Mae Taylor Nystrom

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Mae Taylor Nystrom
Photo of Mae Taylor Nystrom
Second Counselor in the
general presidency of the Young Women
1905 – 1923
Called byMartha H. Tingey
PredecessorMartha H. Tingey
SuccessorLucy Grant Cannon
Personal details
Born(1871-08-11)August 11, 1871
Salt Lake City, Utah Territory
DiedDecember 8, 1959(1959-12-08) (aged 88)
Salt Lake City, Utah
Resting placeSalt 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)
Alma materLDS College
Spouse(s)Theodore Nystrom
ParentsGeorge Hamilton Taylor
Anstis E. Shepard

Almira Mae Taylor Nystrom (August 11, 1871 - December 8, 1959) 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).

Mae Taylor was born in Salt Lake City, Utah Territory, to George Hamilton and Elmina Shepard Taylor, the first president of the church's Young Women organization. She attended the University of Utah for a year, but completed her course of study at LDS College and married Theodore Nystrom on 21 June 1900.[1] They lived in Montpelier, Idaho, for two years.[1]

In 1892, Nystrom had become a member of the general board of what was then called the Young Women's Mutual Improvement Association. She became its corresponding secretary in 1904, and then its treasurer.[1] She continued in this position until 5 April 1905, when she was chosen by new president Martha H. Tingey as the second counselor in the organization. Nystrom was a counselor to Tingey until she was released on 15 July 1923 because of her move to Green River, Wyoming. She was succeeded in her position by Lucy Grant Cannon. Nystrom returned to live in Salt Lake City in 1929.

Nystrom was a member of Susan B. Anthony's National Council of Women and was a delegate from Utah for to the suffragist organization's conventions in 1908 and 1909.



  1. ^ a b c Gates, Susa Young (1911). "History of the Young Ladies' Mutual Improvement Association of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from November 1869 to June 1910". The General Board of Y.L.M.I.A. Retrieved March 22, 2011.
  2. ^ Peterson, Janet; Gaunt, LaRene. "Keepers of the Flame". Retrieved March 22, 2011.


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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints titles
Preceded by
Martha H. Tingey
Second Counselor in the general
presidency of the Young Women

April 1905 – April 1929
Succeeded by
Lucy Grant Cannon