Margaret Young Taylor

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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 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 what is today 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.

Margaret Young was born in Westport, Connecticut. When she was 14 years old, she converted to Mormonism. She became one of the plural wives of church apostle John Taylor and emigrated to Utah Territory in 1858.

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.

Taylor died of stomach cancer in Salt Lake City, Utah.[1] She was the mother of nine of John Taylor's 34 children.

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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints titles
First First Counselor in the
general presidency of the Young Women

1880 – 1887
Succeeded by
Maria Young Dougall