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Kimball, Jonathan Golden, 1853-1938



  • Existence: 1853 - 1938


Jonathan Golden Kimball (1852-1938) was a well-known general authority of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

Jonathan Golden Kimball was born on June 9, 1852 to Heber C. and Christeene Golden Kimball in Salt Lake City, Utah. He served a mission in the Southern states from 1883-1885. On September 22, 1887, he married Jane Smith Knowlton. He was called to serve in the First Council of Seventy in 1892, which position he held until his death. Kimball was known for his humor and colorful language. He died on September 2, 1938 in an automobile accident in Churchill, Nevada.

FamilySearch via WWW, retrieved November 14, 2018 (Married Jane Smith Knowlton, died in automobile accident in Churchill, Nevada).

Wikipedia via WWW, retrieved November 14, 2018 (served a mission in the Southern states, called to the First Council of Seventy, known for his humor and colorful language).

Found in 12 Collections and/or Records:

Willard Washington Beans papers

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230321710]
Identifier: MSS SC 2271
Scope and Contents

Photocopies of a typewritten autobiography, a newspaper clipping, a Mormon Church blessing, and an essay. Also included are photocopies of handwritten letters received by Bean. These items include letters received from Mormon Church leaders Heber J. Grant and J. Golden Kimball. Bean was a missionary to the Southern States and lived in Palmyra, New York from 1915 to 1939.

Dates: 1893-1978

Collection on Eureka, Utah

Identifier: MSS 9193
Scope and Contents

Contains photographs of members of the Eureka Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints after a church meeting, a biographical sketch of Mina Orton Davey, and notes describing the aforementioned photographs. The photographs are dated approximately 1915 and the biographical sketch is dated 1939.

Dates: approximately 1915-1939

Eric A. Eliason papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 7914
Scope and Contents Collection includes research, drafts, correspondence, photographs, audiocassettes, videocassettes, slides, zip disk and other materials collected by Eliason related to his research and travels. Topics include Mormon Pioneer Day celebrations in the western United States, Russia's "Mormons," foxhunting in Great Britain, J. Golden Kimball, and Saba lace production. Also includes a notebook and ephemera related to Eliason's service as a missionary and as a military chaplain. Materials date from...
Dates: 1994-2008

Jonathan Golden Kimball letter

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230311612]
Identifier: MSS SC 1375
Scope and Contents

Typed letter addressed to the Mormon Apostle Abraham O Woodruff. The item expresses a concern regarding the "tyranical" rule of the Bear Lake Stake President, William Budge, and his first counselor, James Henry Hart, as well as certain bishops in relation to young men in the Mormon Church. Kimball expresses a fear of the "apostacy" of the youth and debates the concept of repentance.

Dates: 1902

Jonathan Golden Kimball letter

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230323559]
Identifier: MSS SC 2382
Scope and Contents

Typewritten and signed letter dated 31 Jan. 1900 and addressed to Francis W. Kirkham, Mormon author and businessman. Kimball extends Kirkham an honorable release for serving in an unnamed Mormon Church assignment.

Dates: 1900 January 31

Jonathan Golden Kimball letter

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230324169]
Identifier: MSS SC 2486
Scope and Contents

Typewritten and signed letter dated 12 March 1919 and addressed to the Council of the 83rd quorum of Seventy in Snowflake, Arizona. Kimball donates $27 to the seventy's fund for 1918 and mentions how veterans of the First World War should be treated when they return home.

Dates: 1919 March 12

Jonathan Golden Kimball letter to W. M. McKendrick

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230241967]
Identifier: MSS SC 503
Scope and Contents

Photocopy of TLS which urges McKendrick to debate a Mr. Snodgrass in defense of the doctrines of the Latter-day Saint Church.

Dates: 1915

Ogden wild west show receipt

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230321850]
Identifier: MSS SC 2356
Scope and Contents

Handwritten signature in pencil. The item states that Kimball paid $25 to support the Ogden Wild West Show. The receipt was written on a printed advertisement for the show.

Dates: 1921

William Wines Phelps papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS SC 3222
Scope and Contents

This collection contains papers, certificates, and photographs relating to William W. Phelps, son of Henry E. and Mary Catherine Phelps. The collection also includes material relating to his LDS mission to Britain around 1903 as well as in the Pioneer and Ensign stakes. He was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, 16 February, 1866 and died 30 August, 1945.

Dates: 1903

Samuel Russell, Jr. mission letters, 1898 November 11-1900 June 4

 File — Box 5: Series 6 [Barcode: 31197233277612], Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 1511 Series 6 File 1
Scope and Contents

Contains mission correspondence of Samuel Russell [Jr.], including with B.H. Roberts, J. Golden Kimball, Lorenzo Snow, James D. Sterling, Richard R. Lyman, Orson F. Whitney, and George Reynolds. 11 items, dated November 11, 1898 to June 4, 1900.

Dates: 1898 November 11-1900 June 4