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Malinda Gimlin LEWIS

Malinda Gimlin LEWIS[1, 2, 3, 4]

Female 1866 - 1903  (36 years)

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  • Name Malinda Gimlin LEWIS 
    Born 10 Sep 1866  Minersville, Beaver, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 4
    Gender Female 
    Initiatory (LDS) 13 Oct 1880  SGEOR Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1900  Precinct No. 12, Graham, Arizona Territory, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    _FSFTID K2QX-J7J 
    _UID 8DC8C5657E20B84E9EF631D97049A62141BA 
    Died 28 Jul 1903  Central, Graham, Arizona, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried 1 Aug 1903  Thatcher, Graham, Arizona, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I23  pember-crandall
    Last Modified 28 Jan 2017 

    Father Samuel LEWIS,   b. 27 Oct 1829, Franklin, Simpson, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Aug 1911, Phoenix, Maricopa, Arizona Territory, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Mother Sarah Jane HUNTSMAN,   b. 5 Apr 1834, Steuben, Indiana, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Mar 1917, Thatcher, Graham, Arizona, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Married 1 Jan 1854  Parowan, Iron, UT Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6
    _UID B4754A5AC557BF47AEC31FCD501FD0D9643D 
    Notes 
    • MARRIAGE: Also shown as Married Parowan, Iron, Utah, United States.
    Family ID F38  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Francis Winfred MOODY,   b. 26 Aug 1858, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, UT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Aug 1919, Thatcher, Graham, AZ Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years) 
    Married 7 Nov 1882  St. George, Wshngtn, UT Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    _UID F888F9E4631B6548800E249FFEE075DC08A4 
    Notes 
    • MARRIAGE: Also shown as Married St. George Temple, St George, Washington , UTAH.
    Children 
     1. Francis Winfred (Winnie) Jr. MOODY,   b. 21 Sep 1883, Thatcher, Graham, Arizona, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Sep 1954, Thatcher, Graham, Arizona, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
     2. Samuel Lewis MOODY,   b. 12 Dec 1884, Thatcher, Graham, Arizona, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Nov 1968, Phoenix, Maricopa, Arizona, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
     3. Edward Lewis MOODY,   b. 16 Sep 1886, Thatcher, Graham, Arizona Territory, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Apr 1983, Safford, Graham, Arizona, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 96 years)
     4. Ida Katurah MOODY,   b. 8 Jan 1888, Thatcher, Graham, Arizona Territory, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Nov 1977, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
     5. Unice "Eunice" MOODY,   b. 25 Apr 1889, Thatcher, Graham, Arizona, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jun 1889, Thatcher, Graham, Arizona, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     6. John Monroe MOODY,   b. 28 Jun 1890, Thatcher, Graham, Arizona, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Sep 1891, Thatcher, Graham, Arizona, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
     7. Glenna MOODY,   b. 7 Dec 1892, Thatcher, Graham, Arizona Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jan 1985, Fullerton, Orange, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years)
     8. June MOODY,   b. 9 Jun 1895, Thatcher, Graham, Arizona Territory, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Feb 1978, San Jose, Graham, Arizona Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
     9. Elizabeth MOODY,   b. 5 Dec 1896, Thatcher, Graham, Arizona Territory, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Mar 1987, Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)
     10. Joseph Rulen MOODY,   b. 7 Nov 1899, Thatcher, Graham, Arizona, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jul 1979, Rosewell, Chaves, New Mexico, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     11. Malinda MOODY,   b. 9 Jul 1903, Central, Graham, Arizona Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Nov 2003, Grants Pass, Josephine, Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 100 years)
    Last Modified 9 Nov 2017 17:05:48 
    Family ID F9  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Malinda Gemlin LEWIS 
    Married 1882  Washington, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    _UID EC986846BDEEB241A972842014DAF1CE3CE5 
    Last Modified 9 Nov 2017 17:05:48 
    Family ID F37  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    • STORY OF MALINDA GIMLIN LEWIS

      AS TOLD BY HER CHILDREN, EDWARD, IDA AND JUNE MOODY.

      Malinda Gimlin Lewis was born 10 Sep 1866, in Minersville Utah. He r parents were Samuel Lewis and Sarah Jane Huntsman.
      Not much is known of the doings in the childhood days of Malinda w e will tell tell a few incidents of her early life as she has told it t o her children.
      June Moody, daughter of Malinda says, "As I remember mother she wa s slender built had blue grey eyes, dark brown hair which hung to her wa i st and she could even sit on it. I remember combing her hair many times , it was beautiful when it huer her shoulders, or done up in a big bob a t the back of her head. I always thought my mother was a beautiful woman . I never remember of her ever scolding me but once, she had made Glenn a and I a pretty white dress for the 4th of July. We wore those dresse s to church on Sunday and were to change them in the afternoon to keep th em lovely for a celebration the next day. We went home with some of our c ousins after church and wore the dresses all day. Naturally getting th e m messed up for the 4th and mother scolded us for not changing them pro perly. Mother had a beautiful voice voice she could sing so clear and hig h. I did love to hear her sing."
      Back to Utah-Mother said when they lived in Panguitch it was so col d they had to chop through three feet of ice to get water for the cattl e to drink, and cut out the tree tops to feed them. While the family wa s eating breakfast one morning.her Trajo knocked at the door and was le t in. Father asked him how he was. Trajo said "I don't know, my horse al l die my cow all die, got two wagon, guess they no die, sell one to ge t a little mut, to get a little grease, to make a little gravy, maybe s o maybe so no. I don't know"
      It is told of Aunt Keturah that once when she road a horse down tow n and got home she was so cold she couldent get off her horse, without he lp, and the reins were frozen in her fingers and they had to be pried out , it was so bitter cold. Thily always said Panguitch was the coldest spo t on earth, and they were thinking of selling out and moving to a warme r climate.
      When mother was a girl she and some neighbor children went swimmin g in a lake, she suddenly began to sink as it was very deep, having bee n taught to prey, she began to prey to the Lord for help.she was inspire d to hold her hands close to hees and stiffen her body, as she did so he r body shot up to the surface and she was saved from drowning. It might n ot work for others but it worked for her.
      In December our family decided to sell our home and move to Arizona , it was almost tragic to part with home and friends so dear. but it wa s done and in the latter part of December when everything was disposed o f and wagons packed and everg in readiness they said their goodbys and st arted south, snow was deep and so cold but they dident mind that. It wa s a long hard journey but our parents were used to hardships an so they t ook it all in its stride. All their earthly goods were packed in two stro ng wagons, one pulled by a team of horses the other by ox team with broth er Oliver the driver, the other boys walking most of the way driving th e live stock, It tells of the trouble getting over the river at Lee s Fer ry and hardships along the way, so it will be omitted here.
      The Lewis family was given a corner lot in Pima to make their home , and at first they lived in wagon boxes and sheds made of willows late r log houses were built and the family was more comfortable. It was whil e here the children went to schnd attended church and other organizations .
      April 8 1881 being Founders Day in this small town of Pima, it bein g the date of the first families to enter this town, and it was celebrate d in good old fashioned way by a gettogather with sports and games wit h a big program. Now this had in April,and on May 1st the people cellebra ted May Day on May 1st at this time they had a queen and maids and they r uled the day, Sarah Weech was crowned queen and Malinda Lewis was one o f the maids,these girls were all dressed in white and of corse were the p rettiest girls in town, or at least one young fellow that though so, thi s young man was Winfred Moody, when he first set eyes on Malinda he fel l for her, he took her to several dances,and socials,and finely took he r to his home to meet his parents, by car?no by buggy?no, she got up behi nd him on a horse and they went riding to his home in fine style. This Ma y Day was held in a cottonwood grove just east of the town of Pima, a pre tty s pot covered with grass and so shady. It was the first May Day part y ever held in the Gila valley, and these two young people always remembe red when their life together first began. Malinda was fifteen years old(s he was too young to be going out boys but they dident think so) Winfred w as proud to introduce his girlfriend to his Pa and Ma. This romance conti nued for a long time Malinda and Winfred both joined the choir and enjoye d the practices very much as both were good singers, and there wasent to o much entertainment in those days, Malinda's sister Laura also joined an d the girls both had beautiful voices so these went to school that winte r sang in the choir and during this time the romance between Winfred an d Malinda ripened into something stronger and when Malinda's lover ask fo r her hand she gave it freely.
      Now history says this Pima choir was preparing songs and music for t he Latter Day Saint Conference which was to be held in Snowflake, in octo ber 1882 this being the headquarters of the Stake at this time, she siste r Laura was in love with toir leader and both she and her sister Malin d a were going to make this trip to help sing, and then go on to St. Geor ge to be married in the Temple there. and about the first of September th is party of singers were ready to make the trip by team and wagon that lo ng trip back to Utah in the fall.
      After the conference was over most of the choir members returned hom e, and a number of them made the trip on to St. George. The roads weren t too good the weather cold and they had some worries but the trip was ma de safely, and these couplee married and sealed in the Temple for time an d all eternity, Mother was sick most all the way she had chills and fever , the elders would administer to her and she would rest fine for awhile t hen she would be worse again it was to bad to spoil their fun like that , all the way, Grandma was along she helped what she could but it seeme d these chills had to run their course and after they reached St. Georg e they had to wait a week before Malinda was able to go through the Templ e, by the way mother already had her endowments when she was 14 years ol d and father had his so all they had to do was go and be sealed. There wa s J. K. Rogers taking two girls to have sealed to him, Eli Dodge to marr y Amanda Reynolds and several others who went with this group on to St. G eorge to be married in the Temple. After it was all over they returned ho me but not all together, our group stopped at night along the way with fr iends who lived on ranches along the road people they had known while the y lived in Utah, they were always welcome, stayed nights with them ate wi th them and were given horse feed, and the evenings were spent in singin g and dancing. And thus late in December they all returned home safely.
      Now our parents are back in the Gila Valley the next thing was to bu ild a home. History says Pa and Ma built a little shack on his homestead . Winfred had taken up some land, and the job now was to clear it and ge t it ready for farming, thes a little spring of water about 100 yards fro m the shack. Grandfather had died about three years before and left fathe r 20 acres of land as his part of the family estate.
      During these years three children had blessed the home of this coupl e and father was trying hard to get his land in condition to make a livin g on. One day while he was at work down below the house a neighbor came r iding up his horse only haoop on its nose and he was bareheaded, and ridi ng on a high loop, he told mother she better get oput of here quick sayin g the indians are coming they are just over the hill. Mother said, "How c an I get out of here with with these two babies?" he said "I dont know bu t you better hurry they have have just killed a man in Bare Spring Flat a bout 15 miles from here, "Mother said if they were chasing him on a horse , how could she get out two babies and another coming expect to stay aliv e for long?" Mother went into the shack and under the bed, the little boy s began to cry for water and she herself could spit cotton she was so thi rsty, and in the afternoon late here came a dust storm and it took the ro of off the shack and she was looking for indians all that time but none c ame, and as it neared sundown she could see indians sillouetted on the cr est of the hills or raises above the shack. It turned out to be roses an d their flowers looked so much like feathers. Father had been late gettin g home that night and found his family in a state of confusion. as the st orm blowed off timbers which hit little Winnie and hurt him badly, and th ey were all so thirsty and afraid to go for water. They were very glad wh en father came home to share their troubles. It was learned that Brothe r Frank Thirston had been killed out in the Bare Springs Flat about 15 mi les away.
      Mother had three boys then a girl, and after they began to grow bigg er father took the two older ones to help him and the two younger ones we re left at home to help mother. these two were Ed and Ida, they helped i n the house and did choreh helping the other with outside work and hous e work. Ed Moody said one morning he got up real early saw a wild cat tak ing their only chicken from the coop old tom the dog right after it. "Wel l" he said; that night I waited till late to get the firewood in for nigh t and as I carried it around the corner of the coop, Sam was there playin g a trick on me as I rounded the corner he jumped out on all fours and ye lled BOO at me. Well I thought that it was the wild cat so I dropped woo d right on him and ran for the house, and under the bed I went, screamin g bloody murder, mother was disgusted trying to find out what the troubl e was, Sam came in bawling, saying Ed had dumped a whole armload wood o n top of him and he dident like it. Soon mother saw the funny side of i t and advised him not to scare his brother like that, and not to act lik e a wild cat again.
      Mother had a little girl named Eunice and a boy named Johnnie, thes e two were both taken from us. When our little Johnnie died, father was s omewhere between home and Globe, on the freight road, mother sent him wor d by the stage line, he ge word at San Carlos in the evening, that he roa d a mile about 45-50 miles home he dident dare to stay on the road as i t was very dangerous while the indians were roving the country, he took t o the brush lands and over trackless wastes, but it was the safest way ho me getting here in time to take over the responsibilities and burial of o ur precious baby.
      Dad was on the freight road a long time, and one time the renegade i ndians had left the reservation and were doing all the damage they could . Mother was at home alone with us small children and was always nervou s and upset always afraid theans might come and kill us all. One night sh e got up out of bed after midnight, took us children barefooted and start ed for grandmothers home more than a mile away, she too was afraid to tra vel the road but took to the brushes others did and when she got to wher e the music hall now stands on the College grounds in Thatcher, she encou ntered a bed of rattle snakes, it seemed there was a thousand of them bu t suppose there was only about a dozen anyway, even one of them would hav e been terrible that time of night or morning and so dark, Mother lik e a real mother said a prayer, asking for help from on High, and got it , she took the baby in her arms told the other children to walk behind he r and walked through that infested spot in safety, reaching her mother' s home which was just south of the Thatcher church house, Of course mothe r aroused the family Grandmother was scared when she saw mother looking s o white and nervous, she told her her story and they were soon safe and r esting. One of the great lessons mother taught us was to pray when ever w e needed help (and here is another great lesson, besides praying when w e need help is to pray always and thank the Lord every day for all our bl essings then when we need help we have a little bank account to draw from , If we only pray when we want something we are very poor children indeed )
      We mothers children marvel at the accomplishments of our little moth er.If anybody was in need mother was there if she knew about it, Mallar d Preston when his mother died said my mother went there and did sewing f or him and his brothers andrs, how she maid pants shirts and dresses, hel ped them a lot. and she also helped the Carlson children when their mothe r died. Andy was just a little fellow, once he started down the road, mot her ask him where he was going, O he said "I am going down the road to se e what I can see, then see if I cansee it, always seeing for the humorou s side," "It always helps to bear your burdens" mother would say.
      In the year father and Sam started freifhting from Naco and Cannene i a in Mexico. Winnie got work in Clifton, that left me to run the farm , dad had put in 20 acres of Lucern and some grain, it only got about a f oot high when the drowth hitd it dried up. but lots of food there. One da y as the lod wood burning train came rumbling through some sparks from th e engine settled in the dry pasture and set it on fire and burned the who le field. Mother and I were up town we saw the big smoke, later saw it wa s our field on fire we were just heartsick, but the Rail Road never gav e us a penny for our loss.
      Mother had to be a farmer and handyman in every way, and those wa s h days---We had to draw water from a 40 foot well heat it over a wood f ire, then wash scrub and boil the clothes, such a job, scrub on a washboa rd with homemade soap, We hadld washer that turned a wheel back and fort h over and over again and How I grumbled and fussed because I had to do t he work. I was so honery and gripped so much. I know mother would rathe r have done it herself but it was us kids who needed the work and the res ponsibility. O if mother could have lived to enjoy some of the modern hel p we have today, and we should be more appreciative of our parents and wh at they have done for us.
      On the morning of July 28 1903, mother was very sick I was sent to g et the Elders, when I got back I was met at the bedroom door I was met b y a Relief Society Sister and she said "Ed you will have to hurry your mo ther has been waiting for yhe cant hold out much longer, so I rushed in k neeled by her bed but was so full I could say nothing, she put her hand o n my broe and said "Ed you have always been a good boy to me then her han d dropped and she was gone, she had already said goodby to the other chil dren, and was only waiting for me to come so she could go for she was cal led home, and in those few seconds there flashed thru my mind a thousan d ways in which I had been unkind, I went out on the porch and there wa s my five year old sister her three year old brother in her arms and bot h sobbing their little hearts out. So I took them both in my arms and res olved to be a good brother and help dad all I could as he had a great res ponsibility now more than ever. I have seen and heard of motherless child ren, but you can never realize what it is to be without a mother til yo u lose your own. And the dear little helpless babe, after the funeral wa s over and we were back home, everything seemed so strange, couldent hel p but feel that mother would come walking thru the door, and I am sure sh e was worrying about us and the dear little babe who needed her care so b adly. Surely she lingered close by and with us guiding us from pitfalls a s best we would listen to her influence. The little babe dident have th e best of care, we dident know anything about baby formulas, sanatation a nd sterelized bottles and baby care so Ida did the best she could at carr ing for it but it dident do very well, and finely Aunt Keturah came fro m Mexico and took over the care of this precious little bundle of humanit y. and she did a good part by it. I still think it was mother' s spirit u rging our Aunt to come care for this our dear baby sister. And so time we nt on and we had to adjust to a new kind of life.
      Of course in mother's life she couldent have accomplished so much wi thout the help of poor old dad. with all the sorrows and tragedys mothe r went thru, we could hear her sing and see her sweet smile, how their ch ildren will never know. Takeor instance: When I was three years old I go t a butcher knife from the table, mother called me but instead of s toppi ng I ran faster and fell on the back doorstep, the knife ran into my lef t temple cutting a great gash and it bleed profusily, mother dident kno w how to stop it, so she tried ashes then flour, but with the help of sis ter Barney and several hours work it was finely stopped. I lost a lot o f blood.
      When I was about five years old my brothers Winnie and Sam were goin g over to our neighbors the prices to return some borrowed matches, Cousi n Arthur went with them and I bawled to go so I went and after returnin g the matches we all went upee grandmother, as we started home a man by t he name of Swanger came along offering us a ride, they all climbed but m e and and the man said "Are you all in? someone said "yes so he started o ut, I was climbing on the wheel and the wagon ran over me, I was carrie d home with a broken hip. Dr. Rosebeck set it, and as there was no plaste r to be had for a cast, I was wrapped in a sheet and someone had to be b y me for thirty days and nites to keep me quiet while my hip healed.
      Once we had smallpox and scarlet fever, and had to be quarrenteened , still my parents found time to help their neighbors five miles away. On ce mother went to Central to help with the sick, and dad was to come tak e her home, she got tired wg and walked home thru a thicket of batto mone y where the hobos were very bad, father was just starting after her whe n she came walking in.
      Cousin Ed said "Mother taught me this little poem; as he was alway s asking when his birthday was, an how old he would be. "I will be four y ears old the 16 of September, and mother will make me a cake if I can r emember, and told me if I woull you today, with little cousin Arthur I mi ght go and play, I love my grandma and like to get her wood, she always t ells me thank you mom, and gives me something good."

      Reception honoring Winfred Moody and his bride Malinda Lewis.

      Comment; this should have been given on the first page but was missed. Af ter our parents returned from St. George When they were married their fo lks at home gage them a lovely reception, in fact it was the very first o ne ever given in the Gila Valley, a great crowd of relatives and frien d s gathered to wish them well and to enjoy the evening of fun, They danc ed, had singing and speech making, songs like, The little brown church i n the Vale, The Old Oken Bucket, Juanita, and many of the old ballads wer e sung, and stump speeches were the order of the day. Ida says "At this p arty her parents received many lovely and usefull gifts. Grandfather Mood y Grandfather Moody gave them a credit card for $100 dollars on the store , and I remember two large pictures whitch hung on the walls one especial ly was a picture of the Niagra Falls, dont remember who gave it to them.
      Along with all their trials they had to endure, mother tells of goin g to plays, Theaters, an outstanding one was "Ten Nights in a Bar Room" , and many others famous at that time, they had many dances, quiltings, c andy pullings, and hay racks nearly all their fun was combined with wor k of some kind.
      Mother was a student of a nursing class held in Thatcher, it was spo nsored by the Mormon church, the St. Joseph Stake, directing the work her e. Our Mother joined this class, and continued the studies till she compl eted the course and receivr diploma. She was a big help among her friend s and neighbors, always ready to help the sick and it seemed there wa s a lways plenty of sickness at that time. Rulen was the baby then and Id a w as the baby tender, she would take the baby to mother about twice a day , while at school to be nursed, then bring him back home till mother retu rned.
      Here are some comments from the little sister June, "I remember; M y sister Ida took care of us children when mother was away helping the si ck. When Winnie was down with typhoid fever, so awfully sick mother sen t me to stay with Aunt Susie Cge with my grandmother Moody, I watched he r put my clothes away in a drawer. I got so homesick that once when ever y one was away I took out my clothes and walked home. I must have been ab out five years old and walked a mile to my home. Mother dident schold m e she just put her arms around me and loved me, I was a home girl I tel l you Home sickness is the worst sickness there is. I remember when Winni e was sick and they gave him Eagle Brand milk it is so sweet and good, on ce I said "Mother I wish I was sick so I could have some of that milk. Mo ther said "Dear you don't need to get sick to get some of that milk so sh e gave me some. Mother had a beautiful Alapaca dress long sleeves, skir t and high neck, she wore it to church, she was a good seamstress, very t idy and proud, she held her head high and she had beautiful hands, she wa s very kind and gentle. Our cousin Arthut Lewis stayed with us a lot eve n till my mother died later he went to Mexico and lived with Aunt Ketura h Baker. When mother was so sick they took Rulenand me to Aunt Lulas, an d we we rent home when mother passed. I can never forget the terrible los s I felt , I used to cry myself to sleep and have bad dreams, when it wou ld thunder and rain I would think about mother up there in that big hol e and I was afraid she would get cold. I would go to other homes and se e the girl s with mothers and feel so bad because I dident have one. Alth o father was so good to us and he took mother's place and did the best h e could not even he could take mother's place. Later I realized how he mi ssed her also. We stayed with grandma for some time after mother left ust hen we settled down at home I was 11 years and Glenna was 13, she did th e washing and ironing while I did the cooking, we had to bake bread and i t was a hard job for girls so young. We did a lot of singing, at home fat her would card on the old organ and we sing the different parts, he use d to play, O My Father, After mother passed away I couldent stand to hea r that song, I tore the page out of the hymn book, they practiced it on e Sunday in Sunday School, I got to crying and had to leave, Elizabeth Pa ce saw me leave came and talked to me till I got control of myself. Glenn a did our sewing she made us both just alike people sometimes thot we wer e twins.

      CONCLUSION

      Winfred Moody was president of the High Priests Quorum, of the St. J oseph Stake, and Brother Cheny was one of his councilers, Well Brother Ch eny died and of (course) father had to go to the funeral, he dident tel l mother because he dident wo worry her, but we children knew about it, A bout 2 P.M.mother went into a coma, father was sent for and when he retur ned she felt better so he told her where he had been. "Yes she told hi m I knew where you were, I was there also, and I saw several people ther e who have been gone over there a long time, "then she told him the name s of the speakers there and the songs they sang, for she heard and saw th e whole funeral service. To me this was a great testimony that there i s a great hereafter, and that our loved ones are often allowed to visit u s here.

      Quote from Ida's story. "The next day I was alone in the house, an d Mother called me to her bedside and said", Ida I must go and leave al l of you soon, and you will have to take over the responsibility of bein g a mother to your brothers anders, especially to the little baby. I beca me frightened and ran out into the orchard and prayed for someone to com e to help us, soon Aunt Lizzie was at the door, she said, "How is your mo ther?" I have the Relief Society sisters at my house quilting and had din ner ready to serve, A voice said to me "Go to Malinda" I said to myself t hat I would go as soon I got the dinner over with, Again the voice said " Go to Malinda" I ask one of the ladies to serve dinner and here I am, I n ever waited to hear more, I ran to the orchard again and thanked my Heave nly Father for answering my second prayer. and this is another wonderfu l Testimony to me that the Lord hears and answers PRAYERS.

      Brother Ed quotes; Anyway we all grew up, married, made homes of ou r own and raised our families as best we knew how, Perhaps we have regret s for things we left undone thru the years, and perhaps we did things w e shouldent have done. but ss life and thru the teachings of our dear par ents, we have tried hard to bring up our children so that our parent s be hind the veil will be proud of their grandchildren, who have been taugh t to be noble and honorable.
      Now we are getting older than our mother was when she passed on. I w as only fourteen years old when mother died just knew her that long; I wi sh I could put love and honor into my children as mother did with hers, i t is hard to realize thatr accomplished so much in such a short life. Tod ay her little babe she left is sisty two years old, a lovely woman, It wo nt be long now till we will all be with mother and father again. in a fam ily group "Over There" I am seventy eight now and I hope I am ready to g o home when my call comes.

      FamilySearch showed this additional information:
      Census - Date: 22 Jul 1870 Place: Minersville, Beaver, Utah Territor y , USA

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      Census - Date: 8 Jun 1880 Place: Panguitch, Iron, Utah Terrirory, USA

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      Census - Date: 23 Jun 1900 Place: Precinct 12, Graham, Arizona Terri t ory, USA

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