Annie Taylor Hyde
|Annie Taylor Hyde|
|First Counselor in the general
presidency of the Relief Society
|November 10, 1901– March 12, 1909|
|Called by||Bathsheba W. Smith|
|Predecessor||Jane S. Richards|
|Successor||Clarissa S. Williams|
|1st President of the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers|
|April 11, 1901– April 11, 1903|
|Successor||Alice Merrill Horne|
|Born||Anna Maria Ballantyne Taylor
October 21, 1849
Salt Lake City, Unorganized territory, United States
|Died||March 12, 1909
Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
|Cause of death||Stomach cancer|
|Resting place||Salt Lake City Cemetery
|Alma mater||University of Deseret|
|Spouse||Alonzo Eugene Hyde|
Anna Maria Ballantyne ("Annie") Taylor Hyde (October 21, 1849 – March 12, 1909) was the founder and first president of the Daughters of Utah Pioneers and was a women's leader in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church).
Anna Maria Ballantyne Taylor was born in a Mormon pioneer wagon shortly after her parents, LDS Church Apostle John Taylor and Jane Ballantyne, had arrived in the Salt Lake Valley. Taylor's mother, Jane Ballantyne Taylor, was a sister of Richard Ballantyne, the founder of the LDS Sunday School. Taylor was educated at the University of Deseret; in December 1870, she married Alonzo Eugene Hyde, a son of Orson Hyde, in the Endowment House in Salt Lake City.
On April 11, 1901, she invited 54 other women to join her in creating Daughters of the Utah Pioneers, an organization that would "perpetuate the names and achievements of the men, women and children who were the pioneers in founding this commonwealth [Utah]". Hyde was elected the first president of the organization, and she held this position until her death.
Later in 1901, Hyde was asked by Bathsheba W. Smith to become her first counselor in the general presidency of the Relief Society, the LDS Church organization of women. Hyde also served in this capacity until her death. As a member of the Relief Society general presidency, Hyde represented the Relief Society at meetings of the National Council of Women.
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- "Past Presidents: Presidents of International Society Daughters of Utah Pioneers". International Society Daughters of Utah Pioneers. Retrieved 5 December 2012.
- State of Utah Death Certificate
- "The Daughters of Utah Pioneers", in Kate B. Carter (ed.) (1939–1951). Heart Throbs of the West (Salt Lake City, Utah: Daughters of the Utah Pioneers), vol. 11, pp. 329–428
- Jill Mulvay Derr, Janath Russell Cannon, and Maureen Ursenbach Beecher (2002). Women of Covenant: The Story of Relief Society (Salt Lake City, Utah: Deseret Book)
- Richard L. Jensen, “The John Taylor Family,” Ensign, February 1980, pp. 50–51