The Lund Family

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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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Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
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Title The Lund Family
Description community and had served in so many ways: Mayor, City Councilman, President of the School Board, a member of the State Legislature, Bishop and Stake President. He was always busy and concerned with the welfare of all about him, especially his wife Christiane and his eight children. Mathilda Emilia wasn't prepared for her father's next assignment, however. She so enjoyed being with him and couldn't accept the fact that he would be gone for two whole years. On February 21, 1896, C.N. Lund received a letter from Box "B," Office of the First Presidency of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Salt Lake City railing him to serve as President of the Scandinavian Mission. It had been several days later that Mathilda Emilia had been told about the letter and the fact that her mother and father had agreed that he would accept the call. The little girl had many serious thoughts about it all. How could her mother let her father go when she was expecting a baby in a few months. It wasn't fair, but her parents had said this is what the Lord wanted and He would take care of them. That was all that mattered. The three months after the call passed swiftly and on 5 May 1896 C.N. Lund called his wife and family into their parlor where he laid his hands on his wife's head and gave her a blessing. Then he took each child and talked with them, telling them what they must do in his absence. After this they all got in the surrey, provided by a brother, Willie, who worked in a livery stable, and rode to the depot. Goodbyes were tearful and Mathilda Emilia felt an added weight of responsibility now, as she was the oldest girl at home. August 17. 1896. was Mathilda Emilias 11th birthday anniversary. She could hardly contain the joy she felt when it was announced that a baby brother was bom that morning. He was to be named Anthon. a name his father had chosen If the baby was a boy. What a wonderful present! A letter was soon written to the father 7000 miles away to tell him the good news. How anxiously he waited to hear. How grateful he was that all was well. He was to receive more good news September as his first grandchild was bom on the twentieth at the family home in ML 120
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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 326778
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