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Louisa Lula Greene Richards

April 8, 1849–September 9, 1944

1 Born at Kanesville, Pottawattamie County, Iowa; daughter of Susan Kent and Evan M. Greene. 2 Migrated to the Salt Lake Valley, 1852. 3 Lived in Utah County, Tooele County, and the Bear Lake Valley, Utah Territory; settled at Smithfield, Cache County, Utah Territory, 1865. 4 Served as secretary of the Smithfield Relief Society. 5 Attended school in Salt Lake City, 1869; began contributing to the Salt Lake Herald and Deseret News. 6 Founded and edited the Smithfield Sunday School Gazette, 1869. 7 First editor of the Woman’s Exponent, 1872–1877. 8 Married Levi Willard Richards, 1873; seven children. 9 Assisted with the general board of the Young Ladies’ Mutual Improvement Association and the Relief Society; member of the Primary general board for twenty-five years. 10 Died at Salt Lake City. 11 (See Document 3.23, 3.25, 3.28)

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. 1480/1771 (1944), Louisa Lula Greene Richards. “LDS Auxiliary Leader, Writer, Pioneer, 95, Dies in S.L.,” Salt Lake Tribune, Sept. 9, 1944, 17.
  2. [2] Utah death certificate, file no. 1480/1771. Carol Cornwall Madsen, “Louisa G. Richards,” in Sister Saints, ed. Vicky Burgess-Olson (Provo, UT: Brigham Young University Press, 1978), 435. “LDS Auxiliary Leader, Writer, Pioneer, 95, Dies in S.L.,” 17.
  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 Dec. 2014), Louisa Lula Greene.
  4. [4] Madsen, “Louisa G. Richards,” 437–439.
  5. [5] Lula Greene Richards, “How ‘The Exponent’ Was Started,” Relief Society Magazine 14, no. 12 (Dec. 1927): 605–606. Madsen, “Louisa G. Richards,” 439.
  6. [6] Richards, “How ‘The Exponent’ Was Started,” 606. Madsen, “Louisa G. Richards,” 439.
  7. [7] Sherilyn Cox Bennion, “Lula Greene Richards: Utah’s First Woman Editor,” BYU Studies 21, no. 2 (Spring 1981): 158–159.
  8. [8] Richards, “How ‘The Exponent’ Was Started,” 605–608. Bennion, “Utah’s First Woman Editor,” 160–166. Madsen, “Louisa G. Richards,” 442–449.
  9. [9] Utah death certificate, file no. 1480/1771. Madsen, “Louisa G. Richards,” 446, 450. “Family Tree,” database, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org, accessed Jan. 2015), Louisa Lula Greene KWNK-R4G . 1900 U.S. census, Salt Lake City Ward 4, Salt Lake Co., Utah, p. 1A, Louisa L. A. Richards; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com, accessed Jan. 2015); from NARA microfilm publication T623, roll 1684.
  10. [10] “LDS Auxiliary Leader, Writer, Pioneer, 95, Dies in S.L.,” 17. Madsen, “Louisa G. Richards,” 449.
  11. [11] Utah death certificate, file no. 1480/1771. “LDS Auxiliary Leader, Writer, Pioneer, 95, Dies in S.L.,” 17.