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Anthony Woodward Ivins

Information regarding Elder Anthony W. Ivins

  • Apostle number:  55
  • Quorum of the Twelve number:  48
  • Date of birth: September 16, 1852
  • Place of birth:   Toms River, Ocean County, New Jersey
  • Date of apostolic ordination:  October 6, 1907
  • Age when ordained apostle:  55 years 0 months
  • End of apostolic service:  September 23, 1934
  • Total apostolic years:  26 years 11 months
  • Date called into the Quorum of the Twelve:  October 6, 1907
  • Tenure in the Quorum of the Twelve:  13 years 5 months
  • Date of death:  September 23, 1934
  • Age at death:  82 years 0 months
  • Place of death:  Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah
  • Remarks Elder Ivins served in the First Presidency, being called into that position by President Heber J. Grant.  Elder Ivins was a cousin of President Heber J. Grant —  Elder Ivins’s mother and President Grant’s mother were sisters, surnamed Ivins.  In 1878, Elder Ivins married Elizabeth A. Snow, a daughter of Erastus Snow, an apostle of the Church; they had nine children. His son, Antoine R. Ivins also served as a general authority of the Church.
  • Famous quote:   “The word of the Lord never comes to us as an opinion, no attempt is made to support it by argument; it comes as a definite, abstract statement of fact.  So it is from the first words to the last, the works of the Father are declared as facts, not theories.”

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