Edna was talented in music, sewing, cooking, was always active in Church activities, and was a devoted wife and mother. Arthur was a good one to go ahead with the cooking, and helping where needed. I remember how kind he was in caring for the children. Arthur was always active in public affairs, and served in responsible positions in the Church. He served many years as a bishop’s counselor, then as bishop of the Enterprise Ward. For many years before he passed away he held the position of Patriarch of the Uvada Stake. He was a very good public speaker. They raised a fine family who are all talented and are living honorable lives. From the Hope Hulet history
Notes from the Hope Hulet history:
When Edna was eight days old Father started for Salt Lake City. The nearest railroad station was thirty miles away at Lund, Utah. He had a long, hard trip. He traveled part of the way in a wagon, and walked the rest of the way. (One account says he boarded the train at Milford which was fifty miles from Summit.) He left Salt Lake City on 11 April 1888 and arrived at his field of labor in Pennsylvania on 17 April 1888. His mission president was Heber Bennion of Taylorsville, Utah.
Due to Edna’s illness, Father was released from his mission on 29 January 1890, and when he arrived home on 20 February 1890, Edna was recovering. She, of course, was too young when Father left for his mission to have any recollection of him. She had been so ill and had been humored, and still expected to have much special attention. She resented having Father in their home. She still expected Mother to get up during the night and walk the floor with her, as she had for so long. Father thought this was not necessary. He knew Mother was completely worn out with the care and anxiety of the past weeks, to say nothing of the hard work she had been doing since Father’s departure for his mission. This situation didn’t help Edna’s attitude toward Father.
Sometime, just in fun, Father would sit on Mother’s lap. That was the last straw for Edna’s patience. She would say to John, who was then four years old and her hero, “Go sappy, Don, (he) on again.” She wanted John to slap Father because he was sitting on Mother’s lap. It was a long time before Edna was willing to accept Father as one of the family.
In January 1890, Edna was seriously ill with scarletina. This was an added trial for Mother. She said she never dared go to bed for a night’s rest for six weeks because Edna was so seriously ill. Had she not been near her dear mother and Aunt Lette, who was a nurse, it would have been much more difficult. Two other young children in the town had the disease about the same time and both of them died. One can only imagine Mother’s great anxiety under those circumstances, and after she had already lost two of her precious babies.
In the summer of 1905 Mother and the family were all at the ranch except for Father. That summer Father had hired Arthur Jones of Enoch, Utah to herd his sheep in the Summit Mountains. During the warmest part of the day, while the sheep were willing to rest in the shade, Arthur would come to the ranch house. He was attracted to my sister, Edna. Of course, we children were plenty curious and interested. Their friendship continued and the next spring they had plans to be married 12 April 1906.
I was called “Princess Beautiful” in the school play. Imagine that. My sister, Edna, dressed me in her wedding dress. My long hair was waved and hung loose as so many girls wear their hair now days. I don’t remember of seeing how I looked in the mirror. Somehow we made it through the program, after which I received many compliments, whether I deserved them or not. Aunt Ann Pratt told me she wished I could dress like that all the time. I guess I never was too fussy about dressing up.
I will never forget how excited I was when I learned Arthur and Edna were planning to be married. All the family thought highly of Arthur and were happy for them.
I remember the day we were expecting my sister Edna and her husband home after they had gone to St. George to be married. Opal went with them. I was 13 years old. I was helping Mother clean the house. The cloth I had to dust with had a button on it, so I took the scissors to cut off the button. In the process, I also clipped a piece of skin on the knuckle of my left forefinger. It hurt quite a bit and as I looked at it bleeding, my head began to swim and I fainted. It seemed I was floating through the air in our white-topped buggy. When I opened my eyes there I was on the floor. Mother and the two little tots, Therma Green and Belva, looked very frightened.
For a few months Edna and Arthur lived in part of Joseph (Dode) Jones’s home. Dode was a brother of Arthur. Then they lived in part of Grandmother Dalley’s home just across the street from our home. Their first child, a son, was born there. Later they moved to a little house on Uncle Oscar Hulet’s place. Uncle Oscar’s wife, Aunt Susannah, was Arthur’s sister.
Father and Mother gave many things to relatives. My sister, Edna, and her husband received many useful articles. They were just starting out making a new home at Enterprise, Washington County, Utah. They were given the ranch house and cellar to build them a home at Enterprise. They had a dear little son, Arthur Theone, and their little daughter, Agnes, was born in October, soon after we arrived at Peterson. That was hard for us to leave them at this time, and be so far away that we couldn’t see them as often as we were used to. It was also hard to leave our dear Grandmother Dalley and our many relatives who had always been so near and dear to us. Grandfather Dalley had died 3 May 1905.
One evening while they were living there, Edna, Arthur, and their son, Theone, were invited to a neighbor’s house for supper. They enjoyed the meal, but that night after they had gone to bed and slept a while, Arthur and Edna both awoke feeling very ill. They figured something they had eaten must have caused food poisoning. Luckily, they hadn’t fed the baby at the table that night.
Edna thought Arthur was sicker than she was, although she was deathly sick. She walked two blocks in the middle of the night to come to our home to get Father to administer to Arthur. I remember hearing Edna talking to Father and Mother about them being so ill.
Father took Edna home and administered to Arthur, then to Edna. Edna said she would never forget the feeling she experienced when Father placed his hands on her head to administer to her. She said there was a distinct tingling sensation under Father’s hands, and that sensation passed down through her body and passed out of her feet. Both Arthur and Edna felt much better immediately after they were administered to, and soon were well again.
They moved to Enterprise, Washington County, in the spring of 1908, I think. That was their home for the remainder of their lives. They were the parents of eleven children.
Edna was talented in music, sewing, cooking, was always active in Church activities, and was a devoted wife and mother. Arthur was a good one to go ahead with the cooking, and helping where needed. I remember how kind he was in caring for the children. Arthur was always active in public affairs, and served in responsible positions in the Church. He served many years as a bishop’s counselor, then as bishop of the Enterprise Ward. For many years before he passed away he held the position of Patriarch of the Uvada Stake. He was a very good public speaker. They raised a fine family who are all talented and are living honorable lives.
Enterprise City Cemetery
Enterprise (Washington County)
|Probably the 1940s, or 50s the me is Nellie Hulet, wife of Nephi|
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