George Albert Smith, 1876-82

-- 1876-82
[Apostle John Henry Smith [father of George Albert Smith]] Member of Salt Lake City Council. (1)

-- September 21, 1876
Sister of George Albert Smith: Ezra Chase born Sept. 21, 1876, married Elizabeth Shields (2)

-- 1877 April 4
[Apostle John Henry Smith [father of George Albert Smith]] Marries Josephine Groesbeck as a plural wife, daughter of prominent businessman Nicholas Groesbeck. (1)

-- Apr 4, 1877
[Apostle John Henry Smith] Marries Josephine Groesbeck as a plural wife, daughter of prominent businessman Nicholas Groesbeck. (1)

-- May 8, 1878
[Apostle Wilford Woodruff Journal] May 8 1878 {Emily Jane Woodruff Born Oct 28 1850 Died May 8 1878 Aged 28 years} Emily Jane Smith Woodruff [mother to George Albert Smith's wife] Died this day at 1 oclok 35 minuts. She suffered much up to the last. I had my hand upon her head when she breathed her last and Closed her Eyes. It was a vary [hard] blow to both families. Her Father Elias Smith was with her in the morning and administered to her with me. He went over Jordon to attend to the west Bank Canall and after her death One of his Sons went after him and when He was informed of her Death it almost overpowered him. They brought him to the City and He Came to the House & looked at her Corps and He was much affected. Her Cousins watched with the body through the night. It was a solmon scene with us all and a heavy Blow to Wilford. (3)

-- May 10, 1878
[Apostle Wilford Woodruff Journal] 10 I Attended the funeral of Emily Jane Smith Woodruff [mother of George Albert Smith's wife] which was held in the 17 [ward]. A large Congregation assembled. F. D. Richards E Snow & J Taylor spoke at the funeral then Closed & some 30 Carriages followed the [remains?] to the Grave. On our returnd home we went to our various places of abode. I went to the field and spent the night. 6 M. (3)

-- Jun 06, 1878
George Albert Smith is baptized in City Creek in Salt Lake City, the third of four future Presidents of the Church to be baptized in the same location. (He is eight years old.) (4)

-- June 6, 1878
[George Albert Smith] He was baptized June 6, 1878 in City Creek, Salt Lake City, by James Moyle. He was confirmed by his father. (5)

-- October 22, 1878
George Albert Smith's half sister: Sarah Ann born Oct. 22, 1878, married Moses A. Pond (2)

-- 1879
[Grandfather of George Albert Smith] Wilford Woodruff: Met with spirits of Brigham Young , Heber C Kimball , George A Smith , and Jedediah M Grant 1879 (6)

1 - White, Jean Bickmore, Church, State, and Politics, p.xviii, A John Henry Smith Chronology,
2 - Frank Ellwood Esshom, "Pioneers and prominent men of Utah" (1913)
3 - Wilford Woodruff's Journal: 1833-1898 Typescript, Volumes 1-9, Edited by Scott G. Kenney, Signature Books 1993,
4 - The Woodland Institute 'On This Day Historical Database,'
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6 - Quinn, D. Michael, The Mormon Hierarchy: Origins of Power, Appendix 6, Biographical Sketches of General Officers of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1830-47,

LDS History Chronology: George Albert Smith

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