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Legrand Richards
Birth: Feb. 6, 1886
Farmington
Davis County
Utah, USA
Death: Jan. 11, 1983
Salt Lake County
Utah, USA

Apostle of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. A son of George F. Richards and Alice A. Robinson (widow of George F. Richards uncle Apostle Willard Richards). He filled two missions to the Netherlands, the second time as Mission President. Also filled a short term mission to the Eastern States. Elder Richards was called as the Presiding Bishop of the Church suceeding Sylvester Q. Cannon who had been called to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. He served in that position until he was suceeded by Joseph L. Wirthlin, he himself having been called to follow Elder Cannon into the Quorum of the Twelve and being ordained to this high and holy office by President David O. McKay on the same April 6, 1952. A great monument to his life was his book, "A Marvelous Work and A Wonder." The title from the Prophet Isaiah speaking of the coming forth of the Book of Mormon. This great book became a contributing factor to the missionary work of then, and still today. At one time, more copies of it were sold than copies of the Book of Mormon itself, in which the book is about. It is estimated that thousands of conversions can be traced to the reading of this book. Elder Richards served in the Council of the Twelve until his death at the age of ninety-six. (bio by: Chad Stowell) 
 
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 Parents:
  George Franklin Richards (1861 - 1950)
  Alice Almira Robinson Richards (1864 - 1946)
 
 Spouse:
  Ina Jane Ashton Richards (1886 - 1977)
 
 Children:
  Ina Mercedes Richards Iverson (1910 - 2006)*
  George LaMont Richards (1918 - 2012)*
  Nona Richards Dyer (1921 - 1994)*
 
 Siblings:
  George Franklin Richards (1883 - 1975)*
  Legrand Richards (1886 - 1983)
  Joel Richards (1887 - 1979)*
  Sarah Ellen Richards Cannon (1889 - 1988)*
  Ruby Richards Brown (1892 - 1951)*
  Lucena Richards Card (1893 - 1991)*
  Mamie Richards Silver (1895 - 1962)*
  Edna Moselle Richards Wallace (1902 - 1996)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Salt Lake City Cemetery
Salt Lake City
Salt Lake County
Utah, USA
 
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Originally Created by: Chad Stowell
Record added: Apr 06, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6326843
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