Rosalthe Canfield

December 30, 1841–April 7, 1931

1 Born at Ossian, Allegany County, New York; daughter of Annis Bisbee and Israel Canfield Jr. 2 Migrated to the Salt Lake Valley, 1862. 3 Settled at Ogden, Weber County, Utah Territory. 4 Baptized, June 21, 1863. 5 Taught at the Ogden Second Ward school and helped run the Ladies of Weber County Cooperative Mercantile Institution, both with her sister, Harriet Canfield Brown. 6 Served as teacher and treasurer in the Weber County Relief Society; as treasurer, secretary, and counselor in the Weber Stake Young Ladies’ Mutual Improvement Association (Y.L.M.I.A.); as president of the Ogden Fifth Ward Y.L.M.I.A.; and as counselor and president of the Weber Stake Primary board. 7 Served on the Primary general board, 1892–1895. 8 Died at Ogden. 9 (See Document 3.28)


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  7. [7] Jenson, LDS Biographical Encyclopedia, 4:277.
  8. [8] Ibid.
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