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About Mary Elizabeth Hall (Grow)
"...Pioneer of Uintah County Passes Away.
After an illness of two months Mrs. Mary L. Hall, wife of Iowa Hall of Dry Fork, passed away at the home of her daughter Mrs. John Hacking of Mill Ward, Saturday, July 14th. For some years past Mrs. Hall has been failing slowly. at times being confined to her bed; for short periods seeming to find no permanent relief from her sufferings. During the past two months she has grown steadily worse being bedfast nearly the entire time, suffering intensely. Being so far from medical assistance at her home she was persuaded to come to Mill Ward and all that could be done for the restoration of her health was done, but to no effect, and she became weaker each day until death claimed her as its own on the 14th.
Mary Elizabeth Hall was the daughter of Henry and Mary Grow, born January 30th, 1851, at Lynn, Weber, Utah. Her childhood was spent in Salt Lake City, and at the age of thirteen years her parents moved to Huntsville, where she resided until her marriage to Mr. Iowa Hall in 1871. As a girl she was always a favorite among the young people, her pleasing ways and cheerful disposition winning friends wherever she went. Three years after her marriage, with her husband., moved to Beaver, Utah, and there resided until 1879, when they came to Ashley Valley, thus being one of those who so bravely shared the hardships of the "Hard Winter," well remembered by the first settlers of this valley, and the struggles and privations associated with the development of a new country. The latter twenty-two years of her life was spent in the little hamlet of Dry Fork, where she has reared a large family. Known as she was by every child in the settlement her life will be a pleasant memory.
The remains were removed from the valley to her home, where the funeral services were held on the 16th in the meeting house. The beautiful floral offerings that wreathed the coffin of pure white; the over crowded house and tears and sighs of the many friends who viewed for the last time the loving loving face they had known so well in life, were all tokens of the love and respect that was held for her.
President James Hacking, in broken accounts, gave some tender and comforting words to the bereaved. He eulogized the departed in well chosen words, but could not speak as long as desired, as his feelings almost overcame him, being well acquainted and ever having such high regard for the departed. President R.S.Collett gave a most beautiful sermon full of comfort and encouragement.
The remains were taken to the peaceful cemetery and interred.
Mrs. Hall leaves a husband and family of eleven children, seven boys and four girls, also seven grandchildren. Her family was one of devotion who will ever carry the memory of a wise, affectionate and caring mother. Her hospitality and welcome to strangers and acquaintances was known for miles around who will always remember her kindness and pleasant disposition..."
SOURCE: Vernal Express, July 21, 1900. Retrieved from http://henrygrowfamily.com/getperson.php?personID=I7&tree=tree1