Joseph Smith

Joseph Smith

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Joseph Fielding Smith
Born in Far West, Caldwell, Missouri, United Statesmap
Husband of [private wife (unknown - unknown)]
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Husband of — married in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United Statesmap
Father of [private son (unknown - unknown)] and
Died in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United Statesmap
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Preceded by
Lorenzo Snow
Prophet of LDS Church
(1901-1918)
Succeeded by
Heber J. Grant

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Biography

Joseph Smith was Sixth President of the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints.


"Trials are necessary to the perfection of mankind, as friction is necessary to separate the dross of human judgment from the pure gold of divine wisdom” (quoted in Smith, comp., Life of Joseph F. Smith, 280).

From Wikipedia: Joseph F. Smith:

Joseph Fielding Smith, Sr. (November 13, 1838 – November 19, 1918) was the sixth president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church). He was the last president of the LDS Church to have personally known the founder of the Mormon faith, Joseph Smith, Jr., who was the brother of his father, Hyrum Smith.

Joseph was named after his uncle, Joseph Smith, and his mother's brother, Joseph Fielding. His mother and maternal aunt, Mercy Fielding Thompson, fled with their children to Quincy, Illinois early in 1839 after many of the men in the community had been arrested and incarcerated under Missouri Executive Order 44 for practicing plural marriage.

Joseph's family later moved to Nauvoo, Illinois when the majority of the church's members settled there. Hyrum, his father, was later released from custody during a transfer from Liberty Jail and joined his family in Nauvoo.

Joseph said he remembered Nauvoo, and could recall his uncle, Joseph Smith. Joseph was only five years old when his father and uncle were killed in Carthage, Illinois on June 27, 1844.[1][2][3]

At the age of nine, Joseph drove the family wagon all the way to the Salt Lake Valley.[4]

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Soon after his 15th birthday, Joseph F. Smith was ordained an elder and called to serve a three-year mission in Hawaii. During his mission he overcame fatigue, severe illness, and material loss by flood and fire. He preached, healed the sick, cast out devils, and presided over numerous branches of the Church.[5]

At the age of twenty-seven Joseph was ordained an Apostle by Brigham Young. He was the first President, of which there were three, to have served in the First Presidency of the Church. at the age of 40, he went on a great mission to England, details of which he recorded in his diary.read more

Joseph Fielding Smith believed that family was the most important thing. He passes this message on to his son, Joseph Smith, Jr.

He introduced Family Home Evening which remains an important part of LDS tradition. Called to practice plural marriage, Joseph F. Smith received five wives over the years. Thoughtful and kind, he deeply loved his wives and children.

Joseph and his wife lived to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary. Their relationship demonstrated his belief in the importance of marriage.

Birth

Date: November 13, 1838
Place: Far West, Caldwell, Missouri, United States[6]

Death

Date: 19 Nov 1918
Place: Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah[7]

Burial

Date: 21 Nov 1918
Place: Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah[8]

LDS Baptism

Date: 1852

LDS Endowment

LDS Temple: EHOUS
Date:24 Apr 1854

LDS Sealing Child

LDS Temple: SLAKE
Date:1 Sep 1897[9]

Sources

  1. Wikipedia: Death of Joseph Smith.
  2. Mormon History:Final Moments at Carthage Jail.
  3. The Carthage Conspiracy Trial, University of Missouri Kansas School of Law.
  4. Trail Excerpt, Pioneer Overland Travels.
  5. LDS Church Manaual: Joseph F. Smith].
  6. Wikipedia: Jospeh F. Smith.
  7. Joseph Fielding Smith, LDS Church History.
  8. Find A Grave Memorial.
  9. International Genealogical index Author: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

See also:

  • 1900 US Federal Census Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States Page: T623, roll T623_1684, Salt Lake City, enumeration district (ED) 2, sheet 5A, dwelling 81, family 85, Joseph F. Smith, accessed 12 Jul 2010.







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On July 25, 2014 at 20:29GMT Matt Pryber wrote:

On May 13, 2014 at 22:21GMT Michele Bergin wrote:

Smith-56272 and Smith-4498 appear to represent the same person because: The names and dates of birth, parents, siblings and death date all correspond. The wives are different but more than likely a plural wife. Thanks



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