John Andreas Widtsoe

Birth Date
1872 January 31
Death Date
1952 November 29
Gender
Male
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Born in Island Of Froya, Sor-Trondelag, Norway

1872 January 31
Mother
Anna Karine Pedersdatter (Gaarden)
Father
John Andersen Widtsoe

Baptized by Bishop A. L. Skanchy

1884 April 3 (Age 12)

Served in German Mission

1898 August–1900 July (Age 26) See Missionaries
Mission Type
Education
Marital Status
Married
Priesthood Office
Elder
Residence When Called
Logan, Cache, Utah, United States
Set Apart By
Brigham Young Jr.

Called as President to British Mission

1927 November–1928 December (Age 55) See Missionaries
Mission Type
Proselytizing
Marital Status
Married
Priesthood Quorum
Quorum of the Twelve
Priesthood Office
Apostle
Residence When Called
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
Set Apart By
Heber Jeddy Grant
Additional Notes

The British Mission was separated from the direct management of the European Mission president at the end of 1928. However, he remained in Europe as the European Mission president.

Images
British Mission - ca 1928
Served With

Called as President to British Mission

1927 November–1928 December (Age 55) See Missionaries
Mission Type
Proselytizing
Marital Status
Married
Priesthood Quorum
Quorum of the Twelve
Priesthood Office
Apostle
Residence When Called
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
Set Apart By
Heber Jeddy Grant
Additional Notes

The British Mission was separated from the direct management of the European Mission president at the end of 1928. However, he remained in Europe as the European Mission president.

Images
British Mission - ca 1928
Served With

Departed from Home

1927 November 30 (Age 55)

Officially took charge of mission

1928 January 1 (Age 55)

Called as President to European Mission

1929–1930 (Age 56) See Missionaries
Mission Type
Other
Marital Status
Married
Priesthood Quorum
Quorum of the Twelve
Priesthood Office
Apostle
Images
Swedish Mission, ca 1928
Mission Photo
Visit to Swedish Missionaries, 1929
Mission Photo
April 1930 - London District Conference
Czechoslovakia - July 24, 1929
Mission Photo
Mission Photo

Death

1952 November 29 (Age 80)

Married Leah Eudora Dunford

No dates given.
Media
John Andreas Widtsoe (1872 - 1952) Profile
British Mission - ca 1928
British Mission - ca 1928
Swedish Mission, ca 1928
Mission Photo
Visit to Swedish Missionaries, 1929
Mission Photo
April 1930 - London District Conference
Czechoslovakia - July 24, 1929
Mission Photo
Mission Photo