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May 21, 1898

Journal Entry

May 21, 1898 ~ Saturday

Sat May 21st My wife Emma accompanied myself and party consisting
of Prest Jos. F. Smith & wife Edna, A. O. Woodruff & wife Helen, Bros John Nicholson, Chas
H. Wilcken
, A. Solomon, Geo M Cannon, L John Nuttall, Chas W. Hardy & B[isho]p Jensen of Forest Dale
&to Oasis. We arrived at Oasis at 245 pm & had dinner at Bro David Days. B[isho]p W. H
& John Styler & other brethren were there with teams &c. We drove to the Reservoir
& Dam & examined the same, then drove to the Farm. When near the farm Owen was
driving, as crossing a ditch the tongue strap broke & let down the tongue which run into the
bank. When the team started it broke the tongue into peaces. No further damage was
done, the team held & Bro Pratt gottook myself & Emma to his home at Hinckley, while
Owen & others got another another tongue & drove to Hinckley. Bro Smith & others
drove to other parts of the land. Prest Smith & wife & Bros Nicholson & Nuttall also put
up at B[isho]p Pratts. I was very tired.

-he went to deseret to attend
conference and look into the tempreal
interests of the Saints there who were
having trouble in securing water.


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Woodruff, Abraham Owen
23 Nov 1872 - 20 Jul 1904
449 mentions
Apostle, Family, Missionary
51 mentions
85 mentions
2 mentions
1 mention
Woodruff, Emma Smith
1 Mar 1838 - 6 Mar 1912
884 mentions
Cannon, George Mousley
25 Dec 1861 - 23 Jan 1937
22 mentions
Woodruff, Helen Bulkley
26 Jun 2024 - 10 Mar 1893
4 mentions
Jensen, James
17 mentions
28 mentions
4 mentions
Smith, Joseph Fielding
13 Nov 1838 - 19 Nov 1918
3689 mentions
Nuttall, Leonard John
6 Jul 1834 - 23 Feb 1905
398 mentions
17 mentions

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