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Encyclopedia > Lorenzo Snow
Lorenzo Snow
Full name Lorenzo Snow
Born April 3, 1814
Place of birth Mantua, Ohio
Died October 10, 1901
Place of death Salt Lake City, Utah
LDS Church President
Ordained September 13, 1898
Predecessor Wilford Woodruff
Successor Joseph F. Smith

Lorenzo Snow (April 3, 1814October 10, 1901) was the fifth President (1898-1901) of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and the last president of the 19th century. Image File history File links Lorenzo_Snow. ... April 3 is the 93rd day of the year (94th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 272 days remaining. ... 1814 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... Mantua is a village located in Portage County, Ohio. ... October 10 is the 283rd day of the year (284th in Leap years). ... 1901 (MCMI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Wednesday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... The Salt Lake Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is Salt Lake Citys top tourist draw. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... This is the current Mormon collaboration of the month! Please help improve it to meet the Featured Article standard. ... In the Latter Day Saint movement, the President of the Church is generally considered to be the highest office of the church. ... September 13 is the 256th day of the year (257th in leap years). ... 1898 (MDCCCXCVIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Wilford Woodruff (March 1, 1807 – September 2, 1898) was the fourth President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS), from 1889 until his death in 1898. ... Joseph Fielding Smith, Sr. ... April 3 is the 93rd day of the year (94th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 272 days remaining. ... 1814 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... October 10 is the 283rd day of the year (284th in Leap years). ... 1901 (MCMI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Wednesday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... In the Latter Day Saint movement, the President of the Church is generally considered to be the highest office of the church. ... This is the current Mormon collaboration of the month! Please help improve it to meet the Featured Article standard. ... Alternative meaning: Nineteenth Century (periodical) (18th century — 19th century — 20th century — more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 19th century was that century which lasted from 1801-1900 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Lorenzo Snow was the fifth child and first son of Oliver and Rosetta Snow, residents of Mantua, Ohio, who had left New England to settle on a new and fertile farm in the Ohio valley. Despite the labor required on the farm, the Snow family valued learning and saw that each child had educational opportunities. Lorenzo received his final year of education at Oberlin College, which was originally founded by two Presbyterian ministers. Snow later made his living as a school teacher when not engaged in church service. Mantua is a village located in Portage County, Ohio. ... The states marked in red show New England. ... Oberlin College is a small, selective liberal arts college in Oberlin, Ohio, in the United States. ... Presbyterianism is part of the Reformed churches family of denominations of Christian Protestantism based on the teachings of John Calvin which traces its institutional roots to the Scottish Reformation, especially as led by John Knox. ...

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Introduction to the LDS faith

Joseph Smith, Jr., the Latter Day Saint leader, took up residence in Hiram, Ohio four miles from the Snow farm. The Snow family were Baptists, but soon took a strong interest in the new religious movement. Snow recorded that he heard the Book of Mormon being read in his home in Mantua and met Smith at Hiram in 1831. By 1835, Lorenzo's mother, Rosetta Pettibone Snow, and his older sister Eliza Roxcy Snow, had joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Eliza was also to become a prominent Latter-day Saint leader. Eliza soon moved to the church headquarters in Kirtland, Ohio, and worked as a school teacher. She, in her biography of Lorenzo, claims to have fostered his interest in Mormonism while he was at Oberlin. She invited Lorenzo to visit her and attend a school of Hebrew newly established by the church. During his visit there, in June of 1836, Lorenzo was baptized by John F. Boynton, a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. Joseph Smith, Jr. ... Hiram is a village located in Portage County, Ohio. ... The Book of Mormon (originally, The Book of Mormon: An Account Written by the Hand of Mormon upon Plates Taken from the Plates of Nephi) is one of the sacred texts of the Latter Day Saint movement, named after the prophet/historian Mormon, who according to the text compiled most... Eliza Roxcy Snow(Library of Congress) Eliza Roxcy Snow Smith (January 21, 1804 – December 5, 1887) was an American poet, lyricist, and author. ... This is the current Mormon collaboration of the month! Please help improve it to meet the Featured Article standard. ... A Latter-day Saint is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church). ... Kirtland is a city in Lake County, Ohio, USA. The population was 6,670 at the 2000 census. ... Hebrew redirects here. ... October 2, Charles Darwin returns from his voyage around the world. ... John F. Boynton (September 20, 1811–October 20, 1890) born in Bradford Massachusetts, was an early leader in the Latter Day Saint movement. ... In Mormonism, the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles (also known as the Quorum of the Twelve, the Council of the Twelve, or the Twelve) is one of the governing bodies of the church hierarchy in many Latter Day Saint denominations, members of which are considered to be Apostles, and special...


Early church service

While living in Kirtland in 1837, Snow was called to serve a short mission in Ohio, traveling "without purse or scrip." He recorded that relying on the kindness of others for his meals and lodging was difficult for him, as he had always had sufficient means to care for himself. When he returned to Kirtland in 1838, he found Smith's followers in turmoil over the failure of the Kirtland Safety Society. Snow, and the members of his extended family, chose to move to Missouri in the summer of 1838 and join the Saints settled near Far West. Snow became seriously ill with a fever, and was nursed for several weeks by his sister Eliza. Official language(s) None Capital Columbus Largest city Columbus Largest metro area Cleveland Area  Ranked 34th  - Total 44,825 sq mi (116,096 km²)  - Width 220 miles (355 km)  - Length 220 miles (355 km)  - % water 8. ... The Kirtland Safety Society (KSS) was a quasi-bank organized in 1836 (and reorganized on January 2, 1837) by leaders and followers of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Far West, Missouri, was a Latter Day Saint (Mormon) settlement in Caldwell County, Missouri. ...


On his recovery, Snow left for a second mission to Illinois and Kentucky in the fall of 1838. He served there through February 1839, when he learned that the Saints had been expelled from their settlements in Missouri. He traveled home by way of his former mission area in Ohio. He was again taken ill and was cared for by members of the Church. He remained in Ohio, preaching and working with Church members until the fall of 1839. During the school year of 1839-40, Snow taught in Shalerville, Portage County, Ohio. Funds earned by his teaching were of use to his family, which had now settled in Nauvoo, Illinois. He joined them in May 1840. Official language(s) English Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Area  Ranked 25th  - Total 57,918 sq mi (149,998 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 390 miles (629 km)  - % water 4. ... Official language(s) English[1] Capital Frankfort Largest city Louisville Area  Ranked 37th  - Total 40,444 sq mi (104,749 km²)  - Width 140 miles (225 km)  - Length 379 miles (610 km)  - % water 1. ... Nauvoo (נָאווּ to be beautiful, Sephardi Hebrew NÃ¥vu, Tiberian Hebrew Nâwû) is a city in Hancock County, Illinois, United States. ...


Shortly after he arrived in Nauvoo, Snow was again called to serve an active mission, this time to England. After an unpleasant sea voyage from New York City, Snow met with some of the members of the Twelve Apostles who had opened the British Mission in 1839. These included Brigham Young, Heber C. Kimball, and Parley P. Pratt. He worked briefly in the Manchester area, and had success in Birmingham where he baptized people in Greet's Green and organized a branch in Wolverhampton. Snow was then assigned to preside over Church members in the city of London. During his administration, church membership in the city increased from 100 to approximately 400 members. He was released from his mission by Elder Pratt, now president of an expanding European mission. Snow arrived home on April 12, 1843, bringing with him a shipload of 250 British converts. Motto: (French for God and my right) Anthem: Multiple unofficial anthems Capital London Largest city London Official language(s) English (de facto) Unification    - by Athelstan AD 927  Area    - Total 130,395 km² (1st in UK)   50,346 sq mi  Population    - 2005 est. ... New York, New York redirects here. ... For other uses, see Brigham Young University Brigham Young (June 1, 1801 – August 29, 1877) was the second prophet and president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. ... Heber C. Kimball Heber Chase Kimball (June 14, 1801 – June 22, 1868) (commonly known as Heber C. Kimball) was a leader in the early Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. ... Parley Parker Pratt (12 April 1807–13 May 1857) (commonly known as Parley P. Pratt) was a leader in the Latter Day Saint movement and an original member of The Quorum of Twelve Apostles from 1835 until his murder in 1857. ... This article is about the city in England. ... See also Birmingham, USA, and other places called Birmingham. ... London — containing the City of London — is the capital of the United Kingdom and of England and a major world city. With over seven million inhabitants (Londoners) in Greater London area, it is amongst the most densely populated areas in Western Europe. ...


After visiting with his family, Snow again secured a school for the winter, teaching at Lima, Illinois thirty miles from Nauvoo. In late spring 1844, he returned to Ohio, preaching and baptizing new converts and distributing recent church publications to members. He was working in Cincinnati, Ohio when he learned of the assassination of Joseph Smith. Snow closed his Ohio mission and promptly returned to Nauvoo. Lima is a village located in Adams County, Illinois. ... Nickname: The Queen City Location in Hamilton County, Ohio, USA Coordinates: Country United States State Ohio County Hamilton Founded 1788 Incorporated 1819 Mayor Mark L. Mallory (D) Area    - City 206. ...


During the period of disorganization and schism that followed Smith's death, Snow decided to follow the Quorum of the Twelve under Brigham Young. Under Young's direction, the Twelve directed the greater body of the Saints, helping them in their efforts to close affairs in Illinois and prepare to emigrate west. In 1845, Snow was involved in work in the Nauvoo temple.


Before leaving the city, Snow accepted the principle of plural marriage and took four wives: Charlotte Squires, Mary Adaline Goddard, Sarah Ann Prichard, and Harriet Amelia Squires. He and his family, with wagons and livestock, joined a group of emigrants and moved across the Mississippi River into Iowa in February 1846. On the way west, Snow again became ill and the family stopped at Mt. Pisgah, Iowa. Three Snow children were born at the LDS refugee settlement, but one child did not survive. Snow was called to preside over the church organization in Mt. Pisgah, and actively raised money to assist the bands of emigrants in their move west. The Snow family moved on to Salt Lake City in 1848. Plural marriage (also sometimes called celestial marriage or The Patriarchal Order of marriage) is a type of polygamy that was allegedly practiced by Joseph Smith, Jr. ... The Mississippi River, derived from the old Ojibwe word misi-ziibi meaning great river (gichi-ziibi big river at its headwaters), is the second-longest river in the United States; the longest is the Missouri River, which flows into the Mississippi. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Mount Pisgah is the name of several places, mostly in the U.S.: Mountains In the Bible, Mount Pisgah was the mountain where Moses saw the Promised Land for the first time. ...


Service in Utah

  • Called to the Quorum of Twelve Apostles (1849)
  • Mission to Italy and French Switzerland; expanded mission to include India (1849-1852)
  • Established Brigham City, Utah under the direction of President Brigham Young (1853)
  • Mission to the Hawaiian Islands (1864)
  • Arrested and confined for unlawful cohabitation (1885-1886)
  • President of the Quorum of Twelve Apostles (1889-1898)
  • President of the Salt Lake Temple (1893)

Brigham City is a city located in Box Elder County, Utah. ... For other uses, see Brigham Young University Brigham Young (June 1, 1801 – August 29, 1877) was the second prophet and president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. ... Map of the Hawaiian Islands, a chain of islands that stretches 2,400 km in a northwesterly direction from the southern tip of the Island of Hawai‘i. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Salt Lake Temple is the centerpiece of the 10 acre (40,000 m²) Temple Square in Salt Lake City, Utah. ...

Actions as Church President

As he began his tenure as president, President Snow had to deal with the aftermath of legal battles with the United States over the practice of plural marriage. Men engaging in plural marriage were still being arrested and confined in Utah Territory. Some members of the LDS church did not accept the 1890 Manifesto put forth by President Wilford Woodruff, and there was a strong division of opinion on plural marriage even in the priesthood hierarchy of the church. Plural marriage (also sometimes called celestial marriage or The Patriarchal Order of marriage) is a type of polygamy that was allegedly practiced by Joseph Smith, Jr. ... The Utah Territory was an organized territory of the United States that existed between 1850 and 1896. ... The 1890 Manifesto, sometimes simply called The Manifesto, was a historical statement which officially renounced the practice of polygamy in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the LDS Church; see also Mormon). Signed on by LDS President Wilford Woodruff in September of 1890, the Manifesto was a... Wilford Woodruff (March 1, 1807 – September 2, 1898) was the fourth President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS), from 1889 until his death in 1898. ...


The LDS church was also in severe financial difficulties, some of which were related to the legal problems over plural marriage. President Snow approached this problem first by issuing short terms bonds with a total value of one million dollars. This was followed by emphatic teaching on God's law of tithing. It was during this time that the Church officially adopted the principle of tithing, the payment of 10% of one's earnings, as a hallmark of membership. In a short period of time, the members' practice of paying a tithe reduced the church's debt and financial difficulties to a manageable level. A tithe (from Old English teogotha tenth) is a one-tenth part of something, paid as a voluntary contribution or as a tax or levy, usually to support a religious organization. ...


Lorenzo Snow died of pneumonia in Salt Lake City, Utah in 1901, and was succeeded in office by Joseph F. Smith. Salt Lake City redirects here. ... 1901 (MCMI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Wednesday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Joseph Fielding Smith, Sr. ...


References

  • James B. Allen and Leonard, Glen M. (1976). The Story of the Latter-day Saints. Deseret Book Company. ISBN 0-87747-594-6.
  • Beecher, Maureen Ursenbach and Paul Thomas Smith (1992). "Lorenzo Snow" Encyclopedia of Mormonism. Macmillan.
  • (1992) Daniel H. Ludlow: "Church History" Encyclopedia of Mormonism. Deseret Book Company. ISBN 0-87579-924-8.
  • (1979) "Lorenzo Snow" Presidents of the Church. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
  • Nibley, Preston (1974). The Presidents of the Church. Deseret Book Company. ISBN 0-87747-414-1.
  • Smith, Joseph Fielding (1964). Essentials in Church History. Deseret Book Company.
  • Snow, Eliza R. (reprint 1999). Biography and Family Record of Lorenzo Snow. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
  • Snow, Lorenzo (1984). The Teachings of Lorenzo Snow, Fifth President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, compiled by Clyde J. Williams, Bookcraft, Inc.

Notes

  1. Brigham Young called 4 men in 1849 to the Apostleship and as members of the Quorum of Twelve to fill the vacancies created by the reconstitution of the First Presidency. These were Charles C. Rich, Lorenzo Snow, Erastus Snow, and Franklin D. Richards.
Preceded by:
Wilford Woodruff
President of the LDS Church
September 13, 1898October 10, 1901
Succeeded by:
Joseph F. Smith
Preceded by:
Wilford Woodruff
President of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles
April 7, 1889September 13, 1898
Succeeded by:
Franklin D. Richards
Preceded by:
Charles C. Rich
Quorum of the Twelve Apostles
February 12, 1849September 13, 1898
Succeeded by:
Erastus Snow

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Lorenzo Snow (April 3, 1814 – October 10, 1901) was the fifth President (1898-1901) of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and the last president of the 19th century.
Lorenzo Snow was the fifth child and first son of Oliver and Rosetta Snow, residents of Mantua, Ohio, who had left New England to settle on a new and fertile farm in the Ohio valley.
Lorenzo Snow died of pneumonia in Salt Lake City, Utah in 1901, and was succeeded in office by Joseph F. Smith.
Lorenzo Snow - MormonWiki (724 words)
Lorenzo Snow was the fifth President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Lorenzo Snow was born on April 3, 1814 in Ohio.
In April of 1889, Lorenzo Snow was sustained as the President of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and in 1893 he was called to be the first President of the Salt Lake Temple.
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