Gender
Female
Alternate Names
Granger, Sarah Melissa

Kimball, Sarah Melissa Granger

Biography

29 Dec. 1818–1 Dec. 1898. Schoolteacher. Born in Phelps, Ontario Co., New York. Daughter of Oliver Granger and Lydia Dibble. Moved to Kirtland, Geauga Co., Ohio, 1833. Married Hiram Kimball, 22 Sept. 1840. Moved to Nauvoo, Hancock Co., Illinois, fall 1840. Proposed formation of charitable society in Nauvoo, 1842. Founding member of Female Relief Society of Nauvoo. Migrated to Salt Lake Valley, Sept. 1851. Served as president of Salt Lake City Fifteenth Ward Relief Society, 1857–1898. Actively participated in leadership roles within Ladies’ Cooperative Retrenchment Society, grain movement, political indignation meetings, and woman suffrage movement. Died in Salt Lake City.