Life History of
Margaret Elzirah Frost Rawlins
(As written by Margaret and her granddaughter, Eulalia [Eulalie] L. Taggart)
My great-great grandparents were James Frost and Isabell Vandyke. There is no dates of these. Cencus records of 1790 for North Carlina gives the following. James Frost lived in Salisbury Dist Rockingham Co. North Colina. His family included himself, wife six sons under 16 year and two daughters.
According to our family records James Frost had only 5 sons and two daughters. Children's names:
- Jonas B. 1780
- Nickolos 1782
- Samuel 1784
- McCaslin 1786 (11 December) or 10 December 1785, Rockingham, N. Corlina.
- Ezekel 1787
- Sara 1788
- Rachel 1789
McCaslin Frost was of an English descent and his wife was Dutch. When Penina Smith was a very little girl her mother died. She lived with her aunt until her aunt died. Then Penina went and lived with James and Isabell Frost, until she married their son, McCaslin Frost in 1809. They both Joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Jefferson County, Iowa. They were baptized by their oldest son, Samuel Buckhamon Frost, who Joined it in Nauvoo.
While a small child Margaret moved to Hancock County and from there to Iowa, Jefferson County, here in the spring of 1840 her sister, Martha McKiney Frost (Patsey as she was always called) she was married to Harmon Akes. The day before the wedding there came a big turkey before the door. Her father, being a strong Methodist hated to break the Sabbath, but did and shot the turkey and they had it for the wedding. When the folks went to the wedding they left little Margaret Elzirah alone with a big dog to guard her, this being in the night and it was in Indian country.
Her school teachers were Rebecca Frost in 1842. Also Abigail Thorn, or as she is known to us here (Grandma Pond). Not long after her sister was married Samuel B. Frost came from Illinois Bear Crick Branch, on a mission and preached the Gospel to his father's family, converted his father and mother sister Nancy and husband, Archibald [Archible] Kerr, Freba [Fereba] and her husband William Harrison Barger, and Martha and husband Harmon Akes. Isabell, her husband Wiley Jones did not believe. Later on Samuel B. Frost came back and cut the ice which was two feet thick, and baptized all of them. But Isabell's husband would not let her be baptized. After this her father and family moved to Illinois then her brother Samuel B. went on a mission to Tennessee among their relatives. A cousin to her father John Frost and family Joined the Church. His wife's name was Nancy. Their children were:
- LaFayette [Lafayette]
- Mary married Joseph Sharp Rawlins
LaFayette [Lafayette] went in the Mormon Battalion and enlisted in the Army the second time and he died in California a member of the Church. The father, John Frost died in Illinois in full fellowship of the Church. And Mary married Joseph Sharp Rawlins and the mother and the rest of the family aposticised from the Church. After Brother Samuel B. came home in 1842 he baptized his little sister Margaret Elzirah in the Church. Brother Henry Miller confirmed her at the water's edge.
My father rented a place about 5 miles from Carthage. Lived there several years, before the Prophet was killed and was living there at that time.
There was a break up among the people and her father moved on to another place he rented stayed there till the mob began to burn houses. In May 1846 they left their home and started west, stopping at Council Bluffs, Iowa. In the fall of 1846 her father and brother Samuel B. went about 60 miles down the river to what was called Nishnabotna [Nishe Botany]. My brother bought a place there and we all lived here.
Margaret was working out to a place and the man tore a large hole in his coat in going through the brush, as they lived a way out in the woods, the lady was sick and not able to mend the hole so Margaret offered to do it. She did so nice a job that other neighbors brought work for her, she was very neat in hand work of any kind. She was at this place when Harvey M. Rawlins came after her. His brother Joseph S. and wife, Mary Frost Rawlins came on 3 December 1846 and they were married in Nishnabotna [Nishe Botany]. Then the men hired out to split rails for a man by the name of Jones.
The last of December they moved to a place called Honey Crick. On New Years morning Harvey went out hunting and got two big turkeys. They had these for their first New Years dinner. Father James Rawlins and Brother Joseph S. and Lucinda and husband all lived close together here, the men would go out hunting and got plenty of honey for the families for the winter. Harvey M. and Joseph S. went hunting up the river, the Indians got after them, stole their horses and Harvey's overcoat and other things but the men never got hurt. They took turns herding the cattle on the river, on the opposite side from where we lived, there they sit the milk in pans, let it freeze and sack it up and bring it to us sometimes they churned the butter and took it to the women.
The brother-in-law, William Barger went to the Battalion and the men folk moved his wife Freba [Fereba] Frost Barger there with them and built her a house and supported her while they stayed there.
The people built a school that winter of 1847. On the morning of 30 April 1848 there came a baby girl to the home of Harvey and Margaret. When she was two weeks old they started the Journey to the Rocky Mountains, with two yoke of cattle three (3) of them being wild when starting, they got frightened and run over a large stump, came nearly throwing Mother and baby out. Harvey had a rope on the leaders horns to guide them.
That day they made their way to the Missouri River. Here they found a great many awaiting to cross. Stayed there several days before they got across the river. They camped in a vacant house until the company was made up. Here Mary Rawlins, Joseph S.' wife took very sick, and Margaret nursed both babies. They thought Mary would never recover but in a few days after they started she got better. Here the company was organized with:
- James Blake Captain of 100
- Barney Adams Captain of 50
- Andrew Cunningham Captain of 10
They started and traveled in this way for a while. Some were not satisfied in the way it was divided so Brother Amasa Lyman divided them in three companies:
- Franklin Richards Captain of one
- Barney Adams Captain of another
- Andrew Cunningham Captain of another
The third one was to travel behind but in a few days they were [about] ahead. They had passed both companies and were the first in the Valley. There was one baby born on the Platt River and it was called Platt Lyman.
They landed in Salt Lake City 12 October 1848 and stayed in the fort that night, next morning Father Rawlins Joseph S. Andrew Cunningham drove out to Little Cottonwood and there they camped for a while. They went on to Big Cottonwood, where Father Rawlins built a home, Joseph made a Dug Out, and Andrew Cunningham went back to Salt Lake. Harvey went down on the Jordan to help George Langley with the cattle. George Langley married Martha McKiney Frost Akes, after the death of her husband Harmon Akes. About this time David and George Carson, being twins married my sisters Millie Jane and Elva Ann, these brothers were out after the Indians and George was killed so David took his brother's wife and raised a family for him.
When the herd of cattle broke up we came back to Big Cottonwood and lived with Joseph S. and wife till we got a dugout made. This was finished and moved into on New Year's Day and this was they happiest day in Margaret's life; the Joy of knowing she had a real home of their own.
George Langley got sick and went back to Little Cottonwood. Here Penina Langley was born, stayed there till the next fall. George got sick again and moved into Salt Lake City where his first wife Polly lived. He died in the spring of 1850. In the spring of 1850 Harvey built a house up on the hill above their dugout and he farmed the land close by. On July 3, 1850 a son was born. They called him James McCaslin, he died in February 1851. Sister Martha McKiney Frost Akes Langley married again in 1851 to John Wiser. My son Harvey McGalyard Jr. was born 13 December 1851. In the spring of 1852 we moved on the north side of Draper. On 17 July 1854 our son Samuel LaFayette was born. When he was three weeks old his mother went to the door, the sun was shining bright all at once it was dark. I looked up and the heavens were thick with grasshoppers. They settled down and took all the crops, that winter lots lost their stock on account of scarcity of food. Many people suffered too, for want of food.
In August 1856 Archibald Kerr and wife Nancy Ilewood Frost and two children, Malessa and Isabell and a baby they took to raise, he was William LaFayette Avery, and Father and Mother Frost came to Salt Lake. They took their home with them. In September 1856 Joseph S. Rawlins took smallpox, had one pox, and his youngest child took it from him. We were all there with them not knowing what it was, sent for the Doctor and he said it was smallpox, took them to Holiday settlement where they all had it. Harvey nailed up their house and burnt sulphur and taxx. We were all vaccinated but Archibald had several pox broke out on him. He was sick but was building his house close by and worked on it and didn't say a word about being sick, finished his house and moved in October 1856.
On 22 January 1857 Franklin Archibald was born, when he was small we moved on the south side of Draper, we built a two room (adobe) [doby] house and set out a peach orchard. Mother Jane Sharp Rawlins died 5 April 1858 at Big Cottonwood. On the 6th of April 1859 Penina Jane was born, on the 10th of December I took down with rheumatism, I was helpless for six weeks, got better but was lame all winter. It was some time in 1860 that Archibald Kerr and family moved up to all Richmond, Cache County, Utah. About August 1861 my brother Samuel Frost and family with about fifty persons in all came into the Valley, he came and stayed with us as we had plenty of garden stuff for all. Brother Samuel B. built a house about a block south of us and carried water from our place. He came at night with his bucket and he would talk with me while I did my spinning. Many night we sit up till 2 o'clock talking of his trouble. His wife Rebecca and baby died in Iowa, Freemont County. He had six children with him, three of which were married. Their names are:
- Nettie [Hettie]; married Steven Allred
- Mary; married Jarome Adams
- Samuel; married __________
- Sarah; married Felt Acord
- James McCaslin (called Ned)
- Nancy; married Abe Acord
Jarome Adams settled in Utah and Abe and his wife started for California, went as far as Carson Valley and came back and settled in Utah in 1862.
On 19 November 1861 Mary Eveline Rawlins was born. That fall I took wool in the dirt and made it into cloth. In the fall and winter of 1862 - 1863 Mother Frost and I would spin at night and weave the next day, we would cut out and make a garment as soon as enough cloth was woven. The sewing was done at night after the family was in bed.
In the winter of 1863 and another piece in the loom, and hired a woman to weave it out. On March 18, 1863 my daughter Elzirah was married to Marion Kerr and moved to Richmond, Cache County (he married two cousins they were both Rawlins girls). They were Joseph's and Harvey's daughters. Nancy Jane in the summer she came home on a visit. Dressed Nina and Eva in some blue dresses I had made and stood them on a big box to look at them and said; "They sure look like butterflies." On March 4, 1864 Joseph William was born. On 16 March 1864 George McCaslin Kerr was born to my daughter (Elzirah). On May 1864 her baby died.
I was still making cloth to clothe my family, in December 1864 Samuel L. Rawlins took pneumonia, was nearly well when typhoid fever set in. On New Years Day we worked all day to keep life in him, about 1st February the children had measles and Eva and Joseph had Scarlet Fever and Samuel L. had a spell of rheumatism. He remarked one day; He guessed when he had everything he would be done.
In April 1865 we [sold out and] moved to Spring City. Harvey was called to go after the Indians who had stolen cattle from the settlers. We raised a crop but had a hard frost and lost [which froze] our grain. In October 1865 we came back to Draper here we learned our daughter Margaret Elzirah had give birth to another baby boy and called him James Harvey, born 11 September 1865 and she died 26 September 1865. This was a great shock to us. We rested a few days in Draper and then went to Father Rawlins and stayed until 1st November 1865, then moved to Richmond, Cache County, Utah.
We found our motherless grandchild. I weaned my baby, Joseph, took Jimmy, as we always called him, and kept him until he was 8 months old, then his father came and took him, which hurt us very bad. We bought us a house and lot where the red brick school house used to stand, just across the street on the East side from where the Tabernacle stands in Richmond. In 1866 Father and Mother came to Richmond. On 23 October 1866 Alma Frost Rawlins was born. We had thrashers at the time. In the summer of 1867 Harvey M. went to Draper and put in a crop, on account of the grasshoppers being so bad here. While there he had a dream, the next morning he started home, was nearly home when he met John Wiser, my sister's husband, he said Joseph was very low and he was coming after Harvey.
In the spring of 1868 Evy had a very hard sick spell of (colery mobas), came nearly dying. She wanted her Aunt Nancy Kerr, said she would cure her. We sent for her, she came and beat up dried chicken gizzards pealing, gave it to her and she would not vomit any more.
We took a trip to Mendon after Evy was better, the water was so high we went around by Wellsville.
In the fall Franklin A. had a hard sick spell, Harvey was gone to Kase Creek [Crick]on the railroad, at that time the big word was "Haft to wait till January for pay." Another time he went with the Railroad into Echo Canyon with Bishop Preston in charge of the work. On the 14th of May  Elva Arminta was born, she cried so loud she awakened all the children, as soon as she was washed and dresses, Sister Nancy told them to come see their little sister. My father and mother Frost was living with us. For some time Mother was very sick. On 8 September 1868 she died.
All the men of town were out drilling on the Public Square. Out lot joined this. In the spring of 1870 we sold our lot to the trustees. Harvey built on a rented piece of land out south of [town across the street from] Archibald [Archible] Kerr and David Carson built a one room log house. In the fall built a slope on the back and used it for a grainery and we used it to make bed over the grain to sleep.
In the fall of 1870 Harvey went to Salt Lake with a load of grain, when he returned he suffered with a carbuncle on his back bone. I filed pure brass and plated lead and covered it which rotted it. I pulled a core out as long as my little finger and it began to run, but was healed after a long time. That winter the children were skating on the ice. Joseph fell and cut a gash in his head. Evy brought him in, while I was dressing it she fainted and fell on the floor and was sick in bed for several days. At this time my father lived with my sister, Nancy, as they had built a room so he could live there.
In the spring of 1871 Harvey went to Lewiston, built a shanty and then took the family, about the 25th of April. We left Penina with Martha Karren and Eveline with Nancy [Jane] Kerr to go to school. We would go over on Friday evenings and bring them home, we did this only a few weeks then brought them to stay for good. We raised a crop that year and in December we moved back to Richmond. The snow fell about three feet deep. Our horses got lost through the storm and we had hours of anxiety before the boys found them. On the 1st of February  Jasper Alfonzo was born in Richmond. On the 1st of April we went back to Lewiston which was then called the "Flat". There were wild pea flowers in abundance. The wild grass waved beautifully, in the summer it was about 3 feet high. This was the only year we didn't raise our bread and went to Richmond to buy it.
In the year 1873 or 1874 [1872 or 1874] William H. Lewis was appointed to preside over the Lewiston Ward. The year of 1873 I took wool in the dirt from Careline Allen and made cloth from it and got half of what I made. This same year Harvey M. Jr. went on the road to Montana freighting. Lucinda R. Cunningham, John and Martha Wiser, [Hyum] and Martha Karren lived on the flat. Archibald [Archible] and Nancy Kerr lived down on Bear River and Father Frost lived with us.
This summer Alfonzo got lye in his mouth and was burnt bad. During this time he weaned himself.
In the spring of 1874 my father was sick two weeks then died May 12, 1874 and was buried in Richmond. At this time Archibald [Archible] and Nancy Kerr came and stayed for about a month. On the 1st of August Nancy Ellen our baby girl was born. It was a hot, windy summer and we raised water melons by the wagon loads. During the summer two boys were killed by a terrible thunder and lightning storm. There was about 18 or 20 families lived here at the time. They [The men] made a ditch from Work Creek [Worm Crick] that served for irrigation purposes for the few years then they built a large canal From cub River.
On January 6, 1876 the Relief Society was organized with Margaret Elzirah Frost Rawlins as the first President with Lucinda R. Cunningham 1st counselor and Martha Lewis as 2nd Counselor and Susan Terry was Secretary. Careline Allen was Treasurer. It was organized with 23 members, the brethren donated to start a fund as the Prophet Joseph Smith did. I served the Relief Society as best I could, visiting the sick, burying the dead and trying to comfort the broken hearted. I helped to lay away about 125 persons that died. Martha Lewis was released and Martha Karren was put in her place. Later Lucinda Cunningham was released and Martha Wiser was put in her place. On May 20, 1877 William H. Lewis was set apart as Bishop and 10th June 1877 his counselors were given him, Wm. D. Henreicks [Hendirks] and Hans Funk. On December, 1877 Harvey M. Rawlins Jr. and Rebecca Alvira Lewis were married in the Endowment House, Salt Lake City. The next year on October 13th  William Harvey Rawlins was born. In the Spring of 1879 Harvey M. Rawlins Sr. went on the railroad to McCammon, Idaho, worked till fall, sent home several hundred dollars which I protected by putting in my straw bed. We had a very poor stove to cook on, sometimes the girls took the washing up to Eda Lewis to do it.
In September 1879 Harvey M. Sr. had a very sick spell (colra mobas). Brother Wm. Waddoups came and administered to him and he was healed. The same fall Arminta was very sick. On December 18, 1879 Franklin A. Rawlins and Leona Leavitt were married in the Endowment House, Salt Lake City. April 28 1880 was my birthday. The Relief Society gave me a surprise, as I was 50 years Old. They came and pitched a tent in the door yard and set a table for over 50 persons to sit down to dinner. It was a day to be remembered. A few days later the boys went with their teams to railroad. Harvey Sr. and Jode and Fay went on the midnight train to Red Rock and started to work there. I and four children were left to tend the farm. In the summer Harvey Sr. came home and hired a header [hedder] to cut out grain it was the first header we had seen. In November they finished work on the railroad and they returned home. Franklin and his wife lived with us while they built them a house on his own farm. December 4, 1880 George Franklin Rawlins was born to them. May 5, 1881 Penina Jane Rawlins was married to James Brinkerhoff Leavitt, in the Endowment House in Salt Lake City.
All this summer I was sick with a pain in my stomach. During the summer (1881) Harvey Sr. built his barn and bought a header [hedder] and cut grain for customers for years. He acted as Trust for the school for a good many years with George Leavitt. In December James B. Leavitt had an abscess on his side and suffered most all winter. During this time their first baby was born, January 18, 1881, called James Roy Leavitt. On February 16, 1882 Samuel LaFayette Rawlins was married to Elizabeth VanOrden in the Endowment house in Salt Lake City She was exposed to the measles while gone, they came to our house and took sick with measles. Alma, Arminta, Alfonzo and Ella all took the measles. Eva was working away from home at the time and we had to send for her.
On May 4, 1882 Mary Eveline Rawlins married Joseph Wire Leavitt, in the Endowment House in Salt Lake City. On July 13, 1883 a daughter was born to Franklin and wife they called her Elzirah Janet [Janett] Rawlins, for her two Grandmothers. On September 9, 1882 a baby girl was born to Harvey Jr. and wife, they called her Linna [Linnia] Dean Rawlins. Rebecca was sick for 3 months. October 22, 1882 a baby boy was born to Samuel L. and wife they called him Everett LaFayette [Lafayette] Rawlins.
January 2, 1883 a baby boy was born to Joseph W. Leavitt and wife, they called him Joseph McCaslin Leavitt. He lived 1-1/2 hours. Mar 20, 1883 a girl was born to James B. Leavitt and wife, they called her Florina Arminta. She took sick with the whooping cough and died when 3 weeks old. In May Penina took rheumatism in her hands and couldn't do anything for a month or two so I took her home with me. On November 22, 1883 another boy was born to Joseph W. Leavitt and wife. They called him William Francis Leavitt. He lived 1-1/2 hours.
On February 24, 1884 a boy was born to James B. Leavitt and wife. They called him George Rawlins Leavitt. On March 15, 1884 a boy was born to Samuel L. Rawlins and wife. They called him William Albert Rawlins. On May 17, 1884 the Logan Temple was dedicated and I and my husband were there. This summer the Relief Society bought a lot and paid $100.00 for it, and later fenced it and built a grainery. On June 5; 1884 Harvey M. Jr. married Louisa Waddoups as his second wife. On February 23, 1885 a son was born to Franklin and wife called James Rawlins he lived a few minutes.
On June 7, 1885 a baby girl was born to Joseph W. Leavitt and wife. They called her Eulalia Ardella Leavitt. On June 24 1885 Joseph William married Mary Ann Pope in the Logan Temple. They lived with us during the fall. Mary Ann was sick, had a shocking spell, seemed as if she would die but she gradually got better. On August 12, 1885 a boy was born to Harvey M. Jr. and wife. They called him Clement Lewis Rawlins. On December 10, 1885 a baby girl was born to Samuel L. Rawlins and wife. They called her Elizabeth Ocella Rawlins.
On the 2nd of April 1886 Eveline came to my home very sick which lasted for 3 months. She had neuralgia of the stomach. The 1st of July Samuel L. Rawlins and James B. Leavitt and families moved to Star Valley, Wyoming. Joseph W. took Eveline for a trip to Star Valley for her health. She was better and wasn't able to do her work for a long time. On July 7, 1886 a baby girl was born to Joseph W. Rawlins and wife. They called her Arminta LaLene. The last of July my brother Samuel B. Frost and daughters Nancy Acord and Mary Adams and families came and stayed at our house and done work in the Logan Temple. This summer Joseph W. Rawlins was throwed from a horse and nearly killed. November 21, 1886 a boy was born to James B. Leavitt and wife. They called him Alva Frances Leavitt. June 12, 1887 a girl was born to Samuel L. Rawlins and wife and they called her Lois Elzirah Rawlins, that same day, June 12, 1887 a boy was born to Harvey M. Rawlins Jr. and Louisa Rawlins and they called him Burness Rawlins. October 3, 1887 a boy was born to Joseph W. Leavitt and wife they called him Arden O'Dell Leavitt. November 20, 1887 a boy was born to Franklin and wife. They called him Merl Rawlins (I was always with them or had them at my home whenever they had trouble.)
On May 21, 1888 Linnia Dean Rawlins died. June 11, 1888 a boy was born to Joseph W. Rawlins and wife. They called him William Glen Rawlins. There was so much sickness among my children that I was in dread all the time.
On March 6, 1889 a girl was born to Samuel L. Rawlins and wife. They called her Edith Elva Rawlins. On May 20,1889 a girl was born to Harvey M. Jr. and Rebecca called Verda Fern Rawlins. September 9, 1889, a boy was born to James B. Leavitt and wife called Vernall Larell Leavitt.
Penina was at my home when her baby was born, it was 2 weeks old when her other baby, Alva, took sick with Typhoid fever. He had just got so they could take him out when my son, Alma, was brought home from the railroad, where he was working, with Typhoid fever, and it lasted until January 1890. On March 26, 1890 Alma F. Rawlins married to Frances Loretta Huff in the Logan Temple.
On June 29, 1890 a boy was born to Samuel L. Rawlins and wife and they called him Angus Harvey Rawlins. On October 20, 1890 a boy was born to James B. Leavitt and wife and they called [him] Harvey Marco Leavitt. On February 1, 1890 a boy was born to Joseph W. Leavitt and wife and they called him Charles Newell Leavitt.
On February 14, 1891 a boy was born to Joseph W. Rawlins and wife and they called him Harvey Eugene Rawlins. In January and February 18911 helped to lay out 6 children. Marion F. Stephenson family and 2 of Benjamin Cherry's children and two others died about the same time with Diphtheria. On February 24, 1891 Harvey Marco Leavitt died out in Star Valley, at that time Penina was sick in bed and she got up and washed and laid her baby out. The whole valley was sick and only two Elders were able to get out and administer to the sick. They went from one place to another doing what good they could. In April 1891 Franklin A. Rawlins son George took sick with Diphtheria and it nearly took his life. On the 26th of April 1891 their little son, Merl, died with membrane croup. In the fall of 1891 Harvey M. Rawlins Jr. went on a Mission to the Southern States. Before his Mission was finished he came home with a sick Elder then went back and finished his Mission.
On March 16, 1892 a girl was born to Harvey M. Jr. and Louisa. They called her Ila Dean [Rean] Rawlins. On June 11, 1892 a girl was born to Samuel L. Rawlins and wife. They called her Essie Ione Rawlins. On July 10, 1892 a girl was born to Alma F. Rawlins and wife. They called her Zenna Dean Rawlins. The mother was very sick for two months. On September 1892 a boy was born to James B.Leavitt and wife they called him Zeddie Lee Leavitt. On November 9, 1892 Elva Arminta was married to Goudy Abraham [Aberham] Hogan in the Logan Temple. We had a big wedding supper for them.
January 20, 1893 my oldest grandson, James Harvey Kerr was killed in an explosion. They were blasting a gravel pit in Richmond. I was at Richmond to Relief Society Conference and was speaking at the time of the blasting which has ruined my nerves for standing trouble.
On February 19, 1893 a girl was born to Franklin A. Rawlins and wife and they called her Adith Rawlins.
At the April Conference in 1893 the Salt Lake Temple was dedicated and I and my husband was at the glorious gathering, this is one time that has gone down in history as a Happy Day for all Saints in the Church. On June 18, 1893 a boy was born to Joseph W. Rawlins and wife and they called him Athel Monroe [Monroo] Rawlins. On July 1, 1893 a boy was born to Joseph W. Leavitt and wife they called him Elden Harvey Leavitt. On July 19, 1893 the Relief Society was organized by lay [law] by L. J. Nuttel. On October 11, 1893 a boy was born to Alma F. Rawlins and wife they called him Veldon Huff Rawlins and October 30, 1893 a girl was born to Goudy A. Hogan and wife they called her Nana Bell Hogan.In June 1894 Samuel L. Rawlins and James B. Leavitt families went to Canada. They came and s On March 24 1894 Charles Newell Leavitt died. pent a few days to visit with us before they went. On December 12, 1894 Nancy Ellen Rawlins (Elle as she is called) married Edwin Murry Stocks in the Logan Temple. We had a wedding supper for them that night. There was a wedding across the street the same night for Wm. Blair and Sarah Rogers Blair, everybody was invited to both weddings. This was something that didn't happen very often and everybody had a good time.
On February 17, 1895 a girl was born to Alma F. Rawlins and wife they called her Abigail [Abbigal] Velora Rawlins. June 11, 1895 a boy was born to Joseph W. Leavitt and wife they called him George Lamont Leavitt. July 12, 1895 a girl was born to Goudy A Hogan and wife and was called Ione, she died that same day. On 15 July 1895 a girl was born to Joseph W. Rawlins and wife and was called Lura Rawlins. On November 15, 1895 a girl was born to Edwin M. Stocks and wife and was called Reta Loy Stocks. In November 1895 James B. Leavitt came back from Canada.
On February 6, 1896 a girl was born to James B. Leavitt and wife and was called Orilla Leavitt. March 10, 1896 a girl was born to Samuel L. Rawlins and wife in Canada. They called her Nettie Rawlins. The spring they were in Canada Samuel took rheumatism and nearly died. He was so bad while on their way back from Canada he couldn't get in and out of the wagon alone. On May 30, 1896 George Lamont Leavitt took sick and died July 4, 1896. July 28, 1896 a boy was born to Goudy A. Hogan and wife and was called Lloyd Rawlins Hogan. September 4, 1896 a boy was born to Harvey M. Jr. and wife Rebecca and was called Lorenzo[Loranzo] Kimball Rawlins. September 22, 1896 a boy was born to Franklin A Rawlins and wife and was called Ruel Leavitt Rawlins.
[Lewiston, Utah, January 5, 1897] The following lines were requested, composed and written by Mrs. Josie Egbert, or Rebecca Egbert, as she was known by everybody, in behalf of the Relief Society of Lewiston which was organized January 6, 1876.
Cheerfully we bring a tribute
To our Relief Society today.
For we know that she is worthy
Of more than we can do or say.
She has served us one and twenty,
Long, long years that's gone past.
May the Lord forever bless her.
May our lot with hers be cast.
When we think that how she's lingered,
In the hours of midnight dread.
By the bedside of our loved ones,
that are numbered with the dead.
And in the lonely hours I ponder,
Not enough of her is said.
Her, whose precious hands so willing
Laid away our sacred dead.
May her days be long and many,
Full of Peace and Cheerfulness
For she's been a mother
To the poor and Motherless,
May our President long be with us
Through the many years to come.
And if she shall yet desire
May she live five score and one.
On January 26, 1897 Zeddie [Jeddie]Lee Leavitt died, the son of James B. and Penina R. Leavitt. They lived in Iona, Idaho.
May 13, 1897 a boy was born to Joseph W. Rawlins and wife and was called Eldoris Rawlins. September 2, 1897 a girl was born to Edwin M. Stocks and wife and was called Edna Afton Stocks. When she was six weeks old Edwin M. Stocks went on a mission to the Southern States. Ella stayed with us while he was gone. July 25, 1897 our brother-in-law, John Wiser died. December 1, 1897 a girl was born to Alma F. Rawlins and wife and was called Vera Francis Rawlins. On May 15, 1898 a boy was born to Goudy A. Hogan and wife and was called Edwin Clayton Hogan. June 2, 1898 Lorenzo Kimball Rawlins died, he was the son of Harvey M. Jr. and Rebecca.
June 15, 1898 a boy was born to Samuel L. Rawlins and wife. They called him Milton Rawlins. July 2, 1898 a girl was born to James B. Leavitt and wife and was called Valeda Leavitt. September 1, 1898 a baby girl was born to Joseph W. Leavitt and wife and they called her Hettie Mildred. July 12, 1899 a girl was born to Harvey M. Jr. and was called Elmina Rawlins. November 1899 Franklin k Rawlins went on a mission to California.
In 1900 Harvey M. Sr. (my husband) eyes began to fail, he hasn't been able to see to get around since. January 19, 1900 a boy was born to Alma F. Rawlins and wife and was called Norval Rawlins. February 8, 1900 a girl was born to Joseph W. Rawlins and wife. They called her Mable Rawlins. March 9, 1900 a boy was born to Goudy A. Hogan and was called Fred DuBois [DeBoice] Hogan. May 29, 1900 Lura Rawlins came down with the measles, the daughter of Joseph W. and Mary Ann Rawlins. August 19, 1900 a girl was born to Samuel L. Rawlins and wife and was called Verlera [Velera] Bell Rawlins. November 25, 1900 Eldoris Rawlins died, the son of Joseph W. and Mary Ann Rawlins. This was two of their [children] died the same year.
In February 1901 my sister Nancy Ilwood [Iwood] Frost Kerr took sick, she was living at Syracuse, Utah. Martha Wiser and I went down to her. She suffered a great deal. Martha came home but I stayed until she died March 16, 1901 and was buried. While I was gone my Grandson James Roy Leavitt and Annie Croney were married in the Logan Temple.
On March 20, 1901 a boy was born to Edwin M. Stocks and wife and was named Adren Dawson Stocks. March 29, 1901 a girl was born to Joseph W. Leavitt and wife and was called Edith Alvira Leavitt. She took sick In July and was sick until January 1902. She was the only baby that Evy raised on the bottle. May 13, 1901 Goudy A. Hogan went on a mission to the Southern States. Our sister Lucinda [R.] Cunningham took sick and was sick for two weeks. I was with her all the time until she died and was buried in Salt Lake City by her husband Andrew Cunningham.
The summer of 1901 the Relief Society built a house for the poor and widows to live in. Sister Eliza Champion had no home and had come from Indiana for the sake of the Gospel. We took her and three children and kept them for about six weeks until that small house was done so she could live there. On the 1st of March 1902 a girl was born to Harvey M. Jr. and Louisa Rawlins and they called her Alvira. March 5, 1902 Jasper Alfonzo Rawlins was married to Cora May Burbank in the Logan Temple. They made their home with us as we were getting old and wanted Alf to take care of us and then the home is to be his. On August 26, 1902 my sister Martha Wiser died. September 8, 1902 a girl was born to Joseph W. Rawlins and wife and was called Lavell Rawlins. October 1, 1902 my first great-grandchild was born to James Roy Leavitt and wife. They called him James Harvey Leavitt. His wife died October 17, 1902 and the baby died November 1, 1902. Eva and I went to the funeral and this was the last trip I ever took on the train.
On November 26, 1902 a boy was born to Jasper Alfonzo Rawlins and wife and they called him Aerial Alfonzo Rawlins. On December 17, 1902 my first granddaughter to be married was Eulalia [Eulalie] Ardella Leavitt to Frederick Taggart. May 22, 1902 a girl was born to Edwin M. Stocks and wife and was called Ella May Stocks. June 4, 1902 a boy was born to James B. Leavitt and wife and they called him Clawson Rawlins Leavitt. July 3, 1903 a boy was born to Joseph W. Leavitt and wife and they called him Hyrum Andrew Leavitt.
Goudy A. Hogan returned from his mission July 1903. August 7, 1903 a girl was born to Franklin A. Rawlins and wife and they called her Arvilla Rawlins. The next day, the 8th of August the mother died (Leona Leavitt Rawlins). Cora B. Rawlins took the baby to nurse it but on October 6, 1903 the baby died. It had been very sick and delicate. It was a strain on Franklin and Elzirah as well as the rest of us.
November 21, 1903 I fell and broke my right hip. I suffered a great deal but through the faith and prayers of my family, their children and friends and the blessings of God, I finally recovered. In the spring of 1904 with the help of Eva I finally walked nearly a block. She would carry a chair and then I would sit down to rest. We did this until we reached her home. February 24, 1904 a boy was born to Fred Taggart and wife and they called him Walter Leavitt Taggart. April 1, 1904 a girl was born to Goudy A. Hogan and wife, they called her Lillian Hogan. August 10, 1904 a boy was born to Alf and Cora, they called him Owen Woodruff Rawlins. December 12, 1904 girl was born to Edwin and Ella Stocks and was Emma Arminta Stocks. On 22 February 1905 Fred Taggart was operated on in Salt Lake City at the L. D. S. Hospital, which opened the First of January 1905.
March 8, 1905 George F. Leavitt was married to Hazel Nelson. March 29, 1905 our first Grandson was called on a mission, George F. Rawlins, to the Southern States. April 17, 1905 a girl was born to Joseph W. Rawlins and wife and they called her Margarett after her two Grandmothers. In June 1905 Joseph W. Leavitt bought a place 1 mile south of us and moved there July 4. Sold their lot in town where they had lived for so many years. November 1905 James B. Leavitt took sick with Typhoid Fever. They called his brother Joseph W. Leavitt to come and help to take care of him. Arden O'Dell [ODell] Leavitt took sick so his father came home in two days after his father returned he died December 4, 1905, with a ruptured appendix. Then December 18, 1905 a boy was born to George R. Leavitt and Hazel. They called him George Franklin Leavitt. December 9, 1905 a girl was born to Goudy A. Hogan and wife and was called Afton Hogan: February 10, 1906 a girl was born to Fred and Eulalie. They called her Ruey Taggart. April 4, 1906 Ocella Rawlins was married to Edward Nephi Peterson. April 21, 1906 Everett LaFayette [Lafayette] Rawlins married Geraldine German [Jerman]. May 5, 1906 a boy was born to Edwin and Ella and was called Angus Arthur [Arther] Stocks. May 5, 1906 my grandson George F. Rawlins returned from his mission on account of being sick. June 28, 1906 a girl was born to Samuel L. Rawlins and wife and was called Margarett Rawlins. In November 1906 the children of Goudy and Arminta took sick. The baby got better but Lillian was still bad with Pneumonia and Typhoid fever and was sick until the next spring.
On December 11, 1906 we held a Frost reunion. This being my father's birthday. My family were all there but Alona F. Among those present were my nieces Nancy Acord, Hettie Allred, Melessa Callwell, Isabell Gibson and others. These I had not seen for years. There were about 200 present and had a very enjoyable time together. At this time myself and Martha Karren sang "Hard Times Come No More Again." This was requested by the family as it may be the last time they would ever hear us sing together, and it was.
On December 16, 1906 a boy was born to Edward and Ocella R. Peterson. They called him Edward Rawlins Peterson. January 28, 1907 Lois Elzirah Rawlins was married to Moses Croney. January 30, 1907 Horace Burbank Rawlins was born to Alf and Cora. In March, 1907 Edwin and Ella Stocks and family moved to Sugar City, Idaho. In April 1907 Arminta and Eulalie's children took whooping cough. The 26th of April 1907 James Roy Leavitt married again to Martha [Bertha] Arvey. My children all came home and spent my birthday together 28 April 1907. June 3, 1907 George Clawson Rawlins was born to Joseph W. and Mary Ann Rawlins. During this Spring Samuel L. Rawlins and family moved from Taylor, Idaho to Cornish, Utah. August 20, 1907 a son was born to them. They called him Earl Rawlins. September 13, 1907 a boy was born to Edwin and Ella Stocks, called Wallace Rawlins Stocks. November 1907 Penina came down and spent Thanksgiving. James sold out in Taylor, Idaho and came down to get a place. He rented a place in Cornish, Utah and stayed there until spring then rented another farm up the river, lived there until the crops were up then moved to Marland, Idaho where he made his home until he and his wife died and are buried there. Alma F. Rawlins and wife and three children came down from Teton to spend Christmas. While they were here their baby took sick with the Measles and all the children had the measles. On February 3, 1908 Verla Taggart was born to Frederick and Eulalie Taggart. Our first twins in the family were born February 18, 1908, called Ocella and Orella Rawlins, born to Everett LaFayette [Lafayette] Rawlins and Geraldine German [Jerman] Rawlins. On May 25, 1908 a boy came to Roy and Bertha Leavitt and was called Roy Merrill Leavitt.
It was very rainy the spring 1908. Harvey and I moved in one room of our house where we enjoyed doing a few little things and waiting on our selves. On June 7, 1908 Joseph W. Leavitt took sick at his daughter Eulalie's he had pneumonia fever, he was very sick at this time. Samuel L. Rawlins moved to Preston, Idaho. He rented a farm of Peterson and lived a short time up there.
June 17, 1908 George F. Rawlins married Nellie Duce Lambert. June 20, 1908 Clement Lewis left for a Mission to England. July 1, 1908 William Glen Rawlins married Lela Wheeler. Harvey and I went to the Poles to vote November 4, 1908 this was his last year to vote for he took sick with a cough and was very sick until nearly spring. Alphus L. Rawlins was operated on on November 23, 1908 and on December 21, 1908 married Mable Lloyd in the Salt Lake Temple.
On Christmas Eve of 1908 our family held a meeting and program at our home. About thirty-five in number. Our Granddaughter Nellie L. Rawlins composed some verses for the occasion. They are as follows:
Grandpa and Grandma
Valiant and brave.
Tender and true.
what would Utah [still] be
If it were not for you?
A land covered with sage brush.
Where the Coyote roams,
And Indian Wickiups
In place of fine homes.
It was Grandpa and Grandma
Who came to the west.
And sought out this land.
Which the Lord has so blest.
It was Grandpa and Grandma
Who pioneered the way.
Made the desert a garden,
So their children would [could] stay.
Grandpa killed all the snakes.
And dug all the ditches.
Grandma spun all the yarn
And wove Grandpa's jean britches,
It was Grandpa's strong hands
That made all the roads,
And built all the bridges,
And lifted the loads.
Grandma knit Grandpa's socks.
And braided his hats.
And pieced up the quilts,
And carded the bats,
Grandpa hewed all the logs,
And built his rough cot.
Grandma made Home Sweet Home
Out of this [the] desolate spot.
It was Grandpa and Grandma Who laid the foundations
Of Utah, the greatest State in our Nation
All honor to Grandpa And Grandma today,
Your Grandchildren wishes Fond tribute to pay
To the dearest old couple That lives in Utah
Those silver-haired Veterans Grandpa and Grandma.
Your face is like a sunbeam;
Your cheek is like a [the] rose.
Your smile Is like it's perfume
it cheers where'er it goes.
We can not do with out it
To help us on our way,
So be of good cheer, dear Grandma
This merry Christmas Day.
By Nellie Lambert Rawlins
On January 18, 1909 Glen Artell Rawlins was born to William Glen and Lela Rawlins. February 16, 1909 Edwin Ray Stocks was born to Edwin and Ella Stocks. At the time this baby was born their other baby, Wallace took sick. They sent for Eve [Eva], the night she got there Edna took a bad attack of appendicitis. She had been bothered for months. The last of February her Father brought her to Logan for an operation. They never operated on her at this time. They were all better in two weeks time and Eva came home. March 13, 1909 Howard Frost Rawlins was born to Alf and Cora Rawlins. March 26, 1909 Arminta Hogan was born to Goudy and Arminta Hogan. In March 1909 Samuel L. Rawlins bought a piece of the old home and built a house there this spring. April  1909 Vivian [Vivan] Rawlins was born to Joseph W. Rawlins and Mary Ann Rawlins. On the 8th of May, 1909 Edwin and Ella came down and had Edna operated on. They took her home the 1st of June, 1909.
l have passed the time most of the last 4 years piecing quilt blocks. On November 29, 1909 Lloyd Alphus Rawlins was born to Alphus and Mable Rawlins. December 13, 1909 William Cleo was born to Roy and Bertha Leavitt. Alma F. and wife and two children came and spent the Holidays. About thirty in all, came and spent Christmas Eve. They brought lunch and presents, a special poem which was composed for the occasion by Nellie L. Rawlins:
Grandparents, dear, we've come to greet you
On this Eve of Christmas Day.
May we ever be as faithful
As you've proved yourselves to be,
Many trials have passed before you.
Caused your heads to bow with grief,
Yet through all your sore afflictions
You've ne'er forsaken your belief.
Staunch and firm as bands of iron
You've withstood the world's cruel blasts
And have reared and raised your children
To praise you and call you blessed.
In spite of all this world can offer
With it's gems and pearly white
You're the purest jewels among them.
Which can bring your children light
Now we've met this night to show you
That we do appreciate
All you've done for us your children,
Ere we find it is too late.
Now Grandparents, dear, before we go,
We wish to leave you full of cheer.
Remember that our best wishes are
A Happy Christmas and New Year.
January 20, 1910 Alphus L. Rawlins went on a mission to New Zealand in February, 1910 Howard F. Rawlins was very sick with pneumonia fever. And later Joseph and Mary Ann's baby had pneumonia too. I was poorly in health most of all winter with a pain in my head and rheumatism. On my birthday April 28, the girls came and brought their lunch and presents and we had a lovely time. June 19, 1919  Charlie Franklin Rawlins was born to George F. and Nellie F. [L.] Rawlins. The 24th of June, 1910 the Daughters of the Pioneers came and held their meeting with us. They served lunch after the meeting.
Clement Lewis Rawlins returned home from his mission. October 2, 1910 Fred Edis Taggart was born to Frederick and Eulalie Taggart. November 21, 1910 Muriel Hogan was born to Goudy A. and Arminta Hogan. September 27, 1911 Mae Rawlins was born to Alf and Cora Rawlins. December 3, 1911 a pleasant wedding anniversary of 65 years was celebrated at the home of Harvey M. Rawlins and Margaret E. Frost. There were 38 children and Grandchildren present. They enjoyed one another's society and excellent supper. During the 65 years of married life their posterity had increased to 125, 12 children, 92 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren 97 of whom are still living and all faithful Latter-day-Saints.
November 11, 1911 Earl Rawlins, son of Samuel L. Rawlins and Elizabeth, died. May 1, 1912 Alta Mariene Stocks was born to Edwin and Ella. October 26, 1912 Janet Taggart was born to Frederick and Eulalie Taggart.
Just a tribute to Grandpa and Grandma.
The home of Harvey M. Sr. was always opened to those in need. His wife Margaret Elzirah became the first President of the Relief Society in Lewiston on January 6, 1876. This brought them in close contact with sickness and death in the community, and never was their work too pressing or night too stormy to keep them from answering a call for help to those in distress. They had a great deal of sickness in their own family and Grandma was there at their homes or else she had them at her home to take care of the sick. But in spite of that, others were also taken care of. Harvey Sr. was a man of few words but extremely blunt and to the point in expressing himself and extremely Independent. He was also kind but severe on the wrong doer. He started working on the farm as soon as he was old enough to work, and continued until age and health would no longer allow him to work. Although he was not a very large or a strong man, he helped in pioneering a new country where ever he went in the various occupations necessary to that country as well as to help on the railroads at various times in Utah, Idaho and Montana.
"Harvey M. Sr. not only supported his own immediate family but very often took other relatives into his home while he helped them in preparing a home for themselves and even Saints coming from other places could find a welcome place in his home to stay until they secured a home of their own."
In 1900 Harvey's eyes began falling him and gradually got worse until in 1901 he went blind. He used to feed the pigs after he went blind. He could tell where the swill barrel was and just where the pen was. He wanted to keep at work as long as he could which he did. He used to milk cows till he couldn't tell which cow he was to milk so he had to stop it. When he went to the Poles to vote was his last for he was sick most of the time [after that] for the rest of his life. On September 7, 1913 he took very sick to his stomach and died two days later at the age of 88 years and 7 months, on the 9th of September.
He had been married 67 years and blind for 12 years of his life. He had most of his children around him when the end came. His funeral was held Friday at 2:00 P.M. 12th September, 1913 at the Opera House as the Ward was remodeling the Church House. Opening Prayer was by Ace D. Smith. Closing Prayer by Herman Danielson. Prayer at the grave: John Kemp. Six grandsons were Pallbearers. The [1st] Ward Choir furnished the music. Speakers were Harvey M. Rawlins, Jr., James Zebulon Stewart of Logan, Utah, Walter Fitzgerald of Draper, Utah, and President Williams Waddoups. They all spoke of loving remembrance of Brother Rawlins, the power of his example and sterling qualities which marked his [him] as a true Pioneer and faithful Latter-day Saint. Vocal duet: Fred Elwood and wife. A male quartet, Andrew Wiser, George F. Rawlins, Alphus Rawlins, Ed Kemp, Jr., entitled "School Thy Feelings". Pallbearers were: Clement Rawlins, Glen Rawlins, Bert Rawlins, Eldon Leavitt, Lloyd Hogan, Ruel Rawlins and Angus Rawlins drove the team. These were his Grandsons.
The following poem written by Nellie L. Rawlins was read by F. M. Stephenson Jr.
"Tribute to H. M. Rawlins, Sr."
Our Grandfather dear has left us.
Gone to that happy land beyond.
Where all is full of sunshine.
Where we find both old and young
Last night I dreamed I saw him
As he, at those pearly gates knocked
And Oh! What a joyful welcome
As the passage was quickly unlocked.
There stood his dear son and daughter
Who [had] passed away long years before.
And beside them were father and mother
And relatives and friends by the score.
With a quick youth-like tread he stepped forward
As behind him those Pearly gates closed.
And was soon in the arms of his loved ones,
Just as night settled down for repose.
Then quickly they said: "Let us Hasten,
For back to our work we must be."
And Grandpa began to move with them
I thought: "What can he do and not see?"
For twelve years on Earth he had tarried
Not able to tell darkness from light
And I began to think and to wonder
What could be done without sight?
Just then he turned and looked at me,
And, Oh! Then my wonderment ceased.
For his face was aglow with new feeling,
With happiness, with joy and with peace.
His eyes shone [as] bright as the sunlight.
And he smiled as he used to your,
For his light [sight] was restored with full measure
As he turned up the path from the door.
Then I asked him why he had left us,
On this Earth in sorrow to dwell
And he said "Go forth and sorrow no longer.
Of labors here it would take long to tell.
You are still blessed to have Grandma with you
Love and cherish her while she is there
Line her path with no thorns but sweet roses
Guard her always with very best care.
For years, numbering three score and seven
As companions we dwelt there on Earth
And should hearing voices sing praises
They can't tell [of] half her great worth.
I must now hasten forward to labors.
And prepare our fine dwelling here,
For Grandma will soon be called homeward
To dwell in this Heavenly Sphere."
Then he turned and trod [forward] quickly
And was soon lost to sight in the throng.
Who were each one busy at something.
Filling the air as they worked, with sweet song.
Then I thought how the Lord had blessed him.
For embracing the Faith of his youth.
And cheerfully enduring great hardships,
As he came across the plains for the truth.
Although he was not then permitted
To come that very first year,
He followed [in] just twelve months later.
To dwell with the faithful ones here.
For years his trials numbered many,
Without losing Faith in the Lord.
The Father has now called him homeward.
To give him his well earned reward.
Grandpa's two sisters were at his funeral. Jane Carson and Melvina Lemon. After Harvey's death, I was very lonely, and was left alone. Although my children were good to me, they had their families, and I missed my companion of so many years. We had lived together for 67 years and it had been 48 years since our last daughter Margaret Elzirah Rawlins Kerr was buried. We had many of our posterity but not one of our own family.
On November 20, 1913 Reed LeGrand Rawlins, was born to Alf and Cora Rawlins the only grandchild born on my birthday, April 28, 1914 was Harvey Wayne Stocks, born to Edwin and Ella Stocks. August 22, 1914 Melessa [Melesse] Taggart was born to Frederick and Eulalie.
In 1915 I can stand in my door and see the electric street car pass my door. It runs through our land that was taken when we first came to Lewiston.
On January 17, 1916 our oldest son Harvey M. Jr. died. His death was caused by a general breakdown which occurred ten days before his death. He was a zealous Church worker, having held many important offices. Bishop Goudy A. Hogan presided at the funeral. The ward choir furnished the music. Opening prayer: James [M.] Anderson. Speakers: Frank B. Woodbury of Salt Lake City, a Missionary companion, Marion Lewis and George A. Barber of Logan, William Waddoups, his father-in-law. Mr. and Mrs. Fred Elwood sang two duets. Merle Cunningham sang a solo. All places of business were closed during the funeral. The flowers were profuse and beautiful. He was buried in the Lewiston Cemetery on 19 January 1916. January 25, 1916 Clendon Morina Stocks was born to Edwin and Ella, and on February 17, 1917 the baby died.
On October 1916 Goudy A. Hogan had an appendix operation and on November 6, 1916 Eulalie L. Taggart went under an appendix operation too. This winter there was a terrible siege of measles. It was a very sore trial for me to know that all my children and Grandchildren were in such terrible trouble. During this time my son, Joseph W. and Mary Ann Rawlins lost a son and daughter, George Clawson died on December 11, 1916 and Margaret December 26, 1916. This winter Melessa [Melesse] Taggart was very sick and it seemed as though nothing was in her favor, she had pneumonia and then took measles, everything seemed to go hard with her. June 19, 1917 Paul L. Taggart was born to Frederick and Eulalie. June 1917 William Glen Rawlins died, son of Joseph W. and Mary Ann Rawlins. He left a wife and 4 little children, 2 boys and 2 girls. March 3, 1918 Ruth was born to Alf and Cora Rawlins and on November 11, 1918 she died. This was the day the Armistice was signed. Only two of my Grandsons, Angus Harvey Rawlins and Ruel Leavitt Rawlins were called into the World War. January 19, 1920 Lindsay Marcus Rawlins was born to ALF and Cora Rawlins. About 1918 a rough spot came on my right cheek and it bothered me a great deal. It finally made a sore and for two years it was very bad. It at last turned to be a capital corn of the cancer family and finally was the cause of her death.
April 4, 1920 her children were there and all was done that could be done but nothing seemed to ease her. When death finally came she was 90 years old, the last of April. She had lived a good life and to a good old age.
Funeral services were held in the First Ward Meeting House in Lewiston on April 7, 1920. The choir sang: "Rest Now From Care and Sorrow" Prayer by Herman H. Danielson.
Choir: "Come Ye Disconsolate"
Speakers: J. G. Stewart of Logan, M. J. Kerr of St. Anthony, Idaho, William H. Lewis, Jr. of Richmond.
Junior Duet: Rachel Harrison and Bell Kemp, "Softly and Tenderly Jesus is Calling"
Quartet: Edward Kemp and Company, "Who Are Those Arrayed In White"
Choir: "Oh, My Father"
Benediction: F.M. Stephenson.
As the casket is [was] lowered into the ground a Quartet sang: "Nearer My God To Thee" By Edward Kemp and Company
Joseph W. Leavitt dedicated the grave.
Internment was in the Lewiston Cemetery.
The pallbearers were her Grandsons:
Aerial A Rawlins, Owen W. Rawlins, Walter L. Taggart, Hyrum A. Leavitt, E. Clayton Hogan, Milton Rawlins.