Elene <I>Eskelson</I> Hyde

Elene Eskelson Hyde

Death 19 Aug 1946 (aged 19)
Burial Lewiston, Cache County, Utah, USA
Memorial ID 36916583 · View Source
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Elene, was born February 10, 1927, the seventh child of her family. She made her family very happy, because they all loved babies. She soon captured the hearts of them all. While she was yet very tiny, whooping cough started in the school. They were afraid that she would contract it., so she was blessed at home by her Grandfather John Washington Eskelson and her father, LeRoy.

The other children got the disease, but Elene didn't get it until later. One Sunday her father's cousin came to visit and she brought her children with her, and these children had it. Roy wasn't going to let her in, but she laughed at him because his children had already had it. Elene got it from them, and was so sick that she got bronchitis, then pneumonia. When she would cough she would turn blue and her eyes would roll back, and she would look like she was dead. After a few weeks of being with her night and day , a neighbor, Sister Harrison, came to stay with her one night. Seh was holding her when she had a bad coughing spell. It scared Sis. Harrison so badly that she gave her to her mother. She said, "I won't stay alone with her." After a ten-week period, she started to improve. Dr. Parkinson said he had no idea how she lived. It left her with a hernia.

The hernia didn't give her any trouble until later in her life. She was then operated on along with her mother who had a navel hernia. They were both in the hospital at the same time. After the operation Elene said, "They didn't get mine unless they got it with a pitchfork." Sure enough, they didn't get her's: but she continued to go to school inspite of it. She was an outstanding student, and played the violin and the piano. She was the chorister in high school, and lead the singing at her high school graduation. She also took ballet and tap dancing.

Elene started to sing at the age of five. She sang a solo at her grandmother Eskelson's funeral when she was eight. At the age of eighteen, she sang at the funeral of an aunt.

She and her friend, Leora Allen, received scolarships to go to school at Probo, Utah. While she was there, she had a bad attack with her hernia and she returned home; but she did not want to be operated on.

She had been going with Norris Hyde. He wanted her to marry him and not go back to school. She and Norris were married on December 7, 1945. A few months after this, they were at a rodeo at the fair in Logan, and she had another hernia attack. She was taken to her grandmother's (Emma Staley). The doctor said it was intestinal flu and gave her castor oil and left. He said she would be all right. Her parents were called to stay with her. The doctor couldn't come, but he said to take her to the hospital. She wasn't in too much pain, so she wouldn't go. The next morning came and she would be okey. The hernia had ruptured and the pain had stopped. The doctor came again and said that she could have soft foods. The next morning she was unable to read the address on the mail.

While we were eating dinner, she asked her mother to come and rub her legs. After rubbing one leg, her mother turned to rub the other one and found it was stiff. She asked Elene to try and straighten it out. She looked at her mother and her eyes were glassy. Her husband had been feeding her a little watermelon just before that: About a quart of black fluid ran from her, so we knew the hernia had ruptured and she passed away. The family missed her very much, because she was such a happy and pleasant person. I think the pet of the family is gone but not forgotten.

Written by her mother-Voilet Staley Eskelson



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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Elene Eskelson Hyde (10 Feb 1927–19 Aug 1946), Find a Grave Memorial no. 36916583, citing Lewiston City Cemetery, Lewiston, Cache County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by Libby (contributor 46950582) .