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    Benjamin Erastus Rich


    Alternate Names

    • Ben E. Rich

    British

    • Set Apart: 7 April 1881
    • Arrived At Home: 3 June 1883
    • Mission type: Proselytizing
    • Marital Status: Married
    • Priesthood office: Elder
    • Called From: Ogden, Weber, Utah Territory, United States
    • Set apart by: John Henry Smith

    Southern States

    • Set Apart: 10 June 1898
    • Called: 9 June 1898
    • Arrived At Home: 3 July 1902
    • Officially Took Charge Of The Mission: 1 July 1898
    • Mission type: Proselytizing
    • Marital Status: Married
    • Served with spouse: Diana Farr Rich
    • Priesthood office: Seventy
    • Called From: Rexburg, Madison, Idaho, United States
    • Set apart by: John Henry Smith

    Middle States

    • Arrived In Field: 1 July 1902
    • Called: 22 May 1902
    • Released: 7 August 1903
    • Mission type: Proselytizing
    • Marital Status: Married
    • Served with spouse: Diana Farr Rich
    • Priesthood office: Seventy
    • Called From: Chattanooga, Hamilton, Tennessee, United States

    Southern States

    • Called: 7 August 1903
    • Released: 8 August 1908
    • Mission type: Proselytizing
    • Marital Status: Married
    • Served with spouse
    • Priesthood office: Seventy
    • Called From: Cincinnati, Hamilton, Ohio, United States

    Eastern States

    • Arrived In Field: 8 August 1908
    • End Date: 13 September 1913
    • Mission type: Proselytizing
    • Marital Status: Married
    • Served with spouse: Diana Farr Rich
    • Priesthood office: Seventy
    • Called From: Chattanooga, Hamilton, Tennessee, United States

    Stories and Documents

    Benjamin E. Rich journals, 1881-1883, 1900-1905, Church History Library.

    Includes account of his missionary service in the British Mission and the Southern States Mission.

    Southern States Mission history, 1832-1964, Church History Library.

    See the index in volume 1 for entries on his service.

    Eastern States Mission history, 1830-1977, Church History Library.

    See the index in volume 1 for entries on his service.