James E. Talmage, Apostle, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

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James Edward Talmage

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Hungerford, West Berkshire, England, United Kingdom
Death: Died in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
Place of Burial: Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Gabriel James Joyce Talmage and Susanna Talmage
Husband of Merry May Talmage
Father of Sterling Booth Talmage; Paul Booth Talmage; Zella Talmage; Elsie Talmage Brandley; James Karl Talmage and 3 others
Brother of Henrietta Patience Talmage; Mary Jane Victoria Jane Victoria Downs; William George Talmage; Elizabeth Alice Talmage; Sarah Christian Talmage and 5 others

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About James E. Talmage, Apostle, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Wikipedia Biographical Summary:

'...James Edward Talmage (September 21, 1862 – July 27, 1933) born in Hungerford, Berkshire, England, was a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) from 1911 until his death in 1933..."

"...Talmage grew up in Hungerford, England. He was baptized into The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at age 10 on June 15, 1873..."

"...Talmage married Merry May Booth (1868–1944), who was normally called May, on June 14, 1888. May was a native of Alpine, Utah and the daughter of immigrants from Lancashire, England..."

"...James E. and M. May Talmage had eight children. Among their children was John Talmage, who wrote a biography of his father. Another of their children, Sterling B. Talmage (1889–1956), followed the example of his father and became a geologist..."

"...Talmage was elected to life membership in several learned societies, and for many years was a Fellow of the Royal Microscopical Society (London), Fellow of the Royal Scottish Geographical Society (Edinburgh), Fellow of the Geological Society (London), Fellow of the Geological Society of America, Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, Associate of the Philosophical Society of Great Britain, or Victoria Institute, and Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science..."

"...He was the author of several apologetics religious books including The Articles of Faith, The Great Apostasy, The House of the Lord, and Jesus the Christ. These volumes remain in print and are still widely read by Latter-day Saints..."

"...Talmage became a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles in 1911. From 1924-1928 Talmage served as president of the European Mission of the LDS Church..."

"...Talmage died at Salt Lake City at age 70. He was buried at Salt Lake City Cemetery..."

SOURCE: Wikipedia contributors, 'James E. Talmage', Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 5 October 2011, 22:52 UTC, <http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=James_E._Talmage&oldid=454147169> [accessed 14 November 2011]

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James E. Talmage was not married to Zella Web

"...Throughout these years the church was straggling with problems occasioned by its practice of polygamy. Talmage never practiced plural marriage, though he was sealed polygamously to Zella Webb following her death in 1887. The Webb family were friends of the Talmages and James spoke of them frequently in his journals. Zella was burned in a fire and died as a result of her burns. Her mother asked that Zella be sealed to Talmage to help insure her a place in the Celestial Kingdom. This was done with May’s consent, and the sealing took place in 1891. The Talmages’ first daughter was even named Zella after Zella Webb..."

SOURCE: http://signaturebookslibrary.org/essential-james-e-talmage/

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James E. Talmage, Apostle, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints's Timeline

1862
September 21, 1862
Hungerford, West Berkshire, England, United Kingdom
1864
April 24, 1864
Age 1
Hungerford, West Berkshire, England, United Kingdom
1888
June 14, 1888
Age 25
Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States
1889
May 21, 1889
Age 26
1891
December 21, 1891
Age 29
1894
August 3, 1894
Age 31
1896
August 16, 1896
Age 33
1898
August 29, 1898
Age 35
1900
May 29, 1900
Age 37
1902
October 24, 1902
Age 40