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Aurelia Read Spencer Rogers

October 4, 1834–August 19, 1922

1 Born at Deep River, Middlesex County, Connecticut; daughter of Catherine Curtis and Orson Spencer. 2 Lived at Nauvoo, Hancock County, Illinois, and at Winter Quarters, unorganized U.S. territory. 3 Migrated to the Salt Lake Valley, 1848. 4 Married Thomas Rogers, 1851; twelve children. 5 Settled at Farmington, Davis County, Utah Territory. 6 Served as secretary in the Farmington Relief Society, 1871–1893. 7 Initiated the creation of a church children’s organization; served as the president of the newly formed Primary Association, 1878–1880. 8 Appointed president of the Davis Stake Primary, 1880. 9 Served on the Primary general board. 10 Elected as a delegate and attended the Woman Suffrage Convention at Atlanta and the second triennial Congress of the National Council of Women at Washington DC, 1895. 11 Died at Farmington; buried at Salt Lake City. 12 (See Document 3.30, 4.3, 4.5)

Footnotes

  1. [1] “Peaceful Death Comes to Founder of Primary at Home in Farmington,” Deseret News, Aug. 21, 1922, sec. 2:1. “Utah Death Certificate Index, 1904–1961,” database and images, Utah State Archives (http://archives.utah.gov, accessed Jan. 2015); from Utah Department of Health, Office of Vital Records and Statistics, series 81448, file no. 80/262 (1922), Aurelia Spencer Rogers.
  2. [2] Utah death certificate, file no. 80/262. Aurelia Spencer Rogers, Life Sketches of Orson Spencer and Others, and History of Primary Work (Utah: Geo. Q Cannon & Sons Company, 1898), 10–11. “Peaceful Death Comes to Founder,” 2:1.
  3. [3] Rogers, Life Sketches, 33–35. Elizabeth Kohler Ritchie, “Aurelia S. Rogers,” in Sister Saints, ed. Vicky Burgess-Olson (Provo, UT: Brigham Young University Press, 1978), 226–227.
  4. [4] “Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel,” database, 1847–1868, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel (http://history.lds.org/overlandtravels, accessed Jan. 2015), Aurelia Read Spencer.
  5. [5] Rogers, Life Sketches, 123. “Peaceful Death Comes to Founder,” 2:1.
  6. [6] Rogers, Life Sketches, 123. “Peaceful Death Comes to Founder,” 2:1. Ritchie, “Aurelia S. Rogers,” 229.
  7. [7] Rogers, Life Sketches, 181.
  8. [8] Rogers, Life Sketches, 205–212. “Peaceful Death Comes to Founder,” 2:1. Ritchie, “Aurelia S. Rogers,” 232–234.
  9. [9] Rogers, Life Sketches, 224.
  10. [10] Ritchie, “Aurelia S. Rogers,” 234.
  11. [11] Rogers, Life Sketches 301–322.
  12. [12] “Peaceful Death Comes to Founder,” 2:1. Utah death certificate, file no. 80/262. “Family Tree,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed Jan. 6, 2016), Aurelia Read Spencer KWJ6-C8S .