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A Sanpete Native

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 30
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1998
Type Text
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Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
ARK ark:/87278/s6vh5m0s
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 326508
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6vh5m0s

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Title A Sanpete Native
Description In every town and community , there are still many wonderful stories and memories of those who have lived in Sanpete Valley that have not been told. Although 1 am neither Scandinavian nor Native to Sanpete there are personal ties to the area. Four of our eight children were born here. One is buried here. And a number of my ancestors were stalwarts in the building of the Temple in Manti. My great-grandfather, John Taylor, watched over the construction of the Temple from the time of Brigham Young's death, soon after the temple site was dedicated in 1877, until President Taylor died in July 1887, less than a year before the temple was dedicated. Three of his sons were listed among those who made substantial contributions in building the Manti Temple. Frank Y. Taylor served as a draftsman, Joseph J. Taylor was a timekeeper, and Hyrum W. Taylor had responsibility with the Machine Shop and Planing Mills My Grandfather William Whitaker Taylor, was called as a member of the First Council of Seventy in April 1880, when he was 26 years old. According to his journal, Grandfather visited wards, branches or stakes of the Church nearly every Sunday. He was dedicated to his calling, and was home seldom enough that if he did have an evening he could spend at home, he recorded it in his journal. On 13 July he wrote, "Arranged for Bro. Jens Hansen to convey us to Sanpete." Grandfather did not make that trip to Sanpete He became ill soon after that entry, and died 1 August 1884, just before his 31st birthday. So although I can claim no ancestors from Denmark or Sweden, there are genealogical lines that go back to England, Germany, Holland, Scotland, Ireland and France. But as I have looked through past issues of the Saga of the Sanpitch I realize how much my life has been enriched in these 48 years that we have lived among the people of Ephraim, and have come to know many great people from other towns of the county as we have worked with this 125
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 30
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 326365
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6vh5m0s/326365