Joseph Fielding Smith

Joseph Fielding Smith Sr. (1838-1918) was born 13 Nov. 1838 in Far West, Caldwell Co., Missouri. His parents were Hyrum Smith and Mary Fielding. He married Levira Annette Clark Smith on 5 Apr. 1859; participated in plural marriage. He was baptized in 1850 in Great Salt Lake City, Great Salt Lake Co., Utah Territory. He was ordained an Apostle in Jul. 1866, and he served as first counselor to Wilford Woodruff from 1889 to 1898. He died 19 Nov. 1918 in Salt Lake City.

Footnotes

Joseph Fielding Smith (KWCW-8ZJ), "Family Tree," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed 6 Feb. 2022). Joseph Fielding Smith, Wilford Woodruff Papers (https://wilfordwoodruffpapers.org/subjects/joseph-fielding-smith, accessed 10 Feb. 2022). Joseph Fielding Smith, Jr., The Emmeline B. Wells Diaries (https://www.churchhistorianspress.org/emmeline-b-wells/people/joseph-fielding-smith-1838?letter=S&lang=eng, accessed 17 Jan. 2022).

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  • Page 70

    Part of Journal (January 1, 1854 – December 31, 1859)

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    closed. Arrowpene the chief that was appointed in Walker plase arose asked the privilege to speak President Young introduced him to the people He gave a short but spirited address which was interpeted by Brother Huntington the purport of his Address was exhorting the people to give heed to the council of President Young if they would do this & keep the spirit of the Lord they would not be sick & die as the wicked do but would be healthy & the Lord is ...
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    May 28, 1855 May 29, 1855 May 30, 1855 May 31, 1855 June 1, 1855 June 2, 1855 June 3, 1855 June 4, 1855 June 5, 1855 June 6, 1855 June 9, 1855 June 10, 1855
  • Page 190

    Part of Journal (October 22, 1865 – December 31, 1872)

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    May 12, 1869 ~ Wednesday May 12, 1869 Robert Scholes arived to day I paid tithing Money into the tithing office sent from the south. May 13, 1869 ~ Thursday to May 14, 1869 ~ Friday 13 & 14 I spent ion the farm planting potatoes & sowing oats May 15, 1869 ~ Saturday May 15 I attended the school of the prophets I was vary weary with hard labor. A Letter was read from John Pack ridiculeing ...
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    May 12, 1869 May 13, 1869 May 14, 1869 May 15, 1869 May 16, 1869 May 17, 1869 May 18, 1869 May 21, 1869 May 22, 1869
  • Page 199

    Part of Journal (October 22, 1865 – December 31, 1872)

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    June 23d 1869 & were shot dead By the guards June 24, 1869 ~ Thursday 24. We Met the sabbath school children at the Bowery they were addressed By G Q. Cannon, D H Wells & President Young who spoke to Parents & children we Met in the Bowery at 10 oclok J W Young Prayed, G Q Cannon spoke 61 Minuts. Several Missionaries were then called to go on Missions. B Young jr then spoke 37. We dined with Brother ...
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    June 24, 1869 June 25, 1869 June 26, 1869 June 27, 1869 June 28, 1869 June 29, 1869 June 30, 1869 July 1, 1869 July 2, 1869
  • Page 200

    Part of Journal (October 22, 1865 – December 31, 1872)

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    July 3, 1869 ~ Saturday July 3d 1869 I met with the school & Attended the circus in the Evening July 4, 1869 ~ Sunday 4. Sunday I Attended Meeting in the Tabernacle J W Cummings Prayed G Q Cannon spoke one Hour G A Smith 14 Minuts. Afternoon. Prayer By G. Q. Cannon A sectarian Minister spoke 46 Minuts President Young followed him & spoke 48 Minutes He said one of the Greatest Blessings given to Man ...
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    July 3, 1869 July 4, 1869 July 5, 1869 July 6, 1869 July 9, 1869 July 10, 1869 July 11, 1869 July 12, 1869 July 13, 1869 July 16, 1869 July 17, 1869
  • Page 201

    Part of Journal (October 22, 1865 – December 31, 1872)

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    July 17, 1869 of which their Father has laid Their Mother Emma Smith has Taught them lies concerning the work of their Father July 18, 1869 ~ Sunday 18. Sunday I attended Meeting in the Tabernacle D. H. Wells & A. O. Smoot spoke in the Forenoon & A Mr Tiffiny a Methodist Minister spoke in the Afternoon about one Hour followed by President Young 33 Minuts July 19, 1869 ~ Monday to July 23, 1869 ...
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    July 18, 1869 July 19, 1869 July 23, 1869 July 24, 1869 July 25, 1869 July 26, 1869 July 30, 1869 July 31, 1869 August 1, 1869
  • Page 203

    Part of Journal (October 22, 1865 – December 31, 1872)

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    August 28, 1869 ~ Saturday Aug 28, 1869 I met with the school of the prophets August 29, 1869 ~ Sunday 29 Sunday I met with my Quorum in the Morning attended Meeting in the Tabernacle O. Shaw spoke 58 minuts Nathan P Baldwin spoke 15 M, G A Smith spoke 15 Minuts & gave a Relation of his first weeks preaching in this Church. Afternoon Octave Ursenback spoke 43 Minuts G. Q. Cannon ...
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    August 28, 1869 August 29, 1869 August 30, 1869 August 31, 1869 September 1, 1869 September 3, 1869 September 4, 1869
  • Page 212

    Part of Journal (October 22, 1865 – December 31, 1872)

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    Oct 10, 1869 G A. Smith spoke 10 Minuts D. H. Wells spoke 32 Minuts I attended the Missionary Meeting at the City Hall in the Evening we finished Blessing 169 Missionaries most of them to the States {[2 illegible words] Delight showed their [illegible]} October 11, 1869 ~ Monday 11 Monday I Attended at the Endowment House we gave Endowments to 82. D. H. Wells sealed 40, W Woodruff 23, J F Smith 12 ...
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    October 11, 1869 October 12, 1869 October 13, 1869 October 14, 1869 October 15, 1869 October 16, 1869
  • Page 214

    Part of Journal (October 22, 1865 – December 31, 1872)

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    October 25, 1869 ~ Monday Oct 25, 1869 [FIGURE] I spent the day in the High Council at the Trial of Wm S Godby & E. L. T. Harrison Both of which were cut off from the Church also Eli. B. Kelsey for Apostacy they manifested a dark wicked spirit President Youg G A Smith W Woodruff & G Q Cannon spoke. I pruned my Grape vines in the Evening
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    October 25, 1869 October 26, 1869 October 27, 1869 October 28, 1869 October 29, 1869 October 30, 1869 October 31, 1869
  • Page 215

    Part of Journal (October 22, 1865 – December 31, 1872)

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    Oct 31, 1869 Material Here & are able to do it & this is what the Lord requires of you & we are here to day to tell you what to do in these things [George Albert Smith|A. Smith spoke 15 Minuts W. Woodruff spoke 150 O Pratt 20 M H. S. Eldridge 10 M, Joseph Yog 10 M, Joseph F Smith 5 we then rode to Moroni & held a Meeting in the Evening had a full Joseph Young spoke 39 ...
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    November 1, 1869 November 2, 1869 November 3, 1869 November 4, 1869
  • Page 216

    Part of Journal (October 22, 1865 – December 31, 1872)

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    November 5, 1869 ~ Friday Nov 5, 1869 We drove to Pason Dined & drove to Provo 50 Mile I spent the night at Brother Smoots & Evening at Presidt Youngs November 6, 1869 ~ Saturday 6. Started at 6 oclok & drove to Salt Lake City 50 Miles [FIGURE] I received 3 letters from Azmon, son Wilford & Luther Wheeler November 7, 1869 ~ Sunday 7 ...
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    November 5, 1869 November 6, 1869 November 7, 1869 November 8, 1869 November 9, 1869 November 10, 1869 November 11, 1869 November 12, 1869 November 13, 1869 November 14, 1869