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 Amelia Folsom Young

Amelia Folsom Young

Original Name Harriett Amelia Folsom
Birth
Buffalo, Erie County, New York, USA
Death 11 Dec 1910 (aged 71)
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Burial Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Memorial ID 1693 · View Source
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One of Brigham Young's favorite wives.

WOMAN Who Aided Famous Leader in Early Struggles in Utah Succumbs to Paralysis

Salt Lake City - Amelia Folsom Young, widow of President Brigham Young, and one of the best known women in the United States, died Sunday at her home in this city.

At her bedside at the time of death was a notable group of men and women, whose lives ad doings, along with hers, date back to the early days of Mormonism.

Death was due to a fatal form of paralysis which had been creeping steadily upon her for three years, following a stroke which temporarily disabled her.

Amelia Folsom Young was born at Buffalo, N.Y. August 3, 1838. She was married to President Brigham Young on January 24, 1863, having been acquainted with President Young since, as a child of five, her future husband had held her on his knee.

Moved by his infatuation for this beautiful and intelligent woman, President Young built the famed Amelia palace, filled it with beautiful things and placed his wife in it as queen of all its beauties. There she reigned, a goodly woman, using her influence in all directions to the bettering of things in Utah. With the death of Brigham Young in 1877, she sold the Amelia palace, and bought the old family home at No. 6 South First West, where she spent the remainder of her days.

Beaver/Weekly Press
16 December 1910


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  • Added: 1 Jan 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 1693
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Amelia Folsom Young (23 Aug 1839–11 Dec 1910), Find A Grave Memorial no. 1693, citing Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave (contributor 8) .