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Jane Snyder Richards

January 31, 1823–November 17, 1912

1 Born at Pamelia, Jefferson County, New York; daughter of Lovisa Comstock and Isaac Snyder. 2 Baptized in Indiana, 1840. 3 Settled at Nauvoo, Hancock County, Illinois, circa 1842. 4 Married Franklin D. Richards, 1842; six children. 5 Joined the Female Relief Society of Nauvoo, 1844. 6 Migrated to the Salt Lake Valley, 1848. 7 Settled in the Salt Lake City Fourteenth Ward. 8 Moved to Ogden, Weber County, Utah Territory, 1869. 9 Appointed president of the Ogden Relief Society, 1872. 10 As president of the Weber Stake Relief Society, served as the first female stake officer in the church, 1877–1908. 11 Served as first counselor to Zina D. H. Young in the general Relief Society presidency, 1888–1901. 12 Died at Ogden. 13 (See Document 1.2, 3.26, 3.28, 4.11, 4.20, 4.27, first mentioned here)

Footnotes

  1. [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. 337/263 (1912), Jane Synder Richards. Jane S. Richards, autobiographical sketch, manuscript, Mar. 30, 1881, p. [1], CHL. Andrew Jenson, Latter-day Saint Biographical Encyclopedia (Salt Lake City: Andrew Jenson Memorial Assoc./Deseret News, 1936), 4:195.
  2. [2] Utah death certificate, file no. 337/263. Richards, autobiographical sketch, [1]. “A Noble Woman Called by Death,” Deseret Evening News, Nov. 18, 1912, 5. Jenson, LDS Biographical Encyclopedia, 4:195.
  3. [3] Richards, autobiographical sketch, [3]. Edward W. Tullidge, Women of Mormondom (New York: Tullidge and Crandall, 1877), 410.
  4. [4] Richards, autobiographical sketch, [4]. Tullidge, Women of Mormondom, 410.
  5. [5] Richards, autobiographical sketch, [4]. Jenson, LDS Biographical Encyclopedia, 4:195. “A Noble Woman Called by Death,” 5.
  6. [6] Nauvoo Relief Society Minute Book, 1841–1846, CHL, entry for Mar. 9, 1844.
  7. [7] Richards, autobiographical sketch, [5]. “A Noble Woman Called by Death,” 5. “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 Dec. 2014), Jane Snyder Richards.
  8. [8] Annie Wells Cannon, “Jane Snyder Richards: In Memoriam,” Woman’s Exponent 41, no. 3 (Nov. 1, 1912): 17–18.
  9. [9] Richards, autobiographical sketch, [7]. Tullidge, Women of Mormondom, 410.
  10. [10] Richards, autobiographical sketch, [8]. Tullidge, Women of Mormondom, 410.
  11. [11] Tullidge, Women of Mormondom, 411. Cannon, “Jane Snyder Richards,” 17–18. Jenson, LDS Biographical Encyclopedia, 4:195. “A Noble Woman Called by Death,” 5. Weber Stake Relief Society, Minutes, July 19, 1877, vol. 6, pp. 3–5, in Relief Society Minutes and Records, 1867–1968, Weber Stake, CHL. History of the Relief Society in Weber County, 1887, in Richards Family Collection, 1837–1961, CHL, 3.
  12. [12] Cannon, “In Memoriam,” 17–18. “A Noble Woman Called by Death,” 5. Jenson, LDS Biographical Encyclopedia, 4:195.
  13. [13] Utah death certificate, file no. 337/263. “A Noble Woman Called by Death,” 5. “Family Tree,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed Jan. 6, 2016), Jane Snyder KWJC-RG2 .