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Hosea Stout Journals

January 30, 1848

Location: Winter Quarters - 1014 miles left, Nebraska - Location: 41:21:41N 95:56:45W Currently the site of Florence, Nebraska, Winter Quarters was settled in September, 1846 as a temporary resting place for the pioneers. It is located just west of the Missouri river in Nebraska.

Summary: The coldest day of the year so far; Hoseas' sister-in-law dies.

Journal entry: Sunday Jan. 3Oth 1848. North Wind. First sleeting & then turned to a driving snow. It had been very pleasant since the Jubilee. But now very cold. It was altogether the coldest & most disagreeable today that we have had this year.

At 2 o'clock Elizabeth, wife of my brother Allen, died. (of child bed) She had been lingering for some time. She left him with three small children the youngest only a few days old.

Source: On the Mormon Frontier: The Diary of Hosea Stout 1844-1861 Volume I - Edited by Juanita Brooks. Permission to use excerpts granted by Utah State Historical Society and the University of Utah Press.