A Chronology of Important Events: August 1887

Complied by Andrew Jenson, Editor and Publisher of the “Historical Record”

  • Alexander W. Donphan (1808-1887)
    General Alexander W. Doniphan, favorably known in early Church , died in Missouri.
  • Four arrests were made in Mount Pleasant, Sanpete Co., on charges of unlawful cohabitation.
  • The cowboys of Colorado made an attempt to raise an Indian war by tiring upon a small band of Indians belonging to the Ouray Agency, who were on a hunting expedition. The militia was called out, and a skirmish, occurred on Aug. 25th, in which several were killed and wounded. Through the prompt action of the government, further hostilities were avoided.

Mon. 1

Olavs Johnson, of South Cottonwood, Salt Lake Co., was arrested on a charge of unlawful cohabitation, brought to Salt Lake City, and placed under bonds.

Bv the general election in Utah, 10 of the 12 members of the Council branch, and 21 of the 24 members of the House branch of the Utah Legislature! were elected by the “People’s Party.” This result was very satisfactory, as the Utah Commission, aided by the governor, had redistricted the Territory without any consideration of geographical consistency, and arranged the legislative districts so as to place all the anti-Mormon strongholds together. The new Constitution of the State of Utah voted upon at the same time received over 13,000 affirmative votes; the negatives numbered less than 500.

Wed. 3

Bishop Wm. Brown, of South Bountiful, Davis Co., was arrested on a charge of unlawful cohabitation, brought to Salt Lake City, and placed under bonds. Francis Greenwell was arrested at Ogden on a similar charge.

Geo.T. Hughes died in Salt Lake City from the effects of wounds indicted upon him by Neil Malloy two days previous.

Thurs. 4

Nellie Andrews died in the 10th Ward, Salt Lake City, from the effects of taking poison.

Sat. 6

 

Walter M. Gibson

Wm. H. Gibson, the deposed prime minister of the Hawaiian Kingdom, arrived in San Francisco.

Pres. David John and Edward Peay, of Provo, Soren C. Petersen, of Elsinore, and C. P. Christiansen, of Monroe, having served their terms of imprisonment, were released from the Utah Penitentiary.

By an accident at the launching of a steamer at Milwaukee, Wis., several persons were killed.

Tu. 9

Geo. M. Scott’s hardware store and adjoining buildings on East Temple Street, Salt Lake City, were, partly destroyed by fire.

An indignation meeting was held in Mitchelstown, Ireland, at which the crowd attacked a government stenographer sent to report the speeches. The police interfered, and the result was a riot in which two men were killed and several wounded. The meeting was occasioned by the arrest for sediment of Wm. O’ Brien, member of parliament and editor of United Ireland.

Thurs. 11

The murderer Fred. Hopt was executed in the Utah Penitentiary. He was shot.

An excursion train on the Toledo, Peoria & Western Railway ran into a burning culvert, near Chatsworth, Ill. The train was wrecked and about one hundred persons killed, besides a large number who were fearfully wounded.

Sat. 13

Herman F. F. Thorup who had served his term of imprisonment for unlawful cohabitation was released from the Utah Penitentiary.

John E. Page was arrested at St. George. Utah, on a charge of unlawful cohabitation,

Pres. Knud Petersen, of the Sanpete Stake, was arrested at Ephraim, Sanpete Co., on a charge of unlawful cohabitation, but after a hearing before Commissioner Johnson in Spring City, the following Saturday, he was discharged.

Prince Ferdinand of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, who had accepted the Bulgarian throne, was received with immense enthusiasm on his arrival in the country of which he was to be the future ruler*

The Inman steamer City of Montreal was burned at sea, en route from New York to Liverpool; 13lives were lost.

Sun. 14

 

ferramorz little
Feramorz Little
(1820-1887)

Feramorz Little died in Salt Lake City.

Mon. 15

Bishop Ishmael Phillips, of Union, having served his term of imprisonment for unlawful cohabitation was released from the Utah Penitentiary.

Tu. 16

W. G. Baker, of Richfield, was arrested at Monroe, Sevier Co., on a charge of unlawful cohabitation. He was taken to Beaver for examination.

Wed. 17

Elder Wm. W. White died at St. George, Utah.

Thurs. 18

Byron W. King, of East Bountiful, Davis Co., was arrested on a charge of unlawful cohabitation, brought to Salt Lake City and placed under bonds.

Fri. 19

John A. Carlson, of Salt Lake City, was arrested on a charge of unlawful cohabitation, but after an examination before Commissioner Norrell was discharged.

Brigham W Young
Brigham W Young
(1860-1887)

Elder Brigham W. Young, of Salt Lake City, Utah, died in New Zealand, where he labored as a . His remains were sent home.

Elder John Bullock, from Utah, died in England, whither he had gone to visit relatives.

Sat. 20

The remains of Pres. John Taylor were transferred to a granite sepulcher in the Salt Lake City graveyard.

Nathan Hanson, of North Point, was arrested on a charge of unlawful cohabitation, brought before Commissioner Norrell, in Salt Lake City, and placed under $1,500 bonds.

Charles K. Tullidge, the only son of John Tullidge, the painter, was accidentally drowned in the Jordan River, near Salt Lake City.

Mon. 22

Bedson Eardley, Joseph Blunt, and Herman Grether, of Salt Lake City, Win- II. Watson and Peter Barkdull, of Farmington, and John Adams, of Centreville, were released from the Utah Penitentiary, having served their terms of imprisonment for unlawful cohabitation.

Tu. 23

Matthew Pickett, of Tooele, Levi North, of Mill Creek, and Wm. J. Hooper, of Salt Lake City, were liberated from the Utah Penitentiary, having served their terms of imprisonment for unlawful cohabitation.

Rich County, Utah, was visited by a fearful hailstorm that destroyed the crops.

Wed. 24

Toquerville, Washington Co., was raided by U.S. deputy marshals, who arrested Levi Savage on a charge of unlawful cohabitation.

Hyrum B. North, of Midway, Wasatch Co., was released from the Utah Penitentiary, having served bis term of imprisonment.

Joseph H. Ridges, of the 19th Ward, Salt Lake City, was arrested on a charge of unlawful cohabitation and placed under bonds.

Thurs. 25

Alexander Burt, of the 6th Ward, Salt Lake City, was arrested on a charge of unlawful cohabitation and placed under bonds.

Fri. 26

Isaac Riddle, of Beaver, was arrested on a charge of unlawful cohabitation.

Sat. 27

The steamship Wisconsin sailed from Liverpool, England, with over four hundred Saints, in charge of John I. Hart. The company arrived in New York on Aug. 27th and in Salt Lake City on Sept. 15th.

By an explosion at a sawmill on Lake Creek, Wasatch County, J. M. Alexander was killed and two others wounded.

Mon. 29

A. W. Winberg and Thomas Butler, both of Salt Lake City, having served their terms of imprisonment for unlawful cohabitation, were released from the Utah Penitentiary.

Tu. 30

Elder Edward Ilanham died in the 17th Ward, Salt Lake City

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