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Henry Arnold

Birthdate: (66)
Birthplace: Kenchester, Hereford, England
Death: September 24, 1888 (66)
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah
Place of Burial: Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Henry Arnold and Elizabeth Arnold
Husband of Emma Arnold; Cynthia Maria Wilcox; Elizabeth Green; Christina May Arnold; Lucy M. Arnold and 1 other
Father of Sarah Allen Dean; Henry Heber Arnold; Margaret Emma Arnold; Mary Ellen Arnold; Harriet Ann Arnold and 11 others
Brother of Sarah Allen Arnold; Elizabeth Arnold; William Arnold; John Arnold; Robert Arnold and 2 others

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About Henry Arnold

  • Residence: Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

Parents are Henry Arnold and Elizabeth Monk. Joined the church in 1840 and was head of the Hereford Branch in 1846. Came to America 1848. Bishops'Counselor, Tailor and Farmer. Prop Globe Bakery, from Pioneers and Prom Men of Utah.1861. There is a life story of Henry in the three ring binder of Genealogy on the Arnold line. Henry had six wives and many children. There is a two page history about him. Henry ran the Warm Springs for 15 years. Two or three years before he left the Warm Springs the City sent surveyors out to survey their land. Henry watched as they worked. They came up six or seven rods short of taking the Springs so Henry lost no time in going to the land office and filing a claim on the land before they did. Brother Brigham, hearing of this sent for Henry and asked him to deed it over to the City or Church, which he did together with other property that he owned, including the property on the three corners on the south of Warm Springs. He had 5 children with Elizabeth Green.

LDS Biographical Encyclopedia, Andrew Jenson, Vol. 3, p. 589

Arnold, Henry, presiding Elder at Herriman, Salt Lake county, Utah, and otherwise a prominent man in the Church, was born Feb. 15, 1822, at Kenchester, near Hereford, England, the son of Henry Arnold and Elizabeth Monk. He was baptized by William Kay, Feb. 4, 1841, and soon afterwards ordained to the Priesthood, after which he commenced a useful career in England as a local missionary. In the spring of 1842 he was called on a mission to Wales, and thus, together with his missionary companion, Elder Wm. Allen, was one of the first Latter-day Saint Elders who preached the gospel in South Wales. They raised up a branch of the Church consisting of 17 members in Pembrokeshire. Subsequently Elder Arnold presided over several branches in Herefordshire, England, and later was appointed to labor as a traveling Elder in the Mars Hill (formerly Froomes Hill) conference, under the direction of Elijah F. Sheets, whom he subsequently succeeded as president of the conference. He also organized a branch of the Church in the city of Hereford. In 1848 he emigrated to St. Louis, Mo., where he presided over the 2nd Ward or district of the St. Louis conference, and four years later he journeyed to Utah, crossing the plains in Capt. John Parker's company, which arrived in Salt Lake City Aug. 28, 1852. He located in the Fifteenth Ward. Oct. 8, 1852, he was ordained into the 17th quorum of Seventy, and in the spring of 1853 called on an Indian expedition to the southern settlements in Utah, where he assisted the people to fort up as a means of protection against the savages. Elder Arnold served the entire summer in Capt. L. W. Hardy's rifle company, under the command of Cols. Geo. A. Smith and Wm. H. Kimball. In the fall of that year he located with his family in the Butterfield Settlement, subsequently known as Fort Herriman, Salt Lake county. There he took a very active part in opening up the canyons, making water ditches, building forts, etc. In the winter of 1857–58 he participated in the Echo canyon expedition as first lieutenant in Capt. Elijah Allen's company, remaining out until the greatest danger was over and the majority of the brethren returned to their homes. When the general move of the Saints south took place in 1858, he took his family to Pondtown (Salem), Utah county, but returned to Herriman as soon as peace was established. Shortly afterwards he was ordained to the office of a High Priest, under the hands of A. O. Smoot and L. W. Hardy, and set apart to act as second counselor to Bishop Alexander F. Barron at Herriman. He filled that position from 1858 to 1861, after which he had charge of the Saints in Fort Herriman under the presidency of Bishop Archibald Gardner of the West Jordan Ward until 1866, when he removed to Salt Lake City, and during the following ten years had charge of the Warm Springs bathhouses under the direction of the Salt Lake City council. During that time the present bathhouse buildings were erected. In 1877 he purchased the Globe Bakery from the administrators of the late Richard Golightly, where he carried on quite an extensive business for many years. In the spring of 1870 Elder Arnold was set apart to act as second counselor to Bishop A. H. Raleigh of the 19th Ward, Salt Lake City. Subsequently he acted as a counselor to Bishop R. V. Morris, and in June, 1882, he was called to act as first counselor to Bishop James Watson, this position he held until his death which occurred in Salt Lake City Sept. 24, 1888. Since he first became identified with the 19th Ward, Bro. Arnold took an active part in all local affairs. For a number of years he officiated as a Ward teacher, and served several terms as a school trustee, taking a leading part in the erection of public buildings and improvements of a general nature. In 1885 he was called on a mission to Great Britain. As an active and zealous Elder in the Church he won the confidence and good will of the Saints generally wherever he was known. His fidelity to the cause of truth was well established by his teachings and example. During his eventful life Brother Arnold married six wives, all of whom bore him children. At the time of his demise he had nineteen living sons and daughters and a host of grandchildren. In consequence of his family relations he was exiled from his home for several years and passed through many hardships.

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Henry Arnold's Timeline

February 15, 1822
Kenchester, Hereford, England
February 15, 1822
Kenchester, Herefordshire, England, United Kingdom
September 27, 1841
Age 19
Lugwardine, Herefordshire, England, United Kingdom
June 19, 1847
Age 25
December 13, 1854
Age 32
Fort Herriman, Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States
November 21, 1857
Age 35
Herriman, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States