Mary Oxborrow: Pioneer Midwife and Healer

Mormon Station State Historic Park
2307 Main St.
Genoa, Nevada
Saturday, June 8, 2013
11:00 a.m.
12:00 p.m.

Mary Oxborrow will be portrayed by Anita Watson.  In her portrayal, Anita will provide insight into the role of women in Mormon society, medical practices in Nevada, social life on the frontier, and many other aspects of culture in the Great Basin in the nineteenth century.

Mary Oxborrow emigrated to Utah from England and later became a Mormon colonist in Lund, Nevada.  She not only made the western emigrant trek walking behind an oxcart, but also became a Morman plural wife and the mother of eleven children, and practiced as a midwife and healer.

For more information, please call (775) 782-2590 or email mormonstation [at]

This Humanities on the Road presentation is a program of Nevada Humanities, which  is Nevada's non-profit state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.