Thursday, December 5, 2019

Erastus Snow and “Fifteen Years to Come”


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What was the situation that caused Erastus Snow to state that it’s the first time it has happened since he’s been in the church fifteen years, and hopes it doesn’t happen for another fifteen years?
a.                  Called on a mission
b.                  Chastised by Relief Society President Eliza R. Snow
c.                   Chastised by Brigham Young
d.                  Called to be a Bishop
Yesterday’s answer:
A   George A. Smith
From the life of George A. Smith:   Describing himself to a New York cousin, Smith wrote, “When my wig is off there is scarcely a hair between me and heaven.” He also wore glasses and false teeth. An acquaintance noted that Smith “sometimes astounded the Indians by slowly removing all these appendages before them, and he came to be called by the natives, ‘Non-choko-wicher,’ which means, takes himself apart.
Richard S. Van Wagoner and Steven C. Walker, A Book of Mormons, (Salt Lake City: Signature Books, 1982), 273.

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Non-choko-wicher


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These Native words (most likely Ute) translated mean, “taking himself apart.” Which Apostle, during Brigham Young’s Presidency, did the Natives give this label to? (hint: it has something to do with false teeth)
a.                  George A. Smith
b.                  Heber C. Kimball
c.                   Brigham Young Jr.
d.                  Amasa Lyman
Yesterday's answer:
D   Amasa M. Lyman
From the life of Amasa Lyman:   Called to the Quorum of the Twelve by Brigham Young after the excommunication of Orson Pratt. When Pratt returned to the Quorum in 1843, Lyman was called to be a counselor in the First Presidency, but he was not sustained in a general conference, either as apostle or counselor, during the Prophet’s lifetime.
Richard S. Van Wagoner and Steven C. Walker, A Book of Mormons, (Salt Lake City: Signature Books, 1982), 164.

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Ordained but not Sustained


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Which apostle was ordained during Brigham Young’s Presidency, but was never sustained in General Conference, not even when he was called to be a Counsellor in the First Presidency?
a.                  George A. Smith
b.                  Heber C. Kimball
c.                   Brigham Young Jr.
d.                  Amasa M. Lyman
Yesterday’s answer:
D   For helping her sister elope
From the life of Susa Young Gates:   At thirteen, she entered the University of Deseret, but her father soon banished her to Saint George for helping her sister Dora elope.
A few months later she recorded this self-portrait: “5’ 3”. 115 lbs. Dark blue or grey eyes, light ‘rather curly’ brown hair. I must confess my teeth are the only redeeming feature of my face.”
In 1877 Susa became the first person to be baptized for the dead in the newly completed Saint George Temple.
Richard S. Van Wagoner and Steven C. Walker, A Book of Mormons, (Salt Lake City: Signature Books, 1982), 90.

Monday, December 2, 2019

Banishing her to St. George


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Why did Brigham Young banish his daughter, Susa, to St. George?
a.            For non-payment of tithing
b.            For skipping her meetings
c.             For dating a non-member
d.            For helping her sister elope
Yesterday’s answer:
A   Brigham Young’s family had him put behind bars
From the life of George Q. Cannon:   As Brigham Young’s personal secretary, Cannon was appointed chief executor of the will.
Settlement of the estate was complicated by a suit filed by several Young heirs, resulting in three weeks imprisonment for Cannon and his co-executors Brigham Young, Jr., and Albert Carrington. In prison Cannon entertained may visitors and frequently granted inmate requests to “preach to the spirits in prison.”
Richard S. Van Wagoner and Steven C. Walker, A Book of Mormons, (Salt Lake City: Signature Books, 1982), 52.

Sunday, December 1, 2019

Shockingly, Behind Bars


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Why did George Q. Cannon spend time behind bars in the 1870s?
a.                  Brigham Young’s family had him put behind bars
b.                  For cohabitation
c.                   For tracting in England after hours
d.                  For attempting to preach in Jackson County
Yesterday’s answer:
A   A Mutual Improvement mission
From the life of Thomas Fielding Burton:   In the fall of 1901, in accordance with a call from the First Presidency for a Mutual Improvement mission, I left my home for Salt Lake City preparatory to entering upon my labors, and was assigned to labor in the Alberta Stake, Canada. Elder Louis D. King being assigned to labor with me. While laboring in that Stake, I assisted Apostle John W. Taylor in organizing the Raymond Ward with Jesse William Knight as Bishop.  
Andrew Jenson, LDS Biographical Encyclopedia (Salt Lake City: Andrew Jenson History Company, 1914), 227.

Saturday, November 30, 2019

Elder Burton’s 1901 Mission to Alberta


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What kind of mission was Thomas Fielding Burton called to in 1901?
a.                  A Mutual Improvement mission
b.                  A proselytizing mission
c.                   A Church magazine subscription mission
d.                  A service mission on the church ranch
Yesterday’s answer:
C   How to walk
From the life of John Walsh:   Together with his parents he emigrated to Utah in 1856 in one of those ill-fated handcart companies in which so many perished en route on the plains. Two of his family, namely his father and brother, died of cold and starvation, and John became so weak and emaciated that when he reached the valley he had to learn to walk anew.
Andrew Jenson, LDS Biographical Encyclopedia (Salt Lake City: Andrew Jenson History Company, 1914), 81.

Friday, November 29, 2019

He Had to Relearn


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What did early Saint John Walsh need to relearn when he entered the Salt Lake Valley in 1856?
a.                  The Articles of Faith
b.                  The endowment
c.                   How to walk
d.                  How to read
Yesterday’s answer:
C   The fact that it looked fun
When James and Amy Britnell Loader were baptized near Oxford, England, in the winter of 1850-51, their twenty-three year-old daughter Patience declined to join them because she liked fun, and to her religion seemed “long-faced.” The fourth of the Loaders’ thirteen children, Patience had been working in London for several years at the time her parents were baptized. When she moved closer to home and witnessed the daily lives of Latter-day Saints, she found their way of life attractive. She investigated the Church and was baptized in June 1853.
Women’s Voices-An Untold History of The Latter-day Saints 1830-1900 (Salt Lake City: Deseret Book Company, 1982), 222.

Thursday, November 28, 2019

What Patience Liked About the Church


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What attracted Patience Loader to the Church and caused her and her husband to be baptized during the winter of 1850-51 in England?
a.                  The fact that they paid tithing
b.                  The fact that they could dance
c.                   The fact that it looked fun
d.                  The fact that they had additional scripture
Yesterday’s answer:
D   Their wagon overturning
From the life of Caroline Barnes Crosby:   It was a general time of rejoicing for several months among the Saints. They frequently met from house to house, to break bread, and drink wine and administer to the poor and afflicted. We also would attend a blessing at Dr. Frederick G. Williams. His eldest daughter had been lately married, and was about to leave for Missouri: he therefore blest her family previous to their leaving. He laid his hands upon each of their heads, and the scribe wrote them [the blessings]. The prophet Joseph was present, and had a vision of their journey, saw their wagon turn over, but no one was injured. It came to pass even as he said.
Women’s Voices-An Untold History of The Latter-day Saints 1830-1900 (Salt Lake City: Deseret Book Company, 1982), 51.