Snow, Lorenzo, 1814-1901
- Existence: 1814 - 1901
Lorenzo Snow (1814-1901) was an ecclesiastical leader in Utah, and served as the fifth president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Lorenzo Snow was born on April 3, 1814 in Mantua, Ohio. He was baptized into the Church in After being baptized a member of the Church in 1836, he served as a missionary in Ohio and the East. He was ordained to the office of Seventy in 1840, and was ordained an apostle in 1849. He then served missions in England and Europe. In 1898 he became president of the Church. During his service he is known for the revelation on tithing that he received in St. George, Utah.
Snow passed away on October 10, 1901 in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Citation:His Juvenile instructor, 1901.
Encyclopedia of Mormonism, 1992: page 1647 (Snow, Lorenzo, born April 3, 1914, Mantua, Ohio; died October 10, 1901, Salt Lake City, Utah; educator; Apostle in Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, February 12, 1849, President of the Quorum of Twelve Apostles, April 7, 1889; President of the Church, September 13, 1898-October 10, 1901) page 1367 (Snow, Lorenzo, fifth President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; baptized June 19, 1836 and moved to Kirtland; served various missions; returned to Nauvoo in 1843; left Nauvoo in 1846; on way west stop at Mt. Pisgah, Iowa because of illness; 1848 moved on to Salt Lake City, Utah; mission to Italy in 1849; return to Salt Lake City in 1852, organized the Polysophical Association; Utah Legislature for 29 years; 1853 colonized Box Elder County, Utah; founded Brigham City, Brigham City Mercantile and Manufacturing Association; 1864 mission to the Sandwich (Hawaiian) Islands; eight years later went to Palestine; 1855 mission among Indians of the Pacific Northwest; dedicated Manti Temple in 1888; president of the Salt Lake Temple in 1893; died in the Beehive House on October 10, 1901; scholar, schoolmaster, missionary, legislator, cooperative leader, financiar, temple worker, and prophet)
Found in 22 Collections and/or Records:
Marinda Goff autograph book from the Utah Territorial Penitentiary
Edward H. Holt papers
Contains correspondence regarding admission to Brigham Young Academy, theology class assignments, petitions, essays, talks by Lorenzo Snow and George Q. Cannon, papers regarding credit, advanced standing, student clubs, and miscellaneous correspondence and reports from Holt's files. Materials date from between 1899 and 1938.
Home missionary meeting minutes
Three handwritten items. One item contains a list of Home Missionaries for the Mormon Church who were being set apart and blessed by the Mormon leaders Lorenzo Snow (1814-1901), Joseph Edward Taylor (1830- ), Angus Munn Cannon (1834- ), and Charles Coulson Rich (1809-1883) on October 8th, 1877 in Salt Lake City, Utah. The other two documents are written accounts of Home Missionary meetings.
Lorenzo Snow Lyman collection
Maureen Ursenbach Beecher research materials, 1972-1997
Maureen Ursenbach Beecher research materials on Lorenzo Snow, approximately 1974-1991
Photographs of Lorenzo Snow, date of production not identified
Photographs of the First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve Apostles under President John Taylor
Photographs of university trustees
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.