[Heber J. Grant]
[Concerning the request of Abraham H. Cannon's two widows, Mrs. Ellis and Mrs. Young, for compensation as widows of an apostle:] I told them of the work I had done in paying a note of Abram Cannon's with interest to the Utah Loan & Trust Co., with the assistance of some friends, thus saving his honor. I did not care to tell them that the church had paid $15,000. to save the bank from failure, Abram being president of this bank at the time of his death. I explained to them that Abram had not borrowed the $45,000. from the bank originally but had assumed the note of other people. Told them I spent nearly three years of my time in raising funds to save this institution.
[The Diaries of Heber J. Grant, 1880-1945, Abridged, Digital Edition Salt Lake City, Utah, 2015]