Utah Pioneer of 1848 Dies at Age of 96

[Deseret News, Tuesday, 8 June 1920, p. 1]

[Transcribed and proofed by Ben Parkinson, January 2006]

Mrs. Lucinda A. Young, who had been in failing health the past year, died Monday, June 7. Mrs. Young, affectionately known as ďAunt Lucinda,Ē was born June 24, 1824, in White Hall, N. Y. She gathered with the Saints at Nauvoo after having become a member of the Church in her native town, leaving her fatherís house and making her way alone to that city. Soon after arriving at Nauvoo she made the acquaintance of and lived in the family of President Joseph Young and became his wife in 1845. Her sons were Phinias Howe, John C. and Willard L., her daughters, Josephine and Augusta. Of these she is survived by her son Willard only, nine grandchildren and a number of great-grandchildren. She went from Nauvoo to Winter Quarters with the Saints and from there came to Salt Lake valley with the company led by President Brigham Young in 1848. She was the first settler on the corner opposite and south of the Salt Lake Theatre on State street and is said to have been one of the first producers of potatoes and watermelons in Salt Lake valley. She was a consistent Latter-day Saint, a good wife, a kind and affectionate mother, and she stood as mother many times to other children, with the same motherly care. She did considerable temple work and came to Salt Lake about three years ago, with the intention of continuing this work, but her enfeebled condition as the result of her advanced age prevented her from realizing this cherished ambition.

The funeral service will be held at the parlors of S. M. Taylor, on east First South street, at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 9, under the direction of Bishop Vetterli of the Emigration ward. The speakers will be friends who have been intimately acquainted with the life of this noble woman.