John Wells (Mormon)

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John Wells
Photograph of John Wells (Mormon).
Second Counselor in the Presiding Bishopric
18 July 1918 (1918-07-18) – 6 April 1938 (1938-04-06)
Called by Charles W. Nibley
End reason Honorable release of Sylvester Q. Cannon and his counselors
Personal details
Born John Wells
(1864-09-16)16 September 1864
Carlton, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom
Died April 18, 1941(1941-04-18) (aged 76)
Salt Lake City, Utah, United States

John Wells (16 September 1864 – 18 April 1941) was a member of the presiding bishopric of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) from 1918 to 1938.

Wells was born in Carlton, Nottinghamshire, England. In 1882, he became a member of the LDS Church.

Wells and his wife Almena Thorpe emigrated to Utah Territory in 1889. He gained employment as a clerk in the office of the LDS Church's presiding bishop.

In 1918, Presiding Bishop Charles W. Nibley asked Wells to become his second counselor. When Nibley was replaced by Sylvester Q. Cannon, Wells stayed on as the second counselor in the Presiding Bishopric of the church. Wells served as a general authority until the end of Cannon's tenure in 1938.

Wells died in Salt Lake City, Utah of pylonephrosis, or pus buildup in the kidneys.[1] He was buried at Salt Lake City Cemetery.

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  • Andrew Jenson, LDS Biographical Encyclopedia, vol. 3, p. 791
  • Knight, John M.; The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (1918). "Bishop John Wells". The Young woman's journal 29. Salt Lake City, Utah: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Young Women's Mutual Improvement Association General Board. pp. 490–492. Retrieved December 14, 2011. 

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Preceded by
David A. Smith
Second Counselor in the Presiding Bishopric
18 July 1918 – 6 April 1938
Succeeded by
Joseph L. Wirthlin