Orson Spencer

Birth Date
1802 March 14
Death Date
1855 October 15
Gender
Male
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Brother to Daniel Spencer. He died in St. Louis, Missouri after 40 days of chills and fever at end of mission.

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Born in West Stockbridge, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States

1802 March 14
Mother
Chloe Wilson
Father
Daniel Spencer

Baptized by Daniel Spencer

1841 May 1 (Age 39)

Served in Eastern States Mission

1843 April 10 (Age 41) See Missionaries
Mission Type
Proselytizing
Marital Status
Married
Priesthood Office
Elder
Residence When Called
Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States
Additional Notes

Called to fill a mission to New Haven, Connecticut at a conference held April 10, 1843.

Served in British Mission

1846 October–1847 February (Age 44) See Missionaries
Mission Type
Proselytizing
Marital Status
Plurally Married
Priesthood Office
High-priest
Residence When Called
Winter Quarters, Omaha, Nebraska, United States
Additional Notes

Presided over British mission, 1847-1849

Called as President to British Mission

1847 February–1848 August (Age 44) See Missionaries
Mission Type
Proselytizing
Marital Status
Plurally Married
Priesthood Office
High-priest
Residence When Called
British Mission
Additional Notes

Served in British Mission

1848 August–1849 January (Age 46) See Missionaries
Mission Type
Proselytizing
Marital Status
Plurally Married
Priesthood Office
High-priest
Residence When Called
British Mission
Additional Notes

Served in German Mission

1852 December–1853 April (Age 50) See Missionaries
Mission Type
Proselytizing
Marital Status
Plurally Married
Priesthood Office
High-priest
Residence When Called
Great Salt Lake City, Great Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States
Additional Notes

Called to fill a mission to Prussia, but was banished from there and returned to Utah in 1853.

Served in Eastern States Mission

1854 January–1855 July (Age 51) See Missionaries
Mission Type
Proselytizing
Marital Status
Plurally Married
Priesthood Office
High-priest
Residence When Called
Great Salt Lake City, Great Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States
Additional Notes

In 1854 he was called upon to perform a mission to the United States until July 1855, when he was requested to occupy the editorial chair of the St. Louis Luminary.

Served in Southern States Mission

1855 July 21–September 5 (Age 53) See Missionaries
Mission Type
Proselytizing
Marital Status
Plurally Married
Priesthood Office
High-priest
Residence When Called
St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Additional Notes

Death

1855 October 15 (Age 53)

Died in the field

1855 October 15 (Age 53)
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