Franklin Dewey Richards, I, Apostle, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

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About Franklin Dewey Richards, I, Apostle, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

Wikipedia Biographical Summary:

"...Franklin Dewey Richards (Richmond, Massachusetts, April 2, 1821 – December 9, 1899, Ogden, Utah) was a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) from February 12, 1849 until his death. He also served as president of the quorum from September 2, 1898 until his death..."

"...As the second-most senior apostle in the Quorum of the Twelve, Elder Richards assumed the role of President of the Twelve. His term was short-lived, as he lived only 15 months longer.

"...Richards suffered a stroke and paralysis in the autumn of 1899. He died peacefully in his home in Ogden, Utah on December 9, 1899..."

SOURCE: Wikipedia contributors, 'Franklin D. Richards (Mormon apostle)', Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 14 April 2011, 19:31 UTC, <http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Franklin_D._Richards_(Mormon_apostle)&oldid=424080129> [accessed 23 April 2011]

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Birth: Apr. 2, 1821 Richmond Berkshire County Massachusetts, USA

Death: Dec. 9, 1899 Ogden Weber County Utah, USA

Apostle of The Church of Jesus Chirst of Latter-day Saints. Nephew to Levi and Willard Richards, he journyed west and arrived at Haun's Mill only to find his brother killed and thrown down a well. Another brother died on the Batallion march, and lost two sons on the trek west. Pressing on faithful he served 4 times to Britain, 3 times as Mission President. Published there the first Pearl of Great Price, 30 years later becoming cannonized scripture of the Standard Works of the Church. Returning home to Ogden, UT he served as President of the Twelve for 15 months til his death. (bio by: Chad Stowell)


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Parents:
  • Phineas Howe Richards (1788 - 1874)
  • Wealthy Dewey Richards (1786 - 1853)
Spouses:
  • Jane Snyder Richards (1823 - 1912)
  • Sarah Snyder Richards (1813 - 1894)*
  • Charlotte Fox Richards (1826 - 1918)*
  • Susan Sanford Peirson Richards (1831 - 1878)*
  • Ann Davis Dalley (1791 - 1875)*
  • Susanna Bayliss Richards (1812 - 1891)*
  • Mary Thompson Richards (1827 - 1905)*
  • Nanny Longstroth Richards (1828 - 1911)*
  • Rhoda Harriet Foss Richards (1830 - 1881)*
  • Laura Altha Snyder Richards (1836 - 1878)*
Children:
  • Wealthy Louisa Richards (1843 - 1846)*
  • Isaac Phinehas Richards (1846 - 1846)*
  • Josephine Richards West (1853 - 1933)*
  • Minerva Edmeresa Richards Knowlton (1858 - 1936)*
  • George Albert Richards (1858 - 1908)*
  • Myron John Richards (1858 - 1938)*
  • Ezra Taft Richards (1860 - 1866)*
  • Wealthy Richards Clark (1861 - 1940)*
  • George Franklin Richards (1861 - 1950)*
  • Sarah Elizabeth Richards Robinson (1862 - 1925)*
  • Milley D. Richards (1862 - 1865)*
  • Mary Alice Richards Stevenson (1863 - 1926)*
  • Wilford Woodruff Richards (1866 - 1912)*
  • Harvey Sellman Richards (1866 - 1867)*


Burial: Ogden City Cemetery Ogden Weber County Utah, USA Plot: C-4-2-5W

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Franklin Dewey Richards, I, Apostle, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints's Timeline

1821
April 2, 1821
Richmond, Berkshire, MA, USA
May 13, 1821
Congregational C,Richmond,Berkshire,ma
May 13, 1821
Congregational Church,Richmond,Berkshire,Massachusetts
1834
1834
Age 12
Ernstown, Ontario, CANADA
1837
May 1837
Age 16
Kirtland, Lake County, Ohio, United States
1838
June 3, 1838
Age 17
1842
December 18, 1842
Age 21
1843
November 2, 1843
Age 22
1845
December 13, 1845
Age 24
December 13, 1845
Age 24