A Grand Daughter Remembers

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 28
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1996
Type Text
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Language eng
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Date Created 2005-03-01
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Title A Grand Daughter Remembers
Description He was called to military service during the Black Hawk Indian War. He served as city Marshall, City Councilman and Mayor. For two terms he served as a member of the Utah State Senate. He was active in the American Rambouillet Sheep Breeders Association from 1900 to the time of his death. Several times he served as President. He was active in the Utah Wool Growers Association. He was on the Board of Directors of the Utah State Fair from 1903 and was the second Vice President when he died. Grandfather Seely died at Fish Lake, where he had gone for a short vacation. He had been on the lake all morning. He came inside and lay down for a short rest. He never awoke. I will always remember that sad day. It was my seventh birthday. I did not think it nice of him to leave me and his family on my special day. His personal secretary of over twenty years wrote. "He was called a rich man when he died and it was true, but as he lay before us in his splendid coffin, surrounded by a wealth of beautiful flowers, and as I looked for the last time into his kind benevolent face, now still and quiet in death, I remembered it was not always so. From a humble barefoot boy John H. Seely had become a man whose character and life work have entered into the very fiber of the history of the State of Utah. "Last, but not least, this man was a Mormon. Yes, bom, raised and died a Mormon, never ashamed of it, no matter where he went Like all good Mormons he performed a Mission, only his was different. He did not go to foreign lands and spend a couple of years or so preaching the Gospel. The Mission that the Lord had evidently chosen for him was at home; to build up the country, to develop and increase its resources, and to spread its fame as a fair and goodly place. "At the funeral, Senator Reed Smoot, Governor William Spry, President W. C. Winder of the State Fair Board and many others bore witness how well and faithful he had fulfilled his Mission. "His life's work is done, but his spirit lives on and we that knew him here, live in hopes that we may see him again. So, we say to him in faith, love and all sincerity . . Au Revoir until Eternity." John H. Seely was buried in Mt Pleasant, August 4, 1920. His funeral was held in the old Pavilion. Hundreds of people were there, including townspeople, sheepherders-one who had walked 30 miles to be there-State Senators, noted people from around the United States 98
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 28
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 326693
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