Edward Hunter

Edward Hunter

Birth
Newtown Square, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 16 Oct 1883 (aged 90)
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Burial Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Plot C-10-10
Memorial ID 6446921 · View Source
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Presiding Bishop of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Baptized by Orson Hyde, he sold all his land and possessions, moved to Nauvoo, and gave all to the Prophet Joseph. He also served for some time as one of Joseph's many bodyguards. At the time of the martyrdom of Joseph and Hyrum Smith, he helped hide the bodies for fear of desecration by enemies of the Church.
At the death of his dear friend Bishop Newel K. Whitney, Bishop Hunter was ordained Presiding Bishop by President Brigham Young and Apostle Heber C. Kimball. He then selected these two men as his counselors in the Bishopric.
He also helped lay the cornerstone of the Salt Lake Temple.



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  • Created by: John J
  • Added: 25 May 2002
  • Find a Grave Memorial 6446921
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Edward Hunter (22 Jun 1793–16 Oct 1883), Find a Grave Memorial no. 6446921, citing Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by John J (contributor 46505431) .