Saturday, September 7, 2019

Baby Steps

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How did Anna Christina Cramer learn how to sew?
a.                  In school
b.                  In Church
c.                   By sewing clothes for her dolls
d.                  By making socks
Yesterday’s answer:
D   To fund the primary
From the life of Hannah Hunt Collard:   On May 10, 1864, Hannah, her daughter, her mother and her sister, Ann, and the family left Liverpool, England, on the sailing vessel. “The McClellan.” They reached New York, June 23, 1864, then traveled by train to Omaha, Nebraska. Here the company was divided into groups and Hannah and her family traveled in the William S. Warren Wagon-Train Company.
The trip from Omaha to Utah was not an easy one. They arrived in the Salt Lake Valley, October 6, 1864. They were taken to the tithing yard where they camped for a few days.
Hannah’s brother, Thomas, had come to Utah two years earlier and was living in Monroe, Utah. He had made arrangements for the family to journey to Monroe and then helped them build a dugout during the winter months, in Fountain Green which was near Monroe.
As soon as spring arrived, the Indians raided and the dozen families fled to Moroni, about eight miles south, where they had a fort. They stayed there until a fort was built in Fountain Green.
Hannah married James Edward Collard on October 1, 1865. They had three children which made four with Hannah’s daughter who had been born in England. James was a farmer and a good provider.
Hannah served faithfully for many years as a teacher in Sunday school and Relief Society and a counselor to the first Primary President in Fountain Green.
In 1880, she was appointed President, a position she held for twenty years. She would take the children gleaning in the wheat fields and then sold the wheat and used the money to finance the Primary.
In about 1885, she was asked to be in charge of the preparation of the dead for burial. She made the clothes and did everything necessary to prepare the body for burial. At times she would go on cold and stormy nights where there was a death. Often Hannah would find the family nearly destitute and would give of her scanty means when it was needed.
Pioneer Women of Faith and Fortitude, Daughters of Utah Pioneers: (International Society Daughters of Utah Pioneers: 1998), 1: 640.

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