Francis M. Lyman, Apostle Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

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Francis Marion Lyman

Birthdate: (76)
Birthplace: Good Hope, McDonough, Illinois, United States
Death: November 16, 1916 (76)
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States (pneumonia)
Place of Burial: Tooele, Tooele County, Utah, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Amasa M. Lyman, Apostle, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and Maria Louisa Lyman (Tanner)
Husband of Rhoda Ann Lyman (Taylor); Clara Caroline Lyman and Susan Delilah Lyman
Father of Rhoda Alice McBride; Ellen "Nellie" Taylor Hanks; Louisa Ann King; Mary Chrisman Gowans; Francis 'Fred' Marion Lyman, Jr. and 17 others
Brother of Matilda Lyman; Ruth Adelia Deseret Lyman; Amasa Mason Lyman, Jr.; Maria Louisa Lyman; Lelia Deseret Lyman and 2 others
Half brother of Don Carlos Lyman; Platte De Alton Lyman; Caroline Lyman; Carlie Eliza Callister; Martha Lydia Roper (Lyman) and 25 others

Occupation: Later years: Apostle of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Managed by: Paul Douglas Van Dillen
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About Francis M. Lyman, Apostle Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Wikipedia Biographical Summary

Francis Marion Lyman (12 January 1840 – 18 November 1916) was a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church). He was the President of the Quorum from 1903 until his death.

Lyman's father and son were also apostles in the church: his father was Amasa M. Lyman and his son was Richard R. Lyman. Both his father and son were excommunicated from the church while serving as apostles.

Francis M. Lyman was born as the first son to Amasa M. Lyman and Louisa Maria Tanner in Good Hope, Illinois..."

"...He arrived in the Salt Lake Valley October 19, 1848..."


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In nineteen hundred and eight, after a year's labor gathering data for the Pioneers' history, the vastness of the undertaking dawned upon its promoters and depressed them to almost stupidness. They then realized that the work could be accomplished only by the most systematic and painstaking research, that they must have the sentiment of the whole people with them, that some great spirit must be in touch with them, that was thoroughly in accord with the people.

During this first year's work Francis Marion Lyman had been seen, he had subscribed to the work, promptly furnished his data and had done his part toward its production, and in words had encouraged us to press forward in our work.

The fire of love for parent and posterity and his people, flashed from his eyes when he saw there was an opportunity for their records to be made and preserved. In fact, he glowed with joy at the thought.

So, when the time came to select a man to head this undertaking, Francis Marion Lyman seemed to be the "Moses" to lead the "children out of Israel." When he was requested to take this leadership he faltered he knew the great responsibility but his broad manliness, which fears no burden in the cause of right, nor in behalf of his people, was thrown in the balance in our favor, he took the leadership became the president. That we chose wisely the result speaks for itself.

President Lyman added strength to our zest, he inspired us to greater efforts, and others to our assistance, and with ever-gathering momentum we labored on until the work was done.

Through his assistance there has been built a monument to that "Noble Band of Heroes," as he expresses it, that will live on through centuries.

No man loves that "Noble Band" more, or could feel a greater responsibility for their descendants than does Francis Marion Lyman.

His associates in this work revere him for his wise counsel as their president, adore his great mentality, love him for his love of humanity as well as his personality.

They cherish for him the highest regard and extend to him their sincerest thanks for his never ceasing labor and great assistance in behalf of this publication.


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Francis M. Lyman, Apostle Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints's Timeline

January 12, 1840
Good Hope, McDonough, Illinois, United States
July 1, 1848
Age 8
July 1, 1848
Age 8
August 21, 1857
Age 17
August 21, 1857
Age 17
April 26, 1859
Age 19
Beaver, Beaver County, Utah, United States
January 7, 1861
Age 20
September 25, 1863
Age 23
Fillmore, Utah
September 8, 1866
Age 26
Fillmore, Utah