James Mercer Kirkham Obituary
J. M. Kirkham Dies at 84 SALT LAKE CITY (UP)— Funeral services will be conducted here Monday for James Mercer Kirkham, prominent Utah church, business and civic leader, who died Friday, in a Salt Lake "hospital of causes incident to age. He was 84. For more than half a century Kirkham owned weekly newspapers in Lehi, American Fork and Pleasant Grove. ' . He was born in Lehi June 14, ^872. Kirkham operated several businesses in Lehi and was manager of 'the Lehi Opera House. He had been a high priest in the Latter Day Saints for 51 years and'since 1932 served, as director of the LDS Genealogical Society. Burial will be in Lehi.