John Willard Young

John Willard Young (1844-1924) was born 1 Oct. 1844 in Nauvoo, Hancock Co., Illinois. He was the son of Brigham Young and Mary Ann Angell. He married Lucy Canfield; participated in plural marriage. He was baptized about 1852. He served in church callings with Wilford Woodruff from about 1852 to 1898. He died 24 Feb. 1924 in New York City, New York Co., New York.

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John Willard Young (KWJH-RZX), “Family Tree,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed 26 Apr. 2022). John Willard Young, Wilford Woodruff Papers (https://wilfordwoodruffpapers.org/subjects/john-willard-young, accessed 26 Apr. 2022). "John Willard Young" (1844-1924), memorial no. 6446729; Find A Grave (https://findagrave.com, accessed 26 Apr. 2022). “Missionary Department missionary registers, 1860-1959 / Book A, 1860 April 25-1894 April 27,” entry for John W. Young, p. 8, image 14/160, CR 301 22; Church History Library (https://catalog.churchofjesuschrist.org/, accessed 29 Apr. 2022). Salt Lake Tribune, “Ogden” (Ogden, Utah Territory), 9 Mar. 1881, p. 4; database with images, Utah Digital Newspapers (https://digitalnewspapers.org/, accessed 29 Apr. 2022). The Cecil Whig, “More About The Mormons” (Ogden, Utah), 10 Jan. 1874, vol. 23, p. 1; database with images, Newspapers.com (https://newspapers.com, accessed 29 Apr. 2022). Andrew Jenson, Latter-day Saint Biographical Encyclopedia (Salt Lake City, Utah: Andrew Jenson History Company, 1901), p. 42; digital images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed 27 Apr. 2022). “Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed 26 Apr. 2022); John Willard Young, 11 Feb. 1924, New York City, New York Co., New York, no. U-286; Salt Lake County Management and Archives, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co., Utah; image 76/519; DGS 4139744.

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    Part of Letter to Joseph F. Smith from Wilford Woodruff and George Q. Cannon, 13 March 1888

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    deference to any power that we might assume to have, but because by so doing we could work to better advantage, as we would know whether he was interfering with other agencies that were operating in our behalf, with which he was not familiar; and also that we might be able to account in a proper manner to the Church and the people at large for the proper disposition of the public funds which they, in their confidence, had placed in our hands to be expended as our judgment and the Spirit of the Lord would suggest to us as ...
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    Part of Letter to Joseph F. Smith, 6 March 1888

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    We regret that Brother John W. Young should feel as you describe. His expressions concerning being left in the lurch or being crushed have no founda- tion in fact. There has been no such disposition manifested by the Committee towards him. We have treated him with all the consideration and respect that could be reasonably asked. Certainly we have tried to treat him with more courtesy than we think we have received. If he will only reflect as he should do, he will see that there has been no manifestation on our part ...
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    Part of Letter to Joseph F. Smith from Wilford Woodruff and George Q. Cannon, 25 April 1888

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    [sideways text] Rec'd May 1st 1888 ans'd [May] 12, —[1888]— [end of sideways text] PRESIDENT'S OFFICE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST. OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS, GIBSON MILLER & RICHARDSON, OMAHA. P.O. BOX B. Salt Lake City, U. T. April 25th 1888. Elder Joseph F. Smith, Washington, D. C. Dear Brother Joseph F.: Your esteemed favor of the 17th inst. has been received and perused with much interest. You have been very careful to ...
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    April 25, 1888
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    Part of Letter to Joseph F. Smith, 6 March 1888

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    management of funds. In asking him to do the same, we have as much regard for his honor as we have for our own. We know that it is the only way that we can take to inspire confidence and to remove feelings of distrust. We sincerely hope that he will see the propriety of the request that we have made, and that he will join heartily with you in your labor and manifest that confidence in making known his plans that you desire. My health is good, as well as that of all the ...
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    Part of Letter to Joseph F. Smith from Wilford Woodruff and George Q. Cannon, 25 April 1888

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    not been thus enlightened. We had a meeting with him last evening. Through having to attend a meeting of the City Council, he did not keep his appointment by three-quarters of an hour. We stayed together till 11 o'clock and then had to break up somewhat abruptly to return to our quarters or we might have been kept hours longer. We have made another appointment for to-morrow evening. We had a very plain talk with him. I (President Woodruff) spoke quite plainly to him con- cerning the position that you and the ...
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    Part of Letter to Joseph F. Smith from Wilford Woodruff and George Q. Cannon, 25 April 1888

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    had told his wife, however, that as they kept the best rooms they ought to pay a larger proportion, and also for any extra attendance, &C. He also intimated that if others had their expenses paid, he was entitled to consideration on that account. We repeated to him what we had be- fore said in letters respecting money that had been advanced to him, that we were startled when he asked for Twenty-five thousand dollars more, without giving us the least idea as to what had been done with the Fifteen thousand which ...
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    Part of Letter to Joseph F. Smith from Wilford Woodruff and George Q. Cannon, 19 April 1888

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    and Wilson, upon receiving your telegram requesting an answer, a reply was sent rather favoring the employment of Mr. Wilson. Afterwards, on receiving your communi- cation and seeing the shape things were assuming in Washington, we thought it would be better not to employ him at the present time, if you had not already done so. We presume, however, that you probably had done so before we sent the second telegram. We gather from your remarks that Brother John W. Young has had several persons whom he has retained, and ...
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    Part of Letter to Joseph F. Smith from Wilford Woodruff and George Q. Cannon, 25 April 1888

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    present method of operations will not result in accomplish- ing the end we have in view. He thought political re- sources ought to be exhausted before missionary work should be engaged in. Upon being interrogated as to what he meant by this, he spoke in a vague sort of a way about the nine Senators who had met at Senator Call's, and that they ought to have been kept together and more added to them, and they made missionaries for us, to convert others; and in this connection alluded to excursions which they frequently took and dinners ...
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    Part of Letter to Joseph F. Smith from Wilford Woodruff and George Q. Cannon, 25 April 1888

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    satisfaction. He evidently thinks, and so expressed himself, that money is the all-important factor to be used. Upon this our views were expressed with great frankness, that we did not believe in a money campaign; we had not money enough, we thought, to spend in the way he indicated. While money is doubtless nec- essary for various purposes, and might be used judiciously to aid men who are in straits, to use it as he proposed was entirely contrary to our feelings and we think it most impolitic. It would undoubtedly make the "lobby" hungry ...
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    Part of Letter to Joseph F. Smith from Wilford Woodruff and George Q. Cannon, 25 April 1888

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    he attributed his lack of explanations concerning funds and other matters. He freely acknowledged that he had not done right, and that he could not blame us, under the circumstances. Just before we parted he mentioned that he had in contemplation the organization of a National Bank in Utah. He said that he had had conversation with the Comptroller and had endeavored to get the privilege of calling it the National Bank of the State of Utah; but that for political reasons this had been deemed unwise. He said that he ...