Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Pioneer Dress Making

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Pioneer Melissa Jane Davis states that she needed and wanted a new dress. What did her mother make the dress from?

a.      Burlap

b.      An old bacon sack

c.       Weaved hay twine

d.      Cheese cloth

Yesterday’s answer:

(D)   The Utah-Idaho State line

The following from the life of Joshua Midgley, born October 15, 1832: Joshua was called on a mission in December of 1856 to northern Utah, traveling from Centerville to the state line.

   At the time he returned home, the priesthood was advocating plural marriage, providing a man could afford to support another wife and had secured the consent of his present spouse. Joshua consulted with his bishop and secured a recommend which was approved by Brigham Young. But Jemima withheld her consent, hence the matter was permanently dropped by Joshua. Later in his life, when he had become reasonable well-to-do and was in responsible positions in his ward and stake, some of the brethren continued to urge him to take another wife. He considered the matter settled by Jemima’s position, but the elders talked to her about it, urging her to pray until she received a response from the Lord. She assured them, “Well, Brothers, I have prayed to the Lord over and over again and asked for guidance. So far he has said nothing to me.” This ended the efforts of the elders.   

Chronicles of Courage, Daughters of Utah Pioneers (Salt Lake City: Lesson Committee, 1993), V4:305.

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