125 years ago today - Nov 30, 1887

Got up at half past 6 o'clock. After breakfast we all went to the [Logan] Temple. I was ordained an elder by Bro[ther] A. Peterson in behalf of my dead Father and got endowments for him and took my Mother through the veil and also stood proxy for my Father at the altar for my mother to be sealed to him; also took both of my wives through the veil; also my daughter, Marinda, and had our 4 old est children sealed to us. And my wives and I received our second anointings under the hands of President [Marriner W.] Merrill and Bro[th er] Moore. [Samuel Bateman diary, Nov. 30, 1887 , Perry Special Collections]

[Source: Anderson, Devery; The Development of LDS Temple Worship, 1846-2000: A Documentary History, http://amzn.to/TempleWorship]

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