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Eldin Ricks

Eldin Ricks

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  • Name Eldin Ricks  [1
    Born 26 Mar 1916  Rexburg, Madison, Idaho, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Died 7 Sep 1992  Provo, Utah, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried 10 Sep 1992  Provo, Utah, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Address:
    4800 E Lawn Dr
    Provo, UT 84604
    (801) 225-9114 
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    Person ID I210077  Full Tree | Andersen Ricks, Larson, Bitter

    Father Hyrum Ricks, Jr.
              b. 30 Jul 1883, Logan, Cache, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 20 Sep 1939, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years) 
    Mother Alice Ovanda Cheney
              b. 2 Dec 1886, Huntington, Emery, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 19 May 1973, Provo, Utah, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Married 6 Jun 1907  Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Family ID F81849  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Wife Irene Hailes
              b. 10 Jun 1910, Portsmouth, , Hampshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 9 Jun 1949  Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Last Modified 17 Aug 2010 
    Family ID F81857  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 26 Mar 1916 - Rexburg, Madison, Idaho, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 9 Jun 1949 - Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 7 Sep 1992 - Provo, Utah, Utah, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Address:
    4800 E Lawn Dr
    Provo, UT 84604
    (801) 225-9114 - 10 Sep 1992 - Provo, Utah, Utah, United States
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  • Notes 



    • DW record number: 403

      Eldin RICKS, born in Rexburg, Idaho, March 26, 1916, the son of Hyrum Ricks and Alice Cheney. He married the former Irene Hailes June 9, 1949.  They are the parents of four children, Harold, Marjorie, Dennis and Stanford.  They have seventeen grandchildren as of 29 July 1991.

      When Eldin was six years old his family moved from Rexburg to Salt Lake City and, two years later, to Southern California, where he spent the rest of his growing up years.  He served as a missionary in the East Central States mission from 1937 to 1939 and graduated from the Brigham Young University in 1941.  He taught seminary in Overton, Nevada, from 1941 to 1943.  He served in the army as chaplain in Africa and Italy during World War II and stayed in the Reserve Army, retiring as Lieutenant Colonel.  He received a Master's degree from the University of Southern California and a PhD degree in Middle East studies from Dropsie University in Philadelphia.  He also did some academic work in Jerusalem.

      Conducting tours to Europe, England and the Middle East is his hobby.

      He was a member of the faculty , Department of Ancient Scripture, Brigham Young University from 1949 until retirement in 1981.  He was named honorary distinguished alumnae, Ricks College in   1969.  Church assignments have included bishop, high counselor, stake mission president,Gospel Doctrine teacher, missionary to southern states, Director of Family History library in London, England on his second mission.

      The books he has written include Combination Reference, Book of Mormon Commentary, Volume 1, Book of Mormon Study Guide, Story of the life of Christ, King of Kings, Wide Margin Book of Mormon, Fireside Edition of the Book of Mormon. LDS Baptism Temple Imported:LVG LDS Endowment Temple Imported:LVG [1]

  • Reference  Bryan S. Larson. "Eldin Ricks". Our Family Histories. https://www.ourfamilyhistories.org/getperson.php?personID=I210077&tree=00 (accessed February 21, 2019).

  • Sources 
    1. [S36] compiled by Richard Ricks [(E-ADDRESS), & MAILING ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE], Cedar Hills, UT, 84062. "Artel Ricks.ged," supplied by Ricks, 10 Jan 2010; copy held by [RESEARCHER & CONTACT INFORMATION FOR PRIVATE USE]\..

    2. [S2613] United States Census Bureau. Census: U.S. Federal Population 1930. Internet [Database Online] at www.ancestry.com, Roll 172; Page: 6A; Enumeration District: 1385; Image: 1096.0..


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