Margaret Young Taylor

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Margaret Young Taylor
Sketch of Margaret Young Taylor (ca. 1919)
Sketch of Margaret Young Taylor (ca. 1919)
First Counselor in the
general presidency of the Young Women
1880 – 1887
Called byElmina Shepard Taylor
SuccessorMaria Young Dougall
Personal details
BornMargaret Young
(1837-04-24)April 24, 1837
Westport, Connecticut
DiedMay 3, 1919(1919-05-03) (aged 82)
Salt Lake City, Utah
Cause of deathstomach cancer
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)
Spouse(s)John Taylor
Children9
ParentsEbenezer R. Young
Margaret Holden

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.

Taylor died of stomach cancer in Salt Lake City, Utah.[1] She was the mother of nine of John Taylor's 34 children.

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References[edit]

  • 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. 5529 267.
  • B. H. Roberts, The Life of John Taylor (Salt Lake City, Utah: George Q. Cannon & Sons, 1897)
  • Cannon, Ann M. (June 1919). "Margaret Young Taylor". The Young Woman's Journal. Salt Lake City, Utah: The Deseret News. 30 (6): 301–302.

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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints titles
First First Counselor in the
general presidency of the Young Women

1880 – 1887
Succeeded by
Maria Young Dougall