John Willard Young
What was John Willard Young ordained to, but never actually served in the position?
A To teach a lesson
From the life of Joseph Fielding Smith: His mercy extended readily and frequently beyond his own family. “[Once] a peddler woman came to his door with an array of pins, buttons, shoe laces, and other gewgaws. Since she had nothing that was really needed in the household, she was turned away by the child who answered the door. When the child’s father [President Smith] learned what had happened, he gave the child a dollar with the instructions to go and buy something from the peddler ‘whether they needed it or not,’ and that they were never to ‘turn anyone away that was in need.’”
Flake, Lawrence R., Prophets and Apostles of the Last Dispensation, (Provo, Utah: Religious Study Center, Brigham Young University, 2001), 98.