Ella Elizabeth Young Empey

August 31, 1847–September 7, 1890

1 Born at Winter Quarters, unorganized U.S. territory; daughter of Emeline Free and Brigham Young. 2 Arrived in the Salt Lake Valley as an infant, 1848. 3 Married Nelson Adam Empey, 1865. 4 Served as the first president of the Young Ladies’ Department of the Ladies’ Cooperative Retrenchment Association. 5 Died at Salt Lake City. 6 (See Document 3.18)


  1. [1] “Utah Death Registers, 1847–1966,” p. 60 (1890), Ella E. Young Empy; database and images, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com, accessed Oct. 2014); citing series 21866, Utah State Archives and Records Service, Salt Lake City, UT. “Death of Sister Empey,” Deseret Evening News, Sept. 8, 1890, [2].
  2. [2] “Death of Sister Empey,” [2]. “Family Tree,” database, FamilySearch (http://www.familysearch.org, accessed Aug. 2014), Ella Elizabeth Young KWNG-HW4 .
  3. [3] “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 Apr. 2014), Ella Elizabeth Young.
  4. [4] “U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560–2900,” source no. 3895.000, Ella Elizabeth Young and Nelson A. Empey; database and images, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com, accessed Oct. 2014); citing series U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560–2900, Yates Publishing, Provo, UT. “Family Tree,” database, Ella Elizabeth Young. “Death of Sister Empey,” [2].
  5. [5] “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, June 20, 1870, [2]. Susa Young Gates, History of the Young Ladies’ Mutual Improvement Association (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 1911), 14–15.
  6. [6] “Utah Death Registers, 1847–1966,” database, Ella E. Young Empy. “Death of Sister Empey,” [2].