Matthias Foss Cowley (1858 - 1940) MP

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Birthplace: Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
Death: Died in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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About Matthias Foss Cowley

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"...Matthias Foss Cowley (1858-08-25 – 1940-06-16), born in Salt Lake City, Utah Territory, was a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) from 1897 until 1905. The town of Cowley in Wyoming is named after him. He was the father of Apostle Matthew Cowley by Abbie Hyde. His son Samuel P. Cowley, by his wife Luella Parkinson Cowley, was an FBI agent best known for his death at the hands of Lester "Baby Face Nelson" Gillis in 1934...."

SOURCE: Wikipedia contributors, 'Matthias F. Cowley', Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 19 January 2011, 22:30 UTC, <http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Matthias_F._Cowley&oldid=408863858> [accessed 10 April 2011]

-------------------- He was an Apostle of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and father to Apostle Matthew Cowley. In a priesthood blessing he was told that his "name corresponds to that of an Apostle of old, and you shall perform a similar mission."

He was the boyhood friend of fellow Apostle John W. Taylor, the two disagreed with leadership decisions on the termination of the practice of plural marriage. They were disfellowshipped from the Twelve and Elder Taylor was excommunicated from the Church, Matthias however was restored to full fellowship twenty-five years later. At the age of seventy-eight he fulfilled a mission for the Church to Europe.

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Matthias Cowley's Timeline

1858
August 25, 1858
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
1886
March 20, 1886
Age 27
Hyde ParkCache CountyUtah
1888
May 29, 1888
Age 29
1892
October 13, 1892
Age 34
Preston Franklin County Idaho
1895
October 22, 1895
Age 37
1897
August 2, 1897
Age 38
Preston, ID, USA
1899
July 23, 1899
Age 40
Franklin, ID, USA
December 26, 1899
Age 41
1901
December 2, 1901
Age 43
1940
June 16, 1940
Age 81
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States