Friday, November 22, 2019

Pushing Them Along

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Elizabeth Smith Crane

What was pushing Elizabeth Smith Crane and her husband to Utah in the late 1850s?
a.                  The wind
b.                  The Natives
c.                   Mobs and robbers
d.                  Johnston’s army
Yesterday’s answer:
A   Her father finding a purse with the needed money
From the life of Agnes McGregor Cutler Cooper:   Ann McGregor was born in Scotland in 1843. When her parents came to Utah in 1852, they almost left her behind because of lack of money. However, her father found a purse with money and was allowed to keep it, which was the amount needed for her passage. She was six years old when she crossed the ocean, and nine when she crossed the plains with the David Wood Company. She walked all the way, and her shoes wore out. The sand would get so hot her mother would wrap her feet with burlap or even material from her own dress. They had a cow so there was plenty of milk. They arrived in the Valley 1 Oct. 1852.
Pioneer Women of Faith and Fortitude, Daughters of Utah Pioneers: (International Society Daughters of Utah Pioneers: 1998), 1: 669

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