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Life story of Aunt Emma Webb

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 3080

Scope and Contents

Photocopy of a microfilm copy of a typewritten manuscript. The item is a biography of Mary Emma Lowder Webb, who was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, in 1863. Her family moved to Parowan, Utah, in 1863 and then to Panguitch, Utah, in 1864. The family moved to Paragoonah, Utah, in 1866 because of the Black Hawk War with Ute Indians. At the end of hostilities, the family returned to Parowan. Most of the account is told in the words of Mary Emma Lowder Webb which was probably edited by Luella Dalton. Mary tells about her education in Parowan and the social life in that town. She talks about meeting her future husband, Abraham Owen Webb, and their wedding on 24 March 1882. After the couple had six children, they moved to Cedar City, Utah, to be closer to schools. Abraham and Mary later moved to Delta, Eureka, and Provo, Utah. She also tells about the deaths of her children, her service to the Mormon Church, and her belief in prayer.


  • circa 1952


Language of Materials

Materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Life story of Aunt Emma Webb must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

Dalton was a writer of family histories.


1 item (3 p.)

Custodial History

This item was photocopied from reel 1 of the 920 microfilm collection.


Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (20th century Western and Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 5.VII, 2007).

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Megan Furcini
2011 February 18
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Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States