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Margaret Gay Judd

6 September 1831–10 February 1912

Born 6 Sept. 1831 in Westport, Leeds Co., Upper Canada.[1] Daughter of Thomas Alfred Judd and Teresa Hastings.[2] Baptized as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, July 1843.[3] Migrated to the Salt Lake Valley with the Allen Taylor pioneer company, 1849.[4] Married Hiram Bradley Clawson, 21 Aug. 1852; fifteen children, seven of whom survived into adulthood.[5] Involved in drama, acting, and chorus from the early establishment of theatre in Utah, beginning 1868.[6] Managed the Salt Lake Theatre, 1884.[7] Attended social and church meetings, temperance and suffrage lectures, and fundraising functions with EBW, 1888–1908.[8] Graduated from LDS University with a degree in domestic science, 1908.[9] Died 10 Feb. 1912 in Salt Lake City.[10]

 

[1] “Thomas Alfred Judd’s Book of Mormon,” in “Family Tree,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed 4 Aug. 2020), Thomas Alfred Judd (K2M3-X91), Memories. “Utah State Archives Indexes,” database and images, Utah State Archives (https://archives.utah.gov, accessed 4 Aug. 2020); Utah Department of Health Office of Vital Records and Statistics Death Certificates, series 81448 (1912), Margaret G. Clawson. Margaret G. Clawson, Reminiscences, 1904–1911, image 5/318, MS 3712, CHL. “Family Tree,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed 17 Aug. 2020), Margaret Gay Judd (KWJC-2N9). 

[2] “Thomas Alfred Judd’s Book of Mormon,” in “Family Tree,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed 4 Aug. 2020), Thomas Alfred Judd (K2M3-X91), Memories. Margaret G. Clawson, Reminiscences, 1904–1911, image 5/318, MS 3712, CHL. Margaret G. Clawson, “Rambling Reminiscences of Margaret Gay Judd Clawson,” Relief Society Magazine, May 1919, 257.

[3] “Sealings of Couples, Living and by Proxy, 1851–1854,” The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Endowment House, vol. A-A1, 1851–1889, p. 55, line 711, Hiram Bradley Clawson and Margaret Gay Judd, 6 Sept. 1852, microfilm 183393, DGS 125545 (restricted access), FHL. 

[4] “Margaret Gay Judd,” Pioneer Database (https://history.churchofjesuschrist.org/overlandtravel/, accessed 3 Aug. 2020). “The Journey West,” in “Family Tree,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed 10 Aug. 2020), Margaret Judd Clawson (KWJC-2N9), Memories.

[5] “Sealings of Couples, Living and by Proxy, 1851–1854,” The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Endowment House, vol. A-A1, 1851–1889, p. 55, line 711, Hiram Bradley Clawson and Margaret Gay Judd, 6 Sept. 1852, microfilm 183393, DGS 125545 (restricted access), FHL. Margaret G. Clawson, “Rambling Reminiscences of Margaret Gay Judd Clawson,” Relief Society Magazine, Sept. 1919, 509. 1860 U.S. Census, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co., Utah Territory, p. 215, Margaret Judd. Record of Members Collection, 1836–1970, East Twelfth Ward, 1849–1908, Margaret G. Clawson, images 71–72/400, CR 375 8, box 1807, folder 1 (limited access), CHL. 1860 U.S. Census, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co., Utah Territory, p. 205, Margaret G. Clawson. 1880 U.S. Census, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co., UT, p. 6, Margaret Clawson. 

[6] Horace G. Whitney, “The Story of the Salt Lake Theatre: In Four Parts, Part II,” Improvement Era, May 1915, 589–590. “Pioneer Theatricals,” Salt Lake Herald, 18 May 1897, 9. “Celebrate Their 50th Wedding Anniversary,” Evening Telegram (Salt Lake City), 22 Aug. 1902, 5. “Local Girl’s New Comedy a Success,” Evening Telegram, 1 June 1911, 10. “Salt Lake Theatre Is Fifty-Three Years Old Today,” Salt Lake Telegram, 8 Mar. 1915, 9. Horace G. Whitney, The Drama in Utah: The Story of Salt Lake Theatre (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1915), 4, 7, 8.    

[7] Margaret Clawson, “February 1884,” The Journal of George Q. Cannon (https://www.churchhistorianspress.org/george-q-cannon?lang=eng, accessed 17 Aug. 2020).

[8] EBW, Diary, 19 Sept. 1888; 4 July 1897; 16 Sept. 1902; 7 Nov. 1903; 27 June 1908. Margaret Clawson, “December 1883,”  The Journal of George Q. Cannon (https://www.churchhistorianspress.org/george-q-cannon?lang=eng, accessed 17 Aug. 2020).

[9] “Commencement in L.D.S. University,” Deseret Evening News (Salt Lake City), 21 May 1908, 6.  

[10] “Utah State Archives Indexes,” database and images, Utah State Archives (https://archives.utah.gov, accessed 4 Aug. 2020); Utah Department of Health Office of Vital Records and Statistics Death Certificates, series 81448 (1912), Margaret G. Clawson. Margaret G. Clawson, “Rambling Reminiscences of Margaret Gay Judd Clawson,” Relief Society Magazine, Sept. 1919, 509.