Maria Young Dougall

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Maria Young Dougall
Photo of Maria Young Dougall
First Counselor of the
general presidency of the Young Women
1887 – 1904
Called by Elmina Shepard Taylor
Predecessor Margaret Young Taylor
Successor Ruth May Fox
3rd President of the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers
In office
April 24, 1905 (1905-04-24) – June 3, 1905 (1905-06-03)[1]
Predecessor Alice M. Horne
Successor Susa Y. Gates
Personal details
Born Clarissa Maria Young
(1849-12-10)December 10, 1849
Salt Lake City, Utah Territory, United States
Died April 30, 1935(1935-04-30) (aged 85)
Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
Cause of death Coronary occlusion
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 William B. Dougall
Children 6
Parents Brigham Young
Clarissa Ross

Clarissa Maria Young Dougall (10 December 1849 – 30 April 1935) was a Utah suffragist and a member of the general presidency of what is today the Young Women organization of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church).

Maria Young was born in Salt Lake City, Utah Territory, to Brigham Young and his eighth wife, Clarissa Ross. When she was eight years old, her mother Clarissa died, so from that point forward she was raised by Zina D. H. Young, another of Brigham Young's wives.

Maria Young married William B. Dougall on 1 June 1868. She was at the foundational meeting of the LDS Church's Young Ladies' Department of the Cooperative Retrenchment Association in 1869. When Margaret Young Taylor, the first counselor in the Young Women organization, resigned her position in 1887 after the death of her husband, Dougall was selected to succeed Taylor. Dougall was the first counselor to Elmina Shepard Taylor from 1887 until Taylor's death on 6 December 1904. For many years, the meetings of the presidency of the Young Women was held in Dougall's home in Salt Lake City. When the Salt Lake Temple opened in 1893, Dougall became an ordinance worker.

After Utah gained statehood in 1896, Dougall was the chairperson of the Utah chapter of the National Council of Women, a suffrage organization led by Susan B. Anthony; in 1897 Dougall attended the NCW's large suffrage convention in Washington, D.C. Dougall was also a founding member and first counselor to Annie Taylor Hyde of the Daughters of Utah Pioneers organization.

Dougall died in Salt Lake City of a coronary occlusion.[2] She was the mother of three children.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Past Presidents: Presidents of International Society Daughters of Utah Pioneers". International Society Daughters of Utah Pioneers. Retrieved 5 December 2012. 
  2. ^ State of Utah Death Certificate

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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints titles
Preceded by
Margaret Young Taylor
First Counselor of the
general presidency of the Young Women

1887–1904
Succeeded by
Ruth May Fox
Non-profit organization positions
Preceded by
Alice M. Horne
3rd President of the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers
April 24, 1905 (1905-04-24)–June 3, 1905 (1905-06-03)
Succeeded by
Susa Y. Gates