Before the Manifesto: The Life Writings of Mary Lois Walker Morris

By Melissa Lambert Milewski | Go to book overview

1835–1887
Sketch Of The Life Of Mary L. Morris

Preface

My dear Children and Grandchildren:—

In presenting these few collected thoughts, in the form of a sketch of my humble life as I have tried to live it, I do not claim for them any literary merit, or poetic fire:—but I do claim for them the dignity of truth and correct principles.

After having tried to mould my life according to the principles of the Gospel and the commandments of God, I can assure you, my precious children, in all soberness, that if you will seek to serve your God in all things He will surely bring you off conquerors.

Mary L. Morris.
Salt Lake City, Utah.
October 27, 1901.


A Sketch of My Life

Agreeable to the request of my children, I have endeavored to write this simple sketch of my life, and present the same, hoping it will prove acceptable, and of some profit to them in climbing the rugged path of life.


My Father's Family

Grandfather Walker

My paternal grandfather, James Walker, was born May 22, 1774, and I suppose, in the town of Leek, Staffordshire, England. I saw him for the first time when I was fourteen years old, in which year my mother and I returned to my native town of Leek to reside. He was small of stature and although quite aged, and unable to perform any manual labor and walked with a cane, he was still quite erect. He had keen dark eyes, refined

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Illustrations vi
  • Preface vii
  • Introduction 1
  • Memoir 51
  • 1835–1887 Sketch of the Life of Mary L. Morris 53
  • Diary 203
  • 1879- Had a Host of Callers 204
  • 1880- I Can Earn a Triful 241
  • 1881- Conclude to Trust in God 289
  • 1882- Felt Most Acutely My Baby Was Gone 327
  • 1883- Arose from My Pillow to Behold a Great Fire 358
  • 1884- To Take Charge of the Primary Department of the Ward 385
  • 1885- My Husband Has Thought It Wisdom to Absent Himself 420
  • 1886- Going South in the Morning 457
  • 1887- Went to Court to Testify in Favor of My Husband] 496
  • Epilogue 533
  • 1902–1905 Exile in Mexico 534
  • Abbreviations 575
  • Bibliography 576
  • Biographical Register of Names 585
  • Index 629
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