William Harrison Folsom

William Harrison Folsom (1815-1901) was born 25 Mar. 1815 in Portsmouth, Rockingham Co., New Hampshire. He was the son of William Fullington Folsom and Hannah Skinner. He married Zerviah Eliza Clark about 1837; widowed 16 Aug. 1863. He married Elizabeth Gregory; participated in plural marriage. He was baptized 17 Feb. 1843 in New York. He served alongside Wilford Woodruff from 1862 to 1888 as a Church architect. He died 19 Mar. 1901 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co., Utah.

Footnotes

William Harrison Folsom (KWJ4-K87), “Family Tree,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed 7 Sep. 2022). William Harrison Folsom, Wilford Woodruff Papers (https://wilfordwoodruffpapers.org/subjects/william-harrison-folsom accessed 7 Sep. 2022). “Missionary Department missionary registers, 1860-1959 / Book B, 1860 April 25-1894 April 27,” entry for W. H. Folsom, p. 15, image 16/148, CR 301 22; Church History Library (https://catalog.churchofjesuschrist.org/, accessed 7 Sep. 2022). Paul L. Anderson, “William Harrison Folsom: Pioneer Architect,” Utah Historical Quarterly, vol. 43, no. 3 (1975); database with images, ISSUU (https://issuu.com/, accessed 4 Nov. 2022). “Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed 22 Sep. 2022); Zerviah Eliza Fullsom, 16 Aug. 1863, Great Salt Lake City, Great Salt Lake Co., Utah Territory, p. 43, no. A1699; Salt Lake County Management and Archives, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co., Utah; DGS 4139616. “Elizabeth Gregory Folsom” (1839-1908), memorial no. 24642374; Find A Grave (https://findagrave.com, accessed 4 Nov. 2022). "Utah Deaths and Burials, 1888-1946," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed 30 October 2022); William W. Folsom, 19 Mar. 1901, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co., Utah, p.144 (left); citing Salt Lake City, Utah, Office of Vital Statistics, “Death records of Salt Lake City, Utah, 1848 - Sept. 1950,” image 600/874; microfilm 7578790.

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  • Page 221

    Part of Journal (October 22, 1865 – December 31, 1872)

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    Dec 15th 1869 we fed him a tumbler full that satisfied him & he fell asleep & slept for half an hour and After He awoke he vomited up a good deal of flem But finally became distresed again in the lungs & continued sinking through the night December 16, 1869 ~ Thursday 16. The child is dying this morning Delight the Mother of the child is feeling vary bad Emma, Sarah, & myself was with the ...
    Dates:
    December 16, 1869 December 17, 1869 December 18, 1869 December 19, 1869 December 20, 1869 December 21, 1869 December 22, 1869 December 24, 1869 December 25, 1869
  • Page 9

    Part of Journal (October 22, 1865 – December 31, 1872)

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    May 29, 1870 Attention At the close of the Meeting the Presidency & Twelve Apostles were Invited to go down & take Supper in the Pulman Palace Cars. President Young G A Smith & D. H. Wells & O Pratt J. Taylor W. Woodruff & G Q Cannon of the Twelve went down went through the whole train was introduced to all the Gentlement & Ladies & partook of a grand feast with the Board of Directors of the company in going ...
    Dates:
    May 30, 1870 May 31, 1870
  • Page 334

    Part of Journal (October 22, 1865 – December 31, 1872)

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    March 23, 1872 ~ Saturday March 23rd 1872 I came to the City & drew up the frame for my Pig & Chickens House & set it up, 3 departments for Pigs 2 for fowls, 40 feet long By 8 wide March 24, 1872 ~ Sunday March 24. Sunday I met with my Quorum in the morning & wrote a [FIGURE] letter to Col Peter Saxe & Attended Meeting in the Afternoon H S Eldridge & Wm Folsome spoke in ...
    Dates:
    March 23, 1872 March 24, 1872 March 25, 1872 March 29, 1872 March 30, 1872 March 31, 1872 April 1, 1872 April 2, 1872 April 3, 1872 April 4, 1872 April 5, 1872 April 6, 1872
  • Page 345

    Part of Journal (October 22, 1865 – December 31, 1872)

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    August 24, 1872 ~ Saturday Aug 24, 1872 I spent the day stacking wheat & in the Evening I attended a Meeting of the Board of the D A & M Society I received 3 letters [FIGURE] from Sarah, Azmon, & Wilford. A Meeting was held 25In Millers Grove Farmington Davis County at 10 oclok the Presidency & Twelve were there August 25, 1872 ~ Sunday 25. Sunday in company with the Presidency ...
    Dates:
    August 24, 1872 August 25, 1872 August 26, 1872 August 30, 1872 August 31, 1872 September 1, 1872 September 2, 1872 September 3, 1872 September 4, 1872 September 5, 1872 September 6, 1872
  • Page 25

    Part of Journal (October 22, 1865 – December 31, 1872)

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    March 17 1866 him reading the news of the day, he went to bed with his Brother John, & slept untill about 1 oclok then the devil entered into him & he raged Badly I arose & went to him & again laid hands upon him & cast the Devel out of him in the name of Jesus Christ & he remained quiet untill about day light when the Devil again Entered into him & he raged in a dred- ful manner we gave him his breakfast & I took him by the arm & walked ...
    Dates:
    March 18, 1866 March 19, 1866 March 20, 1866 March 23, 1866 March 24, 1866 March 25, 1866
  • Page 56

    Part of Journal (October 22, 1865 – December 31, 1872)

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    January 6, 1867 ~ Sunday Jan 6th 1867 Sunday I met with my Quorum in the morning & attended meeting all day in the Tabernacle C. C. Rich Preached in the morning & W. Woodruff in the Afternoon followed by Joseph W Young I met in the Prayer Circle with the President & Twelve C. C. Rich Prayed & E. T. Benson was mouth I attended meeting at the 14 ward W. Woodruff ...
    Dates:
    January 6, 1867 January 7, 1867 January 8, 1867
  • Page 94

    Part of Journal (October 22, 1865 – December 31, 1872)

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    Sept 1, 1867 Sunday Afternoon Erastus Snow spoke 55 Minutes [FIGURE] President Young spoke 43 Minutes advised the sons & daughters of Zion to get Married I wrote 2 letters September 2, 1867 ~ Monday 2nd President Young ^10 of^ the Twelve & a Number of others left G. S. L. City at 9 oclok to visit the Northern Settlements we drove to Farmington & held a meeting at 12 oclok I went in company with Brother
    Dates:
    September 2, 1867 September 3, 1867 September 4, 1867 September 5, 1867
  • Page 97

    Part of Journal (October 22, 1865 – December 31, 1872)

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    Sept 10th 1867 if he kept the Celestial Law. September 11, 1867 ~ Wednesday 11th we left Franklin at 5 oclok & drove to the foot of the Mountains & Nooned, we then most of us walked up the Mountain & rode down to Liberty & took supper with Solomon Hale & E N Austin Brother Hale had done a great deal of work in that place in making Improvements. we then drove to
    Dates:
    September 11, 1867 September 12, 1867 September 13, 1867 September 14, 1867 September 15, 1867
  • Page 303

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1860 – October 22, 1865)

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    Feb 14 1864 Morning W. Woodruff in the Afternoon I went to the prayer circle & prayed. I spent the Evening at O. Pratts He had been sick, was getting better February 15, 1864 ~ Monday 15 I spent the day drawing rock to Jordon Bridge February 16, 1864 ~ Tuesday 16. I spent the fore part of the day in the Endowment House we gave Endowments to 19 B. Young sealed his son John Willard Young ...
    Dates:
    February 15, 1864 February 16, 1864 February 17, 1864 February 17, 1864 February 19, 1864 February 20, 1864 February 21, 1864 February 22, 1864 February 23, 1864
  • Page 315

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1860 – October 22, 1865)

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    May 29 1864 Told how they found Capt Walter M Gibson that He had been robing the saints upon the Islands HabD labored to build himself up insteat of the Church or the poor saints upon the Islands. He had got 3000 Acres of Land, 3000 sheep many Goats, large flocks of Folwls many horses &c. He takes all these things from the Saints after Laboring with him for several days they cut him off from the Church & this decission was sanctioned by the whole Church present ...
    Dates:
    May 30, 1864 June 1, 1864 June 2, 1864 June 3, 1864 June 4, 1864