Saturday, April 14, 2018

It May have Been Her Last Testimony

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Emma Smith in later years

According to Eliza R. Snow, what might have been Emma Smith’s last testimony?
a.                  That the Book of Mormon is true
b.                  That polygamy is not a true doctrine
c.                   That Mormonism is not true
d.                  That Brigham Young is the only true prophet on the earth
Yesterday’s answer:
B   From a favorite Spanish book that he read
In reference to the Gardo House:   There are two theories as to why Brigham Young named the home the “Gardo House.” The first, according to his daughter Clarissa, was, “Father was very fond of giving names to all of his homes, and this one was named . . . from a Spanish book that he particularly enjoyed.” The other theory was that the name was chosen when one of Brigham’s sons commented that the house seemed to tower over the neighboring homes as if it were on guard and that the name “Gardo” would be appropriate. The first one is most likely true, since the home was named in 1873 during the beginning phase of its construction.

International Society Daughters of Utah Pioneers, Museum Memories (Talon Printing: Salt Lake City, 2011), 3: 5.

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