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Mary Isabella Hales

20 November 1818–25 August 1905

Born 20 Nov. 1818 in Rainham, Kent, England.[1] Daughter of Stephen Hales and Mary Ann Hales.[2] Immigrated with her family to York (later Toronto), York Co., Upper Canada, 1832.[3] Married Joseph Horne, 9 May 1836; fifteen children.[4] Baptized a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints by Orson Hyde, July 1836.[5] Moved to Far West, Caldwell Co., Missouri, Aug. 1838.[6] Moved to Nauvoo, Hancock Co., Illinois, Mar. 1839.[7] Migrated to the Salt Lake Valley with the Edward Hunter/Joseph Horne pioneer company, arriving 29 Sept. 1847.[8] Appointed as a counselor to Phebe Carter Woodruff, president of the Salt Lake City Fourteenth Ward Relief Society, 17 Sept. 1856; served as president of the Fourteenth Ward Relief Society, 1867–1881.[9] President of the Ladies’ Cooperative Retrenchment Association, 1870–1878.[10] Cosigned a letter to acting Utah territorial governor Stephen A. Mann thanking him for signing a bill enfranchising Utah women, 19 Feb. 1870.[11] President of the Salt Lake Stake Relief Society, 1877–1903; treasurer for the Relief Society general board, 1880–1901.[12] Presided over the General Retrenchment Meeting, 15 Nov. 1878, with Zina D. H. Young and EBW.[13] Served on the executive board of Deseret Hospital, 1882–1894; EBW served as secretary.[14] President of the Woman’s Store of the Woman’s Cooperative Mercantile and Manufacturing Institution, 1890.[15] Died 25 Aug. 1905 at Salt Lake City.[16]

 

[1] Church of England, Parish Church of Rainham (Kent), Parish Registers, 1592–1889, Baptisms, 1813–1853, p. 27, Mary Isabella Hales, 2 Feb. 1819, microfilm 1473683, DGS 4990971, image 129/713, FHL. Edward W. Tullidge, The Women of Mormondom (New York: Tullidge and Crandall, 1877), 230. “Family Tree,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed 5 Nov. 2019), Mary Isabella Hales (KWJC-2YV). 

[2] Church of England, Parish Church of Rainham (Kent), Parish Registers, 1592–1889, Baptisms, 1813–1853, p. 27, Mary Isabella Hales, 2 Feb. 1819, microfilm 1473683, DGS 4990971, image 129/713, FHL.

[3] Edward W. Tullidge, The Women of Mormondom (New York: Tullidge and Crandall, 1877), 232.

[4] Edward W. Tullidge, The Women of Mormondom (New York: Tullidge and Crandall, 1877), 232. Andrew Jenson, Latter-day Saint Biographical Encyclopedia (Salt Lake City: Andrew Jenson History, 1901), 1:807–808. Augusta Joyce Crocheron, Representative Women of Deseret (Salt Lake City: J. C. Graham, 1884), 22–23.

[5] Edward W. Tullidge, The Women of Mormondom (New York: Tullidge and Crandall, 1877), 233. Augusta Joyce Crocheron, Representative Women of Deseret (Salt Lake City: J. C. Graham, 1884), 18. Andrew Jenson, Latter-day Saint Biographical Encyclopedia (Salt Lake City: Andrew Jenson History, 1901), 1:807–808. 

[6] Augusta Joyce Crocheron, Representative Women of Deseret (Salt Lake City: J. C. Graham, 1884), 19. Edward W. Tullidge, The Women of Mormondom (New York: Tullidge and Crandall, 1877), 236.

[7] Augusta Joyce Crocheron, Representative Women of Deseret (Salt Lake City: J. C. Graham, 1884), 19.

[8] Augusta Joyce Crocheron, Representative Women of Deseret (Salt Lake City: J. C. Graham, 1884), 19. “Pioneer Reminiscences,” Young Woman’s Journal, July 1902, 292–293. “Mary Isabella Horne,” Pioneer Database (https://history.churchofjesuschrist.org/overlandtravel/, accessed 3 Mar. 2020). 

[9] “Relief Society in the Early Days,” Woman’s Exponent, 1 July 1895, 21. Salt Lake Stake, Fourteenth Ward, Relief Society Minutes and Records, 1864–1957, vol. 3, pp. 1, 543, LR 2972 14, images 7 and 555/651, CHL. Salt Lake Stake, Fourteenth Ward, Manuscript History and Historical Reports, LR 2972 2, CHL.

[10] “Minutes of Ladies’ Co-operative Retrenchment Meeting,” Deseret Evening News, 16 Feb. 1870, 2. Susa Young Gates, History of the Young Ladies’ Mutual Improvement Association of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from November 1869 to June 1910 (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1911), 84. 

[11] Jill Mulvay Derr, Carol Cornwall Madsen, Kate Holbrook, and Matthew J. Grow, eds., The First Fifty Years of Relief Society: Key Documents in Latter-day Saint Women’s History (Salt Lake City: Church Historian’s Press, 2016), 350–352. History of Relief Society, 1842–1966 (Salt Lake City: General Board of Relief Society, 1966), 102.

[12] Elizabeth Howard, Salt Lake Stake Relief Society Record Book, 1868–1903, pp. 1, 9–14, LR 604 70, CHL. History of Relief Society, 1842–1966 (Salt Lake City: General Board of Relief Society, 1966), 32–33, 37, 60. Augusta Joyce Crocheron, Representative Women of Deseret (Salt Lake City: J. C. Graham, 1884), 21.

[13] “Home Affairs,” Women’s Exponent, 15 Nov. 1878, 92. 

[14] “The Deseret Hospital Dedication Services,” Deseret Evening News, 17 July 1882, 2. “Deseret Hospital Board of Directors,” ca. 1882, PH 2211, CHL. Andrew Jenson, Latter-day Saint Biographical Encyclopedia (Salt Lake City: Andrew Jenson History, 1901), 1:808. 

[15] “Woman’s Store,” Woman’s Exponent, 15 Dec. 1890, 104. History of Relief Society, 1842–1966 (Salt Lake City: General Board of Relief Society, 1966), 114–115.

[16] “Utah State Archives Indexes,” database and images, Utah State Archives (https://archives.utah.gov, accessed 20 Mar. 2019); Utah Department of Health Office of Vital Records and Statistics Death Certificates, series 81448, file no. 881/650 (1905), Mary Isabella Horne.