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Margaret Wright Biggs Comish (1880-1950)

Margaret was the fifth child born February 10, 1880 to John Biggs from England, and Jane Wright from Scotland. They purchased a farm in Cove, Utah next to the mountains with an excellent view of the valley. They had a big orchard and a variety of small fruits. The children helped their pioneer parents in the picking and selling of fruits and vegetables. Margaret was an industrious little girl and was awarded many prizes for her agility both in lessons and at work. It was she who peeled apples with father John, while the others cored.

As a young girl, Margaret sang in the choir and was always a lover of good music. At eighteen years of age, she married George Francis Comish. They purchased a fine farm in Cove, Utah, just across the Idaho State line. A year after their marriage, George was called on a mission. Margaret ran the farm and cared for her tiny baby, Reata, for the next two years. In 1910, Margaret and her husband built a lovely home in Franklin,Idaho, where they could be nearer for Church activities and where their seven children could attend better schools.

Margaret was thrifty, a good manager and an immaculate housekeeper. She always hurried to do her tasks so that she could help others with their duties. Margaret's hands were never idle--she pieced and quilted lovely quilts and she made beautiful hand braided rugs. She helped with many quilts for the Relief Society for the new brides. She left all her children examples of her fine handwork. Her special hobby was the canning of fruits and pickles. No effort was too great to achieve color and flavor in every jar. By the fall of each year the cellar shelves were lined with a variety of fruits, vegetables and pickles. It was a pretty sigh. She won honorable mention over KSL radio station for several of her recipes, among them was one for mustard pickles.

Margaret always had a big vegetable garden and strawberries and rassberries. She worked in the Sunday School in both Cove and the Franklin wards and served in the Primary Presidency in the Franklin Ward. She helped plan and cook for the pioneer banquets. She was always active in Relief Society.

Margaret was a beautiful girl with clear grey eyes, dark brown curly hair and olive skin. Her hair was so long she could sit on it. She was 5 ft. 4 in. tall. She was always neat and well dressed.

She died Jan. 28, 1950 of a series of heart attacks which lasted over a period of two years. At present writing, 1965, as her posterity are seven children, 20 grandchildren, and 21 great grand children.

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