LDS History, 1883 December

-- 1883 December
[Apostle Rudger Clawson] Receives patriarchal blessing from William J. Smith. (1)

-- Mar 29, 1883
[Apostle Rudger Clawson] Marries a plural wife, Lydia Elizabeth Spencer, at the Salt Lake Endowment House. Children: Rudger Remus, Hiram Bradley, Margaret Gay, Daniel Spencer, Vera Mary, Samuel George, Lorenzo Snow, Francis Marion, and Lydia. (1)

-- Apr 14, 1883
John Taylor received revelation on the seventies. (2)

Revelation to President John Taylor on the organization of the Seventies. (3)

-- During 1883 July-August
[Apostle John Henry Smith] Tours European Mission, including Denmark, Sweden, Germany, Switzerland, and France. (4)

-- Nov 17, 1883
[Quorum of the Twelve] Charles C. Rich dies. (5)

-- 1883
Church Membership at end of year: 151,593
New Converts : 5,989
Percent Change from previous year: 4.11% (6)

[Deseret] Children's Service Society of Utah is organized for day care. It later accepted orphans and handled juvenile court cases. (7)

-- During 1883-84
[Heber J. Grant] Visits communities of Native Americans, working with other Church leaders to call and set apart priesthood holders to labor there. (8)

-- During 1883 to 1889
[Wilford Woodruff] Serves as Church Historian. (9)

-- Apr 9, 1884
[Quorum of the Twelve] John W. Taylor ordained. (5)

-- May 17, 1884
Logan Temple dedicated. (2)

Logan Utah Temple; Location: Logan, Utah, USA; Announcement: 1863; Dedication: 17 May 1884 by John Taylor (Latter Day Saints); Rededication: 13 March 1979 by Spencer W. Kimball; Style: Castellated - designed by Truman O. Angell (10)

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2 - Hemidakaota, "Church Chronology from 1800-2000,"
3 - Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Chronology of Church History,
4 - White, Jean Bickmore, Church, State, and Politics, p.xviii, A John Henry Smith Chronology
5 - Wikipedia, Chronology of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles (LDS Church),
6 - Wikipedia, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Membership History,
7 - History to Go, Statehood,
8 - Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Heber J. Grant, Salt Lake City, Utah
9 - Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Wilford Woodruff, Salt Lake City, Utah
10 - Wikipedia, List of Temples of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints,
Mormon History Timeline /Chronology