B. Morris Young
|B. Morris Young|
B. Morris Young dressed up as Madam Pattirini.
|Born||Brigham Morris Young
January 18, 1854
Salt Lake City, Utah Territory
|Died||February 20, 1931
Salt Lake City, Utah
|Resting place||Salt Lake City Cemetery
Young was the son of Brigham Young and one of his wives, Margaret Pierce. In 1875, Morris Young served a mission for the LDS Church in the Hawaiian Islands. Shortly after returning from this mission he was asked by his father to organize the YMMIA along with Junius F. Wells and Milton H. Hardy.
In 1885 Young, his wife and their children returned from serving his second mission in the Hawaiian Islands. Shortly after returning to Utah, Young began publicly performing as a cross-dressing singer under the pseudonym Madam Pattirini. Young performed as Pattirini in north and central Utah venues from 1885 to the 1900s. He could produce a convincing falsetto, and many in the audience did not realize that Pattirini was Young.
- Andrew Jenson. LDS Biographical Encyclopedia. Vol. 4, p. 251.
- Galen Snow Young. Brief History of Brigham Morris Young. P. 31.
- Dean C. Jessee. Letters from Brigham Young to His Sons. P. 243.
- B. Morris Young at Find a Grave
- Galen Snow Young, "Brief History of Brigham Morris Young", 31, Department of Archives and Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah
- Photograph of Brigham Morris Young as Madam Pattirini, photo 157, negative 3, Archives, Historical Department of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Salt Lake City, Utah
- Dean C. Jessee, "Letters from Brigham Young to His Sons", 243, Desert Book (1974), Salt Lake City, Utah
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