Antoine R. Ivins
Youth and family
Ivins was born in St. George, Utah Territory. Ivins spent some of his younger years in Mexico. Ivins was the son of Anthony W. Ivins, an LDS apostle and counselor in the First Presidency. His mother was Elizabeth Ashby Snow Ivins, the daughter of LDS Apostle Erastus Snow.
In 1912 Ivins married Vilate Ellen Romney.
From 1921 to 1931 Ivins managed the LDS Church's sugar cane plantation in Laie, Hawai'i.
From 1931 until 1933 Ivins was the president of the Mexican Mission of the LDS Church. He succeeded Rey L. Pratt in this position. At this time the mission not only had responsibility for all of Mexico, but also for all proselytizing efforts among the Spanish-speaking populations of the Southwest United States. Ivins performed the first translation of the temple Endowment into a language other than English: in cooperation with Eduardo Balderas, he translated the Endowment into Spanish.
From 1931 until his death Ivins was a member of the First Council of the Seventy. He also served as a member of the General Welfare Advisory Committee of the Church.
- Balderas, Eduardo. "How the Scriptures Came to By Translated into Spanish". Ensign, Sep. 1972.
- Introduction to BYU devotional by Ivins in 1963
- Jenson, Andrew. LDS Biographical Encyclopedia (Salt Lake CIty: Deseret Book Company, 1936) Vol. 4, p. 749
- Introductory notes connected with the University of Utah's Antoine R. Ivins papers collection.
- Jenson. LDS Biographical Encyclopedia, Vol. 4, p. 749
- Conference Report, October 1952