A Chronology of Important Events: June 1887

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

  • The population of the Sandwich Islands organized and assumed control of the Hawaiian kingdom, discontinuing the Gibson ministry, etc.
  • A number of people were killed by Indians in Arizona.
  • Russia was visited by an earthquake, in which many people lost their lives.
  • Floods did great damage in Hungary.

Wednesday, June 1

John Cottam, of the 10th Ward, Salt Lake City, was arrested on a charge of unlawful cohabitation and placed under $1,500 bonds.

Thursday, June 2

Win. Palmer, of Logan, Cache Co., was liberated from the Utah Penitentiary, having served his term of imprisonment for unlawful cohabitation.

Pres. Win. Budge, of Bear Lake County, Idaho, was arrested at Ogden, without a warrant and held in custody, contrary to law, until he was finally released on $3,000 bail.

Saturday, June 4

In the First District Court, at Ogden, for unlawful cohabitation, William L. Walters was sentenced to six months’ imprisonment, $300 fine and costs of suit; Jens P. Jensen to six months’ imprisonment, $200 fine and costs, and Peter Madson to six months’ imprisonment, $100 fine and costs.

William A. Wheeler

Ex-Vice-President Wm. A. Wheeler died in New York State.

The steamship Wyoming sailed from Liverpool, England, with the third company of this season’s from Europe, consisting of 150 souls, including 14 returning missionaries, in charge of Elder J. C. Nielsen.  The company arrived in New York on the 15th and in Salt Lake City on the 23rd.

Monday, June 6

Huntsville, Weber Co., was raided by U. S. deputy marshals, who arrested A. E. Berlin, Chr. Petersen and Andrew J. Stromberg on charges of unlawful cohabitation and adultery. The prisoners were brought to Ogden and placed under bonds.

Tuesday, June 7

Zion’s Choral Union rendered the popular cantata Belshazzar in the Tabernacle, Salt Lake City.

Roger Farrer
(1795-1997)

Elder Roger Farrer died in Provo, Utah Co.

Hooperville, Somerset Co., Penn., was partly destroyed by floods.

Wednesday, June 8

U. S. deputy marshals made an unsuccessful raid on Spring City, Sanpete Co., in search of polygamists.

Thursday, June 9

Amasa Miles Barton (1857-18870

Amasa M. Barton was shot and fatally wounded by a Navajo Indian, at Bluff City, San Juan Co. He died on the 16th.

Friday, June 10

Pres. Cleveland returned to Washington, D. C., after an extended tour through the country.

The first number of the Nephi Ensign, a newspaper, was issued at Nephi, Juab Co., James T. Jakeman, publisher.

Saturday, June 11

John P. Wright, of Mill Creek, was arrested on a charge of unlawful cohabitation, brought to Salt Lake City and placed under $2,000 bonds.

A disastrous fire destroyed a million dollars worth of property at Williamsburgh, N.Y.

A company of fifty Elders from Utah arrived in Liverpool, England.

Monday, June 13

Thomas Bennett Helm, of Pleasant View, Weber Co, was released from the Utah Penitentiary, having served their terms of imprisonment.

Isaac Farley, of Mound Fort, Weber Co., was arrested on a charge of unlawful cohabitation and placed under bonds.

Tuesday, June 14

John S. Reeney, of California, committed suicide at the Continental Hotel, Salt Lake City.

John Farrell, of Eden, Weber Co., was arrested on a charge of unlawful cohabitation and placed under bonds.

Wednesday, June 15

Bishop James Hansen was arrested on a charge of unlawful cohabitation, brought to Ogden, and placed under bonds.

Thursday, June 16

A. M. Musser, of Salt Lake City, was arrested on a charge of unlawful cohabitation and placed under bonds. After a preliminary examination before Commissioner McKay, on July 5th, he was discharged.

Friday, June 17

Levan, Juab Co., was raided by U. S. deputy marshals, who arrested H. A. Petersen, on a charge of unlawful cohabitation.

Saturday, June 18

Steamship Nevada

The steamship Nevada sailed from Liverpool, England, with 111 Saints in charge of Elder Quincy B. Nichols. The company arrived in New York on the 25th and in Salt Lake City on July 7th.

Sunday, June 19

Elder Alma L. Smith died at Coalville, Summit Co.

Monday, June 20

The Territorial School Convention met in Salt Lake City, to adopt textbooks to be used in the district for the ensuing five years.

In the Third District Court, Salt Lake City, Geo. Warded, of Peoa, was sentenced to a fine of $50 and costs for unlawful cohabitation; he promised to obey the law.

Bishop Henry Hughes, of Mendon, Cache Co., was arrested on a charge of unlawful cohabitation, brought to Ogden, and placed under bonds.

Tuesday, June 21

In the First District Court, at Ogden, Knud Emmertsonand, Hans J. Petersen (of Kanesville) were sentenced to six months’ imprisonment, a $200 fine, and costs, of suit; J. P. C. Winter, of Huntsville, and Wm. Butler, of Marriott, to six months’ imprisonment, a $300 fine, and costs. Jens Frantzen, of Huntsville, P. J Lammers, of Ogden, Wm. Douglas, of Smithfield, Lars C. Petersen, of Cache County, and Hans Jensen and Lars Nielsen were sentenced to six months’ imprisonment, $100 fine, and costs, each; Albert G. Slater, of Huntsville, Elisher Campbell, and Gustave Anderson, of Hyrum, to six months’ imprisonment, $100 fine and costs, each, and Samuel Carter, of Porterville, to four mouths’ imprisonment,$100 fine, and costs, all for unlawful cohabitation.

The 50th anniversary of Queen Victoria’s reign as Queen of Great Britain and Ireland was celebrated with great pomp in England. All the reigning houses of Europe were numerously represented, and millions of people gathered to see the royal procession.

Wednesday, June 22

Ex-Judge John A. Hunter died in Salt Lake City.

The Old Folks of Salt Lake County had their annual excursion, this year going to Ogden, where they spent a most pleasant day.

Manti, Sanpete Co., was raided by U. S. deputy marshals, who arrested John Buchanan and Richard Hall on charges of unlawful cohabitation.

Thursday, June 23

Elder Jasper Peterson

Elder Jesper Petersen, of Castle Dale, Emery Co., died at Odense, Denmark, where he labored as a . He was the second missionary from Utah who died in Scandinavia.

Friday, June 24

In the Third District Court, the murderer Fred Hopt was sentenced to be shot on the 11th of August next Bishop Critehlow and James H. Nelson, of Ogden, were arrested on charges of unlawful cohabitation and placed under bonds.

Saturday, June 25

A large and enthusiastic meeting was held in the Theatre, Salt Lake City, in favor of Utah’s Statehood.

Sunday, June 26

Elder Samuel W. Musser

Elder Samuel W. Musser died in the 1st Ward, Salt Lake City.

Monday, June  27

John P. Jones and John Lee Jones, of Iron County, were released from the penitentiary, having served their terms of imprisonment for unlawful cohabitation.

Tuesday, June 28

Aan Hardy, of Moroni, Sanpete Co., was arrested on a charge of unlawful cohabitation, taken to Spring City, and placed under bonds.

Thursday, June 30

The State Constitutional Convention convened in Salt Lake City and continued its labors until July 7th, when the constitution was adopted.

John Isaacs was arrested in Salt Lake City, brought before Commissioner Norrell and discharged the following day. Unlawful cohabitation was the charge.

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