What did Margaret James Crump want expectant mothers to drink when she went to deliver babies?
c. Raspberry leaves
A By telegram
From the life of Hannah “Annie” Stiff (Neville) Cox: The ship docked, June 11, into New York, and Annie and family left the same day for New Haven, Connecticut. From there they traveled by steamboat and railroad to Wyoming, Nebraska, for their departure for the Salt Lake Valley.
Here they rested, bought supplies for the journey, including a wagon to live in, and three oxen and a cow. On July 13, 1866, they departed with the Chipman Company.
Along the way, Annie gathered Currant berries and prickly pear plants to eat, never venturing far from the company, for fear of being taken by the Indians. They also milked their cow and allowed the cream to turn to butter by the jolting motion of the wagon.
One day, about noon, Indians stampeded the cattle of the Chipman Wagon Train and they lost ninety cattle which was a great loss for them. Food rations were cut in half, their travel time was extended, so the captain telegraphed Brigham Young of their plight.
Relief wagons were sent to meet them with forty sacks of flour which relieved the threat of starvation for them. The two month long trek finally ended with their arrival in Salt Lake City, September 15, 1866.
Pioneer Women of Faith and Fortitude, Daughters of Utah Pioneers: (International Society Daughters of Utah Pioneers: 1998), 1: 692.