Tithing Clerk

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 18
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1986
Type Text
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Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
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Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
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Title Tithing Clerk
Description severe cold and general weakness in my body. On the 13th of the month (January) I passed the 75th milestone." His steps were slow and his breathing difficult as he walked those three blocks to the office each day during those last weeks in April, His last public address was given at a funeral on April 24. ) His obituary, published in the Mt, Pleasant ''Pyramid, Friday, May 6, 1921, says, "No death for some time in this city has more deeply stirred the hearts of all the citizens of Mt. Pleasant, for he was loved by practically every soul and had worn out his life in loving service." Christian Nielson Lund was no longer at his desk in the Tithing Office. The tithing yard and the Bishop's Storehouse are gone now. The building remained useful for many years after it was no longer used by the tithing clerk. In 1942, an entry in the journal of C. N. Lund's daughter Mathilda says she attended a North Sanpete Stake Relief Society Board meeting at the "tithing office." C. N, Lund was an influential pioneer in Mt. Pleasant, coming there in 1869. He was on the last sailing vessel that ever carried Mormon immigrants over the Atlantic. He crossed the plains with the last ox-team train that came to Utah with the Mormons. Many other significant facts of his life could be told, including his leadership of North Sanpete Stake as President for 15 years, his service as Patriarch, and the hundreds of sermons he preached. His position as Tithing Clerk was symbolic of his unassuming character. He filled each day with the task at hand, doing his job with precision and skill, not searching for prestige or wealth, but using time and energy to reach out, to help wherever there was a need. He was dependable, sure, a man of integrity, a humble Tithing Clerk, Lund, C, N., Life History of Pres. Christian H. Lund, Book Two"! Manuscript and Archive Record of the L.D.S. Church Historical Department, Church Office 93
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 18
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-19
Date Modified 2005-02-19
ID 325753
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