Henry Evans Giles

Henry Evans Giles

Birth
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Death Jan 1938 (aged 78)
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Burial Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Plot N 19 *9 1E
Memorial ID 27508192 · View Source
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LDS Biographical Encyclopedia, Andrew Jenson, Vol. 2, p. 507

Giles, Henry Evans, organist of the Ensign Stake and an active Elder of the Eighteenth Ward, Salt Lake City, Utah, was born March 26, 1859, in Salt Lake City, Utah, the son of Thomas Davis Giles and Hannah Evans Giles. He was baptized Nov. 4, 1866. In 1886 he moved to Provo to take charge of the music in the B. Y. Academy and to preside at the organ in the Provo Tabernacle. Subsequently he was appointed Stake chorister for the Utah Stake and conductor of the Provo Tabernacle choir. While filling these positions he brought his combined choir to Salt Lake City to sing at the M. I. A. concert and conference. His choir also sang at the dedicatory services in the Salt Lake Temple April 14, 1893, and gave a concert in the Tabernacle in the evening. During the dedicatory services one of the sisters gave birth to a male child which was blessed under the hands of Pres. Joseph F. Smith and Bro. Giles. The child was named Joseph Temple Bennett. In 1904 Bro. Giles was appointed Stake chorister for the Malad Stake, he having temporarily changed his place of residence from Salt Lake City to Malad Valley, Idaho. After holding that position about five years, he returned to Salt Lake City and was appointed Stake organist in the Ensign Stake and Ward organist in the Eighteenth Ward. Since 1911 he has been engaged as manager of the Giles Engraving Company. Bro. Giles has held a number of offices in the Priesthood, being ordained an Elder by Joseph W. Smith, a Seventy by John Morgan, and a High Priest by Joseph S. Wells. In 1879 (June 29th) he married Catherine Evans, who has borne him twelve children.

He was an assistant Mormon Tabernacle Organist 1901-1908.


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