LDS History, 1946 May

-- During 1946 May
President George Albert Smith became the first president of the Church to visit Mexico. While in the country, he met with Manuel Avila Camacho, president of Mexico. (1)

George Albert Smith visited Mexico and helped reunify disaffected Church members. (2)

-- 1946
Church Membership at end of year: 996,505
New Converts : 17,051
Percent Change from previous year: 1.74% (3)

Missionary work resumed in South Pacific under the direction of Matthew Cowley. (2)

-- Jan 21, 1947
[Quorum of the Twelve] Charles A. Callis dies. (4)

-- Apr 10, 1947 - 4 October 1979
[Change in Presiding Church Patriarch Office] Eldred G. Smith Son of former Presiding Patriarch Hyrum G. Smith; great-great-grandson of Hyrum Smith (5)

-- Apr 10, 1947
[Quorum of the Twelve] Henry D. Moyle ordained. (4)

-- Jul 22, 1947
A caravan of wagon-canopied automobiles of the same number of people as the original pioneer company, arrived in Salt Lake City after following the Mormon Pioneer Trail. (1)

-- Jul 24, 1947
Church members celebrated the 100th anniversary of the Pioneers' arrival in Salt Lake Valley. The "This Is the Place" monument was dedicated by President George Albert Smith. (1)

Centennial of Pioneer entry into Salt Lake Valley. (6)

This Is the Place Monument dedicated during pioneer centennial. (2)

-- During 1947 November
Some 75 tons of potatoes, raised and donated by Dutch members, were delivered to needy families in Germany. A year later, the German Saints harvested their own crop of potatoes. (1)

-- Dec 1, 1947
An ambitious project to microfilm European records was started by the Genealogical Society. (1)

1 - Church News: Historical chronology of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
2 - Hemidakaota, "Church Chronology from 1800-2000,"
3 - Wikipedia, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Membership History,
4 - Wikipedia, Chronology of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles (LDS Church),
5 - Wikipedia, Chronology of the Presiding Patriarchs of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints,
6 - Ludlow, Daniel H. editor, Encyclopedia of Mormonism, Macmillan Publishing, Encyclopedia of Mormonism, Vol. 4, Appendix 2: A Chronology of Church History
Mormon History Timeline /Chronology

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