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Erastus Snow 

Information regarding Erastus Snow

  • Apostle number: 26
  • Quorum of the Twelve number: 23
  • Date of birth:  November 9, 1818
  • Place of birth:  St. Johnsbury, Caledonia County, Vermont
  • Date of apostolic ordination:  February 12, 1849
  • Age when ordained apostle:  30 years 3 months
  • End of apostolic service:  May 27, 1888
  • Total apostolic years:  39 years 3 months
  • Date called into the Quorum of the Twelve:  February 12, 1849
  • Tenure in the Quorum of the Twelve:  39 years 3 months
  • Date of death:  May 27, 1888
  • Age at death:  69 years 6 months
  • Place of death:  Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah
  • Remarks:  Erastus Snow and Orson Pratt were the first two Latter-day Saints to enter the Salt Lake Valley.  Snow Canyon near St. George, Utah and Snow College in Ephraim, Utah are named after Erastus Snow.
  • Inspirational quote:  “God is waiting and anxious to pour out blessings, glory, honor, and exaltation upon his people, far more than we have ever received, and far more than we are capable of receiving; and the only reason we have not received it long ago is because there was no place found for it.”

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