Friday, June 21, 2013

Isaac Wardle Missionary Letter Fragment, no date

IJW letter, fragment
[5]  Do not send paper as I Can get 24 sheets Like the 1 Enclosed for 4 Cents.  it takes more to send it than Wood by 10 times as much.  The stamps is of no youse fear as you Will see by me sending them back.  John give up all the you Can so that you Can keep in the hind 2000 after you have sold all you need to do to pay our Dets and help the family[.]  be as aparing as possple[.]  I Expet that Whan i Come home that We shal have to fix up for you to Come on this or some other mishin[.]  i Wood Like if you Wood Larne to Reed and Right[.]  Every Thane you have and store you mind the principles of [pg 6] gospel and Larn to speek in publick[.]  Wat i say to you i say to all the boys:  marthy Sophia John Crilay mintay Willay Joseph Charles Hannah and my Dearest Little siles god bles you and keep you all from all harme[.]  the teares fill my Eyes so that i Can nt see Wat i am dowing[.]  never mind i feel much beter than i have Dun in times past[.]  hoping this fue Lines may find you Well[.]  Excuse all mistacks[.]  Reed this to father Egbert[.]  i god bles him and all of is and you and all[.]  how forever truth and the kingdom of god: give my Love all of the Neabers [neighbors] and my frends[.]  good by for the present frm you husband and father, Isaac Wardle.
[Overlay]  Neuse from William Bills, Bishop.  thank god.  Now i got reding to see What[.]  it is Drop of due from heaven to me[.]

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Governor Culbert Olson

Culbert Olson was governor of California from 1939 to 1943.  He was a self proclaimed progressive and atheist.  He was married to Kate Jeremy, who passed away shortly after his election to governor.  Kate Jeremy was my grandmother's aunt.  She was only ten years older than my grandmother, Kate being the youngest in her family and my grandmother the oldest in her's.  This means that Culbert Olson and Kate Jeremy were my great-great aunt and uncle.  The had one son, Richard Culbert Olson.  (Family Search)  [Family search has last name spelled Olsen, while Wikipedia Olson.
History has to judge whether Olson was a good governor or not.  He had been in politics in both Utah and California.  He was a staunch supporter of President Franklin Roosevelt.  Being an atheist he refused to say, "So help me God," as part of being sworn in.  Instead he said, "I will affirm."  Being a supporter of Roosevelt, he favored the forced removal of all Japanese from coastal areas, and relocation to inland camps.  "Testifying before a U.S. House committee on March 6, 1942, Olson, a longtime supporter of nearly every Roosevelt position on economics, politics and foreign policy, supported the move wholeheartedly. "Because of the extreme difficulty in distinguishing between loyal Japanese-Americans, and there are many who are loyal to this country, and those other Japanese whose loyalty is to the Mikado.  I believe in the wholesale evacuation of the Japanese people from coastal California." (Wikipedia quoting the United Press)
Olson lost his reelection bid to Earl Warren.  During his period as governor he battled with the Republican controlled legislature and the Roman Catholic Church.
Culbert Olson

Family of Culbert Olson with President Roosevelt