Jennie B. Knight

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Jennie B. Knight
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First Counselor in the general
presidency of the Relief Society
April 2, 1921 (1921-04-02) – October 7, 1928 (1928-10-07)[1]
Called by Clarissa S. Williams
Predecessor Clarissa S. Williams
Successor Amy B. Lyman
Personal details
Born Jennie Brimhall
(1875-12-13)December 13, 1875
Spanish Fork, Utah Territory, United States
Died March 31, 1957(1957-03-31) (aged 81)
Provo, Utah, United States [1]
Resting place Provo City Cemetery
40°13′30″N 111°38′38″W / 40.225°N 111.644°W / 40.225; -111.644 (Provo City Cemetery)
Organization Executive for Utah County Red Cross[1]
Spouse J. William Knight
Children 2[1]
Parents George H. Brimhall
Alsina Elizabeth Wilkins

Lucy Jane ("Jennie") Brimhall Knight (December 13, 1875 – March 31, 1957(1957-03-31) (aged 81)) was a leader in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church). She was also one of the first two single female missionaries of the LDS Church.[2]

Jennie Brimhall was born in Spanish Fork, Utah Territory to George H. Brimhall and Alsina Elizabeth Wilkins. Jennie was educated as a teacher at Brigham Young University (BYU) and taught school in San Juan County, Utah.

On April 1, 1898, Jennie was set apart as one of the first two single women in the LDS Church to be formally selected as full-time church missionaries.[2] The other was her childhood friend Inez Knight.[2] Jennie Brimhall and Inez Knight were missionary companions in England in 1898; Jennie returned to Utah in November 1898 due to poor health.[2]

After she returned from her mission, Jennie Brimhall married J. William Knight in January 1899. (William Knight was the brother of Inez Knight, her friend and missionary companion.) Shortly thereafter, she accompanied her husband to Canada, where his father Jesse Knight had established the Mormon settlement of Raymond in present-day Alberta. While living in Raymond, Jennie Knight was the president of the Taylor Stake's Young Ladies Mutual Improvement Association.

William Knight and Jennie Knight later returned to live in Utah. In 1921, Jennie Knight was selected as the first counselor to Clarissa S. Williams in the General Presidency of the Relief Society. Along with Louise Y. Robison, Knight was a counselor to Williams until 1928, when the presidency was released from their duties.

Jennie Knight was the mother of two sons. The Knight Mangum Building on the BYU campus in Provo, Utah, is named after Jennie B. Knight and her sister-in-law Jennie Knight Mangum.

Knight is buried in the Provo City Cemetery.

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Preceded by
Clarissa S. Williams
First Counselor in the general
presidency of the Relief Society

April 2, 1921 (1921-04-02)–October 7, 1928 (1928-10-07)
Succeeded by
Amy B. Lyman