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Phebe Louisa Young

1 August 1854–22 August 1931

Born 1 Aug. 1854 in Salt Lake City.[1] Daughter of Brigham Young and Clarissa Ross.[2] Baptized a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1 Aug. 1862, by James Works.[3] Founding member and counselor in the Young Ladies’ Department of the Ladies’ Cooperative Retrenchment Association, 1870.[4] Married Walter Josiah Beatie, 7 Jan. 1872, in Salt Lake City; seven children.[5] Served as the executive committee chair and vice president of the Utah Woman Suffrage Association, 1891.[6] Traveled with EBW to Washington DC, 16–19 Feb. 1891, to attend the National Council of Women convention.[7] Served on the Relief Society general board, 1901–1921.[8] Served as vice-regent of the Utah State Society of Daughters of the Revolution, 1903–1904; elected regent, 1905.[9] Appointed as a delegate to the executive session of the National Council of Women held in Indianapolis, Feb. 1904.[10] Died 22 Aug. 1931 in Salt Lake City.[11]

 

[1] “Sealings of Couples, Living and by Proxy, 1851–1889,” The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Endowment House, vol. H, Walter Josiah Beatie and Phebe Louisa Young, 7 Jan. 1872, microfilm 183398 (restricted access), FHL. Record of Members Collection, 1836–1970, Seventeenth Ward, Ward Record of Members, part 2, 1907–1922, no. 10, Phebe Young Beatie, CHL. “Family Tree,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed 10 Jan. 2020), Phebe Louisa Young (KWJC-43C).  

[2] Record of Members Collection, 1836–1970, Seventeenth Ward, Ward Record of Members, part 2, 1907–1922, no. 10, Phebe Young Beatie, CR 375 8, image 120/698, CHL. William Ogden Wheeler, The Ogden Family in America, Elizabethtown Branch, and Their English Ancestry: John Ogden, the Pilgrim, and His Descendants, 1640–1906, Their History, Biography & Genealogy (Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott, 1907), 281.

[3] Record of Members Collection, 1836–1970, Seventeenth Ward, Ward Record of Members, part 2, 1907–1922, no. 10, Phebe Young Beatie, CR 375 8, image 120/698, CHL.

[4] 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), 353–357. 

[5] “Sealings of Couples, Living and by Proxy, 1851–1889,” The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Endowment House, vol. H, Walter Josiah Beatie and Phebe Louisa Young, 7 Jan. 1872, microfilm 183398 (restricted access), FHL. 1900 U.S. Census, Salt Lake City Ward 3, Salt Lake Co., UT, ED 29, p. 7B, Phebe Y Beatie. Andrew Jenson, Latter-day Saint Biographical Encyclopedia: A Compilation of Biographical Sketches of Prominent Men and Women in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1901), 1:649.  

[6] Woman’s Exponent, 15 Oct. 1891, 62.

[7] EBW, Diary, 16 and 23 Feb. 1891.

[8] History of Relief Society, 1842–1966 (Salt Lake City: General Board of Relief Society, 1966), 52, 103.

[9] “Annual Meeting D.R.,” Woman’s Exponent, 1 Aug. 1904, 18.

[10] “Executive Session of the National Council of Women,” Young Woman’s Journal, Mar. 1904, 134.

[11] “Utah Death Certificate Index, 1904–1961,” database and images, Utah State Archives (http://archives.utah.gov, accessed 14 May 2018); from Utah Department of Health, Office of Vital Records and Statistics, series 81448, file no. 1339/300 (1931), Phebe Young Beatie.