Daughters of the Utah Handcart Pioneers

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Daughters of the Utah Handcart Pioneers was a historical society created to honor the memory of the Mormon handcart pioneers who traveled the Mormon Trail to Utah between the years of 1856-1860. It was founded on April 14, 1910 in the home of the founder Hannah Settle Lapish with fifty charter members.

In LDS Biographical Encyclopedia, Hannah Lappish describes the founding of the organization. "On the 14th day of April, 1910, a number of hand cart pioneers and daughters met at my home at 381 4th Ave., Salt Lake City, and organized the society of the Daughters of Utah Handcart Pioneers with fifty charter members. I was elected president with Sarah Swift and Emily V. Beebe as vice-presidents and Mary Van as secretary. Isabella Armstrong was selected chairman of a committee on constitution and bylaws. Six other officers were also elected and I being the originator of the society was given the title of founder-general. In this undertaking I was encouraged and ably assisted by Sister Maria Y. Dougall."[1]

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  1. ^ Kingsford, Elizabeth Horrocks Jackson. "Hannah Settle Lapish", Latter-day Saint Biographical Encyclopedia, Volume 2.