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Orson Ferguson Whitney

Information regarding Elder Orson F. Whitney

  • Apostle number:  53
  • Quorum of the Twelve number:  46
  • Date of birth: July 1, 1855
  • Place of birth:   Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah
  • Date of apostolic ordination:  April 9, 1906
  • Age when ordained apostle:  50 years 9 months
  • End of apostolic service:  May 16, 1931
  • Total apostolic years:  25 years 1 month
  • Date called into the Quorum of the Twelve:   April 9, 1906
  • Tenure in the Quorum of the Twelve:  25 years 1 month
  • Date of death:  May 16, 1931
  • Age at death:  75 years 10 months
  • Place of death:  Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah
  • Remarks He was the grandson of both Newel K. Whitney and Heber C. Kimball;  he served as a Utah State Senator on two different occasions.
  • Famous quote:   “No pain that we suffer, no trial that we experience is wasted. It ministers to our education, to the development of such qualities as patience, faith, fortitude and humility. All that we suffer and all that we endure, especially when we endure it patiently, builds up our characters, purifies our hearts, expands our souls, and makes us more tender and charitable, more worthy to be called the children of God . . . and it is through sorrow and suffering, toil and tribulation, that we gain the education that we come here to acquire and which will make us more like our Father and Mother in heaven..”

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