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Birth: Feb. 17, 1857, *Skane Lan *Dupe*, Sweden
Death: Jun. 28, 1938, Mesa, Maricopa County, Arizona, USA
LARSON, Lehi, Bishop of the Matthews Ward (St. Joseph Stake), Graham county, Arizona, was born Feb. 17, 1857, at Rorum,Wedley,Sweden, the son of Mons Larson and Ellen Malstrom, He emigrated with his parents to Utah in 1859, crossing the Atlantic in the ship "William Tapscott," which landed at New York May 14, 1859, and crossed the plains in Capt.George Rowley's hand-cart company, which left Florence, Neb., May 25, 1859. In the spring of 1865 the family moved to Santaquin, Utah county, and stayed there thirteen years.
Here Elder Larson was baptized in 1856, by William McBride, and later ordained to several offices in the lesser Priesthood. From the beginning he was an active Church worker in the Santaquin Ward. In January, 1876, he was ordained an Elder by Bishop George Halliday, and in 1876 he was called to settle on the Little Colorado River in Arizona.
In 1880 (April 22nd) he married Letitia Freeman Carter, in the Salt Lake Temple, who has borne her husband eleven children, namely, Lehi, Jr., Charles Oliver, Zelpha .E., James Alma, Zelma E., Silas, Seth, Earl, Josie, Clare and Lexie. Bro. Larson was ordained a High Priest Feb. 17, 1900, by President Andrew Kimball, acted as superintendent of the Matthews Ward Sunday School a number of years and also as second counselor to Bishop David H. Matthews. He was ordained a Bishop Sept. 18, 1901, by Matthias F. Cowley, and set apart to preside over the Matthews Ward. He married Myra Kirk in 1920, after Letitia died in 1918. He died in Mesa, AZ.
Mons Larson 1823 - 1890
Elna Ollson Malmstrom Larson 1826 - 1914
Letitia Freeman Carter Larson 1864 - 1918
Myra Kirk Larson 1872 - 1961
Created by: Janet Larson Dansie
Record added: Sep 12, 2010
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