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An Angel of Mercy

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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
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
ARK ark:/87278/s6m043j1
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 326790
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6m043j1

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Title An Angel of Mercy
Description The McCaffertys, one of the more well-to-do families in Ephraim, were owners of the house in the early 1900s. Then, for a time the house was abandoned, and the property had a fence around it in the early 1930's, when sheep had the run of the house and surrounding lot. The house is still standing at the northeast corner of 100 South and 200 East in Ephraim. Utah. Ernest Gonzales is the present owner, and, happily, the house is once again a cherished home. An Angel of Mercy Non Professional First Place Short Story In 1896. my patriotic grandmother. Mercie Collard Ivory, was busy making Utah a fruitful new state and her own little domain in Sanpete County a heaven on earth. As she went from boiling diapers on the coal stove to stirring the soap in the big iron kettle on the brick outdoor open fire on a frosty morning. Mercie Ivory, about 18 years old. she sang. "Our mountain home so dear, courtesy Lois I. Hanson where crystal waters clear flow ever free." Mercie had been bom in England and as a little girl had taken her first steps on American soil guided by a loving mother, Hannah, and a protective grandmother. Sarah Bardell Hunt. It was October of 1864 when, weary and worn, Sarah and her daughter Hannah [also known as Mammy) made that momentous decision to stop in this beautiful valley of Uintah Springs--later called Fountain Green--located in the northern part of Sanpete County. The last leaves of red and gold which had been seen so abundantly through Salt Creek Canyon had fallen to the ground and were being crushed and covered with a blanket of sparkling snow. Kind friends had watched over this party of three on their long journey from England and now suggested that this was the place for comfort and care. Warm fires beckoned and friends offered hospitality of additional quilts and food, thus helping them to make their decision Sarah and Hannah were wonderful cooks. Yes. they could even make stone soup taste delicious with the addition of a few spices which 73
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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 326694
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6m043j1/326694