Information from "Windows Into Our Past A Genealogy of the Cowne, Gough & Associated Families, Volume 2", compiled by Judy Parsons Smith © 1998.
daughter of Pere Olsen & Ingeborg (Halvorsen)
b. 29 Sept 1837, Onsoy Ostfold, Norway; m. 16 Nov 1856, Salt Lake City, Utah, by
John Wilford Hess
son of Jacob
, b. 24 Aug 1824,
Franklin Co., Pennsylvania.
Emeline R. H. Bourne
, daughter of
with other brethren and sisters from
by river steamers up the Mississippi River the company arrived at
was not until June 15th that the company in which sister
Julia was a great favorite with the emigrants on account of her natural vivacity
and executive ability. She spoke
English quite well and was active in looking after the needs of the Scandinavian
emigrants. One evening, when the
Company assembled, Captain Guyman
"Oh, she's dead", he
"Well she is just about
dead", said one of the emigrants, "She has lost her sight and hearing
and her mouth is turning black."
to the Captain of Ten who were standing near awaiting instructions, President
"Brethren go and was your
hands very thoroughly and we will administer to Sister Julia."
did so and at the close of the administration she was able to speak, and
thanking the brethren, she said she felt better.
She was soon restored to perfect health.
was an expert in fancy weaving and in the early days of Farmington, a man who
was weaving a coverlet with the Nauvoo Temple as a center place, passed away
before it was finished. Inquiry was
made in every settlement of Saints, to get someone to finish the work.
My mother was brought from Ogden to Farmington, to see if she would
undertake the patter. She did, and
was able to finish it.
this visit she became acquainted with John W. Hess
, whom she married on
November 16, 1856, by President Brigham Young
the Relief Society was organized, my mother was chosen as one of the first three
teachers to assist in nursing the sick and preparing the dead for burial.
Her ever-ready smile, and helping hand endeared her to all, a position
she held for more than 25 years.
August 1878, when Primary ws organized by John W. Hess
, mother assisted in
getting the work underway. Later
when Aurelis Robers
chosen to Preside over Davis Stake, my mother was chosen First Councilor and
Second Councilor. A position my
mother held for more than twenty years. She
was released because of failing eye sight. She
was the mother of three sons and one daughter, her children are as follows:
Heber Chase Hess
, born November 12,
Arthur Hess , born May 22, 1861,, married Elnora Moon .
John Fredrick Hess , born January 8, 1864, married Eleanor Udy .
Emeline R. Hess , born July 22, 1869, married John A. Bourne , June 1, 1892, in the .
mother was tireless in her efforts to bring about woman suffrage; she spent
sometime in the Logan Temple doing work for her ancestors which were only forty
in number, this being all that was available at that time.
Later when the genealogical society was organized, I was instrumental in
getting genealogy back to 1634; beyond that time records were destroyed
by the war. Later my nephew Ivan
in doing Temple work which I have completed up to date, brothers Art, Fred
, and Emma Olson
, a cousin, assisting
mother passed peacefully away September 14, 1906, at her home in Farmington,
Utah, of general debility.
was destined to be a savior of her father's household.
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