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
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Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 326790
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Title An Angel of Mercy
Description In the fell clutch of circumstance I have not winced nor cried aloud. Under the bludgeoning of chance My head is bloody, but unbow'd. Beyond this place of wrath and tears Looms but the Horror of the shade, And yet the menace of the years Finds and shall find me unafraid. It matters not how strait the gate, How charged with punishments the scroll, 1 am the master of my fate: I am the captain of my soul. Now, as the family gathered around the table to share a pot of mutton stew and a glass of milk. Mercie opened her letter. Tears filled her eyes and her voice quivered with emotions as she exclaimed, "It's true. It really happened. President Snow has called me to study with Dr. Shipp. Oh, I can hardly believe it. Me-to go to Salt Lake and learn the skills I have always dreamed about. To deliver babies and understand their needs, to be an angel of mercy to mothers and many more in pain. This is my crusade." The days passed quickly as plans were made for Mercie to leave her little family and go to the big city, George had a blacksmith shop behind their home so would be available to help. The older children, Ella, almost fourteen, and Grandma Hunt and Mammy were indispensable with their untiring love and constant care. Geneva went with her mother and baby Ross to Salt Lake to begin their mission. Their dear friends. Maria Samuels Gerber and her daughters, were so good to them. They helped with the children and gave constant encouragement besides providing food and shelter. Classes were held in the Deseret Hospital on Fifth East between First South and South Temple. Mercie graduated from this extensive training, being personally taught by Dr. Ellis R. Shipp, and returned home to her anxiously awaiting family in time to deliver her ninth child. Donna. For many years Mercie continued her works of mercy, delivering over 800 babies and caring for everyone who had health problems. She 76
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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 326697
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