Heber Grant

Heber Jeddy Grant (1856 - 1945)

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Heber Jeddy Grant
Born in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United Statesmap
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Husband of — married in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United Statesmap
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Categories: Presidents of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints | Members of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles | Indian Territory Mission | Japan Mission | British Mission.

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Preceded by
Joseph F. Smith
Prophet of LDS Church
(1918-1945)
Succeeded by
George Albert Smith

Biography

Heber J. Grant was the Seventh President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. The only son of Jedediah M. Grant, faithful Apostle and friend to the Prophet Joseph Smith. Heber was called to be an apostle at the age of twenty five and in late 1918 after the death of Joseph F. Smith he became president until he died in 1945. His term of almost twenty-seven years is second only to the tenure of Brigham Young.

Heber J. Grant was born November 22, 1856 [2][3] in Salt Lake City, Utah Territory. Grant was nine days old when his father Jedediah Grant died. His mother Rachel Ivins married Jedediah's brother George, but soon divorced him.

When Heber was a toddler, General Relief Society president, Eliza R. Snow prophesied in tongues and Zina D. H. Young interpreted "that he would become a great man in the church." Years later, when Heber C. Kimball was dining at the Grant home, he picked up Heber, set him on the table, and prophesized that he would become an apostle and "would live to be a greater man in the church than his father [1]

In his early years he was an accountant and cashier at Zions Savings Bank. He was also founder of the Utah Sugar Company, and main founder of the Salt Lake Theater Company. Heber was also vice-president of the Salt Lake Herald Company; director of Provo Woolen Mills, Deseret National Bank, Oregon Lumber Company, and ZCMI; and president of the State Bank of Utah, Home Fire Insurance Company, Salt Lake Theatre Company, Co-op Wagon and Machine Company, and the Heber J. Grant Insurance Company.

Grant married Lucy Stringham on November 1, 1877. She was a daughter of Briant Stringham, who came to the Salt Lake Valley with Brigham Young in 1847. Lucy and Grant would become the parents of six children. Lucy died in 1893.

In October 1882 Grant was accepted as member of the Council of Fifty—its youngest member—just days before the revelation naming him as one of the new members of the Quorum of the Twelve. He was twenty five years old.

Grant married Hulda Augusta Winters, on May 26, 1884 at the St. George LDS Temple [4] Augusta died in 1952. The following day he married Emily Harris Wells. Emily and Grant were the parents of four daughters and a son. Emily died in 1908. Heber J. Grant was the last LDS Church president to practice plural marriage. By the time he became church president only one of his wives, Augusta, was alive. During his tenure, Grant enforced the 1890 Manifesto outlawing plural marriage.

Heber J. Grant died on May 14, 1945, of cardiac failure at the age of eighty eight.[5] He is buried in the Salt Lake City Cemetary[6][7]

President Grant ushered the Church into an era of prosperity and popularity. Missionary work increased dramatically and Church membership grew from under 500,000 to more than 950,000. In 1922 he became the first Church president to deliver a gospel message by radio. One of Grant's greatest legacies as president is the church's welfare program, which he instituted in 1936.

Sources

  1. "Presidents of the Church: The Lives and Teachings of the Modern Prophets. Heber J. Grant Page 175.[1]

"United States Census, 1860", database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MH24-763 : 28 July 2017), Heber Grant in entry for Geo D Grant, 1860

"United States Census, 1870," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MNCY-9Y8 : 12 April 2016), Heber Grant in household of Sarah Marley, Utah, United States; citing p. 14, family 119, NARA microfilm publication M593 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 553,110.

"United States Census, 1880," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MNSK-D7M : 15 July 2017), Heber J Grant, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States; citing enumeration district ED 52, sheet 199D, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 1337; FHL microfilm 1,255,337.

"United States Passport Applications, 1795-1925," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVJP-W7WN : 4 September 2015), Heber Jeddy Grant, 1901; citing Passport Application, Utah, United States, source certificate #43918, Passport Applications, 1795-1905., Roll 581, NARA microfilm publications M1490 and M1372 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,516,359.

"Utah Marriages, 1887-1935," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F8PG-PT5 : 5 December 2014), Heber J. Grant and Hulda A. Winters, 26 Jan 1893; citing Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah; FHL microfilm 488,399.

"United States Census, 1910," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M5XW-1ZD : accessed 16 September 2017), Heber J Grant, Salt Lake City Ward 5, Salt Lake, Utah, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 144, sheet 1A, family 2, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1982), roll 1607; FHL microfilm 1,375,620.

"United States Census, 1920," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M8PD-6T1 : accessed 16 September 2017), Heber J Grant, Salt Lake City Ward 4, Salt Lake, Utah, United States; citing ED 145, sheet 5A, line 15, family 94, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1992), roll 1865; FHL microfilm 1,821,865.

"United States Census, 1930," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XH6V-8VX : accessed 16 September 2017), Heber J Grant, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 75, sheet 1A, line 28, family 5, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 2421; FHL microfilm 2,342,155.

"United States Border Crossings from Canada to United States, 1895-1956," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XPWJ-CM7 : 27 November 2014), Heber J Grant, 09 Sep 1937; from "Border Crossings: From Canada to U.S., 1895-1954," database and images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : 2010); citing Ship Empress of Britain, arrival port Quebec, England, line 17, NARA microfilm publication M1464, Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service, RG 85, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 596.

"United States Census, 1940," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VT4V-13M : accessed 16 September 2017), Heber J Grant, Ward 4, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake City Precinct, Salt Lake, Utah, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 30-125, sheet 61A, line 1, family , Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA digital publication T627. Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790 - 2007, RG 29. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012, roll 4226.

"Utah, Pioneers and Prominent Men of Utah, 1847-1868," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KL71-3L7 : 12 December 2014), Heber Jeddy Grant, ; excerpted from Frank Esshom, Pioneers and Prominent Men of Utah: Comprising Photographs, Genealogies, Biographies (Salt Lake City, Utah: Utah Pioneers Books, 1913).

"Utah, Missionary Department Missionary Registers, 1860-1937," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QKDW-BM4B : 26 February 2016), Heber Jeddy Grant, Japan; records extracted by FamilySearch and images digitized by Church History library, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; citing Missionary Register v. 3, Missionary department missionary registers 1860-1959, CR 301 22, Church History Library, Salt lake City, Utah.

"Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HY-DKP7-SM4?cc=1459704&wc=MXM9-4TL%3A42343901 : 22 May 2014), 004120562 > image 199 of 497; Management and Archives, Salt Lake City.

"Utah State Archives Indexes," database and images, Utah State Archives (https://archives.utah.gov/research/indexes: accessed September 19, 2017), Department of Health. Office of Vital Records and Statistics Death certificates, Series 81448. https://axaemarchives.utah.gov/cgi-bin/indexesresults.cgi?RUNWHAT=IDXFILES&KEYPATH=IDX208420202692

"Find A Grave Index," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVVH-VZNP : 13 December 2015), Heber Jeddy Grant, 1945; Burial, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States of America, Salt Lake City Cemetery; citing record ID 6269342, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com. https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=mr&MRid=46505431

Wikipedia Heber J. Grant https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heber_J._Grant

Encyclopedia of Mormonism; Twentieth Century Mormon Publications Ludlow, Daniel H. Copyright 1992 Macmillan Publishing Company [Purchased by Gale Group in 1999]; Copyright 2001 Brigham Young University [copyright transferred to BYU in 2001] Page 564-568 http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm/EoM/id/4391/show/3740

"Chapter 12: Work and Self-Reliance", Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Heber J. Grant, Teachings of Presidents of the Church, LDS Church, 2011 [2002], pp. 109–118, OCLC 54500103

A Book of Mormons by Richard S. Van Wagoner and Steven C. Walker http://signaturebookslibrary.org/susa-young-gates/

Presidents of the Church: The Lives and Teachings of the Modern Prophets By Craig K. Manscill, Dennis A. Wright, Robert C. Freeman https://goo.gl/gZecHi

Temple Square, Temple Square Blog
Salt Lake City Cemetery, Gravesites of the Prophets
https://www.templesquare.com/blog/salt-lake-cemetery-gravesites-of-the-prophets/

Map of the prophets’ burial locations
Presidents of the Church Gravesites
https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=1uAO9AaZVmBjGThvYJmKl2agICQQ&ll=40.770646139113026%2C-111.89780514119872&z=12

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Church History, Early Mormon Missionaries, https://history.lds.org/missionary/individual/heber-jeddy-grant-1856?lang=eng

Notes

1880 U.S. Census. Spouse - Lucy Grant
Passport Application 1903. Spouse - Emily Grant
1910, 1920, 1930, 1940 U.S. Census, and Death Certificate. Spouse - Augusta Grant



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Heber J. Grant and his mother Rebecca Ivins, Grant as a young boy.
Heber J. Grant and his mother Rebecca Ivins, Grant as a young boy.

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On 28 Oct 2017 at 14:35 GMT Eileen Bradley wrote:

https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Grant-3931 is a project protected profile. All significant changes to the profile (such as merges) need to be discussed with the group.

On 24 Oct 2017 at 06:54 GMT Esmé (Pieterse) van der Westhuizen wrote:

Grant-9875 and Grant-3931 appear to represent the same person because: Same parents and exact dates

On 17 Oct 2013 at 04:08 GMT Geoff Grant wrote:

Eowyn - I added some of Heber's ancestors. His father was http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Grant-4303.



Heber is 14 degrees from Walter Morrison, 26 degrees from Alison Wilkins and 17 degrees from Victoria of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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