George Albert Smith, April 8, 1915; Thursday

-- April 8, 1915; Thursday
The following is the report of the regular meeting of the First Presidency and council of the Twelve Apostles held this morning in the Temple at 10 A.M... Bro[ther]. George Albert Smith said that Bro[ther]. Richards and he were appointed a committee to consider the request made in a letter addressed to the First Presidency to consider the request of J. Frank Pickering, and that after conversing with Pres[iden]t. [German E.] Ellsworth they now recommended that an appropriation of $225 a month be allowed Bro[ther]. Pickering for three months, to be used under the direction of Pres[iden]t. Ellsworth, which recommendation was adopted on motion of Bro[ther]. Clawson.

The appropriation referred to is to enable Bro[ther]. Pickering to give illustrated lectures on Utah, with a view of presenting facts and breaking down prejudices. ... (1)

-- Apr 30-May 10, 1915
[Apostle George Albert Smith Journal] he is in Canadian settlements (2)

-- July 4-July 30, 1915
[Apostle George Albert Smith Journal] he is in Eastern Dominions of Canada (2)

-- 1916
[Apostle George Albert Smith Journal] entries are irregular, less frequent and often only a few words (2)

-- Nov 23, 1916
[Heber J. Grant] Set apart as President of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. (3)

-- During 1916
[George Albert Smith] In 1916 he served as Chairman and 2nd Vice-President of the International Irrigation Congress. (4)

-- Oct 12, 1917
[Apostle George Albert Smith Journal] "Sold my house to Trustee in Trust for $11,000 and Mothers for (over) $17,000 net to us. It is probably worth more money but would rather the church had it at a less price." (2)

-- 1918
[Grandfather of George Albert Smith] George A Smith: Listed in The National Cyclopaedia of American Biography 1918 (5)

-- Jul 3, 1918
[Quorum of Twelve] Joseph Fielding Smith, David O. McKay, and Heber J. Grant of the Twelve called on President Joseph F. Smith's Counselors Anthony H. Lund and Charles W. Penrose. The three apostles said that the Twelve differed with the presiding patriarch Hyrum G. Smith who believed, on the basis of his patriarchal office, he ought to become the presiding authority of the church upon the death of Joseph F. Smith. To help settle the matter Heber J. Grant produced a letter written by Wilford Woodruff stating that without direct revelation from the Lord he did not believe that the day would come when the president of the Council of the Twelve would not become president of the church. Both presidents Lund and Penrose expressed pleasure at the letter but decided not to discuss the matter with Joseph F. Smith in view of his poor health. (6)

-- Oct 31, 1918
[Quorum of Twelve] The Quorum of the Twelve and the patriarch of the church unanimously accept President Smith's revelation as official church canon. (7)

1 - First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve minutes
2 - Journals of George Albert Smith
3 - Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Heber J. Grant, Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 - 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,
6 - On This Day in Mormon History,
7 - Wikipedia, 20th Century (Mormonism),

LDS History Chronology: George Albert Smith

Mormon History Timeline: The life of George Albert Smith