Today in Mormon History - Aug 26

[Utah] Apostle Moses Thatcher begins treatment with Keeley Institute for his addiction to opium and morphine. First Presidency and apostles tolerated Thatcher as a "morphine fiend" and "opium eater", but on 26 Jul his family and friends considered involuntary commitment to treatment. His is most prominent drug addict in Mormon history. Twelve drop Thatcher from quorum membership on 19 Nov because of four year conflict over his insubordination in political matters, but Thatcher's drug addiction aggravates that conflict. (1)
-- 115 years ago today - Aug 26,1896

[President Wilford Woodruff Journal] 26 I signed 15 Recommends. I received 10 Letters. I met with the savings Bank Board.

Brother Charles Brown was born in Germany in 1856. He died at 4 AM. to day At Mount Sania Hospital Aged 35 years. He left 5 Children. He has been Associated with ZCMI for [ ] years. He has been Associated with Asahel H Woodruff 16 years. All now feel his loss. {Charles Brown Born 1856 Germany Died Aug 26 1891 Aged 35 years} (2)
-- 120 years ago today - Aug 26, 1891

During church's first area conference in Manchester, England, there is formal meeting of joint council of First Presidency and Quorum of Twelve Apostles. This is first such council meeting outside United States in Mormon history. (3)
-- 40 years ago today - Aug 26, 1971

1 - Quinn, D. Michael, The Mormon Hierarchy: Extensions of Power, Appendix 5, Selected Chronology of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1848-1996,
2 - Wilford Woodruff's Journal: 1833-1898 Typescript, Volumes 1-9, Edited by Scott G. Kenney, Signature Books 1993,
3 - On This Day in Mormon History,

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