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Benjamin Erastus Rich

Alternate Names
Ben E. Rich
Birth Date
1855 November 7
Death Date
1913 September 13
Gender
Male
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Born in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States

1855 November 7
Mother
Sarah DeArmon Pea
Father
Charles Coulson Rich

Baptized by Charles Coulson Rich

1865 November (Age 9)

Served in British Mission

1881 April–1883 June (Age 25) See Missionaries
Mission Type
Proselytizing
Marital Status
Married
Priesthood Office
Elder
Residence When Called
Ogden, Weber, Utah Territory, United States
Set Apart By
John Henry Smith

Married Laura Bowring

1898 April 13 (Age 42)

Called

1898 June 9 (Age 42)

Called as President to Southern States Mission

1898 June–1902 July (Age 42) See Missionaries
Mission Type
Proselytizing
Marital Status
Married
Priesthood Office
Seventy
Residence When Called
Rexburg, Madison, Idaho, United States
Set Apart By
John Henry Smith
Images
Rich brothers all serve in the Southern States Mission
Southern States Missionaries
Southern States Mission, Chattanooga, Tennessee, 19 June 1899
Mission Photo
Mission Photo
Southern States Mission 1906-1908
Chattanooga, Hamilton, Tennessee - March 20, 1899
First annual conference of presidents in Southern States Mission, Chattanooga, Tennessee, May 1899
Southern States missionaries
Served With

Officially took charge of the mission

1898 July 1 (Age 42)

Called

1902 May 22 (Age 46)

Called as President to Middle States Mission

1902 July–1903 August (Age 46) See Missionaries
Mission Type
Proselytizing
Marital Status
Married
Priesthood Office
Seventy
Residence When Called
Chattanooga, Hamilton, Tennessee, United States
Images
Middle States Mission Conference Presidents
Middle States Mission
Mission President & Wife
Served With

Called as President to Southern States Mission

1903 August–1908 August (Age 47) See Missionaries
Mission Type
Proselytizing
Marital Status
Married
Priesthood Office
Seventy
Residence When Called
Cincinnati, Hamilton, Ohio, United States
Images
United States Mission Presidents
Southern States Mission
Southern States Mission Presidency, 1904

Called as President to Eastern States Mission

1908 August–1913 September (Age 52) See Missionaries
Mission Type
Proselytizing
Marital Status
Married
Priesthood Office
Seventy
Residence When Called
Chattanooga, Hamilton, Tennessee, United States
Images
United States Mission Presidents
Rhode Island Conference, 1912
Mission Photo
Mission Presidents in the United States and Mexico
Mission Photo
Served With

Death

1913 September 13 (Age 57)

Married Laura Bowring

No dates given.

Married Diana Farr

No dates given.
Media
Benjamin Erastus Rich (1855 - 1913) Profile
Rich brothers all serve in the Southern States Mission
Southern States Missionaries
Southern States Mission, Chattanooga, Tennessee, 19 June 1899
Mission Photo
Mission Photo
Southern States Mission 1906-1908
Chattanooga, Hamilton, Tennessee - March 20, 1899
First annual conference of presidents in Southern States Mission, Chattanooga, Tennessee, May 1899
Southern States missionaries
Middle States Mission Conference Presidents
Middle States Mission
Mission President & Wife
United States Mission Presidents
Southern States Mission
Southern States Mission Presidency, 1904
United States Mission Presidents
Rhode Island Conference, 1912
Mission Photo
Mission Presidents in the United States and Mexico
Mission Photo

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