Ferdinand Clark, A Valued Citisen

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 27
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1995
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 326335
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Title Ferdinand Clark, A Valued Citisen
Description business This made it possible to give his children experience in working with him He carried a good slock of wallpaper, carpel, paints, glass, oils and toys, as well as a good selection of the latest furniture Ferdinand was called to serve a mission to Northern States in Minnesota in 1883. while his wife and two children managed things at home in those days the missionaries went without purse or script and they had to rely on the people for food and lodging Many times, night would come with no place to slay Hungry and weary. Ferdinand's companion would say. "Brother Clark, this is the last home-sing and I'm sure they will let us stay and give us some food Ferdinand would stand on the doorstep and sing in his beautiful, clear voice, and the people would be so impressed that they would ask them, in for the night and give them something to eat Ferdinand's health began to fail while on his mission, so he came home after one year Although he was not strong, he worked at his trade He was especially successful in his business because of his expertise in interior painting and wall-papering He knew how to mix paint colors so that they would harmonize with wall-paper and furnishings. In a spirit of cooperation, he was lenient in extending credit to his customers He found fulfillment in helping people realize their dreams of comfortable and charming homes. His originality was evident in the yearly calendars he presented to his customers They were beautifully painted plates featuring the months and days of the year His varied selection of hardware, furnishings and toys resulted in an excellent shopping center year round Often, as customers approached the front door, the sound of his beautiful singing voice enticed them to enter and browse around His warm manner and friendly welcome endeared him to all his customers He seemed to be a natural at public relations The furniture he sold was the best quality and style of the day In fact, the store served as a gathering place for friends and neighbors who eagerly entered to see his latest merchandise Ferdinand built his wife and children a beautiful new home as soon as he could afford it and kept it painted so lovely inside and out The artistic wooden fence on the corner lot of Fourth South and Second West was painted to match the house Many social gatherings were held in the parlor and everyone was always welcome Ferdinand loved to sing and was always willing to share his talent He never missed a choir practice He sang for every occasion in Mt Pleasant and surrounding towns His daughter Rosina played the piano for him, and since she had a beautiful soprano voice they would often sing duets They would travel by horse and buggy to the different towns to sing Sometimes it would be storming, but they would go anyway They brought much happiness to other people 27
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch 27
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 326251
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