130 years ago today - May 24, 1893

Suicide of businessman William H. Jennings, the first prominent Utah Mormon male to commit suicide. This is during a national economic depression which bankrupts many Utahns. George A. Mears, another "financially ruined" Salt Lake City businessman and "a friend to the 'Mormons'" also commits suicide on 8 July.

[The Mormon Hierarchy - Extensions of Power by D. Michael Quinn, [New Mormon History database ( http://bit.ly/NMHdatabase )]]

No comments:

Post a Comment

Please Enter your Comment: