Orson Kimball Whitney (1830 - 1884) MP

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Birthplace: Kirtland, OH, USA
Death: Died in Salt Lake City, UT, USA
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About Orson Kimball Whitney

Mormon Pioneer

"...Whitney, Orson K. – (10th Ten) Born Jan. 30, 1830, in Kirtland, Ohio, to Newel K. and Elizabeth Ann Smith Whitney. His father was Presiding Bishop. In the first company, he assisted his brother, Horace, in Salt Lake Valley to prepare a place for the family after they arrived in the summer of 1847. After the death of his father in 1852, Orson was called on a mission to the Sandwich (Hawaiian) Islands. A cabinetmaker, he earned his way to Hawaii without purse or scrip, arriving in Hawaii in August of 1854. He worked at a few jobs, such as making coffins, to support himself in the missionary work. When his mission was over, he again worked to earn passage back to the mainland. Upon his return, he assisted the Utah Infantry in Echo Canyon in November 1858. Later he fought in Indian skirmishes around Provo and Pleasant Grove in Utah Co. He was known as a daring and adventurous frontiersman. He died in Salt Lake City on July 31, 1884, at age 54..."

SOURCE: http://www.ldschurchnews.com/articles/58061/Biographies-of-the-original-1847-pioneer-company.html

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Orson Kimball Whitney's Timeline

January 30, 1830
Kirtland, OH, USA
January 1, 1846
Age 15
January 12, 1846
Age 15
Age 19
April 16, 1854
Age 24
Slc, Slco., Utah
July 31, 1884
Age 54
Salt Lake City, UT, USA
May 8, 1969
Age 54