Friday, April 9, 2010

John Hamilton and Helen Melvina Groesbeck Morgan. 1886. Part 22.

Continued from here.

November 18
Busy during the day looking after the saints who were coming in from the different conferences about all that were expected got in good time and at 6:25 p.m. we left for the west over the [illegible] and C. railroad for Memphis. Sister Knight and family had to remain to wait for Mr. Knight.

November 19
Arrived at Memphis at 7 a.m. having picked up two parties during the night, one of them accompanied by Elder F. R. Lyman. Met a few emigrants here. Re-checked our baggage and had breakfast at the Gaston Hotel and at 10:55 a.m. left for Kansas City over Fort Scott Railroad.

November 20
Arrived in Kansas City at 8:20 a.m. and transferred the people to the Santa Fe Railroad. Bought tickets and started them West in care of Elder Lyman. Mellie and I remained. During the day we visited different parts of the city, the Museum Panorama of the Battle of Gettysburg, and Mission Ridge, some large stores, and other points of interest.

November 21
Met the 8:20 a.m. Memphis train and met Mr. Knight and family. Bought their tickets and secured berth for Mellie and I to Pueblo and at 9:45 a.m. left for the West.

November 22
Quite cool this a.m. Some snow. Arrived at Pueblo at 9 a.m. where we met Elder Lyman and brother Mooney’s family. Some trouble having arisen over their tickets and they had awaited our arrival. Arranged matters for them in a few moments and went to the Artesian well and had a bath. At 12:35 Mellie left for home. During the p.m. I bought stove and attended to some business about town.

November 23
Left Pueblo at 2 a.m. and arrived at LaJara at 10 a.m. Came on to Manassa where I met Annie and baby [Annie Ray 1884-1972]. Both quite well. In the evening, went to see Victoria Kirtland and Robert Sellers, both of whom are lying very low with Typhoid fever, and latter died at 7 p.m.

November 24
Attended the funeral of brother Sellers [Wm. Roberts Sellers, Nov. 16, 1857 – Nov. 26, 1886]and spoke to the saints at the [Manassa] cemetery, dedicated the grave.

(To be continued.)
Pictures, Battle of Gettysburg by Currier and Ives, and An AT&SF [Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe] Passenger Train, circa 1895, from Wikipedia.

1 comment:

  1. Please excuse the error at the end of this post. It is Wm. Robert (not Roberts) Sellers, and his death date is November 23, 1886, from family Search. I read the gravestone wrong, and it's clearly dated in John Morgan's journal.