Eliza R. Snow

Jan 21, 1804
Becket, Massachusetts
Dec 5, 1887
Salt Lake City, Utah

Born on January 21, 1804, Eliza R. Snow was the second of seven children in the Snow family. Eliza initially met Joseph Smith in 1831 but did not convert to Mormonism until 1835 and soon after moved to Kirtland, Ohio from Massachusetts. As a school teacher, Eliza lived with the Smith family in Kirtland and taught their children. In 1842, Emma Smith organized the Relief Society in the church and as the acting president, called Eliza to serve as secretary. Later that year, Eliza was married to Joseph and lived with the Smith family continuing to teach the children for six months, she then moved to live with Jonathan Holmes. After the death of Joseph, Eliza married Brigham Young and traveled to the Salt Lake Valley where she served as the Relief Society president until her death in 1887.

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