Oscar A. Kirkham - son of James and Martha Kirkham

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Heart Attack Claims Oscar A. Kirkham Oscar Ammon Kirkham, 78, who had been a general authority authority of the Church.of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for the past 16 % years, died of a heart attack Monday about 3 a.m. at his. residence, 1991 Yalecrest Ave. He was sustained as a member member of the church's First Council Council of Seventy in October, 1941. In that capacity, he had • traveled throughout (be world for his church. Midlands Hit Winter Flails Away With Cold Cudgel By Associated Press A late winter storm dumped a-heavy snow cover on parts of the midcontinent Monday. Chilly weather was the rule throughout throughout much of the nation. The weekend storm left Wolf Creek Pass in southeastern Colorado Colorado buried under 38 inches of. new snow. Parts of Wyoming had up to 15 inches. THE STORM, moving eastward, eastward, blocked country roads and closed seme schools in south centra] Nebraska. ' The Weather Bureau forecast center in Kansas City predicted heavy snow for most of southern southern Missouri and southeast Kansas. Kansas. •* Showers and snow flurries spread across northern California, California, Oregon and Nevada. IT WAS clear and cool over Ihe Intermountain Region Monday Monday morning, except for considerable considerable cloudiness in the Snake River Valley in southeastern Idaho. But he also was internationally internationally known as a' devoted leader in the Boy Scout movement. He had attended' six world. Scout jamborees, six! national jamborees jamborees within the United States and numerous sectional Scout events. • •/'-.- : AS EARLY, as 1911, .Elder Kirkham supported the Boy Scout program and " advocated its.adoption by the LDS Church. This Was'dorie in -I9l3. " ••; He was the first Scout executive executive of .ih* Sait.Lalce Council. • :In recognition of his aervic* to Scouting, EJder,Kirkham wak awarded the Silver. Antelope and Silver Beaver awards of the National National Council,' Boy Scouts of America. ^ ''"* He also was given the-Crosji of Jerusalem, a French citation, and was personally recognized by Lord Robert Baden-Powell, founder of the Scout movement. Brlgham Young- University, Provo, presented him with an honorary Master of Arts de- free in June, 1956. I It was in recognition of his dedicated service to young pep- pie. Previously, he had received a citation in 1950 from the American American Camping Assn. for his outstanding outstanding service to youth": 7 ' ••*•"* He was an honorary member of the Boy Scouts of C-ree*, Austria and France. \'.\"'*' In •November, 1925, '\Elder Kirkham was named associate executive of Region 12, .which included Utah, Nevada, Arizona, California and Hawaii. He 'w.as member : at-large of the National Boy Scout Council at the time of his death. . - - .; ONE OF EIGHT children born to James K.. and Martha Mercer Kirkham, Elder Kickham was born Jan. 22, 1880, ,in Lehi. Hs attended schools there and was graduated from Brigham Young See Pajre 8, Column'l

Clipped from The Salt Lake Tribune11 Mar 1958, TuePage 16

The Salt Lake Tribune (Salt Lake City, Utah)11 Mar 1958, TuePage 16
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