Thursday, March 7, 2019

Having to Prove he was a Preacher

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 Edwin Dilworth Woolley Sr.

During the 1800’s, certain benefits where given to ministers. Why did Edwin Dilworth Woolley Sr. have to prove to certain men he was a preacher?
a.                  He wanted to stay at a hotel free for the night
b.                  He wanted to pass a toll gate free of charge
c.                   He wanted to ride on a stage coach free of charge
d.                  He wanted to ride the railroad free of charge
Yesterday’s answer:
D   No wind
From the life of Sarah Ann Traxon Jex Brockbank:   In 1854, Sarah Ann’s great adventure began when she left on the ship, “Windermere,” for America and Zion with her mother, Eliza Goodson Jex and William Jex (Eliza’s brother-in-law) whom she married the day they sailed from England, 22 Feb. 1854.
On March 12, a fierce storm arose. The captain of the ship asked an Elder to ask his God to help them. This storm lasted eighteen hours, and bad weather continued for ten days. Two days after the storm, William Jex, along with thirty-six others came down with small pox. Three days after the outbreak of smallpox, the ship caught fire. Water buckets brought into use, soon had the fire under control. They became so short of food that they had to be put on half rations while they were crossing the Atlantic Ocean for the ten weeks. Many deaths occurred on board.
International Society Daughters of Utah Pioneers, Pioneer Women of Faith and Fortitude, (Publisher Press, 1998), 1: 369.

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