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John, David, 1833-1908



  • Existence: 1833 - 1908

biographical statement

Family Search, via WWW, May 7, 2014, (born on January 29, 1833, in Puncheston, Wales; parents Mary Williams and Daniel John; married Mary Wride on February 8, 1860 in Cardiff, Wales, and they had nine children; John also married Jane Cree in 1865; died on December 24, 1908, in Provo, Utah), via WWW, May 7, 2014 (raised in a Baptist family; studying for the ministry when he joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1847; parents were adamantly opposed to his joining the Church; following the advice of Orson Pratt (and apostle in the Church) he stopped associating with the Church until 1856; June 1856 served a mission in Wales and became the president of the Flintshire Conference in December; From 1857 to 1858 he served as a counselor in the presidency of the Welsh Mission; In 1861, John and Wride emigrated to Utah with their family; in 1862 John was called as a counselor in the Provo 3rd Ward; He served in this bishopric for fifteen years; 1877 to 1901 counselor in the Utah Stake, which covered all of Utah County at the time. In 1883, he became the presiding bishop of Utah Stake as well; served as the Utah Stake Sunday School Superintendent from 1865 to 1893; John worked as a school teacher and trustee of the Provo district schools for fifteen years; partner of the lumber business Smoot and John; 1901 to 1908 John served as the president of Utah Stake; a member of the Brigham Young University Board of Trustees during that time)

Found in 10 Collections and/or Records:

David John diaries, vol. 1

 Digital Record
Identifier: MSS21_v1

David John diaries, vol. 2

 Digital Record
Identifier: MSS21_v2

David John diaries, vol. 3

 Digital Record
Identifier: MSS21_v3

David John diaries, vol. 4

 Digital Record
Identifier: MSS21_v4

David John diaries, vol. 5

 Digital Record
Identifier: MSS21_v5

David J. Evans letter to David John

 Item — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 3995
Scope and Contents

Materials include a letter from David J. Evans to David John, counselor in the Utah Stake presidency, dated August 27, 1879. In it, Evans resigns as bishop in Lehi, Utah, because of health concerns.

Dates: 1879 August 27

The funeral services of John W. Hoover

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230324276]
Identifier: MSS SC 2508
Scope and Contents

Typewritten copy of the funeral services for John Whitmer Hoover on 29 May 1902. Among the speakers was the Mormon Apostle, Reed Smoot. Among the other speakers were John Edge Booth, Myron Tanner, and David John. Hoover's father joined the Mormon Church and moved his family to Nauvoo, Illinois in 1842 and later to Utah. John Hoover was a miller who married Mary Coursey in 1855 and lived in Springville, Utah. He moved to Provo, Utah in 1861. Also included is a biography of Hoover.

Dates: approximately 1902-1925

David John diaries

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 21
Scope and Contents Materials include five volumes of handwritten diaries kept by John from 1856 until his death in 1908. Contents include an autobiographical sketch, descriptions of migration to Utah, missions served in Wales and Great Britain, arrest, trial, and imprisonment for polygamy, and experiences while serving in various religious or political capacities. Includes information pertaining to ordinations, blessings, and speeches given, letters sent or received, and dreams or visions received. Volumes 1-4...
Dates: 1856-1951; Majority of material found within 1856-1908

Photograph of David John

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197233598124]
Identifier: MSS P 147
Scope and Contents

Photograph of Mormon missionary and ecclesiastical leader David John, taken in the 1880s or 1890s.

Dates: approximately 1880-1899

Photographs of university trustees

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 830
Scope and Contents

Contains thirty-nine black-and-white photographs of presidents of the Board of Trustees of Brigham Young Academy and University; also views of chairmen of the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees of BYU. Also includes view of Karl G. Maeser's wife, Anna.

Dates: 1875-1975

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