Alonzo A. Hinckley

Alonzo Arza Hinckley (April 23, 1870 – December 22, 1936) was a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) from 1934 until his death.

Alonzo A. Hinckley
Quorum of the Twelve Apostles
October 11, 1934 (1934-10-11)  December 22, 1936 (1936-12-22)
LDS Church Apostle
October 11, 1934 (1934-10-11)  December 22, 1936 (1936-12-22)
ReasonDeath of Anthony W. Ivins; David O. McKay added to First Presidency
at end of term
Albert E. Bowen ordained
Personal details
BornAlonzo Arza Hinckley
(1870-04-23)April 23, 1870
Cove Fort, Utah Territory, United States
DiedDecember 22, 1936(1936-12-22) (aged 66)
Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
Cause of deathstomach cancer
Resting placeSalt Lake City Cemetery
40°46′37.92″N 111°51′28.8″W
Spouse(s)Rose M. Robison
ParentsIra N. Hinckley
Angeline W. Noble

Hinckley was born in Cove Fort, Utah Territory, to Ira Hinckley and Angeline Wilcox Noble. He married his wife Rose May Robison in 1892 in the Manti Temple. Hinckley served as an LDS Church missionary in the Netherlands.[1]

On August 11, 1912, during a conference in Millard County, Utah, Hinckley was selected to be president of the newly formed Deseret Stake, which was located in the western half of Millard County, Utah.[2]

Hinckley was ordained an apostle on October 11, 1934, to fill a vacancy in the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles created by elevation of David O. McKay to the First Presidency following the death of Anthony W. Ivins.

Hinckley died of stomach cancer on December 22, 1936, in Salt Lake City.[3] He was buried at Salt Lake City Cemetery. He was succeeded in the Quorum of the Twelve by Albert E. Bowen.

Hinckley was the uncle of LDS Church president Gordon B. Hinckley.


  1. Garr, Arnold K., et al. Encyclopedia of Latter-day Saint History, p. 832.
  2. Jenson, Andrew (2004). Church Chronology. Kessinger Publishing. p. 54. ISBN 1-4179-6854-0.
  3. State of Utah Death Certificate Archived 2011-07-18 at the Wayback Machine.
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