"Had a Host of Callers"
Of Mary Lois Morris
Jan. 1st 1879.
to Nov 21st-
1st Spent the day at home qiuetly. Cousin Wm. C. Morris called in the
morning had a pleasnt chat. Albert Unger in the afternoon. the children
went to a party held in the
Court School house. In the evening Addie
accompanied Mr. David "Joseph" Williams1 to a party in the Ward Hall.
Thursday 2nd attended fast meeting a.m. In the afternoon called on Grandmothers Williams; they blessed me and I them. then also called on Hannah and Nancy. Nancy being much pleased with the verces I had composed for her.
F 3rd Sister Electa "Mott" Barlow was found almost dead in bed this morning at four o clock. I received a letter from my Brother2
Saturday 4th attended Stake conference in the Theater.
Sunday 5th attended the furenal of Sister Electa Barlow in the morning Sister "Jane" Millers in the afternoon, who was poisined by inhaleing arsnical fumes from coal sinders used to warm her room.
Monday 6th washed and made some percheses for my daughter Effie.3
Tuesday 7th finished a vest and went up town.
1. Marian Adelaide (Addie) Morris (1861–1933) was Mary Lois Walker and Elias Morris's second child. She was seventeen years old at this time.
2. Mary Lois reportedly saw her older brother, Charles Lowell Walker (1832–1904), only five times after arriving in Utah because the latter lived in St. George from 1862 until his death. The two corresponded throughout their lives by letter and shared a love of reading and poetry. CWD, vii—xviii.
3. Effie Walker Morris Ashton (1859–1929) was the oldest daughter of Mary Lois Walker and Elias Morris. She married Edward Treharne Ashton on April 4, 1878, at the age of nineteen. Effie and her husband, Edward Ashton, lived on the southeast corner of First South and Sixth West.