Hole-in-the-Rock Landmarks and People

Hole-in-the-Rock Landmarks and People
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January 8, 2010

Lyman, Ida Evelyn (Nielson)

Ida Lyman was born March 28, 1859 in Salt Lake City, a daughter of Amasa Mason Lyman and Lydia Partridge Lyman.  Her childhood was spent in Salt Lake and Millard County.  When the call came for the Saints to go to San Juan, Ida left with her brothers and sisters: Walter, Platte D. and May for that destination.  It was on this trip that she met her future husband, Hans Joseph Nielson.  Ida drove a span of mules down the "Hole" and prided herself on that feat, as she was on 21 at the time.
 In the fall of 1880, Ida taught school in Bluff, the first teacher in that town.  Her wages were an old cow named "Blue."  In Nov. of 1881, she and Joe Nielson went in a coverd wagon to St. George to be married (30 Nov 1881).  As a wife and mother she lived the typical life of a frontier woman.  To keep her husband on a mission in the Eastern States, she made and sold exquisite bucksin gloves.  She was adept in caring for the sick and was a member of the burial committee in Bluff for years.  She was active in LDS church affairs.  She died in April 1922 (Saga of San Juan p 321).
Wife of Joseph Nielson
Sister of Edward, Lydia, Frank and Lydia Lyman
Half sister of Amasa, Francis, Maria, Matilda, Love, Agness, Ruth, Lelia, Mason, Laura, Solon, Oscar, Charles, Clark, William, Lorenzo, Henry, Platte, Joseph, Lucy, Don, Lucy, Caroline, Walter, Frederick, Martha, Anne, Harriet, Harriet, Martha, Annie, Walter, Martha, Harriet, Frederick and Amasa

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