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George Manwaring

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Sandbach, Cheshire East, England, United Kingdom
Death: July 07, 1889 (35)
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States
Place of Burial: Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Henry Manwaring and Sarah Manwaring
Husband of Martha Rebecca Reynolds and Electa Melvina Stevenson
Father of Edna Manwaring; Joseph Hyrum Manwaring; Lorus Manwaring; Myron Manwaring; Emily Electa Manwaring and 6 others
Brother of Herbert Manwaring; David Manwaring; Eleanor Allsworth; Mary Sperry; William Manwaring and 3 others

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About George Manwaring

Wikipedia Biographical Summary:

"...George Manwaring (March 19, 1854 – July 7, 1889) was a hymnwriter of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church). Some of his works have become favorite LDS hymns and are found in the 1985 LDS Church hymnal..."

"...eorge Manwaring was born in Cheshire, England to Henry Manwaring and Sarah Barber. The family converted to the LDS Church and emigrated to Utah Territory when Manwaring was 17 years old, in 1871. They settled first in Salt Lake City, then permanently in Springville..."

"...Manwaring was a bass in the Mormon Tabernacle Choir beginning in 1885, when he was in his early thirties.

George Manwaring died when he was only thirty-five, leaving behind both parents, six siblings, seven children, and two widows. A search of contemporary documents shows Manwaring had been one of 1300+ Mormons incarcerated by the US government under the 1882 Edmunds Act... Manwaring was released on June 12, 1889. Manwaring died of pneumonia on July 7, 1889, less than a month after his release from the penitentiary..."

Hymns

Several of George's poems were put to music and made hymns. Some of these have been included in the 1985 LDS Church hymnal.

  • Joseph Smith's First Prayer (describing what is known as the First Vision)
  • Lord, We Ask Thee Ere We Part
  • Sing We Now at Parting
  • 'Tis Sweet to Sing the Matchless Love
  • We Meet Again in Sabbath School

SOURCE: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Manwaring

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George Manwaring's Timeline

1854
March 19, 1854
Sandbach, Cheshire East, England, United Kingdom
1875
August 6, 1875
Age 21
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States
1877
March 31, 1877
Age 23
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States
1879
January 26, 1879
Age 24
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States
1881
April 25, 1881
Age 27
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States
November 27, 1881
Age 27
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States
1883
June 5, 1883
Age 29
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States
1884
April 10, 1884
Age 30
Farmington, Davis County, Utah, United States