Jan 26, 2015

From the Chapter on James Jarvis Chandler
This silk needle point was made for James Jarvis Chandler probably after 1884.  Because of the situation in Utah, James left his two wives in Willard Utah and traveled to England to evangelize for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Men who were jailed at the time in Utah were taught to sew. The piece may have been sewn by a fellow polygamous serving time in a Utah jail or by one of his two wives, Harriet Eliza Cardon or Mary Ann Williams.

This story of Utah history is only one of the interesting stories you can read in the soon to be released memoir by Samuel Chandler – Every Book Counts: The Stories of My Life. 

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