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-- vi:- r- -' tv - i sVi vH-va- B oy --, roat nip In North PTri Ilfoli uuu Y p '.V . . . t... i: j U K several oi the family fehe ,iaiJ V lnat i .0,tI ; aaUVOO . .nave II cured mnw r i - i : faithful and true, and that if we also are faithful The river was low, the boatnaming b Poor 1 his record we fhall meet "nnd aysooiatp with her n.iim . .. alone of .It. loaded .. ly stranded on a sand bar and s zjzMvt&iyvd that we appreciate her pa- -t labors invo Iving .hardships and' a'cWer we were detained for two week in th a lonelier many Wo!C and at the ainuirj; ijh, would he a very great, oae in.leed considertime of hi.r demise and for iu':n'yycai, near Chester, and only succeeded in years previous), which posias far as St. Louis before the rivergettine ing the very -- unpromising conditions that held the position of 'district teai-hefroze surrounded the tion .the tilled with dignity and family f their .youthful over. AVe had to remain there air Resolved, That we sympathize with-iwinter. days, family related. e reached .Nauvoo in the This, 'however, and friends in the of a de.ar, devoted inuther of 1843. is not all, for no spring mention has been made of and friend; and Before .we landed the Prophet came on the scores of thousands of miles resolution- - be kept board the boat and shook hands with all the mainly by On record, altoThat tthese, 'Woman's Exponent the We were ato greeted with n team, that have been, traveled by different 'l'r publication. passengers. ; members of the family, in others, R. Watmn, beating Ellen hearty welcome from Aunt Leonora Taylor or encouraging others u establish President. colonies, Father'bought a home in Xauvoo and did make comfortable Alice homes and to organize IU'ttkrwoutii, 1JJDUCDl mre jur nis motherless children them" for more -Makuaret, Eeatiiam, effective work as members of while pursuing his. trade to provide for them. CotuiHelors. . the Church. Kstiikk e II. learned to know by sad experience what . 'Watson, In conclusion I will say I have no Secrtlarv. regret home without. a mother, is The following for the strenuous lives that have resulted year, possibly impelled by anxiety for his from our enlistment as a Sf.-tin the Masfamily. Mary Kllen Smith was called' from our children, father married again, and going to ter's service, no midst for the sacrifices January the 10th; HMS, and was buried regrets St. Louis a few months later to obtain more" loth, this being the L'7th anniversary of or made, hardships endured. While glad January her married life. She was profitable employement, died there very that we have done so worker in much, I wish it were the Relief of Thatcher Idaho, being secresuddenly. Thus the children were left com- more. The cause is worthy of all that we tary for many years. She also taught a class in plete orphans at a time when the Church have done, and a" thousand time more. Sunday School for about sixteen years. She was was overwhelmed with trouble. The Prophet What the Lord has done for us as a family also president of the Primary tome years, which and Patriarch had been cruelly martyred can never be position she had t o resign on account of her we and our health failing. She was fully repaid, though the wife of Brother Geo. and our Uncle John Taylor who was with children .after us devote our whole lives to M. Smith, nnd daughter of Bishop Edwin them at the time, and who, wounded almost his service. God that all mny ever .Ellen W. Woolley. She was born in Salt Lake unto death, had been brought home from have the dispositiongrant City, J'tah, December 18.YS, was married Januto do so. :he leaves a husband and six ary KUli, IKS). Carthage by my father and others, was still St. George, Utah. children, one daughter and five sons, four of her suffering from the effect of .his wounds. The children preceded her to the spirit world, her oldest son in persecutors of the Saints were still indulging t ,v tmu' " nn n inwiiinn uii,;,(;ivu ill ,UUUUK t States. She was an energetic worker, and her in threats, and a feeling of unrest prevailed IN t , I..." 'v r-.- ; ". .d -- . cerv;c(WW; - . i T r ! ami-honor- as-alr- ; ! eady t Ref-olve- ' , -- . . . er ithful S(-:iet- y D.-.an- d - 11 more or less among the Saints, portending the troubles yet to come that resulted in their general exodus from Illinois. This was the condition of affairs in Nauvoo when we were bereft of our father. Words can scarce--l- y express how utterly helpless and forlorn our prospects as six orphan children the eldest not eighteen and the youngest not yet four theri seemed to be. The Lord, how He gave us hope ever, did not desert us. in the triumph of His cause and faith and courage to remain true to it even at a time wnen so many weanenea ana aoanaonea it. George and I found a home with our aunt, and Mary Alice, though scarcely more than a child herself, soon married and provided a home for the other three. We were scat tered then, but destined soon to be more so Our experience as colonizers commenced -- in in Illinois, was soon to be more extended. George and I were among the early emigrants that followed the band of pioneers, into Salt Lake Valley, in 1847 and after we had endured two- years of hard ship and privation therein we were joined by the Test of the family. We were all active in colonizing Salt Lake '.ValleyTand'aiB time passed, under the direction of the Chnrch authorities (for it has generally been in response to calls from them that we have branched out) the members of our family hav figured conspicuously in colonizing other places. Angus was among the first settlers of Iron County and he and David and Leonora and I were among the Leonora later first colonizers of St. George on helped to establish a settlement in Pine Valley.Our Sister Elizabeth was among the pioneers of Bear Lake. Valley,' where she rstui resides. My aaugnter Anne iu. y,ao among the colonizers of Juarez, in Mexico, where she still lives. My son Angus has ArViT? --a fl a ii Tvooi Ya"o r n ft rif f h.fi COlo- UUU O bill VWW nizers of Big Horn, Wyoming. Mary Alice s. daughter Leonora and her family occupy a similar position m leton .vaney, iuanu. Leonora's sons George, David and Angus are among the colonizers of White River, a eva-dDavid's ions Lewis and Eugene are helping to establish a colony at Fielding, . r-- -- - 1 1 -- a. MEMORIAM. Resolutions of respect to the memory of Sarah J. Williams Watson, wife of Hugh Wa'tson, who departed this life on the ith of April, 13, after lin gering for three months after a. serious operation for cancer, January 8, P. OS. She hore her sufferings with much fortitude and calmness, and we feel that she was greatly deserving the rest, she has obtained. And we, the ollicers alitf Anembers of the Sixth "W, ard Relief Society, feel thAt in her passing away we have lost an earnest andfaithful worker in the Relief Society cause, a firm and valued friend, and be it Resolved, That we deeply sympathize with her family in their deep bereavement and sorrow in the loss of a loving and devoted wife and mother, and we earnestly pray that the sweet and consoling influence of the Holy Spirit may descend upon them, to heal up the broken hearts and help them to realize that He who rules the destinies of all, doeth all things well; that although they are deprived of her sweet and loving presence for a short time, yet will they be united again "some sweet day," if they are true and faithfulto her-memor- Resolved, That we sincerely mourn her departure from us, but appreciate her past faithful labors, and know that she has gone to receive She held the reward for labor well performed. a of of for number teacher the position years in which the Sixth Ward Relief Society, duty she performed in an energetic and exemplary manner and for the past two years acted as stake missionarPioneer Stakeand won the love and rey-of all those whom she associated with in of spect that capacity. resolu Resolved that we place these a to the famcopy tions on our records, present ily, and also send one to the Woman's Exponent for publication. r Ellen R. Watson, President. ALICE BrtTERWORTH, . .Margaret Lkatham, Counselors. Esther II. Watson, Secretary. y. lvn.l iitan . A Mas . t ..a in ner- wurK, Hiiaieverfeue ilia sue 1 - - 1 1 1 ac- complished with credit to herself and resolutions o.f respect, Whereas, our Heavenly Father in Hi w isdom has seen lit to call from our midst our beloved sister, Mary K. Smith, Secretary of thu Thateher Reliei Society, we have resolved", Whereas our immediate association with her as our eecretary of the Relief Society of Thatcher we feel it a duty to express our appreciation of her labors in Ovir society, her ever untiring example as a worker in the cause of Christ. She was ever ready to perform any duty assigned her, no matter what the call might be. She was a devoted wife and a kind,. indulgent mother, respected by all who knew her. Be it Resolved, We as sisters of this society do most deeply mourn the loss of so faithful a sister, and will try to follow the example she so worthily, set for us, and we are willing to say, "Thy will be , -- done." Beit" Resolved, That we extend our sympathy to the bereaved family, of Sister Smith, he-- husband and children ana "as&r xioa to cjomidrt them in their hour of need that He will hear their prayers and heal their wounds. Be it . Resolved, That a copy of these resolutions be read in our Relief Society meeting, and also. r ed, a copy sent to the Woman's Exponent, and one to the bereaved family, j Anna Anderson, President; Amy Toone, Sylva : Allsop, Counselors. . R. S. REPORTS. SAX.JUAN STAKE. San Juan Stake-RelieSociety Conference was held at Ionticello, Utah, May 10 and 17, 19087 and was very "mur blessed and' instructed through the visit of Sisters Harker A general and Peters' frorn head quarters. stake conference was in session and the Relief Society met at 4:30 p. m. both times: PresidentMary N. Jones presiding. Four of the wards reported their organizations. There being five wards not represented. f " Resolutions of respect to the memory of Sister Eliza Bezzant, who died on the 31st of March, 190S,- - Her death was calm and peaceful,: falling . to sleep as a tired child. s;Cf0r RP77nt ioined the Church in her native to the country and. her kindness audxdevotion fa- d- 'rateTiteTST-aissionaryrnr- r remained EtdeTBTWfaifeThe Viae cnont: noon or lifoStake said "Let your lightso shine that you mg.. Mnce coining anu "? in aomg goou iiciFB;.vrespectfor yourselves and lead thaf c,p commenced m the old countryf and may gain 'others to glorify the Lord- - "No greater misthat she has been.euccesfifuUali those who knew. sion is on earth than that of Motherhood. her can amply testify. tho nfficers and members of the Sixth I love to find daughters by the side of their shall miss her we, although Ward Relief Society, mothers; especially in household labors and 10 moum ior xier as i do kindly presence, hi Relief Society work." who have no hope, for we know that she . ur . .r aa not-iee- those there-was-neve- r, Vi .