Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Helen and Susan Frazier. Mother and Daughter.

John Morgan at October 1887 conference in Tennessee.

Mount Olivete Cemetery
 approximately seven miles from Nashville, Tennessee
 picture from Wikipedia, November 2005

Yesterday’s Amateur Mormon Historian’s post was of interest to me. The conference Bruce wrote about occurred in the midst of the following John Morgan 1887 Southern States’ Missionary posts. 


His map of the railways bordering the Middle Tennessee Conference is equally intriguing and illustrates John Morgan's use of the railways during his travel there.

From Chattanooga, Tennessee, Mission President John Morgan recorded in his journal:

October 7, 1887 — Made preparation during the morning and at 1:35 p.m. left for Murfreesboro over N.C. and St. L. Railroad to attend the East Tennessee conference.

At Decherd, met Elder E. S. Wright.  At Murfreesboro, met Elder H. K. Perkins and accompanied him to brother William Burks, four miles out at the Labanon pike [about seven miles from Nashville, Tennessee].  Arrived at 7:30 p.m. where we stayed tonight.

October 8 — After an early breakfast, started for the conference, fourteen miles distant. Arrived at 8 a.m. at Miss Simmons where we met all the Elders laboring in the East Tennessee Conference. Held Council meeting and at 10 a.m. met in Conference with a fair attendance. Had a dinner under the shade of the tree, and met again at 2 p.m.  A good spirit manifest. After meeting, held another council.

October 9 — Stayed at Mrs. Simmons last night. Held council at 8 a.m. and met in council [council was crossed out of typed journal transcript and conference written in its place] at 10 a.m. and increased attendance, and a good spirit manifested. Had lunch and held council between 12 and 2. Had another good meeting, after which Elder Wright and myself bid the Elders and saints goodbye and accompanied Brother Halfaen home. During the Conference the East Tennessee conference was divided and Elder  S. H. Head [Samuel Hugh Head  served SS Mission January 24, 1886 -  unknown release date]  was appointed to preside over the East half.

October  10 — Started at 5:30 a.m. for Lebanon and at 7 a.m. took train for Nashville, arriving at 8. Visited the Capitol Bridge Market, Vanderbilt, Penetentiary, [sic. penitentiary] and other points of interest about the city. At night attended the Theatre, Vendome, Keene in Marc Anthony.

John Hamilton Morgan journal, Special Collections, Marriott Library, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah  

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Susan's early RESOLUTIONS!

Continued from here.

Susan Frazier was a great goal setter. She is pictured here May 24, 1989 with good friend Finnette Walker Shupe and mother Mrs. Walker upon completion of Susan's masters degree from The Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health.

From Susan's journal: Her twenty-five-year-old goal list follows,

1976--I’ll list my goals. I have from attending Education Week:
  1. Memorize Articles of Faith
  2. Attend Temple weekly
  3. Attend genealogy library weekly
  4. Have good thoughts
  5. Don’t gossip
My Reading Goal List:
1976—New Testament Commentary ( first 4,000 years)
1977 Church History--comprehensive
1978 Journal of Discourses
Others: Gospel Doctrine
Doctrines of Salvation
James R. Clark’s collection
Biographies: Brigham Young, John Taylor, Wilford Woodruff, Lorenzo Snow. Heber c. Kimball
I need to get a list of classics I want to read.

My next 5 years
(25) 1976-77    256-356
(26) 1977-78   406-456 work-ICU
(27) 1978-79   ICU-Israel
(28) 1979-80   Guatemala
(29) 1980-81   India 

1976--The day after Christmas—yesterday I worked but we had a nice party and then we watched Camelot. I’ve been thinking about my goals for 1977. two of them will be:
1)      Standard works
2)      Documentary History
3)      Comprehensive History
4)      Memorize and sing songs while I’m driving. Scriptures, too
5)      Mon. genealogy
6)      Thurs. – Temple

I really enjoy working as a GN. I hope I pass my state boards!!

1977--Well here goes with my 1977 resolutions: (I don’t want school to start again, oh well …)

  1. Read Standards works, DHC, CHC
  2. Temple - Thursday night
  3. Genealogy – Monday morning
  4. Perfect thoughts (pray continually)
  5. Memorize songs, hymns, scriptures
  6. Missionary emphasis
  7. Charity, service
  8. Weekly journal set goal entries 
1977--Goals Spring Summer
  1. Daily (morn-night) communication
  2. daily scripture reading
  3. weekly [bi-weekly added] genealogy, temple, exercise (bike x1, spa x3, walk x3)
  4. Daily novel reading
  5. Weekly journal writing
  6. Weekly charity (letter, visit, Janet, nieces)
  7. Weekly evaluation 
Perfect in
  1. physical fitness
  2. appetite
  3. dance
  4. thought control
  5. early rising-scripture reading 
1978 worked in Monument Valley as registered nurse

1979 studied abroad in Israel

I think I should make some goals for my stay here:
1)  Come to know Christ better
2)  Finish Old Testament
3)  Good thoughts
4)  Deeds of Service daily
5) Control of appetite
a) swim daily
b) no bread or potatoes, milkshakes or ice cream
6) Finding out Lord’s will in my life 

Picture of Susan holding niece Natalie at Lava Hot Springs family reunion 2001.