Matthew Cowley

Alternate Names
Birth Date
1897 August 2
Death Date
1953 December 13
Gender
Male

Born in Preston, Oneida, Idaho, United States

1897 August 2
Mother
Abbie Hyde

Baptized by Matthias F. Cowley

1905 August 2 (Age 8)

Served in New Zealand Mission

1914 October–1919 April (Age 17) See Missionaries
Mission Type
Proselytizing
Marital Status
Single
Priesthood Office
Elder
Residence When Called
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
Set Apart By
Joseph F. Smith Jr.
Images
Mission Photo
Elders at the Australian Mission Headquarters
Men called to translate Book of Mormon and Pearl of Great Price from English to Maori
Elder Cowley

Served in New Zealand Mission

1914 October–1919 April (Age 17) See Missionaries
Mission Type
Proselytizing
Marital Status
Single
Priesthood Office
Elder
Residence When Called
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
Set Apart By
Joseph F. Smith Jr.
Images
Elder Cowley
Men called to translate Book of Mormon and Pearl of Great Price from English to Maori
Mission Photo
Elders at the Australian Mission Headquarters
Missionaries New Zealand

departed from home

1914 October 22 (Age 17)

Arrived in Field

1914 November 23 (Age 17)

Arrived at Home

1919 July 3 (Age 21)

Married Elva Eleanor Taylor

1922 July 13 (Age 24)

Called as President to New Zealand Mission

1938 January–1945 July (Age 40) See Missionaries
Mission Type
Proselytizing
Marital Status
Married
Priesthood Office
High-priest
Residence When Called
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
Set Apart By
Heber J. Grant
Images
Elva and Matthew Cowley in New Zealand
Matthew Cowley
President Matthew Cowley with Elder Leland Garn Dastrup, NZ
Matthew Cowley, NZ Mission President, 1938-45
Matthew Cowley with Pres George Albert Smith and Elder Johnston

Departed from Home

1938 January 19 (Age 40)

Arrived in Field

1938 February 18 (Age 40)

Death in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States

1953 December 13 (Age 56)
Media
Matthew Cowley (1897 - 1953) Profile
Mission Photo
Elders at the Australian Mission Headquarters
Men called to translate Book of Mormon and Pearl of Great Price from English to Maori
Elder Cowley
Elder Cowley
Men called to translate Book of Mormon and Pearl of Great Price from English to Maori
Mission Photo
Elders at the Australian Mission Headquarters
Missionaries New Zealand
Elva and Matthew Cowley in New Zealand
Matthew Cowley
President Matthew Cowley with Elder Leland Garn Dastrup, NZ
Matthew Cowley, NZ Mission President, 1938-45
Matthew Cowley with Pres George Albert Smith and Elder Johnston

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