PROPHETS – Vital Information (births, deaths, places of note, etc.)
two of our latter-day prophets (presidents of the Church) have died outside of
the state (or territory) of
ANSWER: The two
prophets who have died outside of
of our previous Church presidents are buried in
three Church presidents who are not buried in Salt Lake City are Joseph Smith
(buried in Nauvoo, Illinois), Lorenzo Snow (buried in Brigham City, Utah), and
Ezra Taft Benson (buried in Whitney, Idaho).
-- Of the twelve Church presidents buried in
QUESTION: One of the Presidents of the Church in this dispensation passed away on his 81st birthday, which happened to be April 4. This was just two days before the opening session of that year's annual General Conference. This prophet's funeral was held on the Saturday afternoon of General Conference weekend. Can you name this beloved prophet?
ANSWER: George Albert Smith passed away on April 4, 1951, his 81st birthday. His funeral was held on April 7, 1951 on the Saturday afternoon of Conference weekend.
QUESTION: Twice in our church history we have had two church presidents pass away without there having been any other apostolic deaths in the interim. Can you name these two occurrences?
ANSWER: Presidents Joseph Fielding Smith and Harold B. Lee passed away within 19 months of each other, no other apostles having passed away in the interim. Likewise, Presidents Ezra Taft Benson and Howard W. Hunter passed away within 9 months of each other, no other apostles having died in the interim period.