Abstract

This study paints a picture of prevalent attitudes toward the Mormon elderly in the nineteenth century. It identifies some characteristics of the aged population, and discusses feelings expressed by individual older persons about different aspects of their lives. It is a first step in gaining a greater understanding of how they fit into the larger pictures of old age and the Mormon Church in nineteenth century America.

Degree

MA

College and Department

Family, Home, and Social Sciences; History

Rights

http://lib.byu.edu/about/copyright/

Date Submitted

1987

Document Type

Thesis

Handle

http://hdl.lib.byu.edu/1877/etdm613

Keywords

Older Mormons, Salt Lake City, Utah, Old Folks' Committee, George Goddard, 1815-1899, C. R. Savage, Charles Roscoe, 1832-1909

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