Born in 1897

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 29
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1997
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 326649
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Title Born in 1897
Description the 1st World War When we got back, you couldn't tell who we were for the dust." Life is not easy, and Velma had her share of struggles and hardships, but she had developed many character qualities that made her a survivor. She attributed some of these to her parents and her pioneer heritage. She always spoke of her parents and grandparents with honor and respect Her father, Jonathan Harvey Tidwell, was a farmer He had to sacrifice and work very hard for his family Her mother, Antomina Oman Tidwell, sold eggs for $. 15 a dozen, butter for $ .15 a pound and chickens for $.30 a piece to the Old Oman Hotel in Mt. Pleasant Antomina was a very good seamstress. She sewed all her children's clothes, sewed for other people, and made beautiful quilts. Her grandfather, James Harvey Tidwell, eldest son of John and James Smith Tidwell, as a very young man crossed the plains, driving a team of oxen for a widow and her family. He also assisted other pioneers to reach the Salt Lake Valley. He came to Utah in 1851. He came to Mt Pleasant in June of 1859 and helped settle that community. Her grandfather, Aaron Gustove Oman, came from Sweden and arrived in Mt Pleasant in October of 1861. He was a drummer in the first big brass band in Mt. Pleasant, known as the John Hasler Band. He was a sawyer in charge of phases of construction of the Manti Temple. He devoted much time and effort to this position. Velma's children and grandchildren always enjoyed her stories of growing up in Mt. Pleasant. Velma Tidwell Brotherson died in Salt Lake City, Utah, on July 18, 1987, and is buried in Salt Lake City, Utah. -Taken from the personal history of Velma Tidwell Brotherson. 40
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 29
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 326556
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