Margaret Young Taylor
|Margaret Young Taylor|
Sketch of Margaret Young Taylor (ca. 1919)
|First Counselor in the
general presidency of the Young Women
|1880 – 1887|
|Called by||Elmina Shepard Taylor|
|Successor||Maria Young Dougall|
April 24, 1837
|Died||May 3, 1919
Salt Lake City, Utah
|Cause of death||stomach cancer|
|Resting place||Salt Lake City Cemetery
|Parents||Ebenezer R. Young
Margaret Young Taylor (24 April 1837 – 3 May 1919) was a member of the inaugural general presidency of what is today the Young Women organization of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) from 1880 to 1887. She was one of the plural wives of John Taylor, a president of the LDS Church.
Margaret Young was born in Westport, Connecticut. When she was 14 years old, she converted to Mormonism. She became one of the plural wives of church apostle John Taylor and emigrated to Utah Territory in 1858.
In 1880, when Elmina Shepard Taylor became the first general president of the church's Young Ladies' National Mutual Improvement Association, Margaret Taylor was chosen as the first counselor in the presidency. After John Taylor died on 25 July 1887, Margaret Taylor resigned her position and was replaced by Maria Young Dougall.
- Richard L. Jensen, “The John Taylor Family,” Ensign, February 1980, pp. 50–51
- 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. 267.
- B. H. Roberts, The Life of John Taylor (Salt Lake City, Utah: George Q. Cannon & Sons, 1897)
- Cannon, Ann M.; The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (1919). "Margaret Young Taylor". The Young woman's journal 30. The Juvenile Instructor Office, Salt Lake City, Utah: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Young Women's Mutual Improvement Association. pp. 301–302. Retrieved December 14, 2011.
- Margaret Young Taylor at Find a Grave
- Margaret Y. Taylor biography, Brigham Young University, Harold B. Lee Library, L. Tom Perry Special Collections
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