Wilford Woodruff Sr. was an American religious leader who served as the fourth president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from 1889 until his death. He formally ended the practice of plural marriage among the members of the LDS Church in 1890. Woodruff joined the Latter Day Saint church after studying Restorationism as a young adult. He met Joseph Smith in Kirtland, Ohio, before joining Zion’s Camp in April 1834. He stayed in Missouri as a missionary, preaching in Arkansas and Tennessee before returning to Kirtland. He married his first wife, Pheobe, that year and served a mission in New England. Joseph Smith called Woodruff to be a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles in July 1838, and he was ordained in April 1839. Woodruff served a mission in England from 1839 until 1841, leading converts from England to Nauvoo. Woodruff was away promoting Joseph Smith’s presidential campaign during Joseph Smith’s death.
About Wilford Woodruff
The fourth president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from 1889 until his death whose diaries gave a record of their history.
He liked to fly fish and learned in England.
Under his leadership, the church no longer supported plural marriage, a practice the church had condoned since its inception.
Child of Aphek and Beulah Woodruff with eight siblings.
Brigham Young and he were both leaders of the Latter-day Saints.
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