Isaac Trumbo Home, San Francisco, California

Wilford Woodruff
Wilford Woodruff

Wilford Woodruff (1807-1898) served as the fourth president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. As a young man, he was baptized into the Church at Richland, NY, just days after first hearing its message from the missionaries. Some have argued that President Woodruff was the third most important person of the Restoration after Joseph Smith and Brigham Young. However one may view that, his contributions of missionary work, 7,000 pages of personal journal spanning decades, the Manifesto, dedication of the Salt Lake Temple, and Utah gaining statehood comprise a remarkable legacy.

When President Woodruff turned ninety (March 1, 1897), he spent the evening greeting thousands of well wishers in the Salt Lake Tabernacle. The following year (1898), his health had deteriorated to the point that it was decided he should not repeat the strain of the previous birthday. In August of that year he journeyed to California to rest and ,hopefully, recuperate. While there, he stayed at the home of Isaac Trumbo in San Francisco.

Isaac Trumbo home where Wilford Woodruff died. Photo by Kenneth Mays.
Isaac Trumbo home where Wilford Woodruff died. Photo by Kenneth Mays.

On September 1, President Woodruff experienced complete kidney failure and lapsed into a coma. He passed away the following day, Friday, September 2, 1898 in the Trumbo home. The extant home is seen in the image above.

 

Directions

The home that formerly belonged to Isaac Trumbo is a four-story Victorian-style home in the Marina District of San Francisco, CA. It is located at 1533 Sutter Street. The gps coordinates are: 37°47’12.20″N; 122°25’35.72″W.

Ownership Status

The San Francisco home once owned by Isaac Trumbo is now a private residence and not open for tours. The privacy of the owners must be respected. Visitors should not bother the occupants with personal inquiries of any nature.

Photos

Isaac Trumbo home where Wilford Woodruff died. Photo by Kenneth Mays.
Isaac Trumbo home where Wilford Woodruff died. Photo by Kenneth Mays.
Interpretive sign outside the Isaac Trumbo home where Wilford Woodruff died. Photo by Kenneth Mays.
Interpretive sign outside the Isaac Trumbo home where Wilford Woodruff died. Photo by Kenneth Mays.

Articles & Resources

Articles & Resources

Thomas G. Alexander, Things in Heaven and Earth: The Life and Times of Wilford Woodruff, a Mormon Prophet, 329-330.

FamilySearch.org, “The Isaac Trumbo House in San Francisco.”