WASHINGTON COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY (Washington County, Utah)
SARAH LOUISA CONKLIN
(presbyterian missionary and teacher)
BIOGRAPHYSarah Louisa Conklin came to St. George in 1913. She was a Presbyterian missionary and school teacher. She taught a school and worked in the Mormon community. In 1933, she retired as a missionary, but continued her teaching and social work until her death. Conklin died in 1949. She was so popular, her funeral had to be held in a West Ward Mormon chapel because the Presbyterian church building was not large enough.
PHOTOSPhotos on the web:
1913-1933 photo of Miss Sarah Louisa Conklin (Presbyterian missionary and teacher) with her 4th grade class in St. George
1913-1949 photo of Miss Sarah Louisa Conklin (Presbyterian missionary and teacher) in St. George
5/22/1020 photo of the Presbyterian Teacher's Home in St. George
REFERENCESDouglas D. Alder and Karl F. Brooks, "A History of Washington County from Isolation to Destination", pp. 279-280.