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|Charles F. Zitting|
|Born||Charles Frederick Zitting
March 30, 1894
Harrisville, Utah, United States
|Died||July 14, 1954
Union, Utah, United States
|Resting place||Elysian Burial Gardens
|Known For||A leader of the Mormon fundamentalist Short Creek Community|
|Parents||August Frederick Zitting
Susannah Van Etten
Zitting began his rise in the leadership of the Mormon fundamentalist Short Creek Community when he was arrested on April 1, 1931 on charges of polygamy and bailed out by Lorin C. Woolley, J. Leslie Broadbent, and Joseph W. Musser the next day. [Correction: He was honorably released after serving 2 years and 7 months in the Utah State penitentiary.] After the three paid his bail, Zitting was asked to join the Council of Friends and was ordained to that position months later. He was set apart as High Priest Apostle the same day he was ordained to the Council.
While serving on the Council of Friends, Zitting largely served under Legrand Woolley, who in turn served under Joseph W. Musser. Woolley led the fundamentalist community at Short Creek while Musser led the community in and around Salt Lake City, Utah. The group near Salt Lake City would later become known as the Apostolic United Brethren, while those remaining in the Short Creek Community would later become the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints under Leroy S. Johnson.[correction: Charles never lived in Short Creek Arizona. He had homes in Sandy, Ut, Cottonwood, UT and other places in the Salt Lake valley.]
With Musser's death and Woolley's presence in Salt Lake City, Zitting was left to take charge for the Council of Friends and the Short Creek Community following the Short Creek raid. Leroy S. Johnson assisted Zitting in most of the everyday decisions.
Zitting served as the senior member of the Council of Friends for four months until his death. He was survived by "5 wives, 18 sons, 16 daughters and many grandchildren."
- Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
- List of Mormon fundamentalist leaders
- Mormon fundamentalism
- Mormonism and polygamy
- Bistline, Benjamin G. (July 2004), Colorado City Polygamists: An Inside Look for the Outsider, Agreka Books, ISBN 1-8881-0685-9.
Joseph White Musser
|Short Creek Community
|Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
Leroy S. Johnson