Rulon Seymour Wells

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About Rulon Seymour Wells

Wikipedia Biographical Summary:

"...Rulon Seymour Wells (July 7, 1854 – May 7, 1941) was a Utah politician and was a general authority of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) from 1893 until his death..."

"...Wells was born in Salt Lake City, Utah Territory to LDS Church leader Daniel H. Wells (1814–1891) and Louisa Free (1824–1886). In 1875, Wells travelled to Europe as a Mormon missionary and worked primarily in Germany and Switzerland. He returned to the United States in 1877. On January 18, 1883 he married Josephine Eliza Beatie (1857–1923).

In April 1893, Wells was chosen as a member of the seven-man First Council of the Seventy. In 1896, he succeeded Anthon H. Lund as the president of the European Mission of the church, headquartered in Liverpool, England.

In December 1898, Wells returned to Utah. In the United States election in 1900, Wells was elected to the Utah House of Representatives. He served as a member of the house for its 4th session, which lasted from January to March 1901. He did not stand for re-election in 1902.

Following the death of J. Golden Kimball in 1938, Wells became the senior president of the Seventy, a position he held until his own death in 1941.

Wells died in Salt Lake City from colon cancer; he had been a general authority of the church for almost 50 years..."

SOURCE: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rulon_S._Wells

  • Residence: Living w/parents in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co., UT - 1870
  • Residence: Rush Lake, Tooele Co., UT - 1880
  • Residence: Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co., Utah - 1900
  • Residence: Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co., Utah - 1910
  • Residence: Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co., Utah - 1920
  • Residence: Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co., Utah - 1930
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Rulon Seymour Wells's Timeline

1854
July 7, 1854
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States
1884
February 18, 1884
Age 29
Utah, United States
1887
October 3, 1887
Age 33
Utah, United States
1941
May 7, 1941
Age 86
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States
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