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 309

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

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    Sept 17, 1871 Afternoon John Taylor spoke 54 Minuts I met with the Prayer Circle & spoke in the Evening to the 13 ward September 18, 1871 ~ Monday to September 21, 1871 ~ Thursday 18 to 21. I spent the time in Building a Kitchen 10 By 18 feet Brower Pettit was the Carpenter September 22, 1871 ~ Friday 22d I left S L City with the Presidency & G. Q. Cannon of
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    September 18, 1871 September 21, 1871 September 22, 1871 September 23, 1871 September 24, 1871
  • Page 311

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

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    October 6, 1871 ~ Friday Oct 6, 1871 The general Conference of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day met this morning in the New Tabernacle at 10 oclok. Their were present all the Presidency & Twelve Except O. Hyde & A. Carrington. President Young was vary feeble W. Woodruff spoke 55 Minutes C C Rich 22. Afternoon H. S. Eldridge Prayed James Brown spoke 48 Minutes Wm ...
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    October 6, 1871 October 7, 1871 October 18, 1871
  • Page 312

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

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    Oct 8, 1871 Sunday G. A. Smith W. Woodruff L Snow F. D. Richards & D Huntington Addressed the Mormon Battalion it was in the midst of a cold rain storm. there was about 60 of the Battalion present out of the 500 that went to Mexico to fight the Battles of their Country 24 years ago. Afternoon Elder O. Pratt preached one hour & 15 Minutes upon the Baptism for the dead the conference Adjourned th untill the 6 day of April ...
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    October 9, 1871 October 10, 1871
  • Page 334

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

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    March 23, 1872 ~ Saturday March 23d 1872 I came to the City & drew up the frame for my Pig & Chickens House & set it up, 3 departments for Pigs 2 for fowls, 40 feet long By 8 wide March 24, 1872 ~ Sunday March 24. Sunday I met with my Quorum in the morning & wrote a [FIGURE] letter to Col Peter Saxe & Attended Meeting in the Afternoon H S Eldridge & Wm Folsome spoke in the morning & ...
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    March 23, 1872 March 24, 1872 March 25, 1872 March 29, 1872 March 30, 1872 March 31, 1872 April 1, 1872 April 2, 1872 April 3, 1872 April 4, 1872 April 5, 1872 April 6, 1872
  • Page 335

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

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    April 6, 1872 his Religin so President G A Smith called the Conference to order singing & Prayer by Erastus Snow G A Smith spoke 21 Minutes W Woodruff 30 Minutes C C Rich 321 Afternoon J Vancott Prayed A O Smoot spoke 35 Minutes John Nicholson 12 M John W Young 2 C. W. Penrose 30 Minutes [FIGURE] I received 2 letters. Attended a Bee Meeting in the Evening & went to ...
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    April 7, 1872 April 8, 1872 April 9, 1872 April 10, 1872 April 11, 1872 April 12, 1872 April 13, 1872 April 14, 1872
  • Page 337

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

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    May 5, 1872 ~ Sunday May 5, 18702 Sunday I met with my Quorum in the Morning & attended Meeting in the Tabernacle. J F Smith spoke in the Morning one hour & W. Woodruff in the Afternoon 55 Minutes. At the close of the Meeting I took cars & rode to Cotton wood station then walked 1 1/2 Miles to John Benbows found him sick then visited Isabel Benbow was quite sick & her child 3 weeks old. Mrs Woodruff was there ...
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    May 5, 1872 May 6, 1872 May 9, 1872 May 10, 1872 May 11, 1872 May 12, 1872 May 13, 1872 May 14, 1872 May 15, 1872 May 16, 1872 May 17, 1872 May 18, 1872 May 19, 1872 May 20, 1872
  • Page 341

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

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    July 7, 1872 ~ Sunday July 7, 1872 I took cars in the morning rode to Sandy Station south then Rode in a waggon to fort Harriman & held a Meeting with the people Issac Grow spoke 35 M, Brother Teasdal 25 M Afternoon Br McAllister spoke 28 Br Smith 20 & W Woodruff 40 Minutes. we then rode to the Love Dale Station & Returned to Salt Lake City 50 M I received a letter from Col
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    July 7, 1872 July 8, 1872 July 13, 1872 July 14, 1872 July 15, 1872 July 17, 1872 July 18, 1872 July 19, 1872 July 20, 1872 July 21, 1872
  • Page 343

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

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    July 28 1872 [FIGURE] I felt well in speaking in the Tabernacle. I attended the prayer circle in the Evening & went to the 14 ward & herd President Young speak about one hour He told how Joseph got the plates & the attack of 3 Men to get them from him & how he was delived He said there were 7 men with Joseph when he first organized the Endowments & he Brigham Young was the ownly witness on the Earth the rest are dead & but few ...
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    July 29, 1872 July 31, 1872 August 1, 1872 August 2, 1872 August 3, 1872 August 4, 1872 August 5, 1872 August 5, 1872 August 10, 1872 August 11, 1872 August 12, 1872 August 15, 1872 August 16, 1872
  • Page 344

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

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    Aug 16, 1872 of the big teeth & flung him onto his back & kicked him on the head untill they killed him he striped all the cloths off the back of John & tore his flesh considerable, but it seemed a Miracle that they should have killed him without any weapon August 17, 1872 ~ Saturday 17. Brother Taylor Richards & myself visited Brother Bensons family & laid hands upon one of them. We also laid hands upon Brother Turbit ...
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    August 17, 1872 August 18, 1872 August 19, 1872 August 20, 1872 August 21, 1872 August 23, 1872
  • Page 354

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

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    Oct 3d 1872 The Farm & got wheat, Barley, Oats, Potatoes, Honey & light Brama Fowls, Beets & squashes & took up to the Fair the rest of the day I spent in service on the ground October 4, 1872 ~ Friday to October 5, 1872 ~ Saturday 4 & 5 I spent these 2 days in service at the Fare as President of the Society & it was vary busiy work I think it was the best fair we have Ever had in the Territory I delivered My address at the opening I ...
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    October 4, 1872 October 5, 1872 October 6, 1872 October 7, 1872 October 8, 1872 October 9, 1872