Footsteps to Zion

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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
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Title Footsteps to Zion
Description She passed away 10 March 1899 at the age of 76, after a well-spent life She was the mother of nine children and has a large posterity. She is buried in the Springville cemetery near three children and our step-father, Charles Hulet, who was so kind, helping us in a time of need Mary Lawson was disowned by her family when she joined the church, in England, and decided to go with "that bunch" to America. She never saw nor heard from her parents again She was a tiny woman, merely five feet tall, but filled with boundless energy She was a meticulous home-maker and an excellent cook She received little schooling during her youth in England, and was not a skilled writer, but she read the scriptures constantly. A highlight in her life was her attendance with a grandson at the dedication of the Salt Lake Temple April 6, 1893. She developed a severe heart problem that eventually caused her death, but she had faithfully attended church each Sunday even though she returned home quite exhausted My grandfather, John Kirkman, was devoted to the Gospel he was one of those faithful handcart pioneers whose testimony never wavered. He married Ann Elizabeth Jones, 27 December 1869. She died 22 May 1919, from diabetic complications. They were the parents often children; my father, Laurence Gomer, was their third son John served as a home teacher, a high Council member, a Stake Patriarch and a Salt Lake Temple ordinance worker. He died December 27, 1930, at the age of 82, leaving a priceless heritage for his posterity. Tears have been shed by his progeny as we have read his graphic account of the handcart experience, but our lives have been enriched and a greater appreciation for our wonderful heritage has emerged 64
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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 326569
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