Charles Wilson Nibley (1849 - 1931) MP

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Birthplace: Hunterfield, Midlothian, Scotland
Death: Died in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, UT
Managed by: Reed Curtis Stoneburner
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About Charles Wilson Nibley

Wikipedia Biographical Summary:

"...Charles Wilson Nibley (5 February 1849 – 11 December 1931) was the fifth presiding bishop of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) between 1907 and 1925 and a member of the church's First Presidency from 1925 until his death...."

"...Nibley was born in Hunterfield, Midlothian, Scotland to James Nibley and Jean Wilson. In 1855, his family moved to the United States to join with the main body of Latter-day Saints. They spent some time living in Rhode Island. In 1860, they moved to the Utah Territory. The family was sent north to settle in Cache Valley, and eventually settled in Wellsville.

As an adult, Nibley moved to Brigham City, Utah, where he worked for Morris Rosenbaum (a Jewish convert to Mormonism) and later became a partner in the store where he worked. It was there he met Rebecca Neibar (who was the sister of one of Rosenbaum's wives) and was married in 1869. Following the Mormon practice of plural marriage he married Ellen Ricks in 1880 and Julia Budge in 1885..."

"...Nibley also became involved in railroads, insurance, banking, politics, and major agricultural endeavors, eventually becoming a multimillionaire. The sugar beet growing town of Nibley, Oregon was named for him. He was later instrumental in forming the Amalgamated Sugar Company and the Utah and Idaho Sugar Company (later known as U&I Sugar Co)..."

"...Nibley was called as the presiding bishop of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1907. It was during Nibley's term as presiding bishop that the LDS Church built the Hotel Utah. In 1925, he was released as presiding bishop and was asked to be second counselor to Heber J. Grant in the church's First Presidency. He is one of the few individuals to serve in the First Presidency without having been ordained to the priesthood office of apostle..."

"...Nibley died of pneumonia in Salt Lake City, Utah;[5] he was buried in Logan City Cemetery. Nibley, Utah is named after him..."

SOURCE: Wikipedia contributors, 'Charles W. Nibley', Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 27 March 2013, 19:28 UTC, <http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Charles_W._Nibley&oldid=547318013> [accessed 26 April 2013]

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Charles Wilson Nibley's Timeline

1849
February 5, 1849
Hunterfield, Midlothian, Scotland
1860
October 7, 1860
Age 11
1860
Age 10
1869
March 30, 1869
Age 20
Logan, Cache, UT
March 30, 1869
Age 20
1870
April 21, 1870
Age 21
Brigham City, Box Elder, UT
1872
April 7, 1872
Age 23
Brigham City, Box Elder, UT
1874
May 22, 1874
Age 25
Logan, Cache, UT
1876
May 7, 1876
Age 27
Logan, Cache, UT
1880
March 1, 1880
Age 31
Logan, Cache, UT