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Melvin Joseph Ballard

Alternate Names
Birth Date
1873 February 9
Death Date
1939 July 30
Gender
Male

Born in Logan, Cache, Utah Territory, United States

1873 February 9
Mother
Margaret Reid McNeil
Father
Henry Ballard

Baptized by Henry Ballard

1881 February 9 (Age 8)

Married Martha Annable Jones

1896 June 17 (Age 23)

Served in Northern States Mission

1896 July–1898 December (Age 23) See Missionaries
Mission Type
Proselytizing
Marital Status
Married
Priesthood Office
Seventy
Residence When Called
Logan, Cache, Utah, United States
Set Apart By
John Henry Smith
Additional Notes

He was initially called on a special mission with Brigham H. Roberts and George D. Pyper to visit cities in the eastern United States. He was then officially assigned to the Northern States Mission.

Images
Northern States Mission 1934-1936

Served in Northern States Mission

1896 July–1898 December (Age 23) See Missionaries
Mission Type
Proselytizing
Marital Status
Married
Priesthood Office
Seventy
Residence When Called
Logan, Cache, Utah, United States
Set Apart By
John Henry Smith
Additional Notes

He was initially called on a special mission with Brigham H. Roberts and George D. Pyper to visit cities in the eastern United States. He was then officially assigned to the Northern States Mission.

Images
Northern States Mission 1934-1936

Arrived in Field

1896 July 9 (Age 23)

Called

1909 March (Age 36)

Called as President to Northwestern States Mission

1909 April–1919 April (Age 36) See Missionaries
Mission Type
Proselytizing
Marital Status
Married
Priesthood Office
High-priest
Residence When Called
Logan, Cache, Utah, United States
Set Apart By
Francis Marion Lyman
Additional Notes

He became a member of the Quorum of the Twelve in January 1919, but did not transfer his responsibilities as mission president until April.

Images
23 April 1911, Idaho Conference
Central States Mission
Northwestern States Mission
Mission Photo
Northwestern Mission
Mission Presidents of the United States and Mexico
Northwestern States Mission
Northwstern States Mission Conference 1918
Mission Presidents in the United States and Mexico

Called as President to Northwestern States Mission

1909 April–1919 April (Age 36) See Missionaries
Mission Type
Proselytizing
Marital Status
Married
Priesthood Office
High-priest
Residence When Called
Logan, Cache, Utah, United States
Set Apart By
Francis Marion Lyman
Additional Notes

He became a member of the Quorum of the Twelve in January 1919, but did not transfer his responsibilities as mission president until April.

Images
Northwestern Mission
Northwestern States Mission
Northwstern States Mission Conference 1918
Central States Mission
23 April 1911, Idaho Conference
Mission Presidents of the United States and Mexico
Northwestern States Mission
Mission Photo
Mission Presidents in the United States and Mexico

Arrived in Field

1909 April 10 (Age 36)

Called

1925 September 3 (Age 52)

Called as President to South American Mission

1925 October–1926 July (Age 52) 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
Images
Liniers Branch, Buenos Aires member baptisms (December 1925)

Called as President to South American Mission

1925 October–1926 July (Age 52) 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
Images
Liniers Branch, Buenos Aires member baptisms (December 1925)

Departed from Home

1925 November 3 (Age 52)

Arrived in Field

1925 December 6 (Age 52)

Death in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

1939 July 30 (Age 66)
Media
Melvin Joseph Ballard (1873 - 1939) Profile
Missionaries in the Northern States Mission 1896-1898
Missionaries in the Northern States Mission from 1896 to 1898
Northern States Mission 1934-1936
Northern States Mission 1934-1936
23 April 1911, Idaho Conference
Central States Mission
Northwestern States Mission
Mission Photo
Northwestern Mission
Mission Presidents of the United States and Mexico
Northwestern States Mission
Northwstern States Mission Conference 1918
Mission Presidents in the United States and Mexico
Northwestern Mission
Northwestern States Mission
Northwstern States Mission Conference 1918
Central States Mission
23 April 1911, Idaho Conference
Mission Presidents of the United States and Mexico
Northwestern States Mission
Mission Photo
Mission Presidents in the United States and Mexico
Liniers Branch, Buenos Aires member baptisms (December 1925)
Liniers Branch, Buenos Aires member baptisms (December 1925)

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