115 years ago today - Feb 15, 1906

The regular meeting of the First Presidency and Apostles was held in the temple this morning. It was decided to reorganize the Wayne [Utah] Stake Presidency, and Gearson S. Bastian, first counselor to President [Willis E.] Robinson, was unanimously chosen as the new President, in the understanding that he enter upon the duties of his office at once, and be set apart later. President Robinson is to be advised of this action and requested to turn over the affairs of the stake in his custody to Brother Bastian. This was done on motion of President Francis M. Lyman. A letter was read from Sister Martha H. Tingey, asking whether or not the Young Ladies Mutual Improvement Association should continue to retain membership in the National Council of Women's organizations and to send delegates occasionally to its conventions? It was decided to advise Sister Tingey to continue the Association's membership in the National Council, and to send delegates as heretofore. ... Brother [Charles W.] Penrose said on Friday evening he went to Richmond [Utah] with others to

attend the funeral services of Brother [Marriner Wood] Merrill at Richmond on Saturday. The Richmond tabernacle had been fitted up temporarily for this purpose. House crowded to the utmost capacity with quite a number of people outside, a large number having come from Logan [Utah] and other places by special train. Pres[iden]t. Anthon H. Lund was present. Good, timely remarks made by all the speakers. President Lund said he was very much struck with the quiet, peaceful expression of Brother Merrill's face, he looked as though he had just dropped off to sleep.

[Journal History, as quoted in Minutes of the Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1835-1951, Electronic Edition, 2015]

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