Mormon studies, photography, apostles
Ninety-one-year-old Wilford Woodruff, fourth President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, died unexpectedly at 6:40 a.m. on Saturday morning, September 2, 1898, during a visit to San Francisco, California. Woodruff’s well-attended funeral was held six days later, at 10 a.m. on Thursday, September 8, 1898, at the Tabernacle in Salt Lake City, Utah. Sixty-six-year-old George Teasdale, one of the Church’s fourteen Apostles, reported, “Weather sunshine and fair Arose early and . . . went to Woodruff villa and saw the body of our beloved President laying in state. . . . saw the body borne into the hearse and the family placed in the carriages and then entered our carriage and joined the procession to the Tabernacle. At the Tabernacle we took our seats on the stand and attended the services.”
Holzapfel, Richard Neitzel and Fox, Ronald L.
"Photographs of the Fourteen Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, September and October 1898,"
BYU Studies Quarterly: Vol. 56
, Article 8.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/byusq/vol56/iss4/8