Recent Articles by Kenneth Mays
Published: Tuesday, July 22, 2014 5:20 pm MDT
Robert Scott Lorimer’s leadership brought about the acquisition of a number of sacred sites associated with the handcart pioneers.
Published: Tuesday, July 15, 2014 4:01 pm MDT
The Yearsleys were relatively well off financially and very generous with their means. Their Nauvoo home is now owned by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and used for missionary housing.
Published: Tuesday, July 8, 2014 3:35 pm MDT
A number of individuals played a significant role in planning and carrying out the final arrest and martyrdom of the Prophet Joseph Smith. One of those was Thomas Coke Sharp of Warsaw, Illinois.
Published: Tuesday, July 1, 2014 3:00 pm MDT
The Saints remained in Clay County for several years, during which time several new counties were created. One of those, Caldwell, was designated as a so-called Mormon county. Most of the Saints who had spent t...
Published: Tuesday, June 24, 2014 3:01 pm MDT
In November 1846, the Mormon Battalion marched through Guadalupe Canyon or Pass near the border of Arizona, New Mexico and Mexico.
Published: Tuesday, June 17, 2014 2:42 pm MDT
Mayor Wood used his influence to get as many Quincy residents as possible to show kindness by assisting the Latter-day Saints who had nowhere to turn for even the necessities of life.
Published: Tuesday, June 10, 2014 5:29 pm MDT
On June 24, 1834, the members of Zion’s Camp moved to the home of Algernon Sidney Gilbert on the banks of Rush Creek in Clay County, Missouri. That day, some members of the camp started feeling ill due to...
Published: Tuesday, April 22, 2014 4:44 pm MDT
Joseph Smith and several others were in Liberty Jail from Dec. 1, 1838, to April 6, 1839. While there, the Prophet dictated a long letter from which sections 121, 122 and 123 of the Doctrine and Covenants were ...
Published: Wednesday, April 16, 2014 10:47 am MDT
One of the most uplifting stories in Latter-day Saint history is that of the kindness shown by the citizens of Quincy, Ill., to the Mormon refugees who had been driven from the state of Missouri in the winter o...
Published: Tuesday, April 8, 2014 4:29 pm MDT
In section 124 of the Doctrine and Covenants, the Lord commanded the Prophet Joseph Smith to build a “boarding house,” which was to be built unto the Lord's name and for the boarding of strangers.