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Clarissa Maria Young

10 December 1849–30 April 1935

Born 10 Dec. 1849 in Salt Lake City.[1] Daughter of Brigham Young and Clarissa Ross.[2] Raised by her aunt Zina Diantha Huntington Young after Ross’s death in 1858.[3] Married William Bernard Dougall, 1 June 1868, in Salt Lake City; five children.[4] Founding member of the Young Ladies’ Department of the Ladies’ Cooperative Retrenchment Association, Nov. 1869; appointed counselor to her sister, Ella Young Empey.[5] Served as a counselor in the Salt Lake City Seventeenth Ward Young Ladies’ Mutual Improvement Association (YLMIA), 1877–1880; served as president, 1880–1883.[6] Served as first counselor in the Salt Lake Stake YLMIA and as a counselor in the Seventeenth Ward’s Primary Association.[7] Served as first counselor on the YLMIA general board, 1887–1904.[8] Delegate to the National Woman Suffrage Association meeting in Washington, DC with Sarah M. Kimball, EBW, and others, 1895.[9] Founding member of the Utah chapter of the Society of the Daughters of the Revolution, 1899; served as chaplain.[10] Founding member of the Daughters of Utah Pioneers, 11 Apr. 1901; served as counselor to President Annie Taylor Hyde.[11] Died 30 Apr. 1935 in Salt Lake City.[12]

 

[1] Endowments of the Living, 1851–1884,” The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Endowment House, vol. D, p. 204, Clara Maria Young, 21 Feb. 1863, microfilm 1149525 (restricted access), FHL. “Family Tree,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed 9 Apr. 2018), Clarissa Maria Young (KWJH-WQP). 

[2] “Endowments of the Living, 1851–1884,” The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Endowment House, vol. D, p. 204, Clara Maria Young, 21 Feb. 1863, microfilm 1149525 (restricted access), FHL. “Brigham Young Daughter Dies Unexpectedly,” Salt Lake Tribune, 1 May 1935, 45. “Clarissa Ross Young,” Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co., UT, Find a Grave, posted 14 Feb. 2008, memorial no. 24623748 (http://findagrave.com, accessed 18 Mar. 2018). 

[3] Susa Young Gates, History of the Young Ladies’ Mutual Improvement Association of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1911), 98. “Brigham Young Daughter Dies Unexpectedly,” Salt Lake Tribune, 1 May 1935, 45.

[4] “Sealings of Couples, Living and by Proxy, 1851–1889,” The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Endowment House, vol. E, p. 142, Wm. Bernard Dougall and Maria Clarissa Young, 1 June 1868, microfilm 1149515 (restricted access), FHL. “Our Picture Gallery: Maria Young Dougall,” Young Ladies Journal 2, no. 3 (Dec. 1890): 101.

[5] Susa Young Gates, History of the Young Ladies’ Mutual Improvement Association of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1911), 98–99.

[6] “Maria Young Dougall: Our Picture Gallery,” Young Woman’s Journal 2, no. 3 (Dec. 1890): 100.

[7] Susa Young Gates, History of the Young Ladies’ Mutual Improvement Association of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1911), 99. “Maria Young Dougall: Our Picture Gallery,” Young Woman’s Journal 2, no. 3 (Dec. 1890): 100–101.

[8] Susa Young Gates, History of the Young Ladies’ Mutual Improvement Association of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1911), 99. “Maria Young Dougall: Our Picture Gallery,” Young Woman’s Journal 2, no. 3 (Dec. 1890): 100. “Brigham Young Daughter Dies Unexpectedly,” Salt Lake Tribune, 1 May 1935, 45.

[9] “Woman’s Suffrage Association,” Salt Lake Herald, 23 Jan. 1895, 8. “Utah Woman at Omaha,” Deseret Weekly, 5 Nov. 1898, 14. “Maria Young Dougall: Picture Gallery,” Young Woman’s Journal 2, no. 3 (Dec. 1890): 100–101.

[10] “New Utah Society,” Deseret Evening News, 12 Apr. 1899, 8. EBW, Diary, 3 Dec. 1897 and 16 Nov. 1898.

[11] “The First Twenty-five Years,” Daughters of Utah Pioneers (http://www.dupinternational.org/dyn_page.php?pageID=42, accessed 18 Mar. 2018).

[12] “Utah Death Certificate Index, 1904–1961,” database and images, Utah State Archives (https://archives.utah.gov, accessed 13 Mar. 2018); from Utah Department of Health, Office of Vital Records and Statistics, series 81448, file no. 805/240 (1935), Maria Young Dougall.