The Full Wiki

More info on George F. Gibbs

George F. Gibbs: Wikis

Advertisements
  

Note: Many of our articles have direct quotes from sources you can cite, within the Wikipedia article! This article doesn't yet, but we're working on it! See more info or our list of citable articles.

Encyclopedia

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

George Francis Gibbs (1846-11-23 – 1924-03-10) was the secretary to the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church).

Gibbs was born in Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, Wales. In 1850, his parents were taught by Mormon missionaries and the family joined the LDS Church. As a young adult, Gibbs worked for the LDS Church in the mission office in Liverpool, England, and emigrated to Utah Territory with his parents in 1866.

In the late nineteenth century, Gibbs was sent back to Liverpool as a church missionary to assist the mission in managing its finances.

Gibbs became a member of the Council of Fifty on 1882-06-24. He acted as an assistant secretary to the First Presidency under George Reynolds. When Reynolds was in prison on a bigamy conviction from 1876 to 1881, Gibbs acted as the secretary to the First Presidency. When Reynolds became a general authority in 1890, Gibbs again took upon more of the secretarial duties that Reynolds usually performed. When Reynolds died in 1909, Gibbs officially became the First Presidency's secretary. He remained in this employment until 1922, when he retired and was replaced by Joseph Anderson.

In 1876, Gibbs married Ida Snow, a daughter of church apostle Lorenzo Snow. Gibbs practiced plural marriage and married Sarah E. Worthen in 1884.

Gibbs died of tongue cancer at Salt Lake City, Utah.[1]

Notes

References

  • Eliza R. Snow (1886, reprinted 2006). Biography and Family Record of Lorenzo Snow, One of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Whitefish, Mont.: Kessinger) ISBN 1425490263 ch. 47
Advertisements

Advertisements






Got something to say? Make a comment.
Your name
Your email address
Message