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Ida Maline Smoot

5 May 1872–25 April 1955

Born 5 May 1872 in Salt Lake City.[1] Daughter of Abraham Owen Smoot and Anne Christine Mauritsdatter (Ane Kirstine Morrison).[2] Married George Albert Dusenberry, 29 Apr. 1891, in Manti, Sanpete Co., Utah Territory; two children.[3] Graduated from Brigham Young Academy, 1897.[4] Trained as a kindergarten teacher at Chauncy Hall College, 1898–1899, in Boston.[5] Served as the president of the Brigham Young Academy kindergarten training school, 1899–1925.[6] Served as second counselor to Bathsheba Smith, general Relief Society president, 1901–1910, and on the Relief Society general board, until 1921.[7] Served as a delegate to meetings of the International Council of Women in Washington, DC, Norway, Germany, and Canada, 1902–1920.[8] Served as the president of the Utah State Kindergarten Association, 1901–1921.[9] Selected by Utah governor John Christopher Cutler as a delegate to the convention of Charities and Corrections in Philadelphia, May 1910.[10] Spoke at the funeral services of Bathsheba Smith with EBW, 25 Sept. 1910.[11] Wrote Lesson Book for the Religion Classes in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, First Grade, 1924.[12] Died 25 Apr. 1955 in Provo, Utah Co., Utah.[13]

 

[1] “Endowments of the Living, 1888–1956,” The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Manti Temple, vol. A, p. 73, Ida Maline Smoot, microfilm 170485 (restricted access), FHL. “Family Tree,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed 5 Feb. 2018), Ida Maline Smoot (KWVG-YLL).

[2] “Endowments of the Living, 1888–1956,” The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Manti Temple, vol. A, p. 73, Ida Maline Smoot, microfilm 170485 (restricted access), FHL. Den Norske kirke. Gresvik sogn, “Kirkeboker, 1903–1911,” p. 297, Anne Christine Mauritsdatter, 19 Dec. 1833, microfilm 1259713, FHL. 

[3] Sanpete Co., UT, County Clerk, Marriage License Records, 1888–1966, Justice Court and Marriage Certificates, 1873–1891, Marriage Certificates, 1890–1893, George A. Dusenberry and Ida Maline Smoot, 29 Apr. 1891, p. 36, microfilm 481123, FHL. “Sealings of Couples, Living and by Proxy, 1851–1889,” The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Manti Temple, vol. A, p. 69, George Albert Dusenberry and Ida Maline Smoot, 29 Apr. 1891, microfilm 170490 (restricted access), FHL. 1900 U.S. Census, Provo, Utah Co., UT, ED 164, p. 37B, Ida Dusenberry.

[4] “Commencement,” Daily Enquirer (Provo, UT), 27 May 1897, 1. “New Counselors to President of Relief Society,” Deseret Evening News (Salt Lake City), 16 Nov. 1901, 9. 

[5] Andrew Jenson, Latter-day Saint Biographical Encyclopedia (Salt Lake City: Andrew Jenson History Co., 1914, 1936), 2:619–620, 4:183–184. “New Counselors to President of Relief Society,” Deseret Evening News (Salt Lake City), 16 Nov. 1901, 9. Jill Mulvay Derr, Janath Russell Cannon, and Maureen Ursenbach Beecher, Women of Covenant: The Story of Relief Society (Salt Lake City: Deseret Book; Provo, UT: Brigham Young University Press, 1992), 159.

[6] Ernest L. Wilkinson, ed., Brigham Young University: The First One Hundred Years (Provo, UT: Brigham Young University Press, 1975), 1:374. Ernest L. Wilkinson and W. Cleon Skousen, Brigham Young University: A School of Destiny (Provo, UT: Brigham Young University Press, 1976), 179. Jill Mulvay Derr, Janath Russell Cannon, and Maureen Ursenbach Beecher, Women of Covenant: The Story of Relief Society (Salt Lake City: Deseret Book; Provo, UT: Brigham Young University Press, 1992), 159.

[7] History of Relief Society, 1842–1966 (Salt Lake City: General Board of Relief Society, 1967), 38–39, 52. “Special Conference: Relief Society Reorganized,” Woman’s Exponent, 1 Dec. 1901, 52. Jill Mulvay Derr, Janath Russell Cannon, and Maureen Ursenbach Beecher, Women of Covenant: The Story of Relief Society (Salt Lake City: Deseret Book; Provo, UT: Brigham Young University Press, 1992), 435.

[8] Ida Smoot Dusenberry to Susa Young Gates, 25 Apr. 1955, Susa Young Gates, Papers, 1870–1933, MS 7692, CHL. Jill Mulvay Derr, Janath Russell Cannon, and Maureen Ursenbach Beecher, Women of Covenant: The Story of Relief Society (Salt Lake City: Deseret Book; Provo, UT: Brigham Young University Press, 1992), 170. Carol Cornwall Madsen, Emmeline B. Wells: An Intimate History (Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press, 2017), 409–410, 412, 433–434.

[9] “Kindergarten Education,” Salt Lake Herald, 19 Apr. 1903, 9. Andrew Jenson, Latter-day Saint Biographical Encyclopedia (Salt Lake City: Andrew Jenson History, 1936), 2:619–620. 

[10] “Provo News Notes,” Salt Lake Herald, 23 Apr. 1906, 3. Andrew Jenson, Latter-day Saint Biographical Encyclopedia (Salt Lake City: Andrew Jenson History, 1936), 2:619–620.

[11] “Pay Tributes to Noble Woman,” Deseret Evening News (Salt Lake City), 26 Sept. 1910, 5. Carol Cornwall Madsen, Emmeline B. Wells: An Intimate History (Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press, 2017), 440.

[12] Ida Smoot Dusenberry, Lesson Book for the Religion Classes in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1924–1925).

[13] “Utah Death Certificate Index, 1904–1961,” database and images, Utah State Archives (https://archives.utah.gov, accessed 5 Dec. 2017); from Utah Department of Health, Office of Vital Records and Statistics, series 81448, file no. 112/56 (1955), Ida Smoot Dusenberry.