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Desdemona Wadsworth Fullmer Smith
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Birth: Oct. 6, 1809
Huntington Mills
Luzerne County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Feb. 9, 1886
Salt Lake City
Salt Lake County
Utah, USA

Desdemona is my great-great-great-great-great-aunt.
Desdemona Wadsworth Fullmer Smith was born Friday, October 6, 1809 in Huntington Mills, Pennsylvania to Peter Fullmer and Susannah Zerfass.

She was baptized a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints on July 29, 1839 by Elder John P. Greene. She was living with her brother, David, at Haun's Mill at the time when the massacre of the saints occured there. She and other members of her family were under the necessity of secreting themselves to the woods to escape the mob.

Desdemona arrived in Salt Lake City in October of 1848 in the Willard Richards Company, and lived there for nearly forty years, residing at 375 West 400 South in the Downtown district of Salt Lake City.

She was a quiet, unassuming, faithful woman and was greatly respected by all who had the pleasure of her acquaintance. Desdemona worked as a tailoress for most of her life, and completed her autobiography a few years before her death.

Desdemona married Joseph Smith Jr. in 1842 in Nauvoo, Illinois. They were later sealed on January 26, 1846 in the Nauvoo LDS Temple. After his death, she later married Ezra Taft Benson on January 26, 1846 in the Nauvoo LDS Temple.

Desdemona passed away peacefully on Tuesday, February 9, 1886 at her home of causes incident to age.

Funeral Services were held on Thursday Febuary 11, 1886 at 1:00 p.m. in the Salt Lake Sixth Ward Chapel of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints located at 270 East 500 South in Salt Lake City.
Following the conclusion of the Funeral Services, the funeral procession commenced and solemnly and slowly proceeded through the streets of Salt Lake City and concluded at the Salt Lake City Cemetery located at the corner of Fourth Avenue and "N" Street in The Avenues neighborhood of Salt Lake City, where Desdemona was laid to rest in the family plot overlooking the Salt Lake Valley.
REST IN PEACE. 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Peter Fullmer (1774 - 1857)
  Susannah Zerfass Fullmer (1783 - 1856)
 
 Spouses:
  Joseph Smith (1805 - 1844)
  Ezra Taft Benson (1811 - 1869)
 
 Siblings:
  David Fullmer (1803 - 1879)*
  Mary Elizabeth Fullmer Fellows (1805 - 1874)*
  John Solomon Fullmer (1807 - 1883)*
  Desdemona Wadsworth Fullmer Smith (1809 - 1886)
  Charlotte Fullmer Ferris (1812 - 1870)*
  Louisianna "Louise" Fullmer Hiskey (1814 - 1870)*
  Almon Linus Fullmer (1816 - 1890)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Salt Lake City Cemetery
Salt Lake City
Salt Lake County
Utah, USA
Plot: B-12-4-ROD-S In The Fullmer Family Plot
 
Created by: Ryan Curtis
Record added: Apr 06, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 18786537
Desdemona Wadsworth <i>Fullmer</i> Smith
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Desdemona Wadsworth <i>Fullmer</i> Smith
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Desdemona Wadsworth <i>Fullmer</i> Smith
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