By Helen Mar Whitney, Charles M. Hatch, Todd M. Compton
Quantity 6, existence Writings of Frontier ladies sequence, ed. Maureen Ursenbach Beecher Mormon tradition has produced in the course of its historical past an strange variety of traditionally helpful own writings. Few such diaries, journals, and memoirs released have supplied as wealthy and good rounded a window into their authors' lives and worlds because the diary of Helen Mar Kimball Whitney. since it offers a unprecedented account of the commonly skilled events and difficulties confronted via widows, her checklist has relevance a ways past Mormon historical past notwithstanding. As Helen Kimball were a polygamous spouse of Mormon founder Joseph Smith. She thus married Horace Whitney. Her kids integrated the famous Mormon writer, non secular authority, and flesh presser Orson F. Whitney. She herself used to be a number one girl in her church and society and a author recognized in particular for her safeguard of plural marriage. Upon Horace's loss of life, she begun protecting a diary. In it, she recorded her financial, actual, and mental struggles to satisfy the demanding situations of widowhood. Her writing was once introspective and revelatory. She additionally commented at the altering society round her, as Salt Lake urban within the final many years of the 19th century underwent speedy transformation, modernizing and beginning up from its pioneer beginnings. She remained a well-connected member of an elite team of major Latter-day Saint girls, and sought after Utah and Mormon old figures seem usually in her day-by-day entries. especially, notwithstanding, her diary is an strange checklist of problems confronted in lots of instances and locations through ladies, of all sessions, whose husbands died and left them with out adequate ability to hold at the forms of lives to which that they had been accustomed.
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31. Presendia Huntington (Buell Smith Kimball), 1810–1892 (Feb. 4, 1846, time only); 2 children, including Joseph Smith, 1851–1936. 32. Mary Ann Shefﬂin (Kimball Walton), 1815–1869 (Feb. 4, 1846, time only); 1 child. Separated from HCK in 1850. 33. Abigail Buchanan, 1802–? (Feb. 7, 1846). 34. Elizabeth Hereford, 1789–? (Feb. 7, 1846). Separated from HCK in 1852. 35. Sarah Schuler (Buckwalter), 1801–1879 (Feb. 7, 1846). 36. Rebecca Swain (Williams), 1798–1861 (Feb. 7, 1846). 37. Ruth Wellington, 1809–?
Kimball), 1799–1866 (1844). 14. Lucy Walker (Smith), 1826–1910 (Feb. 8, 1845, time only); 9 children, including John Heber “Don” (1850–1918), Lydia (Loughery) (1856–1928), Ann Spaulding (Knox) (1857–1932), Eliza (Woolley) (1859–1906), and Washington Heber (1861–1914). 15. Clarissa Cutler (Kimball Fletcher), 1824–1852 (Feb. 29, 1845); 1 child: Abraham Alonzo (1846–1889). 16. Sarah Ann Whitney (Smith Kimball), 1825–1873 (Mar. 17, 1845, time only); 7 children, including David Heber (1850–1926), Newel Whitney (1852–1931), Horace Heber (1855–1922), Sarah (Jenkins) (1857–1901), Joshua Heber (1861–1925).
18. Amanda Trimble Gheen, 1830–1904 (Dec. 1845); 4 children: William Gheen (1851–1924), Albert Heber (1854–1944), Jeremiah Heber (1857–1887), Moroni Heber (1861–1887). 19. Abigail Pitkin, 1797–1847 (Jan. 7, 1846). 20. Harriet Sanders (Helga Ysteinsdatter Bakka), 1824–1896 (Jan. 26, 1846); 3 children: Harriet (1852–1852), Hyrum Heber (1855–1943), Eugene (1863–1932). Helen Mar Whitney’s Family 41 21. Mary Houston, 1818–1896 (Feb. 3, 1846). 22. Hulda Barnes, 1806–1898 (Feb. 3, 1846). 23. Christeen Golden, 1822–1896 (Feb.
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