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Woodruff, Wilford

Born: 1807 AD
Died: 1898 AD

1807 – Born on March 1st in Farmington, Connecticut. American Mormon clergyman.

1832 – Wilford Woodruff had joined the church at its original settlement in Kirtland, Ohio.

1839 – Made an Apostle of the Church, when the Mormons had re-settled at Nauvoo, Illinois, Woodruff traveled widely throughout the United States as a missionary for the faith and made two successful missionary trips to England in the early 1840’s.

1847 – A member of the Mormon advance party that reached the Valley of the Great Salt Lake.

1875 – Woodruff was appointed the official church historian.

1880 – He was the president of the Twelve Apostles of the Church.

1889 – The 4th president of Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

1890 – He issued the "Manifesto" that brought the Mormon practice of plural marriage, or polygamy, to an end, and it was under his leadership that the church began its withdrawal from domination of social, political and economic life in Utah.

1898 – Died on September 2nd.