Eliza R. Snow

Eliza R. Snow. How many members of the church today recognize the name? More importantly, how many women in the church today know of Eliza R. Snow? More than ever, women in the church today need great and good role models, and Snow certainly stands out as the pre-eminent LDS woman in 19th century Mormondom.

Eliza was the sister of Lorenzo Snow, fifth president of the church; secretary of the Nauvoo Relief Society; and general president of the Relief Society when it was re-established in the Utah territory. Eliza helped establish the Primary and Young Women organizations. She was a brilliant leader, active in promoting women's rights and female suffrage in the 19th century, and a valiant defender of the faith. Her life and poetry has been exquisitely chronicled by Jill Mulvay Derr and Karen Lynn Davidson in "Eliza R. Snow: The Complete Poetry."

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