DCCS HISTORY

The Establishment of Davis County Cooperative Society

January 1, 1935

Elden established the Davis County Cooperative Society that could accept consecrated time and properties from individuals who wished to live the by the same principles of Consecration and United Order that he had promised to live by in his visit to the temple.‍

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Charles Kingston & the 2 Hour Job

August 1, 1922

Charles Kingston began working at the Union Pacific railroad in August of 1922. A few years into his employment, in 1926, a position opened up for an Acting Mechanical Foreman for the Idaho Falls location.

Charles W Kingston is Excommunicated from the LDS Church

August 1, 1928

In August of 1928, Charles Kingston took his wife Vesta to the Salt Lake temple to do temple work. As they were going through the doors, they were evaluating Charles’ and Vesta’s temple recommend. The person at the gate asked Charles, “Are you the Charles Kingston from Idaho or the one from Ogden?

Charles Kingston Teaches the Native Americans at Washakie

April 2, 1933

Brother Charles and Brother Petty arrived at the church in Washakie a few minutes before meeting started and found two seats in the back of the chapel. The meeting was a Stake Conference and the men taking charge were white Mormons settlers from around the area.

Louis Kelsch Excommunication

November 21, 1934

Louis had been faithful in the LDS Church all of his life. He had served in his ward as home teacher, meaning he went with a companion to visit members of the ward to teach and encourage them in their church duties. Louis was excommunicated from the LDS church for advocating for plural marriage.

The Establishment of Davis County Cooperative Society

January 1, 1935

Elden established the Davis County Cooperative Society that could accept consecrated time and properties from individuals who wished to live the by the same principles of Consecration and United Order that he had promised to live by in his visit to the temple.‍

"My Life's History" by Charles W. Kingston

June 1, 1938

"My Life's History" was written by Charles W. Kingston detailing events up through the 1930s. The date of actual publication is unknown.

DCCS Articles of Incorporation (1941)

September 16, 1941

A. It is the purpose of this Corporation to establish the longlooked-for ideal condition known as the Golden Rule (Do unto others as you would have others do unto you). B. To abolish war and bloodshed of all kinds. It is our belief that Almighty God cannot be pleased with this type of action.

DCCS Articles of Belief (Published 1941)

September 16, 1941

1. We believe in God, but realize that this is not a necessary qualification in order to cooperate as brothers and sisters. 2. We believe in government and appreciate our government and the opportunity of living under the protection of the same; that all people should ......

[Grand Jury] Letter written to Mark E. Peterson from Charles W. Kingston 1957

June 1, 1957

A letter written to the Apostle Mark E. Peterson from Charles W. Kingston

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