Sarah Melissa Granger (1818 - 1898) MP

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Birthplace: Phelps, Ontario, New York, USA
Death: Died in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA
Managed by: Peter Brian Durr
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About Sarah Melissa Granger

Wikipedia Biographical Summary:

"...Sarah Melissa Granger Kimball (December 29, 1818 – December 1, 1898) was a 19th-century Mormon advocate for women's rights and early leader in the Relief Society of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon or LDS Church).

Sarah Granger was a daughter of Oliver Granger and his wife Lydia Dibble. She was born in Phelps, New York and joined the The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints with the rest of her family in 1833 and then moved to Kirtland, Ohio.

The initial meeting in preparation for the organization of the Relief Society was held in her home. Sarah married Hiram Kimball and they moved west with the Mormon pioneers, settling in Salt Lake City in 1851. Hiram died in 1863 after which Sarah taught school to support her family. She served as the general secretary of the Relief Society after it was reorganized under the leadership of Eliza R. Snow. Kimball also served as president of the Utah Women's Suffrage Association..."

SOURCE: Wikipedia contributors, 'Sarah Granger Kimball', Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 18 November 2010, 12:06 UTC, <> [accessed 14 January 2011]

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Sarah Granger's Timeline

December 29, 1818
Phelps, Ontario, New York, USA
December 1, 1898
Age 79
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA