[On stationery from Consolidated Implement Co.]
Erastus Snow, Prest. Barnard White, Vice-Prest F. R. Snow, Sec. And Treas.
[Erastus Snow, b. 1818] [Franklin Richards Snow, b. 1854]
Successors to Successors to
SNOW, HOLBROOKE & CO. BURTON, MERRICK, & WHITE
Salt Lake, Ogden,
NAYLOR & PIKE, SOUTHERN FORWARDING CO.
Salt Lake, Milford
CONSOLIDATED IMPLEMENT CO.,
SOLE AGENTS FOR THE CELEBRATED
Cooper and Rushford Farm and Spring Wagons,
J. L. Case and Canton Clipper Steel and Chilled Plows,
McCormick Steel Mowers and Harvesters,
Complete Stock of Hardwood, Famous and Gazelle Hay Rakes,
DIRECTORS: BRANON HOUSES:
Erastus Snow, Barnard White, OGDEN, LOGAN, MILFORD.
Moses Thatcher, F. R. Snow,
[Franklin Richards Snow, b. 1854] G. A. SNOW, Gen'l Manager.
W. B. Preston, W. W. Burton, [George Albert Snow, b. 1863]
P, I, Box 1075 Salt Lake City, Utah
March 29th 1888 [Thursday 29 Mar 1888]
[Written in left margin]
Address me as usual to Box B E.F [Erastus Snow, b. 1818]
My Dear Elisabeth. I was glad to hear from Ashby [Ashby Snow, b. 1867] of your good health and that you had made arrangements with Young Riding to tend your garden and Shares as it will relieve you of much care and outdoor labor. Josephine [Josephine Snow Tanner, b. 1859] went home with Levi [Levi Mason White Snow, b. 1861] & Maggie [Margaret Alice McBride, b. 1853] after funeral [for Erastus White Snow, b. 1849, d. 20 Mar 1888] and Martie [Martha Ellen Snow Keate, b. 1865] & Ashby [Ashby Snow, b. 1867], being informed thereof by my Dispatch at Milford [Milford, Utah] stoped [stopped] over at Provo [Provo, Utah] and the girls are still there but Ashby [Ashby Snow, b. 1867] came up here and is with Arthur [Arthur Eugene Snow, b. 1870]. Artie & Susie [?] are moving today into Bro Youngs [Brother Young] old School house East of his Mothers and Next Monday [Monday 2 Apr 1888] when Artie [?] starts back to Soda Springs [Soda Springs, Caribou, Idaho - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soda_Springs,_Idaho] to work, Arthur [Arthur Eugene Snow, b. 1870] will board with Susie [? Susan Snow Young, b. 1856] and do her chores and keep her company for his Board & lodging. His schoolmate E.G. Woolley [Edwin Gordon Woolley] Junior [?] has gone home to his Parents who live down on Main Street near the Walker Block [Provo, Utah]. Since Tom [Judd ?] returned Molly [Judd ?] is Non este [no esta?] for a little season. I was necessarily on the Street and at home considerable during E.W.s [Erastus White Snow, b. 1849] sickness + buriel [burial] and for a week after I did not feel it safe or prudent to leave Minerva [Minerva White Snow, b. 1822] alone for She seemed so prostrated & broken down after carrying E.W. [Erastus White Snow, b. 1849] on her mind & heart night & day for near Two months [Feb and Mar 1888], that when the reaction came she could for a while hardly eat, sleep or rest, for her Nerves were so unstrung that her heart beat almost as irregular as E.W.s [Erastus White Snow, b. 1849] had done sometimes, palpitating and throbing [throbbing] heavily and at other times when disposed to rest & try to sleep, it almost ceased to act or she to breathe and feared to fall asleep without watching or some with her. nor has she yet come to sleep quietly or rest naturally, but is rallying again and is much better than She was. Chariton [Henry Chariton Jacobs, b. 1846] & Susie Jacobs [Susan Stringham Jacobs, b. abt 1850] were very kind to us during his sickness as also Heber & Lucy [Heber J. Grant, b. 1856 and Lucy Stringham Grant, b. 1858 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heber_J._Grant] and many other friends. As I telegraphed you, we were encouraged to hope for his recovery a week previous to his Death on account of the relief afforded by Daily steaming and Buggy rides in addition to frequent ministrations of Elders which seemed to induce more vigorous action of the heart and a better circulation of Blood & action of Kidneys & Bowels, so that he could breathe easier & talk and handle himself better. He even walked out into the dining room and eat [ate] Dinner with us Sunday before he died (Tuesday night [Tuesday 27 Mar 1888]). But Inflamation [inflammation] commenced during the night and continued until Mortification & Death relieved his pain. He was patient, cheerful & hopefull [hopeful], having his mental faculties perfect to the last, and eat [ate] a little not more than fifteen minutes [15 minutes] before his death & spoke feebly to his Mother [Minerva White Snow, b. 1822] “don’t leave me mother and quickly ceased to breath.
Much mater [matter] had been drawn from him during the previous week, chiefly through the scrotum, and there the inflamation [inflammation] commenced which was followed by a congestive chill lasting several hours followed by slow fever and extreme nervous excitement. He obtained no sleep for a month, without Morphine and was left under its influence more or less all the time for the last 48 hours. He frequently called for it to allay his pain and steady his nerves. When his stomache [stomach] refused it as it often did the Dr. (L.B. Young) administered it Hyperdemcially.[hypodermically] He left no will, But deeded in Trust to Willard [Willard Snow, b. 1853] his company property in St. George [St. George, Utah] and he had previously deed to Maggie [Margaret Alice McBride Snow, b. 1853] his New House But he leaves his family little. I have not found time to write particulars to anyone before. Don’t let Libbie [Elizabeth Ashby Snow Ivins, b. 1854] fret about Tonys [Anthony Woodward Ivins, b. 1852] mission. If he goes at all it will not be very soon.