Brigham Morris Young (1855 - 1931)

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Birthplace: Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, UT, USA
Death: Died in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, UT, USA
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About Brigham Morris Young

"...Brigham Morris Young (1854–1931) was one of the founders of the Young Men's Mutual Improvement Association (YMMIA), the predecessor to the Young Men program of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church).

Young was the son of Brigham Young and one of his wives, Margaret Pierce. In 1875, Morris Young served a mission for the LDS Church in the Hawaiian Islands. Shortly after returning from this mission he was asked by his father to organize the YMMIA along with Junius F. Wells and Milton H. Hardy.

In 1883 Young served another mission in the Hawaiian Islands. He married Armeda Snow, a daughter of Lorenzo Snow.

In 1885 Young, his wife and their children returned from serving his second mission in the Hawaiian Islands. Shortly after returning to Utah, Young began publicly performing as a cross-dressing singer under the pseudonym Madam Pattirini. Young performed as Pattirini in north and central Utah venues from 1885 to the 1900s. He could produce a convincing falsetto, and many in the audience did not realize that Pattirini was Young..."

SOURCE: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/B._Morris_Young

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Born on January 18, 1854, Brigham Morris Young was the thirty-fifth child of Brigham Young and the only child of Margaret Pierce Young. The youth was educated at his father's private school east of the Eagle Gate and at the University of Deseret. Out of deference to his mother's wish that he remain at home, Morris did not continue his education or training at institutions of higher learning outside of Utah, although his father had provided his sons with the opportunity to do so, and some of them were so engaged. During his teen-age years Morris drove a horse-drawn streetcar in Salt Lake City between Wasatch Springs and the Utah Central Railroad depot on First South Street. After this, he devoted practically all of his life to Church service, as a missionary and employee in the Salt Lake Temple.

Morris completed his first of three missions during 1873-74 in Hawaii. On March 29, 1875, three months after his return, he married Celestia Armedia Snow, a daughter of Lorenzo Snow. Writing two days before the wedding, the bride's parents explained to Brigham Young that circumstances would not permit them to attend the ceremony. "I hope you will excuse us," Lorenzo urged, and added, "As Armedia is almost a stranger to you allow us to say what our modesty would withhold if we were present, viz., Armedia has always been a good, obedient, industrious and affectionate daughter, and has had as good an education as our schools could afford, and we hope and trust that she will prove a true 'help meet' to her husband and that this union may prove a happy one which has our sanction and blessing." That these sentiments were realized is evident from the ten children that blessed this union and the notice of a golden wedding commemoration held in the Lion House on March 28, 1925, in honor of Morris and Celestia Young.

Brigham Morris Young

BIRTH: 18 Jan 1855, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah

DEATH: 20 Feb 1931

Father: Brigham Young (1 Jun 1801 - 29 Aug 1877)

Mother: Margaret Pierce (19 Apr 1823 - 16 Jan 1907)

Family 1: Celestia Armeda Snow (2 Dec 1856 - ____)

Alice Armeda Snow Young (13 Feb 1876 - ____)
Brigham Morris Young (28 Feb 1878 - 19 Sep 1963)
Joseph Snow Young (30 Apr 1879 - 24 Feb 1965)
Franklin Snow Young (13 Feb 1881 - 14 Feb 1881)
Lucius Snow Young (10 Apr 1882 - ____)
Veda Margaret Young (27 Aug 1885 - 8 Dec 1939)
Lester Snow Young (19 Oct 1887 - 12 Mar 1912)
Russell Whitesids Young (2 Dec 1889 - 9 Feb 1969)
Gaylen Snow Young (14 Jan 1891 - 8 Jan 1981)
Lorenzo Snow Young (16 Nov 1894 - 26 Mar 1968)

Mormon historian D. Michael Quinn has written about Brigham Young's 35th child, Brigham Morris Young, who "frequently appeared in the dress and make-up of a woman during performances in LDS wards and stakes from the 1880s to the 1900s." Under the assumed name of Madam Pattirini, Young claimed to be a great Italian singer lady. "He would sing in a high falsetto voice," wrote Young's son Galen. "He fooled many people."3

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B. Morris Young's Timeline

1855
January 18, 1855
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, UT, USA
1875
March 29, 1875
Age 20
Salt Lake City, UT, USA
1876
February 13, 1876
Age 21
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, UT, USA
1931
February 20, 1931
Age 76
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, UT, USA
February 23, 1931
Age 76
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, UT, USA