LDS History, Aug 3, 1879

-- Aug 3, 1879
[Apostle Rudger Clawson] Attends Standing's funeral service in Salt Lake City. (1)

-- Oct 4, 1879
The Contributor began publication. (2)

-- Oct 16, 1879
[Apostle Rudger Clawson] Attends trial in Georgia of the three men accused of Standing's murder, resulting in verdict of not guilty. (1)

-- 1879
Church Membership at end of year: 128,386
New Converts : 3,340
Percent Change from previous year: 2.67% (3)

-- During ca. 1879-80
[Apostle Rudger Clawson] Works as a corresponding secretary for Zion's Co-operative Mercantile Institution. (1)

-- During 1879
[Deseret] First telephone service established in Ogden. (4)

[Deseret] A group of Mormon pioneers began the now-famous Hole-in-the Rock Expedition through the San Juan region of southeastern Utah, which was one of the most isolated regions of the United States. (5)

[Deseret] First telephone service established in Ogden, Utah. (6)

After six months of delay tactics and formalities, the Mormon-run People's Party regains control of Tooele County, after 5 years of rule by the non-Mormon Liberal Party. The county is left with $16,000 in debt." (7)

-- During 1879-1896
[Periodicals] Contributor, The; Junius F. Wells Salt Lake City, Utah (Periodical) (8)

-- During 1879
[Utah Statehood] George Reynolds, who had agreed to be the subject of a test case of the constitutionality of federal laws against polygamy, found his conviction upheld on appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court. Chief Justice Morrison Waite issued the unanimous decision on January 6 which upheld the Morrill Act making the practice of plural marriage a criminal offense. (9)

-- Apr 6, 1880
Fiftieth year since organization of Church declared Year of Jubilee. [See April 6.] (10)

Year of Jubilee declared. (2)

1 - 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
2 - Hemidakaota, "Church Chronology from 1800-2000,"
3 - Wikipedia, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Membership History,
4 - History to Go, Mining and Railroad,
5 - History to Go, Pioneers and Cowboys,
6 - History to Go, Statehood,
7 - Wikipedia, 19th Century (Mormonism),
8 - Ludlow, Daniel H. editor, Encyclopedia of Mormonism, Vol.4, Appendix 3: Church Periodicals
9 - Thatcher, Linda, History to Go, Statehood Chronology,
10 - 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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