a. Oliver Cowdery
c. Joseph Smith
d. Martin Harris
(C) Far higher
The accrued death rate [at Winter Quarters] comes to 82.1 per thousand. In laymen’s terms, that is catastrophic. The most deprived third world regions in this century rarely reach 50 per thousand death rate. Utah in the 1850 census, three years after the Mormons’ arrival there, registered a death rate of 21 per thousand.”
Coke Newell, Latter Days (St. Martin Press, New York City: 2000), 165.