Elizabeth Henderson Duncanson

February 12, 1819–October 29, 1890

1 Born at Leith, Midlothian, Scotland; daughter of Margaret Gibb and William Henderson. 2 Married David Martin Duncanson, 1835; one child. 3 Immigrated to the United States aboard the Berlin, 1849. 4 Migrated to the Salt Lake Valley, 1855. 5 Settled in the Salt Lake City Fifteenth Ward. 6 Appointed president of the Fifteenth Ward Relief Society teachers committee, 1868. 7 Helped draft resolutions at a mass meeting to protest the Cullom Bill, 1870. 8 Appointed a midwife and nurse by Orson Pratt and George Q. Cannon, 1873. 9 Served as a counselor in the Fifteenth Ward Relief Society presidency. Died at Salt Lake City. (See Document 3.12)


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  7. [7] Salt Lake Fifteenth Ward, Relief Society Minutes and Records, Jan. 2, 1868, Fifteenth Ward, Salt Lake Stake, CHL.
  8. [8] “Minutes of a Ladies Mass Meeting,” Jan. 6, 1870, in Relief Society Minutes and Records, vol. 1, 1868–1873, Fifteenth Ward, Salt Lake Stake, CHL.
  9. [9] “Meeting of Twelve Apostles and Sisters to be set apart as midwives or nurses in Israel,” Sept. 26, 1873, CHL.