Maria Young Dougall

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Clarissa Maria Dougall was a member of the Young Women general board, then known as the Young Ladies’ Department of the Ladies’ Cooperative Retrenchment Association. She was at the foundational meeting in 1869 and was selected to serve as the first counselor in Elmina Shepard Taylor’s presidency, where she served from 1887 to 1904.

She attended three national conventions of the National Council of Women (NCW) in Washington, DC.[1] She also served as the chairperson of the Utah chapter of the NCW.

Dougall was also a founding member and first counselor of the Daughters of Utah Pioneers organization. She also helped found the Utah chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution and served as chaplain and vice-regent.

Maria, as she was known, was born on December 10, 1849, to Brigham Young and his eighth wife Clarissa Ross Young. After her mother died when Maria was eight years old, she was raised by Zina D. H. Young.

Maria married William B. Dougall on June 1, 1868. She was the mother of five children.[2]

She served in the Salt Lake Temple as an ordinance worker from 1893 until her death on April 30, 1935.