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Stevenson, Edward, 1820-1897



  • Existence: 1820 - 1897

Biographical History

Edward Stevenson (1820-1897) was a Latter-day Saint General Authority in the late nineteenth century.

Edward Stevenson was born in Gibralter, United Kingdom, but moved to the United States with his family at a young age. One day, as a young man living in Michigan, he was contacted by a group of missionaries from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, including Joseph Smith, and joined the church. In 1834, Stevenson relocated to Church headquarters in Kirtland, Ohio, before following the Saints to Missouri, then Nauvoo, Illinois, and finally the Utah territory. Stevenson settled in Salt Lake City in 1847. He served several missions to Europe, the southern United States, and Mexico, sometimes for five years at a time. After several years of service in the Church, he was called by Wilford Woodruff in 1894 to serve in the first council of the Seventy. He died in Salt Lake City in 1897.

UPB files (President Edward Stevenson)

Wikipedia, via WWW, 05/14/2019 (b. 1820 Gibralter, UK; immigration to US; visited by LDS missionaries and Joseph Smith; 1834 relocation to Kirtland, OH, Nauvoo, IL, and Utah territory; settled in SLC, UT 1847; missions to Europe, southern USA, Mexico; calling to first council of Seventy by Wilford Woodruff 1894. d. 1897 SLC).

FamilySearch, April 11, 2020 (Edward Stevenson; born 1 May 1820 in Gibraltar; died 27 January 1897 in Salt Lake City, Utah)

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Full report of the funeral service of President Edward Stevenson, 1897

 File — Box: 2, Folder: 21
Identifier: MSS 3070
Scope and Contents

Contains a full, typed report of the funeral services of President Edward Stevenson, one of the seven presidents of the Seventy for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints between 1894 and 1897. Created 1897.

Dates: 1897

Orrin James Olsen collection on Orrin Orlando Barrus and Mary Elizabeth Clark Barrus family

Identifier: MSS 3070
Scope and Contents

Contains autobiographical writings and family records pertaining to members of the Orrin Orlando Barrus and Mary Elizabeth Clark family, created between the years 1897 and 1961 in Utah. Information regarding their personal lives and ecclesiastical work are presented. Included are letters, diaries, and photographs of Orrin, Mary, their children, and their grandchildren. Also contains documents pertaining to Fred A. Turley and Edward Stevenson. Materials created 1897 to 1961.

Dates: 1897-1961

Edward Stevenson papers

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 147
Scope and Contents

227 p. holograph diary (1895-1896) which contains an account of Stevenson's travels as a visiting Mormon Church leader to Arizona and the Northwestern United States. Collection includes many newspaper clippings regarding state, world, and church events. Also included is an account of visits and letters of David Smith, son of Joseph Smith.

Dates: 1890-1896

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Archival Record 1
Autobiographies 2
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints 2
Church officers -- Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 2
Family records 2
Photographs 2