John Whitaker Taylor

John Whitaker Taylor

Birth
Provo, Utah County, Utah, USA
Death 10 Oct 1916 (aged 58)
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Burial Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Memorial ID 6346011 · View Source
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Mormon Church Religious Leader. Son of third President of the Church John Taylor. Born in Provo during the abandonment of Salt Lake City during Johnson's Army invasion. Boyhood friend of future fellow Apostle Matthias Cowley. They combined forces against the Presidency of the Church on the discontinuation of the practice of plural marriage. Even after the Manifesto on Polygamy, these two men continued the practice until President Wilford Woodruff discovered their deeds and tore down the Endowment House, after which they both resigned their positions in the Twelve and John was excommunicated. It is remembered that he held no bitterness towards the Church or its leaders.

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  • Originally Created by: Chad Stowell
  • Added: 13 Apr 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6346011
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Whitaker Taylor (15 May 1858–10 Oct 1916), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6346011, citing Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .