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Ira Hinckley Biography »
Ira Nathaniel Hinckley (October 30, 1828 – April 10, 1904) was an early Latter Day Saint leader who supervised the construction and maintenance of Cove Fort, a strategically placed fortification located about half-way between Salt Lake City and St. George, Utah. He was the father of author Bryant S. Hinckley and LDS apostle Alonzo A. Hinckley, as well as the grandfather of LDS church president Gordon B. Hinckley, and an acquaintance of Joseph Smith Jr.