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Harriet Ann Whittaker Taylor

7 December 1847–16 October 1908

Born 7 Dec. 1847 in Salt Lake City.[1] Daughter of John Taylor and Sophia Whittaker.[2] Baptized as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 8 Aug. 1855.[3] Directed and taught in the Salt Lake City Sixteenth Ward school, 1870.[4] Married Rodney Carlos Badger, 7 Dec. 1871, in Salt Lake City; ten children.[5] Participated in the Utah Woman’s Press Club, 1894.[6] Served as a counselor to Sarah M. Kimball in the Salt Lake City Fifteenth Ward Relief Society, 1894–1898.[7] Treasurer of the Utah Free Kindergarten Association, 1895–1904.[8] Signed a memorial to the Utah constitutional convention requesting equal suffrage for women, 18 Mar. 1895.[9] President of the Fifteenth Ward Relief Society, 1898–1903.[10] Visited with EBW on several occasions, 1900–1903.[11] Assistant to the Relief Society general board, ca. 1904–1908.[12] Died 16 Oct. 1908 in Salt Lake City.[13] 

 

[1] “Endowments of the Living, 1851–1884,” The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Endowment House, vol. E, 27 Feb. 1864–9 June 1886, p. 138, line 28, Harriett M A Taylor, 17 June 1865, microfilm 183405, DGS 5270328 (restricted access), FHL. 1850 U.S. Census, Great Salt Lake City, Great Salt Lake Co., Utah Territory, p. 79, Harriet M Taylor. “Family Tree,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed 22 June 2020), Harriet Ann Whitaker Taylor (KW69-36G).

[2] “Endowments of the Living, 1851–1884,” The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Endowment House, vol. E, 27 Feb. 1864–9 June 1886, p. 138, line 28, Harriett M A Taylor, 17 June 1865, microfilm 183405, DGS 5270328 (restricted access), FHL. “Local and Other Matters,” Deseret News (Salt Lake City), 13 Dec. 1871, 628.

[3] “Endowments of the Living, 1851–1884,” The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Endowment House, vol. E, 27 Feb. 1864–9 June 1886, p. 138, line 28, Harriett M A Taylor, 17 June 1865, microfilm 183405, DGS 5270328 (restricted access), FHL.

[4] “Local and Other Matters,” Deseret News (Salt Lake City), 6 July 1870, 60. “Death of Mrs. H. A. Badger,” Deseret Evening News, 17 Oct. 1908, 1.

[5] “Sealings of Couples, Living and by Proxy, 1851–1889,” The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Endowment House, vol. H, 30 Oct. 1871–5 June 1873, line 778, Rodney Carlos Badger and Harriet Ann Taylor, 7 Dec. 1871, microfilm 183398, DGS 5270322 (restricted access), FHL. 1900 U.S. Census, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co., UT, ED 24, p. 1B, Harriet A. Badger. “Local and Other Matters,” Deseret News (Salt Lake City), 13 Dec. 1871, 628. “Death of Mrs. H. A. Badger,” Deseret Evening News, 17 Oct. 1908, 1.

[6] EBW, Diary, 28 Feb. and 16 Mar. 1894. 

[7] EBW, Diary, 19 July 1894. Salt Lake Fifteenth Ward Relief Society, Fifteenth Ward Relief Society Minutes and Records, 1868–1968, vol. 8, 1893–1901, p. 62, image 68/320, LR 2848 14, folder 8, CHL.

[8] “Society Notes,” Salt Lake Herald, 5 May 1895, 6. EBW, Diary, 30 Aug. 1904. “Death of Mrs. H. A. Badger,” Deseret Evening News (Salt Lake City), 17 Oct. 1908, 1.

[9] “Woman Suffragists,” Salt Lake Herald, 19 Mar. 1895, 3. 

[10] “Mary R. Gray,” Woman’s Exponent, Mar. 1906, 1. EBW, Diary, 17 Feb. 1900 and 29 Dec. 1903. “Death of Mrs. H. A. Badger,” Deseret Evening News (Salt Lake City), 17 Oct. 1908, 1.

[11] See, for example, EBW, Diary, 24 Oct. 1900; 13 Jan. 1902; 25 Feb. 1903.

[12] History of the Relief Society, 1842–1966 (Salt Lake City: General Board of the Relief Society, 1966), 58. EBW, Diary, 22 Mar. 1900; 13 Nov. 1901; 18 Feb. 1905.

[13] “Utah State Archives Indexes,” database and images, Utah State Archives (https://archives.utah.gov, accessed 24 June 2020); Utah Department of Health Office of Vital Records and Statistics Death Certificates, series 81448, file no. 1456/326 (1908), Harriet A T Bodger. “Death of Mrs. H. A. Badger,” Deseret Evening News (Salt Lake City), 17 Oct. 1908, 1.