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Wilmirth Margaret (Matilda) Greer East

November 18, 1824–March 31, 1902

1 Born at Bedford, DeKalb County, Georgia; daughter of Nancy Ann Terry Roberts and Nathaniel Hunt Greer. 2 Married Edward Wallace East, 1839; eleven children. 3 Baptized in Texas, 1853. 4 Migrated to the Salt Lake Valley, 1855; settled in Salt Lake City. 5 Joined the Salt Lake City Fourteenth Ward Relief Society, 1856. 6 Contributed to the Fourteenth Ward album quilt, 1857. 7 Served as counselor to Mary Isabella Horne in the Fourteenth Ward Relief Society presidency, 1867–1878. 8 Active in the woman suffrage movement. 9 Accompanied her husband on a mission to Texas, 1875. 10 Moved to Arizona Territory, circa 1877–1878. 11 Served as president of the Eastern Arizona Stake Relief Society, 1880–1882. 12 Moved to Pima, Graham County, Arizona Territory, 1882. 13 Served as president of the St. Joseph Stake Relief Society, 1883–1898. 14 Died at Pima. 15 (See Document 2.3, 3.13, 3.16, 3.25, 4.28)

Footnotes

  1. [1] “Biography and Resolutions,” Woman’s Exponent 30, no. 14 (May 15, 1902), 111. Find a Grave, database and images (http://findagrave.com, accessed Oct. 2014), memorial no. 18325742, Willmirth Margaret Greer East; Pima Cemetery, Pima, AZ. “Family Tree,” database, FamilySearch (http://www.familysearch.org, accessed Aug. 2014), Willmirth Margaret Greer KWVS-ZDS . Contemporary spellings of her given name include Wilmirth, Willmirth, Willmerth, Wilmerth, Willmarth, and Willmuth.
  2. [2] “Biography and Resolutions,” 111. “Family Tree,” database, Willmirth Margaret Greer.
  3. [3] Ibid. “Texas, Marriage Collection, 1814–1909 and 1966–2011,” Sept. 25, 1839, Willmuth Greer and Edward W. East; database, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com, accessed Oct. 2014); citing County Court Records, FHL microfilm 0956482.
  4. [4] “Family Tree,” database, Willmirth Margaret Greer.
  5. [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 Apr. 2014), Wilmirth Matilda Greer East. “UT 1859 Tax List Index,” (1859), E.W. East; database, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com, accessed Oct. 2014); citing Utah, Compiled Census and Census Substitutes Index, 1850–1890, comp. Ron V. Jackson, Accelerated Indexing Systems, Provo, UT; from U.S. Federal Decennial Census, territorial/state censuses and/or census substitutes.
  6. [6] “Relief Society in the Early Days,” Woman’s Exponent 24, no. 3 (July 1, 1895): 21.
  7. [7] Carol Holindrake Nielson, The Salt Lake City 14th Ward Album Quilt, 1857: Stories of the Relief Society Women and Their Quilt (Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press, 2004), 98–100.
  8. [8] Andrew Jenson, comp., “Fourteenth Ward: Relief Society,” n.p., n.d., in Fourteenth Ward Manuscript History and Historical Reports, 1849–1958, CHL. “Address of Mrs. M. Isabella Horne,” Woman’s Exponent 20, no. 18 (Apr. 1, 1892): [137]–138.
  9. [9] “Great Indignation Meeting,” Deseret Evening News, Jan. 19, 1870, [2]. “Thirty-Third Volume,” Woman’s Exponent 33, no. 1 (June 1, 1904), 4. “Minutes of the 2nd Meeting of the Ladies Co-operative Retrenchment Society,” Feb. 19, 1870, Relief Society Minutes and Records, vol. 1, 1868–1873, Fifteenth Ward, Salt Lake [Riverside] Stake. Edward W. Tullidge, The Women of Mormondom (New York: Tullidge & Crandall, 1877), 455.
  10. [10] Fourteenth Ward Manuscript History and Historical Reports, 1849–1958, CHL. “Biography and Resolutions,” 111, incorrectly lists her mission beginning in 1872.
  11. [11] Fourteenth Ward Manuscript History and Historical Reports, 1849–1958, “Biography and Resolutions,” 111.
  12. [12] “Biography and Resolutions,” 111. “R.S., Y.L.M.I.A. and Primary Reports,” Woman’s Exponent 10, no. 22 (Apr. 15, 1882): 174.
  13. [13] “Biography and Resolutions,” 111.
  14. [14] Ibid. “R.S. Reports,” Woman’s Exponent 26, no. 22 (Apr. 15, 1898): 270. The 25th Stake of Zion: 1883–1983 , ed. Jack Daley and Fenton W. Taylor (Phoenix: Blue River Graphics, 1983), 395.
  15. [15] “Biography and Resolutions,” 111. Find a Grave, memorial no. 18325742.