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Bennion, Adam S. (Adam Samuel), 1886-1958

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1886-1958

biographical statement

Citation

Wikipedia, via WWW, March 10, 2014 (Adam Samuel Bennion; 1911-1913, Columbia University, masters degree; doctorate at University of California (Berkeley) from 1921 to 1923; education; LDS High School in Salt Lake City; Superintendent of LDS Church Schools in 1919; expanded Church's seminary program; published four books "The Candle of the Lord" (1958), "Looking in on Greatness: Written for LDS Junior Seminaries" (1935), "Principles of Teaching" (1921), and "What it Means to be a Mormon" (1917); Utah Power and Light Company, 1927; Denver and Rio Grande Railroad; April 9, 1953 called by David O. McKay as apostle)

Family Search, via WWW, March 10, 2014 (born 2 December 1886; Taylorsville, Utah; died 11 February 1958; Salt Lake City, Utah; Married Minerva Richards Young on 14 September 1911; five children; parents Joseph Bushnell Bennion and Mary Ann Sharp)

Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:

Adam S. Bennion collection of photographs

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS P 48
Scope and Contents Collection includes photographs documenting Bennion's life. Images include leadership of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, military figures, and the railroad.
Dates: approximately 1940-1959

Adam S. Bennion papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1
Scope and Contents Speeches, meeting minutes, reports, correspondence, newspaper clippings, magazine articles, and miscellaneous items. The materials relate to Bennion's personal, educational, business, and religious activities. The largest amount of the materials relate to his speeches. The bulk of correspondence is between other apostles and general authorities of the Mormon Church.
Dates: 1909-1958

Church Educational System records

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: UA 124
Scope and Contents Collection includes a list of Latter-day Saint church schools operating in 1921-1922, correspondence from Superintendent Adam S. Bennion and Assistant Secretary Franklin S. Davis of the Latter-day Saint Church Commission of Education, a list of comparative attendance of seminaries, historical records of members of the church school system, and information concerning the development of the seminary system with statistics referring to student attendance at church meetings and their observance of...
Dates: 1921-1927

Funeral services of Archibald Frame, Jr., held in the Taylorsville Ward

 Item — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 8396
Scope and Contents Photocopy of a transcription of funeral services for Archibald Frame held on January 19, 1930. The document is a full transcription of the entire services, including the main talks given by Joseph S. Bennion, Hyrum Bennion, Jr., and Mormon apostle Adam S. Bennion. There was also a talk given by the president of the Cottonwood Stake, Henry D. Moyle, who would later become an apostle. The talks feature memories of Frame, emotional support for his surviving friends and family members, spiritual...
Dates: 1930

Report of semi-centennial celebration of the founding of Brigham Young University

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: UA 894
Scope and Contents Record of events held as part of the semicentennial celebration, compiled by A. Rex Johnson and Melvin C. Miller. Includes transcripts of talks. Also includes a photograph showing people and parade floats in front of the Maeser Building. Speakers included George H. Brimhall, Willard Young, Adam S. Bennion, David J. Wilson, Herbert E. Bolton, Heber J. Grant, Franklin S. Harris, E. G. Peterson, John A. Widtsoe, Richard R. Lyman, and others. Includes a report on the dedication of the Heber J....
Dates: 1925

Semi-centennial celebration of the Brigham Young University

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: UA SC 41
Scope and Contents Includes addresses, prayers, dedication of the Heber J. Grant Library, brief histories of the University and Academy.

Dates: date of production not identified

What it Means to be a Mormon transcription

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 8345
Scope and Contents Collection contains the handwritten transcription of Adam S. Bennion's book, What it Means to be a Mormon, pages 171-173, which tells the story of Emmeline B. Wells' conversion and early history, including when she first met the prophet Joseph Smith. The transcriber is unknown. Dated approximately 1920.
Dates: approximately 1920