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Clifford Earle Young Clifford Earle Young

1838 - 1958

  • Born 1883 Salt Lake City
  • Baptized 1892; Aaronic Priesthood as a youth; Melchizedek Priesthood as a young man
  • Mission to Great Britain 1905-1908
  • Married Edith Grant 1911;  four children
  • Ordained High Priest 1928
  • Assistant to the Twelve 1941-1958
  • Died 1958, Salt Lake City, Utah

   Clifford Earle Young, president of the Alpine Stake, Utah, and Assistant to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, was born Dec. 7, 1883, in Salt Lake City, Utah, the son of Seymour B. Young and Ann Elizabeth Riter and the great nephew of President Brigham Young.

    He was baptized May 3, 1892, and filled a mission to Great Britain in 1905-1908.

    After his return, he married Edith Grant, daughter of Heber J. Grant on June 20, 1911. The couple had four children. Edith predeceased him, dying in 1947

    Elder Young was ordained a High Priest and was chosen president of the Alpine Stake July 1, 1928. He was ordained and set apart by Pres. Heber J. Grant.

    Elder Young was sustained as an Assistant to the Twelve, April 6, 1941 and set apart May 23, 1941 by President Grant. He served until his death August 21, 1958 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

    In addition to his church responsibilities, Elder Young was both a businessman and a civic leader.

    There is some mystery about his middle name with some sources giving it as 'Earl' and others as 'Earle.'

    Andrew Jenson, LDS Biographical Encyclopedia, Vol. 4, p.396
    Encyclopedia of Mormonism, Vol.4, Appendix 1
    2005 Church Almanac, p.74

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