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Genealogy Quote ~ John B. Dickson

This month’s genealogy quote comes from John Baird Dickson, a general authority of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints since 1992. On October 5, 2013, Elder Dickson was released from the First Quorum and designated an Emeritus General Authority.

John Baird Dickson

John Baird Dickson Genealogy Quote

John Baird Dickson

This biographical sketch is adapted from “News of the Church: Elder John B. Dickson of the Seventy” from the Ensign, August 1992, page 77 on the occasion of his call to the Second Quorum of the Seventy.

After receiving a mission call to Mexico in 1962, Elder Dickson learned he had bone cancer in his right arm. Doctors did not expect him to live more than a month.

Strong family support and the comforting words his father gave him in a blessing sustained him. Ten months later, he left for his mission grateful that his life had been spared, though his arm had been amputated.

What some may consider to be a handicap has never bothered him. “Losing my arm has proved to be one of the greater blessings in my life. I am more patient with other people because I have had to be patient with myself.”

In 1978 Elder Dickson returned to Mexico to preside over the newly created Mexico City North Mission. For the last eight years, he had been president of the Mt. Vernon Washington Stake.

 His “most significant calling” is that of father to eight children (seven girls) and husband to “an angel from heaven.”

Genealogy Quote from John Baird Dickson

I testify that our Heavenly Father loves all of His children, that Jesus is the Christ, and that the gospel is available to all, both the living and the dead.” May 2013 Ensign, The Gospel to All the World.

Genealogy Quote of the Week ~ David B. Haight

This week’s genealogy quote comes from the Apostle David B. Haight.

Genealogy quote

I believe that when you diligently seek after your ancestors – in faith – needed information will come to  you, even when no mortal records of their lives are available. ~ Ensign Magazine, May 1993,  23

David B. Haight

David B.Haight

David Bruce Haight was born in 1906 and at the time of his death in 2004 at age 97 was the oldest member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles in the history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church).”

David Haight was born in Oakley, Idaho, to Hector C. Haight and his wife Clara Tuttle. He married Ruby Olson and they had three children, one of whom became the wife of American philanthropist and business person Jon Huntsman, Senior. Their son – and David Haight’s grandson – is Jon Huntsman, Jr., former governor of Utah, and former US Ambassador to China.

Elder Haight, a World War II veteran, at one time owned the Palo Alto Hardware store in California, where he served as mayor. He later served as a mission president in Scotland from 1963 to 1966, after which he was called as president of the Palo Alto Stake, then later as a regional representative of the Twelve Apostles, and then as a general authority—specifically, an Assistant to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles—in April 1970. In addition, he served as a special assistant to the president of Brigham Young University. David B. Haight was ordained an Apostle of the Lord Jesus Christ and sustained to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles in 1976 where he served until his death.


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