Eliza R. Snow

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Birthday
21, 1804
Birthplace
Massachusetts
Death Date
Dec 5, 1887 (83)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
21, 1804
Birthplace
Massachusetts
Death Date
Dec 5, 1887 (83)

About

Nineteenth-century American poet whose works, such as "How Great the Wisdom and the Love," address the role of women in the domestic sphere. Several of her poems, including "Great is the Lord," were set to music as Latter-day Saints hymns.

Before Fame

She grew up in a religious household, and she and her originally Baptist family members eventually joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Trivia

Her poems were published by The Western Courier and The Ohio Star.

Family Life

She was born in Massachusetts, and she later settled in Utah. She entered polygamist marriages with Mormon leaders Joseph Smith, Jr. and Brigham Young.

Associated With

She and Edgar Allan Poe were literary contemporaries.