Tuesday, February 13, 2018

The Poorest of the Quorum

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Who stated in 1855 that they had far less than the other Quorum of the Twelve
a.                  Brigham Young
b.                  Orson Pratt
c.                   Heber C. Kimball
d.                  Parley P. Pratt
Yesterday’s answer:
A.                  50 cents per $100
Because the first time doctors had to register with the state of Ohio was in the late 1880s (and [Frederick G] Williams died in 1842), there are no early government documents attesting to Dr. William’s medical practice. Nevertheless, there are two extant tax records for physicians and attorneys that list Dr. Williams among the tax-paying physicians. The first is found in the Auditor’s Tax Duplicate, Geauga County, Ohio, for the year 1836. The page is unnumbered, but follows page 342. Williams is one of thirty doctors listed in the county, and their incomes appear to be rounded approximations. Eight had declared incomes of $300 and paid $1.50 in taxes; then (including Dr. Williams) had incomes of $200 and paid $1.00 in taxes; three had incomes of $150 and paid $0.75 in taxes; and nine had incomes of $100 and paid $0.50 in taxes.

Frederick G. Williams, The Medical Practice of Dr. Frederick G. Williams, BYU Studies, Vol. 51, Number 1, 2012, 154-155.

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