Lucy Grant Cannon Dutson Taylor history

Lucy Grant Cannon Dutson Taylor history

Dates: approximately 2012

Personal history by Taylor, which includes a short autobiography, reminiscent accounts, journal entries, and photographs. Compilation dates to approximately 2012.

  • Extent: 1 folder (0.04 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Taylor, Lucy C. (Lucy Cannon), 1922
  • Call Number: MSS 8791
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602;
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
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Preferred Citation
Initial citation: MSS 8791; Lucy Grant Cannon Dutson Taylor history; 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 8791, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Donated by Rebecca Willis Boren, niece of Lucy Grant Cannon Dutson Taylor, in 2015.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Rebecca Willis Boren; 2015.
Subject Terms
Social Life and Customs; Home and Family; Family life; Taylor, Lucy C. (Lucy Cannon), 1922-; Cannon family; Taylor family
Genre / Form
Autobiographies; Photographs
Processing Information
Processed; Clarissa McIntire, student manuscript processor, and Cory Nimer, curator; 2015.
Appraisal Information
LDS, Utah, and Western American women (20th and 21st Century Western and Mormon Americana, II. B. 5. iv, 2009).
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Finding Aid Title
Lucy Grant Cannon Dutson Taylor history
Finding Aid Author
Clarissa McIntire
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on 2016-05-11 13:11:29 -0600.
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Biographical History

Lucy C. Taylor (1922- ) is a retired schoolteacher and secretary from Utah.

Lucy Grant Cannon was born in 1922 in Salt Lake City, Utah to George Jenkins Cannon and Lucy Grant. She grew up in Salt Lake, attending Ensign Elementary, Bryant Junior High, and West High School. She continued her education at Brigham Young University, where she studied education and home economics. During her senior year at BYU she served as president of Associated Women Students. In 1943 she married Keith Clinton Dutson in the Salt Lake Temple, and together they had two children. After their marriage they moved to Southern California, where her husband worked as optometrist. However, after her husband's untimely death in 1955 she moved her family back to Utah. She returned to school to earn her teaching certificate from University of Utah, and afterward taught at the Lafayette School in Salt Lake. In 1957 she began working as a secretary at the University of Utah, first in the Department of Meteorology and then in the College of Mines and Mineral Industries. In 1967 she married Frank W. Taylor, and became stepmother of two children. She retired from the university in 1976. An active member of the Church of Jesus Christ, Taylor has served in a range of callings. Between 1956 and 1970 she worked on the Primary General Board. She also served as hostess on Temple Square, and as a missionary to Chile.

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