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Margaret Young Taylor

Margaret Young Taylor
Sketch of Margaret Young Taylor (ca. 1919)
Sketch of Margaret Young Taylor (ca. 1919)
First Counselor in the

general presidency of the Young Women
1880 – 1887
Called by Elmina Shepard Taylor
Successor Maria Young Dougall
Personal details
Born Margaret Young

(1837-04-24)April 24, 1837

Westport, Connecticut
Died May 3, 1919(1919-05-03) (aged 82)

Salt Lake City, Utah
Cause of death stomach cancer
Resting place Salt Lake City Cemetery

40°46′37″N 111°51′29″W  /  40.777°N 111.858°W  / 40.777; -111.858  (Salt Lake City Cemetery)
Spouse(s) John Taylor
Children 9
Parents Ebenezer R. Young

Margaret Holden

Margaret Young Taylor (24 April 1837 – 3 May 1919) was a member of the inaugural general presidency of the Young Ladies' National Mutual Improvement Association, now the Young Women organization of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) from 1880 to 1887. She was one of the plural wives of John Taylor, a president of the LDS Church.

Life [ edit ]

Margaret Young was born in Westport, Connecticut on April 24, 1837, to Ebenezer Russell Young and Margaret Holden Young, the oldest of eight children.[1][2] In November 1852, she converted to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church).[2] She received her education at a young ladies seminary and became a schoolteacher in Westport when she was 18 years old.[2] She met John Taylor while he was serving as president of the Eastern States mission for the LDS Church.[2] On September 27, 1856 she married Taylor as a plural wife.[2] They emigrated to Utah Territory in 1857 where she taught school for two years.[2][3]

Taylor became secretary of the Salt Lake stake Relief Society upon its organization.[4] In 1880, when Elmina Shepard Taylor became the first general president of the church's Young Ladies' National Mutual Improvement Association, Margaret Taylor was chosen as the first counselor in the presidency. After John Taylor died on 25 July 1887, Margaret Taylor resigned her position and was replaced by Maria Young Dougall.[2][5][3]

Taylor died in Salt Lake City, Utah on May 3, 1919.[2] She was the mother of nine of John Taylor's 34 children.[2][6]

References [ edit ]

  1. ^ Cannon, Ann M. (1919). "Margaret Young Taylor". The Young Woman's Journal. 30: 301–302. Retrieved 27 January 2020.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i Roberts, B.H. (1963). The Life of John Taylor. Bookcraft. pp. 495–499.
  3. ^ a b Jenson, Andrew (1936). "General Board of the Young Woman's Mutual Improvement Association". Latter-day Saint biographical encyclopedia: A compilation of biographical sketches of prominent men and women in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. 4. Salt Lake City, Utah: The Andrew Jenson Memorial Association (Printed by The Deseret News Press). pp. 5529 267.
  4. ^ Gates, Susa Young (1911). History of the Young Ladies' Mutual Improvement Association. Salt Lake City, Utah: The Deseret News. p. 94. Retrieved 31 January 2020. Margaret Young Taylor.
  5. ^ "Young Women's Presidencies". Mormon Women's Studies Resource. Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Retrieved 27 January 2020.
  6. ^ Jensen, Richard L. (February 1980). "The John Taylor Family". Ensign. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Retrieved 27 January 2020.

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First First Counselor in the

general presidency of the Young Women


1880 – 1887
Succeeded by

Maria Young Dougall



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