Death of John Taylor reported 30 July 1887 in Weekly Atchison Champion, Atchison, Kansas

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Death of John Taylor reported 30 July 1887 in Weekly Atchison Champion, Atchison, Kansas - I Meaih fit tlie ttwcniwB President. Salt Lake...
I Meaih fit tlie ttwcniwB President. Salt Lake City, July 26. It is an nouueed to-nitrht to-nitrht to-nitrht that John Tavlor. Tireu- Tireu- ident of the Mormon church, died at 7:55 last evening. The funeral will be at noon on Friday next at the tuliernacle. The body wllf lie in state in that building building frpm 7 to 1 1 M a. m., when the public will be permitted tQ View the remains. John Taylor was born in Milnthorp, Westmoreland countv, England, November November 1, Itm. He joined the Methodist church in Kagland, emigrated to Canada in 1832, following his parents, who went two years "liefore, got in a conflict with the Methodists of Toronto, and liecame a progressive Methodist when Paley P, Pratt visited that city. In 1836 Taylor and others were baptised in the Mormon church by liii) and in 1837 gathered to Kirkland, O. , In 1838 Joseph Smith had tlie revelation naming Taylor and others for memhera- memhera- of the quorum of twelve apostles to till vacancies. He did much missionary work for the church for twenty years in the Isle of Man, England, Scotland, Scotland, Ireland, France and Wales. He was also editor of various church papers. He was wiui. josepn r-mitn r-mitn r-mitn in the uartnage jail and received four shots when the as sailants opened Are. One bullet lodged in his watch, which saved his life. He published the book of Mormon in French and issued a paper in New York City in 1854 called the Mormon. He was president president of tire twelve apostles when Brig ham Young died in 1877, and as such re mained at the head of tne church til 1880, when he organized the first presi dency anew, taking the chief place him- him- sen, which he field till death. After the passage of the Edmunds law of 1882 he pretended to give up his wives, but constantly constantly preached, that no Mormon could do this, and nobody believed he had done it. He was -indicted -indicted early in 1885. He last appeared in public February 1, 1885. Since then he has been in hiding from the officers of the law. Taylor was one of the earliest and firmest adherents of polygamy, yet after adopting it he took occasion "to deny such practices prevailed among the Mormons. George Q. Cannon publishes a long, violent announcement of his death in the Denrrti A'mt this evening, charging his death to the cruelty of the officers of the law in Bot permitting permitting Taylor to come out and have his usual exercise.-: exercise.-: exercise.-: s -

Clipped from Weekly Atchison Champion30 Jul 1887, SatPage 4

Weekly Atchison Champion (Atchison, Kansas)30 Jul 1887, SatPage 4
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