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Joseph White Musser
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Birth: Mar. 8, 1872
Salt Lake City
Salt Lake County
Utah, USA
Death: Mar. 29, 1954
Salt Lake County
Utah, USA

One of Mormon Fundamentalism's more prominent leaders. In 1929 as the leader and most prolific writer among the fundamentalists he claimed he had received authority from John Taylor's five disciples (Samuel Bateman, Charles H. Wilkins, George Q. Cannon, John W. Woolley, and Lorin C. Woolley). He taught also that after the 1890 Manifesto was issued by LDS President Wilford Woodruff that the office of the president of the church and the president of the high priesthood were separated and the latter given to the fundamentalists. Therefore, the priesthood has authority apart from the church leadership. He felt that the movement away from polygamy in 1890 was but one of several changes and departures from the true faith made by the LDS Church. In 1935 he and John Y. Barlow organized the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (FLDS) with Barlow as the group's first leader. Almost all fundamentalists claim authority through Musser and he is regarded by many as the "father of the fundamentalist movement."
 
 
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 Parents:
  Amos Milton Musser (1830 - 1909)
  Mary Elizabeth White Musser (1846 - 1932)
 
 Spouses:
  Rose Selma Borgquist Musser (1872 - 1954)*
  Mary Caroline Hill Musser (1874 - 1930)*
 
 Children:
  Rose Borgquist Musser (1893 - 1964)*
  Mae Lorraine Musser Tyndale (1898 - 1972)*
  Ruth Borgquist Musser (1901 - 1932)*
  Gertrude Borgquist Musser Richards (1907 - 1988)*
  Blanche Hill Musser Belcher (1908 - 2003)*
  Guy Hill Musser (1910 - 1983)*
  Ellis Shipp Musser Kirkham (1910 - 2008)*
 
 Siblings:
  Mary Louisa Musser (1863 - 1864)**
  Florence Pratt Musser (1866 - 1867)**
  Samuel White Musser (1866 - 1887)*
  Franklin White Musser (1867 - 1871)*
  Joseph White Musser (1872 - 1954)
  Willard White Musser (1873 - 1874)*
  Mary White Musser (1875 - 1883)*
  Gertrude White Musser Howard (1877 - 1919)*
  Barr White Musser (1879 - 1965)*
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Salt Lake City Cemetery
Salt Lake City
Salt Lake County
Utah, USA
Plot: H-8-26-3-OF E
 
Created by: Carl W. McBrayer
Record added: Mar 16, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 10628322
Joseph White Musser
Added by: Carl W. McBrayer
 
Joseph White Musser
Added by: Carl W. McBrayer
 
Joseph White Musser
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- dave murrey
 Added: Mar. 10, 2012
Bro. Joseph,
You kept the Gospel in its Fullness when those who should have threw it away. We are forever in your debt.
- Alive in Christ
 Added: Sep. 6, 2005
 
 
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