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LIFE & TIMES OF HENRY EYRING & MARY BOMMELI   Henry.JPG (24158 bytes)

 

By Theresa Snow Hill
Published by her daughter Cornella Hill in 1997. 
Hard Cover 8.5 x 11  192 pages 
 ISBN 1888106255
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Mary.JPG (24563 bytes)INTRODUCTION TO HENRY EYRING

In compiling these stories from the life of my mother’s father Henry Eyring, I had access to his own Autobiography or Diary which he wrote partly from memory, partly as week by week or year by year entries.
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Much of the material was also gleaned from incidents related by his close friends and associates. However, the largest source was from my own memory of stories told me by him or by my grandmother Mary Bommeli Eyring. Added to these was my own imagination which colored and enlivened each story.

My own father, William Snow, died in 1892 and my mother, sister and myself (we were very young children) went to Mexico to live with these grandparents, so that my earliest recollections have this great and good man as one of the leading characters in my life’s story.

If my children and grandchildren and all others who may read these stories are lifted up and inspired to live the Gospel of Our Lord Jesus Christ and appreciate it as he did, I will be most satisfied with the effort it took to write them.

Theresa Snow Hill, Logan, Utah, 1949.

This letter from the author was sent to family members along with an unpublished copy of this book in 1949.
Logan, Utah
Beloved Relative,

I wrote these stories at the insistence of my eldest daughter, Cornella. As children, some of the favorite stories of our evening hour were stories from the life of my grandmother Mary Bommeli with whom I lived for so many years, and from whom I heard these stories.
    As I have relived that wonderful life of hers, I have shed tears of joy in her happiness, I have wept with sympathy for her sorrows. Most of all I have rejoiced with her at the privilege of living in this day when the Restored Church of Jesus Christ is organized with all the powers of the Priesthood and the Gospel, or Christ’s plan of living taught so plainly that the simplest of us can understand and live and receive its blessings.
    From Grandmother, I learned that the richest blessings of the Gospel, the richest source of real happiness and development of faith are not received from the outward show of Christ-like behavior such as attendance at church or keeping the Word of Wisdom, great as the blessings are which come from obeying these commands; but are found in the secret works of righteousness that only God and perhaps some of His representatives know about.
    I refer to the paying of tithes, secret welfare offering, regular attendance at the temple, genealogical research, all sorts of services to others rather than to ourselves alone. I have received such untold blessings from the latter, both spiritual and temporal, and I see so many of my dear ones that leave this source of happiness to the last to seek for, that I thought I would insert this suggestion to each and all who might read this letter. If they would like to receive this blessing they would not only bless themselves, but Grandmother. She left the little she had (after the Mexicans took her home, it wasn’t much) to seek out the data for her dead kindred. It is expensive business. Last year, 1949, on Grandfather’s line alone it took $394.00 which was practically covered by two of the family as there was only three contributors in all that year.
    If those who read it get the stimulation I did in writing it, the stimulation to greater faith, greater desire to make my life worthwhile as hers, then I would desire that every descendant have one of these books and read it at least once a year. If we could always remember that her happiness and the happiness of her parents on and on back all depend to a great extent on what you and I do!
    I am always your loving, Theresa (Snow Hill)

Theresa’s daughter, Cornella Hill White, has brought to publication all of her late mother’s historical writings.

Table of Contents

Section One — Mary Bommeli

INTRODUCTION TO MARY BOMMELI

INTRODUCTION TO HENRY EYRING

LITTLE MARY IN BEAUTIFUL SWITZERLAND

MARY AND THE ELDER IN THE RAIN

WHAT THE GOSPEL STORY MEANT TO THE BOMMELI FAMILY

MARY SLEEPS IN A PRISON CELL

MARY IS ON HER WAY TO ZION

A ROMANCE ON THE PLAINS

MARY’S FIRST YEAR OF MARRIED LIFE

THE MOVE SOUTH TO DIXIE

MARY AND HENRY BUILD A HOME AND HELP BUILD A TEMPLE

HENRY RETURNS TO HIS NATIVE LAND ON A MISSION

ZION PROSPERS–ALL IS WELL

PLURAL MARRIAGE AND ITS EFFECT ON THE LIFE OF

MARY BOMMELI

ST. GEORGE WITHOUT HENRY

MARY THE PIONEER ONCE MORE

MARY RECEIVES A LETTER EDGED IN BLACK

MARY CELEBRATES A DOUBLE WEDDING IN HER LOVELY HOME

HENRY JR. LOOSES HIS EYESIGHT

MARY AND HER COMMUNITY

MARY AND THE REVOLUTION IN MEXICO, HER EXILE AND DEATH

CHARACTER SKETCH OF MARY BOMMELI

Section Two — Henry Eyring

THE PHARMACY IN SAXO-COBURG

HOME AT SAXO-COBURG

THE TRIP TO BERLIN AND ITS DISASTROUS RESULTS

A NEW LIFE BEGINS FOR THE EDWARD CHRISTIAN EYRING FAMILY

HENRY SEES A LITTLE OF THE BIG WORLD OF HIS DAY

TEN-YEAR-OLD HENRY GOES TO COLLEGE

EDWARD’S DEATH

HENRY MAKES A MOMENTOUS DECISION

AMERICA, FREEDOM AND AMERICA

A GREAT LIGHT COMES INTO HENRY’S LIFE

HENRY’S FIRST YEARS IN THE CHURCH

HENRY’S MISSION AMONG THE CHEROKEES

FOUR YEARS AMONG THE CHEROKEES

HENRY MEETS MARY

ZION, BEAUTIFUL ZION

HENRY AND MARY ARE WED

HENRY AND MARY’S FIRST YEARS TOGETHER

FIGHTING FOR SURVIVAL

DEATH AND SICKNESS IN THE EYRING FAMILY

PLURAL MARRIAGE AND A NEW ERA IN THE LIFE OF

HENRY EYRING

HENRY’S WELCOME HOME TO ZION

A MEMORABLE GENERAL CONFERENCE

EIGHT YEARS OF A VERY BUSY LIFE

THE FIRST WEDDING IN THE HENRY EYRING FAMILY

LIFE FROM 1884 TO 1887 IN ST. GEORGE AND THE WORLD

EDMUND-TUCKER ACT AND ITS EFFECT ON HENRY

PILGRIMS ONCE MORE

HOME AT LAST IN OLD MEXICO

A MISSIONARY ONCE MORE

HOME IN COLONIA JUAREZ

MARY AND HER FAMILY MOVE TO MEXICO

GROWTH IN FAMILY AND CHURCH

HENRY AND THE GROWING MERCANTILE

DOUBLE WEDDING IN THE EYRING FAMILY

HENRY AND MARY ENTERTAIN ‘EL GOVERNOR’

EDUCATION IN THE COLONIES

JUAREZ STAKE OF ZION

THE SCHOOLS OF THE COLONIES AND HENRY’S PART IN THEIR

DEVELOPMENT

HENRY AND HIS SONS, HENRY AND EDWARD

HENRY TURNS HIS WORK OVER TO OTHERS

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