[Heber J. Grant]
Bros. John W. Taylor and Matthias F. Cowley called during conference week [i.e., October 1897] and blessed me. Bro. Taylor seemed particularly inspired while he had his hands on my head, and among other things promised me that I should live to have a son. I felt the spirit burning within me during Bro. Taylor's administration, bearing witness of the inspiration attending the same. After Bro. John W. had confirmed the anointing bestowed upon me, he, Brother Cowley, said he felt impressed to bear testimony that the confirmation delivered by Bro. John W. was inspired by the Lord, and that the promises made should all be fulfilled.
[Grant had lost his only two sons and wanted another son for his namesake. None of his wives produced another son for him.]
[The Diaries of Heber J. Grant, 1880-1945, Abridged, Digital Edition Salt Lake City, Utah, 2015]