125 years ago today - Aug 26, 1896

A Ward Conference was held at Sugar House [Salt Lake City] this evening at which the Forest Dale Ward was organized out of a portion of the Sugar House Ward. President Angus M. Cannon and Counselor Joseph E. Taylor and C[harles]. W. Penrose officiated. Some opposition was manifested by a few of the members present, through a misunderstanding on their part in reference to the alleged nonresidence of Bishop [Apollos G.] Driggs in the Sugar House Ward, after the Ward should be divided. Elder Daniel S. Harrington became so excited that President Cannon had to require him to take his seat, and the constable named Harris, who was present, walked to the stand and commanded the peace. The Declaration of Principles was read and explained by Brother Penrose, and was sustained with one dissentient vote. James J. Jenson was selected and sustained as Bishop of Forest Dale Ward, with Royal B. Young and James Hendry as his counselors. This left Bishop Apollos S. Driggs with but one counselor. Frank V. Taylor was made first counselor and M. M. Atwood second counselor. These were sustained by unanimous vote, with this exception, four hands were raised against Bishop Driggs by persons who considered he was not a resident of the ward. It was explained that this would form no valid objection and the meeting closed with general good feeling.

[Journal History, as quoted in Minutes of the Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1835-1951, Electronic Edition, 2015]

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