120 years ago today - Jun 20, 1904

The following telegram was received by President [Joseph F.] Smith from President Anthony W. Ivins: 'Doctor telephones [Abraham] Owen [Woodruff] very gravely sick [Small Pox]. Fears fatal termination tonight. Tell Sister Woodruff.' The following telegram received about 10 o'clock p.m.: '[Abraham] Owen [Woodruff] died this morning. Doctor, nurse and President [William R.] Hakes assured me he would speedily recover. Ate hearty dinner today, (yesterday), heart failure this (in the) evening.'

[Journal History, as quoted in Minutes of the Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1910-1951, Privately Published, Salt Lake City, Utah 2010]

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