History of New Samuel Whitney
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Photocopy of a microfilmed copy of a typewritten biography. The Item was "Compiled and written by Olene Hanks Kingsbury October, 1940." The item is a biography of New Samuel Whitney, who was born in a wagon on 1 March 1851 in Parowan, Utah. "He was called 'New' all his life because of the fact that he was the first white child born in Iron Country." Francis Tuft Whitney was a poet and penned an enclosed poem at the birth of his son, New. "New was reared amid conditions incident to paoneer [sic] life in the community. From his father he learned the blacksmithing trade. This in turn he taught to his sons. Our family history tells us that there were four generations of blacksmiths in the Whitney family." "At the age of twenty-one he met and married Sarah Elizabeth Gurr. She was age seventeen." "They traveled by team to Salt Lake City to be married in the Old Endowment House." "Nine children were born to the couple. The oldest and the youngest, however, did not live to adulthood." New served on a mission for the Mormon Church from 1883 to 1885. He also held many other positions for that faith. "New became ill from a cold" in 1926 and died. Also included are two poems by Eleanor G. Bruhm to honor New and his family.
- Kingsbury, Ilene Hanks, 1905-1981 (compiler, Person)
- Bruhm, Eleanor G. (Eleanor Guymon), 1888-1977 (author, Person)
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1 folder (0.02 linear ft.) : 6 p.
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This biography was photocopied from the 920 microfilm collection.
19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.
- Register of History of New Samuel Whitney
- Amy Perez
- 2011 February 18
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- Finding aid written in English in Latin script.