify sacrificing yourself in such a manner. You should get married according to God's law and bear children.'"* Alice K. Hatch worked in the library until she had to quit and on advice of a doctor take a rest. She worked in the church, in her garden and at various jobs. She and the children attended church regularly. She read to them and taught them with stories and love. In spile of poverty, hard work and at times ill heath, had helped finance Louell through nursing school, Lenore through stenographic school and her son David, to complete medical school and become a surgeon and family doctor. In 1937 she wrote a brief history in which she commented. "My children have always been uppermost in my mind and I am thankful to this day that I was not swayed from trying to do my full part of them."** She told me one time in 1943 how hard it had been getting money for David to finish his medical training and mentioned that at least two times she had auctioned off everything she owned except the clothes on her back and a few eating utensils to obtain money. I read in a letter she had written to him and his wife when he was in graduate school in Missouri, In it she had enclosed five dollars and apologized for not sending more but it was all she had. "1 will have worked in the temple thirty years next June 1937. I started in the Manti Temple the first of June in 1907 and worked in Salt Lake Temple while helping Lenore and David through school and some years after, about ten years in all. I went to St. George and worked six in that temple. When conditions were favorable I came back to Manti where 67
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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 326173
Reference URL