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Heber J. Grant

By: Ardis E. Parshall - November 12, 2012

From the Children’s Friend, 1945 —





  1. President of the Church when my parents were children. They named me after him. (Come to think of it, I’m glad I’m “Grant” and not “Heber”)

    Comment by Grant — November 12, 2012 @ 8:24 am

  2. That’s fine, Grant, we’d like you even if we had to call you “Hebe.” : )

    I know lots of kids — well I guess some of them are probably in their 30s now — named Spencer and Dallin and the like.

    Comment by Amy T — November 12, 2012 @ 11:52 am

  3. Glad to see another installment in the series. I tested my boys on the reading level of the others. My eight-year-old did good (great with word comprehension but struggled somewhat with the lo-resolution cursive). The 6-year-old was clueless.

    The Washington D.C. Chapel rises again. And the I.F. temple is included in the Grant administration. Hmmm…

    How would the church respond to a 20-something (or even 30-something) apostle these days?

    Comment by The Other Clark — November 12, 2012 @ 12:59 pm

  4. Ardis,
    I’ve forwarded the Heber J. Grant item on to Robert A. Clark, formerly of the The Arthur H. Clark Co. and University of Oklahoma Press, since through his mother he is a HJG descendant. Bob’s also a descendant of Daniel H. Wells, lieutenant general of the Nauvoo Legion during the middle third of the nineteenth century, which made it ironic as well as interesting while he was editing my Utah War history. (Ever have the feeling that one or more of the characters in your book is looking over your shoulder?) For those of you who may have lost track of Bob since he left Oklahoma earlier this year, he’s now editor-in-chief of the Washington State U. Press in Pullman and remains active in the editorial affairs of OCTA while running his antiquarian book business as well.

    Comment by Bill MacKinnon — November 12, 2012 @ 1:52 pm

  5. Ardis,

    Thanks for this post. It is a piece of ephemera I did not have in my personal collection re my great-grandfather, and I appreciate the opportunity to include it. Hope all is well. Bob Clark

    Comment by Robert Clark — November 13, 2012 @ 9:46 am

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