This thesis poses a number of questions about the pioneers and their decendants: Where did the pioneer settlers of Providence come from? What skills and resources did they bring with them to "tame" the wilderness? Did they come as family units or as single men? What happened as the community grew and the resources were limited? Where did the settlers go or what did they do as the land became scarce? Was limited land the reason for the movement out of the community or were there other considerations? What effects did emigration have on the family ties of the second generation, and what of their religious values?
Other quesions asked were: What kind of marriages and families did the settlers have? At what ages did they marry, and die? Where did they marry? How many children did they have? How was the family structure of the second generation different from the first? How did they differ from their parents? What of the religious beliefs of the second generation who were not converts in the same sense that their parents were? What part did their religion play in the building process?
College and Department
Family, Home, and Social Sciences; History
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Tibbitts, Hazel McLean, "Study of the Pioneers of Providence, Utah and their Children" (1988). All Theses and Dissertations. 5172.
Providence, Utah, Biography, Providence Utah, History, Mormons, Church participation, Family