A Chronology of Important Events: July 1887

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

The Salt Lake Democrat, an anti-Mormon newspaper published in Salt Lake City, succumbed for the want of support, after struggling for existence a little over two years.

Friday, July 1st

James Lloyd, of Farmington, Davis Co., was arrested on a charge of unlawful cohabitation. The following day he had a hearing before Commissioner McKay and was bound over in the sum of $1,000.

Saturday, July 2nd

A Chronology of Important Events: July 1887
Thomas Robertson
(1825-1887)

Elder Thomas Robertson, of Orderville, Kane Co., died in Salt Lake City.

Monday, July 4th

The Tabernacle, Salt Lake City, took fire from the alighting of a toy balloon from the fireworks on the roof, but the flames were promptly put out by the fire brigade before having done much damage.

Tuesday, July 5th

The State Convention assembled in Salt Lake City adopted an anti- clause to be inserted in the new Constitution.

Thomas McNeill and Hugh Adams, of Logan, Cache Co., were released from the Utah Penitentiary, having served their terms of imprisonment for unlawful cohabitation.

Wednesday, July 6th

Geo. Morris, of the 17th Ward, Salt Lake City, was arrested on a charge of unlawful cohabitation and placed under $1,500 bonds.

Thursday, July 7th

W. C. Brown, a conductor on the Utah Central Railway, and Andrew J. Kershaw, of Ogden, were arrested on charges of unlawful cohabitation and placed under bonds.

Friday, July 8th

Hyrum H. Barton, arrested the day previous on a charge of unlawful cohabitation, had a hearing before Commissioner Norrell and was placed under $1,500 bonds

Thomas W. Kirby, of Logan, and Abraham Chadwick, of North Ogden, were released from the Utah Penitentiary, having served their terms of imprisonment for unlawful cohabitation.

Saturday, July 9th

The Alcazar Theatre and adjoining buildings, at Hurley, Wisconsin, were burned and about twenty persons killed.

Sunday, July 10th

A terrible storm which did considerable damage visited Salt Lake Valley.

Monday, July 11th

Edward Brain, of the 21st Ward, Salt Lake City, was arrested on a charge of polygamy, taken before Commissioner Norrell and placed under bonds.

In the election of school trustees in Salt Lake City, the non-Mormons elected a trustee each in the 7fh, 8th, 12th, 13th and 14tb districts.

Wednesday, July 13th

Thomas Henderson, a resident of Canyon, and Charles Baltnforth, of Salt Lake City, were arrested on charges of unlawful cohabitation aud placed under bonds. The latter was discharged the following day, after a hearing before Commissioner Norrell.

Henry Reiser, of the 6th Ward, Salt Lake City, was released from the Utah Penitentiary, having served his term of imprisonment for unlawful cohabitation.

Attorney J. C. Kennedy was murdered by John Dally, at Washington, D. C.

Thursday, July 14

Isaac Brockbank having served his term of imprisonment for unlawful cohabitation, was released from the Utah Penitentiary.

Michael Cullen was shot and killed by Andrew Calton, at Milford, Beaver Co.

R. M. Humphrey, of Salina, Sevier Co , was arrested on a charge of unlawful cohabitation.

Friday, July 15th

Phillips, Thomas Accid descrip 1887 Thomas Phillips, of Heber, Wasatch Co., was accidentally killed near Lambert’s mill, on the Provo River.

Saturday, July 16th

Elder Samuel Johnson died in the 7th Ward, Salt Lake City from the effects of an accident.

William Henry Walker, of Wasatch Co., was arrested on a charge of unlawful cohabitation, brought to Park City and placed under bonds.

Sunday, July 17th

John Flinders committed suicide by taking poison, at Hooper, Weber Co.

Monday, July 18th

Apollos G. Driggs, of the Sugar House Ward, Lewis H. Mousley, of Bluff Dale, and J. P. Mortensen, of the 5th Ward, Salt Lake City, were released from the Utah Penitentiary, having served their terms of imprisonment.

John Lambert, of Spring City, Sanpete Co., was arrested on a charge of unlawful cohabitation.

Wednesday, July 20th

Ezra T. Clark, of Farmington, Joseph Hogan, of Bountiful, and William H. Foster, of the 7th Ward, Salt Lake City, were released from the Utah Penitentiary, having served their terms of imprisonment for unlawful cohabitation.

Five horse thieves escaped from the jail, at Provo, Utah Co.

Thursday, July 21st

James W. Ure, of the loth Ward, Salt Lake City, was arrested on a charge of unlawful cohabitation. His case was dismissed on the 23rd.

Patriarch Zebedee Coltrin died at Spanish Fork, Utah Co.

After a thorough examination before Commissioner Rogers, at Ogden, the unlawful cohabitation case against James H. Nelson was dismissed.

Friday, July 22nd

Bishop W. T. Reid was arrested at Manti, Sanpete Co., on a charge of unlawful cohabitation.

Saturday, July 23rd

Seymour B. Young, against whom there was a charge of unlawful co-habitation, surrendered himself to Marshal Dyer and was placed under bonds. His case was subsequently dismissed.

Dr. John Park, of Salt Lake City, and six other gentlemen ascended to the top of Mount Nebo. Utah.

Sunday, July 24th

Henry Grow, of the Fifth Ward, Salt Lake City, was liberated from the Utah Penitentiary, having served his term of imprisonment for unlawful cohabitation.

Monday, July 25th

 

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President John Taylor
(1808-1887)

Pres. John Taylor died in Salt Lake City. At his funeral, which took place from the Tabernacle on the 20th.there was a very large attendance. The speakers on the occasion were Lorenzo Snow, F. D Richards, H. J. Grant, Daniel II. Wells, A. O. Smoot, Lorenzo D. Young, Joseph B. Noble and Angus M. Cannon.

Wednesday, July 27th

W. R. Smith, President of the Davis Stake of Zion, was arrested at Centreville, on a charge of unlawful cohabitation, brought to Salt Lake City and placed under bonds.

Bishop Harrison Sperry was released from the Utah Penitentiary.

Cecilia Lindstrom, a seven weeks’ bride, committed suicide by taking poison, near Ogden.

Thursday, July 28th

John Oborn, of Union, Salt Lake Co., was arrested on a charge of unlawful cohabitation, brought to Salt Lake City and placed under $I,000 bonds.

Elder William Clayson died a Payson, Utah Co.

Friday, July 29th

Joseph A. Taylor, of Harrisville, Weber Co., was arrested on a charge of unlawful cohabitation and placed under $1,000 bonds.

Saturday, July 30th

In the Supreme Court of Utah, suit was commenced against the Church and the Perpetual Emigrating Fund Company, according to the provisions of the Edmunds-Tucker law.

Sunday, July 31st

Edward Schoenfeld, of Brighton, Thos. H. Morrison, of the 17th Ward . Salt Lake City, and Andrew W. Cooley, of Brighton, were released from the Utah Penitentiary, having served their terms of imprisonment for unlawful cohabitation.

 

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