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Title Twelve Mormon Homes : Twelve Mormon homes visited in succession on a journey through Utah to Arizona.
Creator Kane, Elizabeth Wood (1836-1909)
Subject Mormons; Polygamy; Mormon families
Subject Local Utah--Description and travel--19th century; Kane, Thomas Leiper (1822-1883)--Relations with Mormons; Kane, Thomas Leiper (1822-1883)--Correspondence
Description General Thomas L. Kane, friend to Brigham Young, was well known as a mediator between the Mormons and the federal government. He and his wife, Elizabeth, visited Utah in 1872-73. This publication is a collection of letters Elizabeth wrote to her father during the trip. The letters provide interesting descriptions of Mormon social customs, Mormon-Indian relationships, and insightful observations of the practice of polygamy among the Mormons.
Publisher Tanner Trust Fund University of Utah Library, Salt Lake City, Utah.
Contributors Cooley, Everett L.
Date 1974
Type Text
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Language eng
Relation Is part of: Utah, the Mormons, and the West, no. 4; IsVersionOf Twelve Mormon homes, published in 1874 in Philadelphia.
Coverage 1872
Rights Management University of Utah, Copyright 2001
Holding Institution J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah.
Source Physical Dimensions 17 cm x 23.5 cm
Source Characteristics Printed Hard Cover Book
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Metadata Cataloger Karen Edge; Jan Robertson
Call Number F 826 .K1 1974
Spatial Coverage Salt Lake City (Utah) to St. George (Utah).
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Topic Mormons; Mormon families; Polygamy; Utah
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Date Created 2005-04-20
Date Modified 2011-04-07
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Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6b27tj2

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Title Twelve Mormon Homes, page 084
Description upon she wept herself as she eulogized "Sister Helen's" virtues. Helen was much older than the other two wives, and they looked up to her as a mother. She had taught their children en- tirely, being a well-educated lady. She was very neat and nice in her ways, although she wore homespun, like the rest of us. She regulated the family affairs, deciding even such little mat- ters as whether Johnny should have his old boots cobbled, or wear his new ones. The house was well-ordered in Helen's time; yet never so stirring, jocund, and cheerful. Mrs. Jane spun and wove, and worked in the dairy cheer- fully. "That's what I'm fit for," she said; "but Sister Helen knew how everything ought to be done; and she was so sweet- tempered that there never was any jealousy or quarreling in the family while she lived."47 "Mrs. Jane" herself was a born worker,-never happier, as I afterwards found when I knew her better, than in helping 47This "old friend" was, no doubt, Lorenzo Dow Young, brother of Brigham. The wife (Helen) who had "passed behind the veil" was Harriet Page Wheeler Decker Young, the second wife of Lorenzo and one of the three women who came in the original company of pioneers in July 1847. She was also the mother of Clara Decker Young, the wife Brigham brought along in the first pioneer group to Utah. Harriet's story is told in volume 14 (1947) of the Utah Historical Quarterly both in the "Biography of Lorenzo Dow Young," written by James A. Little and in the "Diary of Lorenzo Dow Young," written mostly by Harriet. She died on December 22, 1871. Which one of the other wives "Jane" was, is hard to determine. Lorenzo Dow Young was married five times- to Persis Goodall in 1826, Harriet Page Wheeler Decker in 1843, Hannah Ida Hewitt in 1856, Eleanor Jones in 1856, and Anna Larsen in 1863. Lorenzo was probably in the Kane party as a result of his having been named by the First Presidency of the church in 1872 to preside over the home missionaries of the church. He died November 21, 1895. Whitney, His- tory of Utah, 4:53-55. 84
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Source Twelve Mormon homes visited in succession on a journey through Utah to Arizona
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Date Created 2005-04-14
Date Modified 2005-04-14
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Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6b27tj2/328860