LDS History, 1891

-- 1891
Church Membership at end of year: 195,445
New Converts : 7,182
Percent Change from previous year: 3.81% (1)

[Utah Statehood] Permanent formation of national parties occurred in Utah in 1891. On May 29 the officers of the People's party met in Salt Lake City and voted to disband the party and advised the members to join one of the two major national political parties. On July 6 the Democrats held their convention and nominated a slate of candidates for Salt Lake County offices. On July 8 the Republicans met and nominated their first county ticket. The two parties met several times during July to effect their organization and to field legislative candidates for the August 3 election. Democrats and Liberals won most of the offices. The Liberal party did not disband until December 18, 1893. (2)

-- Feb 5, 1892
[Apostle John Henry Smith] Goes to Washington, D.C., to try to defeat the Democratic Party-sponsored "Home Rule" bill and promote statehood. (3)

-- Mar 17, 1892
[Apostle Rudger Clawson] Attends jubilee celebration commemorating fiftieth anniversary of female Relief Society. 6 April Participates in hosanna shout at Salt Lake tabernacle. (4)

-- Oct 29, 1892
[Apostle Rudger Clawson] Attends Democratic rally and listens to speech of Apostle Moses Thatcher. (4)

-- 1892
Church Membership at end of year: 200,961
New Converts : 5,516
Percent Change from previous year: 2.82% (1)

[Deseret] B'Nai Israel Temple dedicated in Salt Lake City. (5)

The Legislative Assembly changes the University of Deseret's name to the University of Utah. (5)

[Lucy Mack Smith] William Smith testifies on behalf of the RLDS church in the Temple Lot suit. (6)

-- Jan 4, 1893
U.S. president Benjamin Harrison granted amnesty to polygamists. (7)

-- Apr 6, 1893
[Apostle Rudger Clawson] Attends dedication of Salt Lake temple. (4)

Salt Lake Temple, forty years in construction, dedicated by President Wilford Woodruff. [See Temples: Latter-day Saint Temples.] (8)

Dedication of Salt Lake Temple. (7)

1 - Wikipedia, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Membership History,
2 - Thatcher, Linda, History to Go, Statehood Chronology,
3 - White, Jean Bickmore, Church, State, and Politics, p.xviii, A John Henry Smith Chronology
4 - Larsen, Stan (editor), A Ministry of Meetings:The Apostolic Diaries of Rudger Clawson, Significant Mormon Diaries Series No. 6, A Rudger Clawson Chronology, Signature Books in association with Smith Research Associates, Salt Lake City 1993
5 - History to Go, Statehood,
6 - Anderson, Lavina Fielding, Editor, Lucy's Book: A Critical Edition of Lucy Mack Smith's Family Memoir, 2001, Signature Books
7 - Hemidakaota, "Church Chronology from 1800-2000,"
8 - Ludlow, Daniel H. editor, Encyclopedia of Mormonism, Macmillan Publishing, Encyclopedia of Mormonism, Vol. 4, Appendix 2: A Chronology of Church History
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