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Margaret Nightingale

8 December 1833–17 July 1911

Born 8 Dec. 1833 at Preston, Lancashire, England.[1] Daughter of Henry Nightingale and Agnes Leach.[2] Emigrated from Liverpool with her family aboard the Sheffield, arriving in New Orleans 31 Mar. 1841.[3] Moved to St. Louis, by 31 Jan. 1847.[4] Married John T. Caine, 22 Oct. 1850, at St. Louis; thirteen children.[5] Represented Utah Territory in Washington DC at meetings of the National Woman Suffrage Association, beginning 1882.[6] Lived in Washington DC while her husband served in the U.S. Congress as a representative for Utah Territory, 1883–1893.[7] Spoke on the Utah silk industry at the Columbian Exposition at the World’s Fair in Chicago, June 1893.[8] Directed the Utah woman’s department exhibit at the California Midwinter International Exposition in San Francisco, 1894.[9] Spoke at the semiannual meeting of the Utah Woman’s Silk Association, 22 Jan. 1895, regarding the exhibit at the Midwinter Fair in 1894.[10] Appointed as secretary and treasurer of the Silk Association, Apr. 1896.[11] Presented a paper on sericulture at the International Council of Women conference in London, June–July 1899.[12] Served as secretary of the Utah Silk Commission, 1899–1900.[13] Member of the Relief Society general board, 1902–1907.[14] Died 17 July 1911 at Salt Lake City.[15]

 

 

[1] “Sealings of Couples, Living and by Proxy, 1851–1889,” The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Endowment House, bk. AA, 1851–1884, p. 63, line no. 1742, Margaret Caine, microfilm 1255545, DGS 1255545 (restricted access), FHL. “Utah Death Certificate Index, 1904–1961,” database and images, Utah State Archives (http://archives.utah.gov, accessed 26 Oct. 2017); from Utah Department of Health, Office of Vital Records and Statistics, series 81448, file no. 973/500 (1911), Margaret N. Caine. “Family Tree,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed 14 Jan. 2020), Margaret Nightingale (KWJC-YLP).

[2] “Sealings of Couples, Living and by Proxy, 1851–1889,” The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Endowment House, bk. AA, 1851–1884, p. 63, line no. 1742, Margaret Caine, microfilm 1255545, DGS 1255545 (restricted access), FHL. “Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at New Orleans, Louisiana, 1820–1902,” database, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com, accessed 2 Nov. 2017), Margaret Nightingale.

[3] “Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at New Orleans, Louisiana, 1820–1902,” database, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com, accessed 2 Nov. 2017), Margaret Nightingale.

[4] Sheri Eardley Slaughter, “‘Meet Me in St. Louie’: An Index of Early Latter-day Saints Associated with St. Louis, Missouri,” Nauvoo Journal 10, no. 2 (Fall 1998): 88. Orson F. Whitney, History of Utah, vol. 4 (Salt Lake City: George Q. Cannon and Sons, 1904), 672.

[5] St. Louis, MO, City Recorder, Marriage Records, 1806–1965, vol. 5, 1848–1852, p. 126, John T. Caine and Margaret Nightingale, microfilm 528174, DGS 7513819, image 395/642, FHL. Orson F. Whitney, History of Utah, vol. 4 (Salt Lake City: George Q. Cannon and Sons, 1904), 672, 678. 1870 U.S. Census, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co., Utah Territory, 8, John T. Caine. 1880 U.S. Census, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co., Utah Territory, ED no. 49, p. 22, John T. Caine. “Family Tree,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed Nov. 2017), Margaret Nightingale (KWJC-YLP).

[6] Carol Cornwall Madsen, An Advocate for Women: The Public Life of Emmeline B. Wells, 1870–1920 (Provo, UT: Brigham Young University Press, 2006), 183, 197, 240–241, 249, 271.

[7] Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774–2005 (Washington DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, 2005), 209, 214, 219, 223, 228, 233, 767. Orson F. Whitney, History of Utah, vol. 4 (Salt Lake City: George Q. Cannon and Sons, 1904), 675, 678.

[8] “Salt Lake Stake,” Woman’s Exponent, 1 Aug. 1893, 13. EBW, Diary, 13 Dec. 1893.

[9] “Editorial Notes,” Woman’s Exponent, 15 Jan. 1894, 87. EBW, Diary, 12 Jan. 1894.

[10] “Utah Woman’s Silk Association,” Woman’s Exponent, 1 Feb. 1895, 237–238.

[11] “Passing Events,” Woman’s Exponent, 15 Apr. 1896, 140. EBW, Diary, 10 Apr. 1896.

[12] Carol Cornwall Madsen, An Advocate for Women: The Public Life of Emmeline B. Wells, 1870–1920 (Provo, UT: Brigham Young University Press, 2006), 419–420. “International Council,” Woman’s Exponent, 15 June 1899, 14. EBW, Diary, 3 July 1899.

[13] Utah Silk Commission, First Biennial Report of the Utah Silk Commission of the State of Utah for the Years 1899–1900 (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1901), 8.

[14] 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), 437.

[15] “Utah Death Certificate Index, 1904–1961,” database and images, Utah State Archives (http://archives.utah.gov, accessed 26 Oct. 2017); from Utah Department of Health, Office of Vital Records and Statistics, series 81448, file no. 973/500 (1911), Margaret N. Caine. “Death Summons a Pioneer Woman,” Evening Standard (Ogden, UT), 17 July 1911, 6.