| Lorenzo Snow manual for 2013 timeline, updated with other key events |
Objects in Bold are key events/descriptions left out of the manual by the Correlation Committee.
April 3, 1814 - Born in Mantua, Ohio
1832 - Hears Prophet Joseph Smith preach in Hiriam, Ohio
1835 - Leaves home to study at Oberlin College in Oberlin Ohio. Meets Elder David W. Patten of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles on the way
1836 - Leaves Oberlin COllege and moves to Kirtland, Ohio to study Hebrew. June 1836 - Baptized and confirmed.
1836 -Ordained an Elder December 1836 - Receives patriarchal blessing from Joseph Smith Sr.
1837 - Preaches Gospel in Ohio
Oct. 1838 - May 1840- Serves another mission in Ohio, Missouri, Kentucky and Illinois while working as a school teacher.
May 1840 - Leaves Nauvoo, Illinois to serve mission in England, Under direction of Quorum of the Twelve. Presides over Church in London, England and surrounding area. Publishes a pamphlet titled The only way to be saved
Oct 10, 1842 - Lorenzo Snow delivers two ornamentally bound copies of the BOOK OF MORMON to Queen Victoria and Prince Albert through Sir Henry Wheatly. Queen Victoria probably never read, and may never have handled this presentation copy, but it has since resided in the Royal Library at Windsor Castle. D. Michael Quinn's Extensions of Power
Arrives in Nauvoo, IL with 250 converts
1843-1844 Teaches School in Lima, Illinois
1844 Supervises a campaign in Ohio to Elect Joseph SMith as President of the Untied States.
Oct 1844 - Married to Charlotte Squiers, two children 1845- Appointed by Brigham Young to travel to Ohio and collect donations for the construction of the Nauvoo Temple
1845 Married Mary Adaline Goddard, 3 children
April 21, 1845 Married Sarah Ann Prichard (5 children)
Jan 17, 1846 Married Harriet Amelia Squires (5 children)
Feb 1846-Leaves Nauvoo with family members after receiving endowment
1846-48 Lives with family in Mount Pisgah in Iowa. In spring 1848 leads group to Salt Lake City
1848 Married Eleanor Houtz (8 children)
Feb 12, 1849 Ordained an Apostle in Salt Lake City
1849 Gathers donations for the PEF
1849 to 1852 Serves mission to England where he supervises the publication of the Book of Mormon in Italian,Switzerland, and Halta. The Voice of Joseph
Feb 18, 1852 Renames Italian Mountain "Monte Vandalino" to "Mount Brigham". - D. Michael Quinn Origins of Power
1852 - Elected to Utah State Legislature
Oct 9 1853 - Marries Caroline Horton, 3 children
1853 - Called by President Brigham Young to preside over Box Elder County. Names the city "Brigham City"
1857 Marries Mary Elizabeth Houtz (7 children)
Apr 4, 1859 Marries Phoebe Amelia Woodruff (5 children)
March 1864 - May 1864 -With a group led by Ezra T. Benson of the quorum of the Twelve, serves short mission in Hawaiian Islands
June 12, 1871 Marries Sarah Minnie Ephramina Jensen (5 children)
October 1872 -1873 Group lead by George Albert Smith tours Europe and the middle east including the Holy Land at the request of Brigham Young.
1882 The united States Congress passes the Edmuds Act, making plural marriage a felony.
August 1885-October 1885 Serves mission among American Indians in Northwest and Wyoming
March 12, 1886 to Feb 8, 1887 Imprisoned for plural Marriage
March 3, 1887 Edmunds Tucker act, outlawing polygamy and having lands/wealth held by polygamists able to be claimed by the federal Government.
May 21-23, 1888 Dedicatory prayer on Manti temple
April 7, 1889 Sustained as President of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles
Oct. 3 1891 - Apostle Heber J. Grant writes in his journal: "Lorenzo Snow Testified of the great work that the brethren would do and that they would live to see the Saviour come to the earth. Said the Son of God would visit the brethren and converse with them before in he came to the earth in Glory." -Diary of Heber J. Grant
Oct 19-20, 1891 - First Presidency and Lorenzo Snow, Twelve's president, and Apostle Anthon H. Lund testify in court that Manifesto prohibits new plural marriages anywhere in world and prohibits cohabitation with wives married before the Manifesto and that the church will excommunicate violators. Although testimony is pulished in various editions of DESERET NEWS, all polygamous general authorities violate this by continuing to cohabit with their plural wives after 1891. In 1904 President Joseph F. Smith testifies under oath that he is in violation of both the "law of the land" as well as the "law of the church" in continuing to cohabit with plural wives.** - D. Michael Quinn Extensions of Power
Apr 1, 1892 The Twelve Apostles meet and discuss whether or not the Manifesto forbids "unlawful cohabitation" with plural wives taken before the Manifesto. They decide that it shouldn't even though President Wilford Woodruff and Lorenzo Snow had testified under oath that it does. They vote to send a telegram to the U.S. President asking for amnesty for polygamists.
Apr 2, 1892 - "Lorenzo Snow had nothing to say about the bretheren cohabiting with their [plural] wives" after Apostle John Henry said that they should continue to do so. -- Minutes of meetings of the Twelve, Quoted in Extensions of Power
Oct 11, 1892 - "This morning attended very interesting council W[ilford] W[oodruff], G[eorge] Q C[annon], J[oseph] F S[mith], M[oses] T[hatcher], B H Roberts, F[rancis] M Lyman, Pres[iden]t [Lorenzo] Snow concerning the movements of brethren in politics Pres[iden]t G[eorge] Q Cannon narrated experience in his absence with National Central Committeemen andamp;c. At 10 A.M. met with the Presidency in the office, when Bro[ther] Moses Thatcher and brother [B. H.] Roberts came to find out what they should do in politics. They are to continue but very mildly. Apostles [Lorenzo] Snow, [Franklin D.] Richards, [John Henry] Smith and [Heber J.] Grant were also present. It was a very pleasant meeting and the brethren had a good spirit" - Franklin D. Richards, Diary; Francis M. Lyman, Diary
Dec 16, 1892 - Gives discourse on school system in the church to James Talmage on train ride. States "You are called to fulfill a mission of rare and great importance in the Church, and the Lord will assist
you" and that James Talmage will never fall from faith - James E. Talmage, Diary
May 19, 1893- September 1898 - First President of the Salt Lake TempleSeptember 2- Becomes senior apostle and presiding leader of the church upon death of Wilford
Woodruff. Receives a divine manifestation in the Salt Lake Temple Hallway, in which the Lord instructs him to move forward with the reorganization of the first presidency. His granddaughter is present and indicates that the reason The Lord meets him in the Hallway is that there is no longer a presiding high priest on the Earth, the saints having rejected polygamy in favor of the world.
Sept 13, 1898 - Sustained by the Quorum of the Twelve as president of the Church
October 9, 1898 - Sustained as President during General Conference
Oct 10, 1898 - Set apart as President
May 1899 - Travels to St. George, Utah, where he receives a revelation to preach the law of tithing to the Saints. Begins sharing this message in St. George and leads an effort to share it throughout the Church.
Jan 1, 1901 Publishes *greeting to the world" to welcome the 20th Century
Oct 10, 1901 Dies in Salt Lake City at age 87 Lorenzo Snow's death. First time church president dies before being able to set apart or function with new counselors publicly sustained at general conference, Joseph F. Smith as first and Rudger Clawson as second counselor