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Nabbie Howe Young

22 March 1852–15 March 1894

Born 22 Mar. 1852 in Salt Lake City.[1] Daughter of Brigham Young and Clarissa Decker.[2] Baptized as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1860.[3] Attended the University of Deseret, 1868–1871.[4] Married Orson Spencer Clawson, 15 Feb. 1876; seven children.[5] Committee member of the Thanksgiving Eve Ball, 1888.[6] Reception committee member for the Deseret Hospital Ball fundraiser, Nov. 1891.[7] Member of the Salt Lake City Eighteenth Ward, 1891–1892.[8] Member of the Pickwick Society, 1893.[9] Attended the World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago, July 1893.[10] Reception committee member for the Legislative Ball, Feb. 1894.[11] Died 15 Mar. 1894 from complications of childbirth one week after her baby’s death.[12]

 

[1] “Endowment of the Living, 1851–1889,” The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Endowment House, vol. F, 16 June 1866–25 Oct. 1868, p. 22, line 251, Nabbie Howe Young, 1 Sept. 1869, microfilm 183405, DGS 5270327 (restricted access), FHL. Record of Members Collections, 1836–1970, Eighteenth Ward (Old), Part 1, p. 80, image 41/648, CR 375 8, box 1854, folder 1, CHL. “Family Tree,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed 20 Oct. 2020), Nabbie Howe Young (KWZB-KLW). 

[2] “Endowment of the Living, 1851–1889,” The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Endowment House, vol. F, 16 June 1866–25 Oct. 1868, p. 22, line 251, Nabbie Howe Young, 1 Sept. 1869, microfilm 183405, DGS 5270327 (restricted access), FHL. Record of Members Collections, 1836–1970, Eighteenth Ward (Old), Part 1, p. 80, image 41/648, CR 375 8, box 1854, folder 1, CHL. Susa Young Gates and Mabel Young Sanborn, “Brigham Young Genealogy,” Utah Genealogical and Historical Magazine 11, no. 1 (Apr. 1920): 54.

[3] “Endowment of the Living, 1851–1889,” The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Endowment House, vol. F, 16 June 1866–25 Oct. 1868, p. 22, line 251, Nabbie Howe Young, 1 Sept. 1869, microfilm 183405, DGS 5270327 (restricted access), FHL.

[4] Holiness to the Lord: First Annual Catalogue of the Officers and Students in the University of Deseret for the Academical Year 1868–9 (Salt Lake City: Deseret News Office, 1869).

[5] “Sealings of Couples, Living and by Proxy, 1851–1889,” The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Endowment House, vol. K, 15 Nov. 1875–25 July 1878, p. 68, line 859, Orson Spencer Clawson and Nabbie Howe Young, 15 Feb. 1876, microfilm 183401, DGS 5270324 (restricted access), FHL. EBW, Diary, 15 Feb. 1876. Susa Young Gates and Mabel Young Sanborn, “Brigham Young Genealogy,” Utah Genealogical and Historical Magazine 11, no. 1 (Apr. 1920): 54. “Death of a Noble Woman,” Deseret News (Salt Lake City), 15 Mar. 1894, 5. 

[6] “Grand Thanksgiving Eve Ball,” Salt Lake Herald, 11 Nov. 1888, 4.

[7] “In Society’s Whirl,” Salt Lake Herald, 15 Nov. 1891, 2.

[8] Record of Members Collection, 1836–1970, Eighteenth Ward (Old), Part 1, Record of Members, 1855–1912, p. 84, image 404/648, CR 375 8, box 1854, folder 1 (limited access), CHL. “A Leap Year Ball,” Salt Lake Herald, 8 Jan. 1892, 2.

[9] “The Social Realm,” Sunday Herald (Salt Lake City), 4 June 1893, 6.

[10] “The Social Realm, Sunday Herald (Salt Lake City), 9 June 1893, 6.

[11] “The Social Realm, Sunday Herald (Salt Lake City), 11 Feb. 1894, 12.

[12] “Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849–1949,” p. 93 (1894), Nabbie Y. Clawson; Salt Lake Co. Management and Archives, Salt Lake City. Historical Department, Journal History of the Church, 1830–2008, 15 Mar. 1894, image 117/255, CHL. EBW, Diary, 10 and 15 Mar. 1894. “Death of a Noble Woman,” Deseret News (Salt Lake City), 15 Mar. 1894, 5.