We lived there in the summer and returned to the city when school started.
“We had a large orchard, and the trees had to be pruned each spring.
“I learned a great lesson from that monster of a furnace: if you wanted to keep warm, you had to work the shovel.
“My father had an idea that his boys ought to learn to work, in the summer as well as in the winter, and so he bought a five-acre farm, which eventually grew to include more than thirty acres.
His grandfather, Ira Nathaniel Hinckley, lost his parents and, with his brother, traveled from Michigan to Springfield, Illinois, to live with his grandparents.
As a teenager he walked to Nauvoo and met the Prophet Joseph Smith” (Boyd K. Hinckley: First Counselor,” In 1843, at the age of 14, Ira Nathaniel Hinckley joined the Church, and in 1850 he arrived in the Salt Lake Valley.
But it had a voracious appetite for coal, and there was no automatic stoker.
In time after the death of his wife, Bryant Hinckley felt that his children needed a mother and he needed a companion.
He traveled 24,995 miles in a tour of Asia and Africa from July to August 2004, visiting Russia, Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, China, India, Kenya, and Nigeria; he was the first Church President to visit India; his trip culminated with the dedication of the Aba Nigeria Temple.
“President Hinckley’s forebear, Thomas Hinckley, served as governor of Plymouth Colony, Massachusetts, from 1681 to 1692.
8, 2000); he traveled 250,000 miles, visited 58 countries, spoke to 2.2 million members and dedicated 24 temples (2000); he announced the Perpetual Education Fund to assist young Church members worldwide with their education (Apr. He dedicated the Nauvoo Illinois Temple (June 27, 2002); he spoke at the first ever Global Leadership Training by satellite broadcast (Jan.
2003)—broadcast in 56 languages and available to 97 percent of priesthood leaders around the world.