Brigham Young Family Memorial Cemetery

Greater Avenues Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

Register

Brigham Young Family Memorial Cemetery

Greater Avenues Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
edit Edit Cemetery
group_add Add Records
border_outer Edit Boundary
Total Records
18
Total Images
39
Register to get full access to this cemetery
Terms and Conditions

We want you to know exactly how our service works and why we need your registration in order to allow full access to our cemeteries.

terms and conditions

Contact Permissions

We’d like to send you special offers and deals exclusive to BillionGraves users to help your family history research. All emails ​include an unsubscribe link. You ​may opt-out at any time.

close
close
Thanks for registering with BillionGraves.com!
In order to gain full access to this cemetery, please verify your email by opening the welcome email that we just sent to you.
close
Sign up the easy way

Use your facebook account to register with BillionGraves. It will be one less password to remember. You can always add an email and password later.

Loading

My Photo Requests

Not finding what you are looking for?

Make a photo request to let nearby users know who you are looking for. Make a Photo Request

Add Records to Brigham Young Family Memorial Cemetery

Do you have records from Brigham Young Family Memorial Cemetery?

Add your records to BillionGraves and make them last forever. Add Headstone Images Add Other Records

Get Started

Get started contributing to Brigham Young Family Memorial Cemetery. Use the button below to begin a simple step by step process to get started contributing to Brigham Young Family Memorial Cemetery.
Get Started

Add Records to Brigham Young Family Memorial Cemetery

Do you have records from Brigham Young Family Memorial Cemetery?

Add your records to BillionGraves and make them last forever. Add Headstone Images Add Other Records

Events at Brigham Young Family Memorial Cemetery

There are no upcoming events scheduled at Brigham Young Family Memorial Cemetery. Use the button below to schedule one.
Schedule Event
Schedule Event
close
Step 1: Name your event
Step 2: Pick a date
Step 3: Pick a time

Contributors

More

Images

    BG App Images    Supporting Record Images
1 - 60 of 39 navigate_before navigate_next

Images of Cemetery

add

Cemetery Information

edit

Number of Images

39

Number of Records

18

Description

This peacefully landscaped park is on a small hill one-half block east from the midway point on the block which contains both the Church Office Building and the Beehive House. It is the gravesite of Brigham Young, Eliza R. Snow, and other members of the Young family. The cemetery is located in an area that, before large modern buildings were constructed, overlooked Brigham Young’s homestead and the valley he helped settle. Standing in this cemetery, visitors might reflect on the courage and determined leadership Brigham Young exhibited to make this desert blossom like a rose. President N. Eldon Tanner rededicated this site as a memorial park on June 1, 1974, the 173rd anniversary of Brigham Young’s birth. It was remodeled once more in 2000 and offers visitors the opportunity for quiet reflection about the lives of Brigham Young and other influential Latter-day Saints. Several sculptures and monuments can be found throughout the park. Among them are memorials to two unique Latter-day Saint hymns. As visitors enter the gate, to their right is a bronze plaque in honor of the unique Latter-day Saint hymn “Come, Come, Ye Saints,” by William Clayton. William was with the first group of pioneering Saints in Iowa near the banks of the Chariton River. He was worried about his wife that he had to leave behind in Nauvoo, Illinois, due to her expectant condition. Upon receiving the news that his wife had given birth to a new baby boy, he wrote a poem and set it to music. The opening line reflects this situation: “Come, come, ye Saints, no toil nor labor fear.” To the left of the gate, on the opposite side of the park, another plaque commemorates Eliza R. Snow’s poem “O My Father,” about our father-child relationship with God and our eventual reunion with Him after this life. Thus, one poem celebrates life, and the other commemorates death and our eventual entering back into God’s presence. Just inside the front gate of the park is a sculpture by Edward J. Fraughton honoring the six thousand pioneers who lost their lives crossing the plains between 1847 and 1869. In the very center of the cemetery is a magnificent bust of President Young. Just to the west is a unique monument depicting Brigham seated on a bench, reading the scriptures with two children. It portrays a loving father spending important time with family members. --http://www.byujourneys.org/blog/brigham-young-family-cemetery-2/
BillionGraves.com
Brigham Young Family Memorial Cemetery, BillionGraves Cemetery 147411 Created By RacheltheGreat, Greater Avenues Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States