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Young, Levi Edgar, 1874-1963

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1874-1963

biographical statement

Levi Edgar Young (1874-1963) was a member of the First Council of the Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from 1909 to 1963.

Levi Edgar Young was born on February 2, 1874 in Salt Lake City, Utah, to parents Seymour B. Young and Elizabeth Riter. Young attended University of Utah and graduated in 1895 with a B.S. degree. After graduation he taught at the Lowell School in Salt Lake City and the LDS College before becoming a history professor at the University of Utah. Young was also active in his church service. He was called on a mission to Europe from 1901 to 1904, during which he presided over the Swiss and Austrian mission from 1902 to 1904. After returning home he married Valeria Brinton on June 18, 1907, and over the years they had three children together. In 1909, Young was called to be one of the first seven presidents of the Quorum of the Seventies for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Young continued his education and studied history at Harvard and Columbia, eventually earning an M.A. degree from the latter in 1910. Eventually, in 1936, he was appointed as head of the Department of Western History at University of Utah.

He died on December 13, 1963, in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Citation

Mormon Missionary Diaries, via WWW, Jan. 22, 2015 (born on February 2, 1874 in Salt Lake City, Utah; parents Seymour B. Young and Elizabeth Riter; attended University of Utah and graduated in 1895 with a B.S. degree; After graduation he taught at the Lowell School in Salt Lake City and the LDS College; history professor at the University of Utah; called on a mission to Europe from 1901 to 1904; presided over the Swiss and Austrian mission from 1902 to 1904; married Valeria Brinton on June 18, 1907, and over the years they had three children together; 1909, called to be one of the first seven presidents of the Quorum of the Seventies for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; studied history at Harvard and Columbia, eventually earning an M.A. degree from the latter in 1910; in 1936; appointed as head of the Department of Western History at University of Utah; died on December 13, 1963, in Salt Lake City, Utah.)

Found in 12 Collections and/or Records:

Levi Edgar Young biographical and genealogical papers, 1870-1973

 Series
Identifier: MSS 561 Series 4
Scope and Contents Contains biographical information and related documents, dating from 1870 to 1973.
Dates: 1870-1973

Levi Edgar Young correspondence and typescript letter carbons, 1903-1963

 Series
Identifier: MSS 561 Series 1
Scope and Contents Contains letters and copies produced by Young, dating from 1903 to 1963.
Dates: 1903-1963

Levi Edgar Young letters to Orson F. Whitney, 1912-1926

 File — Box: 3, Folder: 21
Identifier: MSS 15 Series 1 Sub-Series 2
Scope and Contents Materials include letters sent to Orson F. Whitney from Levi Edgar Young, a member of the history department of the University of Utah. They include comments about Whitney's published works, gratitude for Whitney's letters after the death of Young's mother, and his opinion about The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints's new films. Dated 1912-1926.
Dates: 1912-1926

Levi Edgar Young memorabilia, 1870-1895

 Series
Identifier: MSS 561 Series 5
Scope and Contents Contains memorabilia collected by Young, including a doctor's bag.
Dates: 1870-1895

Levi Edgar Young papers from the Swiss-Austrian Mission, 1903-1904

 Series
Identifier: MSS 561 Series 2
Scope and Contents Contains a diary, scrapbook, and scriptures from Young's mission, dating from 1903 to 1904.
Dates: 1903-1904

Levi Edgar Young research and findings, 1835-1931

 Series
Identifier: MSS 561 Series 3
Scope and Contents Contains minutes, notes, and books collected by Young, dating from between 1835 and 1931.
Dates: 1835-1931

Orson F. Whitney correspondence with general authorities and other dignitaries, 1912-1930

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS 15 Series 1 Sub-Series 2
Scope and Contents Materials include originals and transcriptions of correspondence between Orson F. Whitney and apostles David O. McKay, Heber M. Wells, John A. Widstoe, Horace G. Whitney, and Levi Edgar Young about matters relating to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Dated 1882-1930.
Dates: 1912-1930

Levi Edgar Young family photographs

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS P 238
Scope and Contents Collection includes six photographs and one negative strip with images of the Young family, taken between the 1900s and the 1960s.
Dates: approximately 1900-1969

Levi Edgar Young letter

 Item — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 3929
Abstract Letter dated 1 April 1960, signed by Levi Edgar Young.
Dates: 1960