-- Sep 16, 1901; Monday
President [Lorenzo] Snow attended a Sugar Company meeting today, and was at the office as usual attending to the regular duties. He sent the following message yesterday afternoon to Mrs. William McKinley:
"The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints most sincerely condoles with you and our nation in the sore bereavement, and in the great loss sustained in the death of our beloved friend and president.
(Signed) Lorenzo Snow.["]
President Angus M. Cannon called at the office to see President Snow in relation to holding memorial services for President William McKinley who was assassinated. The services to be held in the Tabernacle on Thursday, agreeable with Governor [Heber M.] Wells' proclamation. It was decided to hold such services, also to ask the various stake presidents to do likewise. An announcement to this effect was placed in the Deseret News. (1)
-- Sep 17, 1901
[Lorenzo Snow to David H. Cannon, Sept. 17, 1901] I am in receipt of a letter from sister Susie Miller, of Parawon [Utah], who is to be married in the St. George Temple the latter part of this month. Her letter sets forth in substance that she was previously married, that her husband, by whom she had children, died about 4 years ago with out taking her and the children to the temple for the purpose of hav ing the sealing ordinance performed in behalf of him and her, and having her children sealed to them, and that when reminded by her that these ordinances had not been attended to he treated the matter in differently and died without sensing the mistake he had made. [She writes] that she now desires to be sealed to her intended husband, and have her children adopted to to [sic] him, and [to] ask my consent that this be done. This will authorize you to seal Sister Miller to her intended husband and adopt the children by her former husband to the man she is about to marry. But in giving you this authorization I desire you to frankly state to these parties that I consent to this being done wholly on the ground that Sister Miller requested it, leaving the justness of this course (that is, adopting the children of her former husband to her intended husband) to be settled in the hereafter where everything which may be done here not strictly in harmony with justice and righteousness will be corrected. (2)
1 - First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve minutes
2 - Anderson, Devery; The Development of LDS Temple Worship, 1846-2000: A Documentary History, http://amzn.to/TempleWorship
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