John Henry Evans
|John Henry Evans|
|Born||April 8, 1872
|Died||Salt Lake City|
|Resting place||Salt Lake City Cemetery|
|Residence||Salt Lake City|
|Occupation||Mormon educator and writer|
|Known for||1933 biography Joseph Smith, An American Prophet|
|Spouse(s)||Amy Jane Whipple|
|Parent(s)||John David Evans and Margaret Thomas Evans|
Evans served from 1906-1920 as a member of the General Board of the Religion Classes of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church). He also taught at Latter-day Saints University, the predecessor of LDS Business College.
In 1912 Evans published with B. H. Roberts a work on the Spaulding theory of the origins of the Book of Mormon. Evans also wrote some of the entries included in Andrew Jenson's Latter-day Saint Biographical Encyclopedia.
Evans authored Joseph Smith, An American Prophet as well as Messages and Characters of the Book of Mormon (with his son John Henry Evans, Jr.), The Story of Utah (1933), One Hundred Years of Mormonism and biographies of Ezra T. Benson and Charles C. Rich. He also compiled material to write a biography of James Moyle but became terminally ill before the book reached beyond the initial manuscript stage and the book was completed after his death by Gordon B. Hinckley.
- "State of Utah Certificate of Death". United States Public Health Service. March 27, 1947. Retrieved 2009-09-10.
- Jenson, Andrew (1936). "EVANS, Amy Jane Whipple". LDS Biographical Encyclopedia. 4. Salt Lake City, Utah: The Andrew Jenson Memorial Association. p. 184. Retrieved 2009-09-10.
- See specifically the text under the "new information as of Oct. 7, 2000" heading
- Sessions, Gene A. "Editor's Prologue". Mormon Democrat: The Religious and Political Memoirs of James Henry Moyle. Significant Mormon Diaries Series. Vol. 8. Salt Lake City, Utah: Signature Books. pp. xiii–xxii. ISBN 1-56085-023-X. Retrieved 2009-09-10.
- Dew, Sheri L., Go Forward With Faith: The Biography of Gordon B. Hinckley. (Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 1996) p. 138.
- Listing of 50 important Mormon books, including one by Evans
- A historiographical article on Utah