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Zina Presendia Young

3 April 1850–31 January 1931

Born 3 Apr. 1850 in Salt Lake City.[1] Daughter of Brigham Young and Zina Diantha Huntington.[2] Participated in the Salt Lake Theatre, 1863–1868.[3] Married Thomas Child Williams, 11 Oct. 1868; two children.[4] Served as the first secretary of the Retrenchment Association, 1868, and later as a counselor in the Young Ladies’ Department of the Ladies’ Cooperative Retrenchment Association, 1870.[5] Widowed, 1874.[6] Moved to Provo, Utah Co., Utah Territory, by 1880, where she attended Brigham Young Academy.[7] Served as chair of the  domestic science department at Brigham Young Academy, 1879–1884.[8] Served as a delegate, along with EBW, to the eleventh annual convention of the Woman Suffrage Association in Washington DC, 1879.[9] Served as president of the Utah Stake Primary and counselor in the Utah Stake Young Ladies’ Mutual Improvement Association (YLMIA), 1880–1882.[10] Married Charles Ora Card, June 1884; three children.[11] Moved to Cardston, Alberta, Canada, 1887.[12] Served as ward and stake president of the YLMIA in Cardston.[13] Moved to Logan, Cache Co., Utah, 1903, where she served as matron of Brigham Young College until the death of her husband in 1906.[14] Moved to Salt Lake City; appointed matron of Latter-day Saint Business College.[15] Served on the Primary general board for fifteen years.[16] Died 31 Jan. 1931 in Salt Lake City.[17]

 

[1] “Endowments of the Living, 1851–1884,” The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Endowment House, vol. D, p. 204, Zina Priscinda Young, 21 Feb. 1863, microfilm 1149525 (restricted access), FHL. “Family Tree,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed 28 Nov. 2017), Zina Prescendia Young (KV5M-5H8). 

[2] “Endowments of the Living, 1851–1884,” The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Endowment House, vol. D, p. 204, Zina Priscinda Young, 21 Feb. 1863, microfilm 1149525 (restricted access), FHL. 

[3] Zina Young Card Brown, “Biographical Sketch of the Life of Zina Young Williams Card,” MS 4780, p. 4, CHL.

[4] “Sealings of Couples, Living and by Proxy, 1851–1889,” The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Endowment House, vol. E, p. 180, Thomas Williams and Zina Presendia Young, 11 Oct. 1868, microfilm 1149515 (restricted access), FHL. Zina Young Card Brown, “Biographical Sketch of the Life of Zina Young Williams Card,” MS 4780, p. 4–5, CHL.

[5] Zina Young Card Brown, “Biographical Sketch of the Life of Zina Young Williams Card,” MS 4780, pp. 6–7, CHL. “Resolutions Adopted by the First Young Ladies’ Department of the Ladies’ Co-operative Retrenchment Association, S. L. City, organized May 27, 1870,” Deseret Evening News, 20 June 1870, [2].

[6] Utah Division of State History, “Utah Cemeteries and Burials,” database, Cemeteries and Burials (http://heritage.utah.gov/history/cemeteries, accessed Apr. 2014), Thomas Child Williams. 

[7] 1880 U.S. Census, Provo, Utah Co., Utah Territory, ED 81, p. 30, Zina Williams. “Zina Young Williams Card,” Education in Zion (http://educationinzion.byu.edu/2010/10/25/zina-young-williams-card/, accessed 20 Nov. 2017).

[8] “Zina Young Card: Educator during Early Utah Days Ends Active Life,” Deseret News, 31 Jan. 1931, 1. Zina Young Williams Card, Education in Zion (http://educationinzion.byu.edu/2010/10/25/zina-young-williams-card/,  accessed 20 Nov. 2017).

[9] Zina Young Card Brown, “Biographical Sketch of the Life of Zina Young Williams Card,” MS 4780, p. 9–10, CHL. EBW, Diary, 1, 7, 15–18, and 21 Jan. 1879; 4 Feb. 1879.

[10] “RS, YLMIA and Primary Reports,” Woman’s Exponent, 1 Dec. 1880, 102. “RS, YLMIA and Primary Reports,” Woman’s Exponent, 1 Dec. 1882, 1102.

[11] Zina Young Card Brown, “Biographical Sketch of the Life of Zina Young Williams Card,” MS 4780, p. 12, CHL.

[12] Zina Young Card Brown, “Biographical Sketch of the Life of Zina Young Williams Card,” pp. 12–15, CHL. Ruth May Fox, “In Memory of Three,” Improvement Era, Apr. 1931, 330.

[13] Ruth May Fox, “In Memory of Three,” Improvement Era, Apr. 1931, 331. Zina Young Card Brown, “Biographical Sketch of the Life of Zina Young Williams Card,” p. 15, CHL.

[14] “Zina Young Card: Educator during Early Utah Days Ends Active Life,” Deseret News, 31 Jan. 1931, 1. “Utah Death Certificate Index, 1904–1961,” database and images, Utah State Archives (https://archives.utah.gov, accessed 5 Dec. 2019); from Utah Department of Health, Office of Vital Records and Statistics, series 81448, file no. 139/630 (1906), Charles Ora Card. 

[15] Zina Young Card Brown, “Biographical Sketch of the Life of Zina Young Williams Card,” MS 4780, p. 16, CHL.

[16] Zina Young Card Brown, “Biographical Sketch of the Life of Zina Young Williams Card,” MS 4780, p. 16, CHL.

[17] “Utah Death Certificate Index, 1904–1961,” database and images, Utah State Archives (https://archives.utah.gov, accessed 22 Nov. 2017); from Utah Department of Health, Office of Vital Records and Statistics, series 81448, file no. 187/630 (1931), Zina Prescindia Young Card. Zina Young Card Brown, “Biographical Sketch of the Life of Zina Young Williams Card,” p. 18, CHL.