Maria Young Dougall
|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|
|April 24, 1905– June 3, 1905|
|Predecessor||Alice M. Horne|
|Successor||Susa Y. Gates|
|Born||Clarissa Maria Young
December 10, 1849
Salt Lake City, Utah Territory, United States
|Died||April 30, 1935
Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
|Cause of death||Coronary occlusion|
|Resting place||Salt Lake City Cemetery
|Spouse||William B. Dougall|
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.
- "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
- Andrew Jenson, Latter-day Saint Biographical Encyclopedia, vol. 2, s.v. "Maria Dougall Young"; vol. 4, s.v. "General Board of the Young Woman's Mutual Improvement Association"
- 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. 258.
- Maria Young Dougall at Find a Grave