A Second Chance for Mary Ann

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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
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Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 326508
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Title A Second Chance for Mary Ann
Description Heber and his brothers, William and Sam, took up a quarter-section of land near Wales in Sanpete County. Heber and William built log homes on their property near Silver Creek. Sam lived with them until he married Maggie Reese of Wales, and then they lived in Wales. The brothers farmed their land together, and in winter Heber freighten produce to Salt Lake and other places. Mary Ann was happy. She and Heber had started their family, The three brothers and their families were a close-knit group. They worked and played together. Then on a cold, snowy Saturday, Febuary 21st, 1880, Heber was on his way home from a freight trip. He was taken ill with acute pneumonia and died at Tonopah, Nye, Nevada before he could get home or even before word could get to Mary Ann. With heavy hearts, William and Sam went to Tonopah to get their brother, Heber, and his wagon and team. One of the Blackham boys came for Mary Ann in a sleigh and took her to Moroni to his mother's home (John Blackham's) where they had taken Heber. He was buried in the Wales cemetery. A profoundly shocked and shaken twenty-seven year-old Mary Ann grieved the loss of her Heber. After just four years of marriage, she was alone with a boy, John, 2 years and 4 months old, and she was 6 months pregnant. She stayed on the farm for a short time, then went to her father-in-law's home in Provo to have her baby. How pleased Mary Ann was when she had a baby girl. She was born May 7, 1880, and was named Elizabeth Ann. Mary Ann often said she would have taken her children back to England if it were not for Elizabeth and William Dye who were always so good to help her. Four years after Heber's death, she married Isaac Anderson Reynolds. He was thirty-five years old and she was thirty-one. 77
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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 326367
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