I received an email from Iva Beckstead which follows Isaac's mission in the Millennial Star, 1879.
I don't know if you have the following regarding Isaac John Wardle's mission, but I will include it in this email.
the book Latter-Day Saints Millennial Star, Volume 41, 1879, M-205.5,
page 106 in the Salt Lake City, Utah genealogy library it states
“Arrivals – on Saturday, February 6, 1879, Elders John South and Isaac
J. Wardle arrived at this port per S. S. Montana. They have been called
on missions to this country and are now visiting their friends prior to
being assigned to their fields of labor.” – European Mission – Great
Page 137 states “Elder Isaac J. Wardle is appointed a Traveling Elder in the Liverpool Conference.”
173-74 states “Isaac was a traveling Elder from Liverpool at a
conference held in Miners Hall, Millgate, Wigan, on Sunday March 2,
1879.” James L. Bunting was President of Liverpool Conference. Elder
Wardle spoke at this conference . “Elder Wardle testified to the
sameness of the spirit that was possessed by those who were true Saints
here, with to that possessed by those that had gathered to Zion. The
same spirit would be felt in all the assemblies of the Saints, so long
as they sought to do the will of God. He encouraged the Saints to draw
near unto God and He would overrule everything for their welfare.”
On page 435 it states, “A district meeting was held in Miner’s Hall, Wigan, Liverpool Conference on Sunday July 6, 1879.
first assemblage convened at 10:30 a.m. Elders from Utah on the
Stand—John Nicholson, from the Millennial Star Office; James L. Bunting,
President of, and I. J. Wardle, Ralph Smith, W. H. Haugh and L. R.
Martineau, Traveling Elders in Liverpool Conference.
called to order by Elder Wardle, President of the Wigan District.
Singing. Prayer by Elder R. Smith. Singing. Sacrament was
administered by Elders Marsh and Glover.
President Bunting made
some preliminary remarks, explanatory of the duties of the priesthood
and Saints. Brother Wardle reported the district as in a healthy,
thriving condition, much energy, he said, being shown by the local
priesthood and Saints in reference to the spreading of the work by
preaching, distributing tracts and other means.”
On Page 549 in
the Minutes of the Liverpool Conference held in the lower concert hall,
Lord Nelson Street, on Sunday Aug. 17, 1879, Isaac John Wardle was there
in attendance as a traveling Elder in which he gave the closing prayer.
Page 559 – Elder Isaac Wardle writes a letter to President William Budge from Runcorn on August 6, 1879.
“Dear Brother,--According to promise, I write to you concerning the
condition of my health. It is about the same as when I last saw you.
Brother Bunting thinks it would be advisable for me to go home. I feel
myself that I am unable to cope with this climate another winter. I
should like very much if I were able to stay and fully accomplish the
mission to which I have been called, but it seems my health will not
admit of it.
I thank you for the kind consideration you have
shown in my behalf, and the valuable instructions you have given me. I
would like to go on the next ship, as I think it would be better for me
to have a little time at home to recruit before winter sets in. I hope I
have been able to do some good in this land. At least I have done no
Your Brother in the Gospel,
Isaac J. Wardle”
the same book, page 555 it says “Release on account of ill health Elder
Isaac J. Wardle is released to return to Utah with the company that will
leave Liverpool on September 6, 1879. William Budge, President of the