Latter-day Saint Life

Meet 7 incredible women highlighted in ‘Saints,’ vol. 3

One way Saints: The Story of the Church of Jesus Christ in the Latter Days differs from earlier Church histories is its focus on the lives and stories of ordinary Church members. The third installment in the Saints series, Boldly, Nobly, and Independent, 1893–1955, begins after the completion of the Salt Lake Temple and ends with President David O. McKay dedicating the Swiss Temple, the first in Europe. As it portrays world wars, technological changes, and unprecedented Church growth, Saints, vol. 3 highlights many Latter-day Saint women and their remarkable contributions. Here are some of them:

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Helga Meiszus Meyer
Helga Meiszus Meyer grew up in East Prussia and was a teenager when Adolf Hitler and the Nazis rose to power, and she lost several close family members in World War II.
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Clara Daniels
Clara Daniels, of South Africa, served as the Love Branch’s Relief Society president.
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Nan Hunter
Nan Hunter was one of the first early-morning seminary teachers in California and felt inadequate teaching the Book of Mormon.
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Tohiko Yanagida
Toshiko Yanagida was instrumental in getting a Church branch established in her town in Japan.
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Evelyn Hodges
Evelyn Hodges worked for the Relief Society Social Service Department in Salt Lake City during the Great Depression.
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Jeanne Charrier
Jeanne Charrier joined the Church when she was 25 years old in Valence, France, and she decided to stay in France rather than move to the United States.
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Ida B. Smith
Ida Smith’s husband, Hyrum, was called to be the president of the European Mission and they moved with their family to Liverpool, England.
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Helga Meiszus Meyer
Helga Meiszus Meyer grew up in East Prussia and was a teenager when Adolf Hitler and the Nazis rose to power, and she lost several close family members in World War II.
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Learn more on Church News about these and other inspiring women whose stories are highlighted throughout Saints, vol. 3.


Saints, Vol. 3: Boldly, Nobly, and Independent, 1893-1955

Volume 3 of Saints: The Story of the Church of Jesus Christ in the Latter Days tells the ongoing story of the Restoration, from financial difficulties of the 1890s, through the global upheaval and technological advances of the early twentieth century, and on to dedication of the first temple in Europe in 1955.


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