135 years ago today - Nov 10, 1885

{Phebe Whitemore Carter Woodruff [first wife of Wilford Woodruff] was born March 8th, 1807 In Scarboro Maine Died in Salt Lake City Utah Nov. 10, 1885 Aged 78 years 8 months & 2 days. Blessed are the Dead who die in the Lord.}

Sleep on my Dear Phebe, But Ere long from this

The Conqured Tomb shall yield its Captive Prey,

Then with thy Husband, Children, friends, &

Prophets & Apostles

Thou shalt Reign in Bliss,

As wife, Queen, Mother, and Saint to an Eternal Day.

Wilford Woodruff

... Thus My wife Phebe Ends Her Earthly Mission. She has gone to meet her Fathers, Mothers, Children Prophets, Apostles, Saints & Friends in the spirit world.

This was a serous day. Word Came to me this morning of the Death of my wife Phebe. ...

The Lord has born me up in this Affliction in a wonderful Manner. I pray God to still sustain me. ...

[Wilford Woodruff's Journal: 1833-1898 Typescript, Volumes 1-9, Edited by Scott G. Kenney, Signature Books 1993, http://amzn.to/newmormonstudies]

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