One of Clair Jake's Girls

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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
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Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
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Title One of Clair Jake's Girls
Description ONE OF CLAIR JAKE'S GIRLS Elizabeth Story Honorable Mention Senior Historical Essay I was one of Clair Jake's girls, along with my three sisters and our mother. My dad was Clarence Henry Jacobsen and my mother was Farrie Frandsen Jacobsen. My sisters were Olive, Christy, Kathrine, Maude and myself, Elizabeth (Beth). I remember my dad telling us about the winter 1917. This was before my youngest sister, Maude was bom in 1920. He told us about the fear of the war in Europe and the influenza epidemic that was in every country of the world. Even in our town, they were ill, many were dying. It was very contagious and much feared by all. He told me that he also was afraid of getting exposed to it himself. He told me about having a sore foot that had become infected, and that he found it necessary to get his foot into a small tub of hot water with some Epsom Salts added. He said for a week he was feeling very ill as he sat by the kitchen stove with his feet in the hot water. After a week, his foot began to heal, and he also was not feeling so ill and weak. He later remembered that he must have had the influenza himself then. First my mother became ill, then I became ill. Then in the next few days, all five of us were ill. Olive was nine years old, Christy was seven, Kate was five, and I was one. Dad now had to set up two beds in the room. We were all very ill. He said "There he was, on his own to care for us " He had no medicaton, and with just his own common sense, he would have to win this race with death. He told himself that he would do everything that he could. He told us that he knew he could not sleep or rest It would take every skill he had to keep us alive. The first thing to do was to keep the fires in the stove going to keep the room warm night and day Then to get us to drink some water as often as we could. He would let us get out of bed when nature called, and then back to bed and under 6
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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 326598
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