Comments on: Eminent Women: Isabell Hill Romney Platt and Charlotte Lengefeld von Schiller http://www.keepapitchinin.org/2012/04/16/eminent-women-isabell-hill-romney-platt-and-charlotte-lengefeld-von-schiller/ Where our past is never very long ago Fri, 03 Jul 2015 16:51:50 +0000 hourly 1 By: Amy T http://www.keepapitchinin.org/2012/04/16/eminent-women-isabell-hill-romney-platt-and-charlotte-lengefeld-von-schiller/comment-page-1/#comment-222435 Wed, 09 May 2012 16:11:28 +0000 http://www.keepapitchinin.org/?p=17520#comment-222435 Sigh. I meant to add a link to the picture. Here.

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By: Amy T http://www.keepapitchinin.org/2012/04/16/eminent-women-isabell-hill-romney-platt-and-charlotte-lengefeld-von-schiller/comment-page-1/#comment-222430 Wed, 09 May 2012 15:44:53 +0000 http://www.keepapitchinin.org/?p=17520#comment-222430 A few days ago, a distant cousin contacted me after googling my blog. He had found Hannah Hood Hill Romney’s photo album and wanted to post the pictures online to gather identifying information about the people in the pictures, many of whom are not identified.

What a find! Of course I agreed to post the pictures.

One of the first pictures he sent was an unidentified one- or two-year-old girl holding a little doll, and since I had just written this history of Isabell Romney Platt and was familiar with the circumstances of her early life, and since the picture was taken by Savage and Ottinger photography studio in Salt Lake City which operated from 1863 to 1872, and since it looked like Isabell, the second identification was made. (The first was a picture of her grandfather and uncle while they were serving missions in England.)

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By: Ardis E. Parshall http://www.keepapitchinin.org/2012/04/16/eminent-women-isabell-hill-romney-platt-and-charlotte-lengefeld-von-schiller/comment-page-1/#comment-216096 Mon, 16 Apr 2012 22:05:39 +0000 http://www.keepapitchinin.org/?p=17520#comment-216096 Genealogists are some of the kindest people I know, as a class — it’s as if volunteers like this have their hearts turned to everybody’s fathers and mothers, not just their own.

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By: Amy T http://www.keepapitchinin.org/2012/04/16/eminent-women-isabell-hill-romney-platt-and-charlotte-lengefeld-von-schiller/comment-page-1/#comment-216088 Mon, 16 Apr 2012 21:40:19 +0000 http://www.keepapitchinin.org/?p=17520#comment-216088 A day or two ago I requested a picture of Isabell’s grave marker on Find a Grave, and a kind local volunteer took a picture and put it online (here) and also provided pictures for Will’s grave marker, and for his second wife, Blanche.

If you’re not familiar with Find a Grave, it’s a great resource. You can add information, stories and photos, request photos, and volunteer to provide photos for local graveyards.

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By: Mark B. http://www.keepapitchinin.org/2012/04/16/eminent-women-isabell-hill-romney-platt-and-charlotte-lengefeld-von-schiller/comment-page-1/#comment-216017 Mon, 16 Apr 2012 14:45:53 +0000 http://www.keepapitchinin.org/?p=17520#comment-216017 Another terrific entry in this series. Thanks Amy!

But it would have been so much more interesting if you had been able to meet Catherine Cottam Romney while doing this research–now, that would have been a blog post to beat all blog posts.

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By: Amy T http://www.keepapitchinin.org/2012/04/16/eminent-women-isabell-hill-romney-platt-and-charlotte-lengefeld-von-schiller/comment-page-1/#comment-216010 Mon, 16 Apr 2012 14:14:23 +0000 http://www.keepapitchinin.org/?p=17520#comment-216010 Thanks, Ardis.

Some more notes…

I think I said in the post about Rose Sylvester Jarvis that she was my only relative in the project. Somehow I forgot about Isabell Hill Romney Platt, who was a niece of my 3rd great-grandmother, Rebecca Hood Hill Pettit, and is named after my 4th great-grandmother, Isabell Hood Hill, the Scottish-Canadian convert who died at Winter Quarters.

Hannah Hood Hill Romney left an autobiography. I wish there was a copy available online, because it is an amazing story.

Another wonderful resource for this project was the book Letters of Catharine Cottam Romney, Plural Wife (ed., Jennifer Moulton Hansen, 1992) which provides some detailed insights into the life of the Romney family. While working on this biography, I had the distinct pleasure of meeting the author (Jennifer, not Catharine!), and she provided some additional resources and kind encouragement.

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By: Ardis E. Parshall http://www.keepapitchinin.org/2012/04/16/eminent-women-isabell-hill-romney-platt-and-charlotte-lengefeld-von-schiller/comment-page-1/#comment-216007 Mon, 16 Apr 2012 14:08:22 +0000 http://www.keepapitchinin.org/?p=17520#comment-216007 Thanks for that explicit reminder, Amy. Yesterday our bishop read again the recent letter from the First Presidency reiterating that policy. I would hope all of Keepa’s readers understands that your series recognizes the women of the St. George area who responded to a particular call issued in that time and place. We have a different assignment now.

And I love reading about the lives of those St. George women who, at such considerable effort, considering the temple time involved (all day, not two hours) in a time and place where the work of survival was never quite done, as well as learning which historic women were considered “eminent” enough for this particular project. Thanks for all your work on this series!

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By: Amy T http://www.keepapitchinin.org/2012/04/16/eminent-women-isabell-hill-romney-platt-and-charlotte-lengefeld-von-schiller/comment-page-1/#comment-216005 Mon, 16 Apr 2012 13:55:19 +0000 http://www.keepapitchinin.org/?p=17520#comment-216005 I forgot to add the standard disclaimer about the church’s long-time policy of not doing temple work for famous people and other non-relatives, with very few exceptions.

The history of Wilford Woodruff’s Founding Fathers and Eminent Men and Women temple work project has been discussed in previous Eminent Women posts. Previous posts are listed in the Topical Guide, which is linked in Keepa’s top left corner.

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