A Daughter of the North

A Daughter of the North

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781503083455
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 11/04/2014
Pages: 270
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.61(d)

About the Author

Christian Nephi Anderson was born in Christiania (modern Oslo), Norway on 22 January 1865. His parents, Christian and Petronella Nielson, had joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints only a few years before his birth and in 1871 they emigrated to Utah, United States.

In 1886, Anderson married Asenath Tillotson and began a teaching career in Ogden and Brigham City,

From 1891 to 1893 Nephi Anderson served a mission for the LDS Church in his birth country of Norway.

Asenath died in January, 1904, after having three children with Nephi.

In 1904, just two months following the death of his first wife, Nephi left on his second mission for the Church, this time to Great Britain where he became assistant editor of the LDS periodical, the Millennial Star, under the direction of Heber J. Grant.

Returning to Utah in 1906, Nephi moved his family to Salt Lake City and secured a position as instructor of English and Missionary Studies at LDS High School.

In 1908, he married Maud Rebecca Symons, with whom he would have six more children.

After a short mission which involved his whole family moving to Independence, Missouri and an assignment there as editor of another LDS periodical, The Liahona, Nephi was asked to come back to Utah and begin working as an editor and librarian with the Genealogical Society of Utah, replacing Joseph Fielding Smith, who had been called to the Church's general leadership.

In January, 1923, Nephi developed appendicitis and died on January 6, 1923. Speakers at his funeral included Heber J. Grant (LDS Church president at the time, and with whom Nephi had remained close), George Albert Smith, Joseph Fielding Smith, John A. Widtsoe, Anthony W. Ivins, Rudger Clawson, and several other prominent LDS leaders of the period

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