Thursday, December 17, 2015

Who was Kirtland Named After?

Who was Kirtland, Ohio named after?
a.                  It was Joseph Smith’s middle name
b.                  It was named after the Ohio governor at the time the Saints first settled
c.                   It was named after the local Indian Chief
d.                  It was named after the land speculator that bought the land in the area
Yesterday’s answer:
a.      To help the homeless Armenian children
Following the Turkish massacre of hundreds of thousands of Armenians during World War I, the Church held a special fast on 23 January 1920, raising $115,000 to help the many homeless and starving Armenian children.

Arnold K. Garr, Donald Q. Cannon, and Richard O. Cowan, Encyclopedia of Latter-day Saint History (Salt Lake City: Deseret Book Company, 2000), 48.

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