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.
College and Department
Family, Home, and Social Sciences; History
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Reeves, Brian D., "Hoary-Headed Saints: the Aged in Nineteenth-Century Mormon Culture" (1987). Theses and Dissertations. 5066.
Older Mormons, Salt Lake City, Utah, Old Folks' Committee, George Goddard, 1815-1899, C. R. Savage, Charles Roscoe, 1832-1909