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Ivins, Anthony W.



  • Existence: 1852-1934

Biographical History

Anthony W. Ivins (1852-1934) was a Mormon ecclesiastical leader and apostle in Utah and Mexico.

Anthony W. Ivins was born on September 16, 1852 in Toms River, New Jersey to Israel Ivins and Anna Lowrie Ivins. Anthony and his family emigrated to Salt Lake City, Utah in 1853, but only stayed for a short time before his family was called to move to St. George to help establish the Mormon settlement there.

In 1875, Anthony was called to serve his first LDS mission to explore Arizona and New Mexico. In 1877, he was appointed St. George Constable, but was soon called to leave on his second mission to New Mexico where he focused on Native American relationships with the Mormons. On November 9, 1878, Anthony married Elizabeth Ashby Snow, and together they had three children--Antoine Ridgeway Ivins (1881-1967), Florence Ivins Hyde (1885-1980), Stanley Snow Ivins (1891-1967). In St. George, Anthony began his political career when he was elected to the City Counsel. In 1882, Anthony was called to serve a third mission to Mexico City where he was appointed the Mexican Mission president. On October 6, 1907, Anthony was called and ordained an Apostle for the LDS Church.

Anthony W. Ivins passed away on September 23, 1934 in Salt Lake City, Utah and is buried in the Salt Lake City Cemetery.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Cannon and Willis families papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2216
Overview Boxes 1 and 2 being mostly manuscript material and booklets (as well as a few photographs), and boxes 3-5 being diaries and a folder of photocopies from a scrapbook and an autobiography. Most the manuscript material is typescript in form, coming from various persons. Boxes 3, 4, and the first folder of 5 contain all 33 of Lucy Grant Cannon's diaries. Some of her diaries overlap, meaning she apparently kept, sometimes, two or even three diaries at the same time. Her last six diaries, black in...