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Brand new hardcover book! ; From the Daily Herald
A new Provo history tells the story of 11 "tough ole' birds in their twilight years."On March 24, 1914, 11 pioneer stalwarts in their seventh and eighth decades gathered to sign an affidavit, witnessed and authenticated by a notary public."We the undersigned, with joy and heartfelt gratitude to God, our Heavenly Father, hereby testify that we saw the Prophet Joseph Smith and declare unto all that he was a prophet of God," reads the affidavit."Those stalwart women then gathered in a classroom, decorated it with their beautiful handwork and posed for a photograph," writes Katherine Thatcher Brimhall, who spent the better part of two years researching the lives of the women for the book "The Testifiers of the Prophet Joseph Smith: Tough Ole' Birds in their Twilight Years." "They used a United States flag as a backdrop, expressing their patriotism as well as their religious faith. This photograph and affidavit hang in the Provo Pioneer Museum."
Among the women featured are:• Marinda Melvina Knapp Allred Glazier, owner of the first sewing machine in Provo in 1859.• Marilla Lucretia Johnson Miller Daniels, who attended the National Woman Sufferage Association Convention in Atlanta, Ga., in January, 1895, as part of work for the inclusion of the sufferage clause as part of the 1895 Utah Constitutional Convention.• Eunice Billings Warner Snow, who watched Joseph Smith lay the cornerstone for the Nauvoo Temple, and once attacked an Indian with a kitchen knife when the man invaded her home.• Johanna Hollister Patten, who served as president of the Woman's Suffferage Association of Utah County, and raised pond fish and sugar cane where University Mall is now located.• Sarah Louisa Fausett Turner, whose parents forfeited the deed to their home to make bail for Joseph Smith at Liberty Jail. She was married to the sheriff, and her son was murdered in Park City.• Sarah Topham Clark, known as "the first bride of Provo" because she and her husband were the first couple married in the Provo River Settlement, on October 17, 1849. She wore a shawl loaned to her by her sister, and had a bouquet of wild vines and autumn leaves. ; 6.25" x 9.25"; 279 pages
Title: The Testifiers of the Prophet Joseph Smith - Biographical Vignettes of Mormon Pioneer Women
Publisher: Katherine T. Brimhall: 2011
Weight: 1.00 Item
Seller ID: 52767