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Richards, George F. (George Franklin), 1861-1950

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1861-1950

Biographical History

George F. Richards (1861-1950) was a prominent leader in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Salt Lake City, Utah.

George Franklin Richards was born in Farmington, Utah on February 23, 1861 to Franklin Dewey Richards and Nanny Lynn Longstroth. On March 9, 1882 he married Alice Almira Robinson, with whom he had fifteen children. After her death he married Betsy Hollings in July 20, 1947.

George F. Richards served as a member of the Quorom of the Twelve Apostles in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and at the time of his death he was the President of the Twelve. During this time he also served as the presiding patriarch of the Church.

George F. Richards died on August 8, 1850 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Citation

FamilySearch, via WWW, Jul. 28, 2017 (b. Feb. 23, 1861 in Farmington, Utah; d. Aug. 8 1950; parents Franklin Dewey Richards and Nanny Lynn Longstroth; m. Alice Almira Robinson Mar. 9 1882; m. Betsy Hollings Jul. 20 1947; fifteen children)

FindAGrave, via WWW, Jul. 28 2017 (Apostle of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; President of the Quorum of the Twelve; Patriarch to the Church)

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Zina Young Card Brown family papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MSS 2232
Abstract Contains papers relating to Zina Card Brown and her ancestors, including her parents; her grandmother, Zina D. H. Young; and her great-grandfather, William Huntington. Includes a notebook kept by Zina Card (Brown) for a sewing class at Brigham Young College in Logan, Utah; correspondence; a Daughters of Utah Pioneers notebook belonging to Zina Y. Card, 1912-1914; a list of Brigham Young's daughters and granddaughters, 1947; a postcard image of the C. O. Card home in Cardston, Alberta; and...

Hyrum Gibbs Smith papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Vault MSS 804
Scope and Contents Contains documents relating to the life of Hyrum Gibbs Smith. Materials discuss his role as the fifth Presiding Patriarch of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints during 1912-1932, his education as a dentist during 1909-1910, and his personal life. Included are diaries, correspondence, realia, legal documents, and photographs. Materials were created in Salt Lake City, Utah and at the University of Southern California. Dated 1902-1976.