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Teasdale, George, 1831-1907


Biographical History

George Teasdale (1831-1907) was an apostle of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

George Teasdale was born December 8, 1831 in London, England to William Russell Teasdale and Harriet Henrietta Tidey. He studied in public schools, afterward becoming an architect, surveyor, and later upholsterer. He was baptized into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1852. The following year he married Emily Emma Brown (1831-1874), and they had four children. In 1857 he began full-time service in the Church, working in England and Scotland. In 1861 he emigrated with his family to Utah, where he worked as a teacher and storekeeper. He worked first for Brigham Young, but in 1867 he was made head of the General Tithing Store. He was then called to serve as a missionary, first to England (1868-1869) and then to the Southern States (1875-1876).

After his return to Utah he received successively more responsibility in the Church. In 1876 he was appointed president of the Juab Stake, moving to Nephi, Utah. While there he served in the Utah Legislature in 1880 and 1882. In 1882 he was called to be an apostle, and in 1883 was sent on a mission to Indian Territory. In 1886 he left to serve as mission president in the European Mission, and in 1891 as mission president in Mexico. Over the course of his service as a church officer he took a number of plural wives, including Mary Lauretta Picton (1877), Matilda Ellen Picton (1878), Eunice A. Ivins (ca. 1880), and Letitia Thomas (1900). Teasdale died on June 9, 1907 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Wikipedia, via WWW, Oct. 3, 2013 (George Teasdale; b. Dec. 8, 1831 in London, England; d. June 9, 1907 in Salt Lake City, Utah; ordained apostle in Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1882; served mission in England and Europe, 1887-1890; served mission in England, 1860s; served mission in Southern States, 1870s; president of Mexican Mission, 1891-?)

Grampa Bill's General Authority Pages, via WWW, April 22, 2013 (born 1831; baptized into the Church 1852; married Emily Emma Brown 1853; four children; assigned other wives; mission to England, 1868-1869; mission to Southern States, 1875-1876; Apostle & Council of Twelve, 1882-1907; President, European Mission, 1887-1890)

L.D.S. biographical encyclopedia, 1901: v. 1 p. 144 (George Teasdale; apostle in 1882; b. Dec. 8, 1831 in London, England; parents: William Russell Teasdale and Harriet Henrietta Tidey; studied at public schools in London; after graduation worked as an architect and surveyor, later upholstering) p. 145 (baptized into Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Aug. 8, 1852; m. 1853 to Emily Emma Brown (d. 1874); became a full-time missionary in England and Scotland, 1857-1861; emigrated to Utah, 1861; taught school in Salt Lake City, Utah, later worked at Brigham Young store) p. 146 (took charge of General Tithing Store, 1867; mission to England, 1868-1869; mission to Southern States, 1875-1876; appointed president of Juab Stake, 1876; served in Utah Legislature, 1880-1882; served mission to Indian Territory, 1883; mission president of European Mission, 1886- ) p. 147 (board member of the Deseret Sunday School Union), via WWW, Oct. 2, 2013 (George Teasdale; George Teesdale; b. Dec. 8, 1831 in London, England; parents: William Russell Teasdale (b. 1810) and Harriet H. Tidey (b. 1815); baptized, Aug. 22, 1852; m. Aug. 25, 1853 in London, England to Emily Emma Brown (1831-1874), four children; m. Dec. 5, 1877 in St. George, Utah to Mary Lauretta Picton (1863-1895), two children; m. Jan. 2, 1878 to Matilda Ellen Picton (1858-1893), two children; m. ca. 1880 to Eunice A. Ivins (1855-1927), four children; d. June 9, 1907, buried in Osceola, Mich.), via WWW, Oct. 2, 2013 (George Teasdale; m. 1900 in Utah to Letitia Dollia Thomas (1876-1937))

Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:

Book of revelations

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230236587]
Identifier: MSS SC 214
Scope and Contents

Includes eight revelations relating to individuals and Mormon doctrine, written in the hand of Annie Taylor Hyde.

Dates: 1882-1884

Collection of George Teasdale family photographs

 Collection — Box 1: [Barcode: 31197233638938]
Identifier: MSS 2654

Images of George Teasdale and (presumably) his wife and children, approximately 1859-1861.

Dates: approximately 1859-1861

George Teasdale journal

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 3093
Scope and Contents The central item in the collection is the diary of George Teasdale, kept from 1 January 1861 to 26 December 1861. The journal covers the conclusion of his time presiding over the Scottish mission, his journey to Zion, and his arrival in Salt Lake. Also included are a transcription of the George Teasdale diary; a letter dated Lima, Illinois, 19 March 1842, from William Wright to William Laurie in Burlington County, New Jersey, recounting the occurrence of a "most fatle disease" in his...
Dates: 1861

Minute book for William C. Allen's Company

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS SC 779
Scope and Contents

Collection includes one volume containing minutes of the chapter's business meetings from 1876 through 1888 and a second volume containing handwritten copies of the company's business correspondence and letters from various Mormon church leaders.

Dates: 1876-1888

Revelation given through John Taylor

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230315316]
Identifier: MSS SC 1801
Scope and Contents

Photocopy of a handwritten revelation by John Taylor regarding George Teasdale and Heber J. Grant filling vacancies in the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of the Mormon Church.

Dates: 1882

Photographs of the George Teasdale family

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197227643217]
Identifier: MSS 4256
Scope and Contents

This collection contains nine portraits of members of the George Teasdale family taken by Utah photographers. Identified in the photographs are George Teasdale, Matilda E.P. Teasdale, Lorenzo Teasdale, George W. Teasdale, and some of his children.

Dates: approximately 1860-1869

George Teasdale letter

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230348051]
Identifier: MSS 1338
Scope and Contents

Photocopy of a handwritten letter. Teasdale poses a question concerning the correct procedure for conducting a marriage in a Mormon temple between two divorced persons who are being sealed to each other once again.

Dates: 1900