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 To supplement the farm income, Isaac had a milk route. He picked up raw cream or milk from the farmers and delivered it to the creamery with his wagon and team of horses. John left the farm when he was nineteen years old. He went to herd sheep for Madsens of Mt. Pleasant. He had been a good worker on the farm, and as the oldest he was an important part of the family. Young Isaac lost his only brother. Elizabeth missed him the most; she cried and cried the day he left, watching the wagon go as far as she could see. John was especially good to his sister. Eight years after John left, Mary Ann's husband Isaac died on a cold winter Saturday, January 30, 1904. He was fifty-five years old. He died of pneumonia and the family thought he got sick because of his milk route. It must have been very cold working with a wagon and team of horses in winter. He was buried in a homemade casket in Moroni cemetery. He had no physical deformities or scars. Little Isaac was now nineteen years old and he took over his father's milk route and farm work. He took care of his mother from then on. Edith died two years later in March, 1906, at age fifteen. That same year, in June, Sarah married. And so the roller coaster of good and bad continued as Mary Ann grieved and celebrated life. Isaac married in September of the next year, and Grace married four years later in September 1911. Mary Ann did Edith's endowment in the Manti Temple. Elizabeth was sealed to her mother and Isaac in the Manti Temple February 7, 1917. Grandchildren soon blessed Mary Ann's life, and she stayed in her home on the farm. Immediately after Isaac and Sylvia were married, they went to separate places to work. She taught school in Beaver, Utah, and he worked at Kennecott for one year. This was the only time he 79
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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 326369
Reference URL