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Snow, Eliza Roxcy (21 January 1804–05 December 1887), Mormon women's leader and writer, Mormon women’s leader and writer, was born in Becket, Massachusetts, the daughter of Oliver Snow, a farmer, and Rosetta Pettibone. Reared from age two in the Ohio frontier town of Mantua, she excelled in the common schools she attended but lacked opportunity for higher education. Of literary bent, she began in 1826 publishing poetry under various pseudonyms—“Narcissa,” “Pocahontas,” and “Tullia” among them—in Ohio newspapers. She assisted her father, a county official, as his secretary. Her early training “to the kitchen” also included the domestic duties required of children. Tailoring and weaving straw hats were her specialties....