John Schofield


Saturday, Feb 3, 1827
Droylsden, Lancashire, England


Monday, Apr 23, 1849


Monday, Aug 28, 1899
Salt Lake City, Utah
Burial: Salt Lake City, Utah

Lived in Nauvoo


Member 13th quorum of seventies; president of the Manchester, Starley, Bridge, Ashton-Under-Lyne, Oldham and Rochdale Branches in England. Curator Deseret museum. Real estate dealer.” (from Pioneers and Prominent Men in Utah by Frank Esshom) 3 Feb 1826 droylesden Came to Utah in Oct 1882   Baptism: 23 April 1849   Schofield, Nephi Young, second counselor in the presidency of the High Priests quorum in the Ensign Stake, Salt Lake City, Utah, was born Oct. 22, 1860, at Manchester, England, the third child of John Schofield and Susannah Hewitt. He was baptized in 1869 by his father John Schofield and emigrated to Utah in 1882. He was ordained successively to the office of Deacon, Elder, Seventy and High Priest. For several years he served as a president of the 13th quorum of Seventy and acted nine years as second counselor to Bishop Geo. Romney of the Twentieth Ward. He also acted as counselor and subsequently as president of the Ward Y. M. M. I. A. In 1885–88 he filled a mission to Great Britain, laboring in the Manchester and the London conferences. While on that mission he received a special appointment to labor in connection with Elder B. H. Roberts, assisting in the fight against the notorious William Jarman, who created considerable trouble for the Elders at that time. Elders Roberts and Schofield met Mr. Jarman on the public platform in various parts of London and secured a great number of favorable notices in the London papers. Elder Schofield married Ellen V. Romney (daughter of Bishop Geo. Romney and Vilate E. Douglas), who has borne him eight children, six girls and two boys, all of whom, except one, are still living. Bro. Schofield learned the trade of a carpenter in his native land and later became an employee in a velvet and corduroy factory in Manchester. In his adopted country he has gradually attained to the head of the credit department of the Z. C. M. I. in Salt Lake City, having been with said institution for about thirty years. He also organized the Co-operative Investment Co. of Salt Lake City, and is its president at the present time.   From    


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