Title

Separated from Oliver in Death: The Elizabeth Ann Whitmer Cowdery Memorial Dedication

Keywords

Oliver Cowdery, Early Church History, Marriage, Missouri Mormon Frontier Museum

Abstract

In June 2003, while on a research trip to Missouri, Derle and Margene Thorpe, directors of the Liberty Jail LDS Visitors’Center, made arrangements for me to meet with Dr. Lorene E. (Burdick) Pollard, the oldest known living descendant of John Whitmer. I had actually met Lorene in September 1999 following the dedication of a memorial grave marker erected by the Missouri Mormon Frontier Foundation in the cemetery in Kingston, Missouri, in honor of John and Sarah Jackson Whitmer. On that occasion Lorene represented the Whitmer family and gave some remarks about her illustrious early Mormon ancestors

Original Publication Citation

“Separated from Oliver in Death: The Elizabeth Ann Whitmer Cowdery Memorial Dedication,” Mormon Historical Studies 7, nos. 1–2 (Spring/Fall 2006): 115–23.

Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

2006

Language

English

College

Religious Education

Department

Church History and Doctrine

University Standing at Time of Publication

Full Professor

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