When Caroline Pullen Batchelor joined the Church in England in 1857, how long of a hike did she and her family have to attend their meetings?
a. 10 miles
b. 1 mile
c. 7 miles
d. 5 miles
A. The Relief Society
After the Relief Society undertook the responsibility of thoroughly training women in Utah in obstetrics, students were instructed to be prepared to meet all of the complications and emergencies that their careers would entail. They were further advised to be honorable in keeping appointments and in responding at all times to the calls of those who were ill. Those appointed were also expected to be a comfort to the families of their patients; and when calling at the homes of the poor, they were instructed that it was more blessed to minister to those who had not the means to help themselves than to wait upon the rich. The vast majority of these women, after being set apart by priesthood authority, were promised great blessings if they went about their duties in the spirit of the Master.
The Relief Society later inaugurated a special school for nurses with Dr. Margaret “Maggie” Curtis Shipp Roberts as the principal teacher. Her first class, held in 1899, graduated 48 who reportedly spent 1,345 days nursing the sick and the needy poor. Priscilla Jennings Riter superintended that class until 1900 when Emma A. Empey took the reins. She occupied the positon continually for many years.
Lesson Committee, Museum Memories-Daughters of Utah Pioneers, (Salt Lake City, Talon Printing, 2010), 2: 3.