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Alexander Hale Smith
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Birth: Jun. 2, 1838
Far West
Caldwell County
Missouri, USA
Death: Aug. 12, 1909
Hancock County
Illinois, USA

RLDS Missionary-Apostle-Patriarch

Alexander was a son of the Mormon Prophet Joseph Smith and his wife Emma.

He married Elizabeth Kendall and they became the parents of nine children.

On May 25, 1862 Alexander was baptized into the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and in September of the same year was ordained as a Teacher

On April 8, 1863 he was ordained as an Elder and served a mission to California in 1864 and on April 12, 1866 he was ordained as a High Priest.

In 1869 he was assigned to the California/ Utah Mission and later re-assigned to Utah in 1870.

On April 10, 1873 he was ordained as an Apostle and later on April 15, 1890 he was ordained as the President of the Quorum of the Twelve.

He was ordained as a counselor to the First Presidency and also as Presiding Patriarch/Evangelist of the Church on April 12, 1897.

In 1902 he was released from the First Presidency and he and Elizabeth spent their final years in Lamoni, Iowa among family and long-time friends.

In 1909 while visiting Nauvoo, Illinois he died at the Mansion House.
Family links: 
  Joseph Smith (1805 - 1844)
  Emma Hale Smith (1804 - 1879)
  Elizabeth Agnes Kendall Smith (1843 - 1919)
  Frederick Alexander Smith (1862 - 1954)*
  Vida Elizabeth Smith Smith Yates (1865 - 1945)*
  Emma Belle Smith Kennedy (1869 - 1960)*
  Joseph George Smith (1877 - 1936)*
  Arthur Marion Smith (1880 - 1965)*
  Coral Smith Horner (1882 - 1968)*
  Alvin Smith (1828 - 1828)*
  Louisa Smith (1831 - 1831)*
  Thadeus Smith (1831 - 1831)*
  Julia Murdock Smith Middleton (1831 - 1880)*
  Infants Smith (1831 - 1831)*
  Joseph Smith (1832 - 1914)*
  Frederick Granger Williams Smith (1836 - 1862)*
  Alexander Hale Smith (1838 - 1909)
  Don Carlos Smith (1840 - 1841)*
  Thomas Smith (1842 - 1842)*
  David Hyrum Smith (1844 - 1904)*
*Calculated relationship
Rose Hill Cemetery
Decatur County
Iowa, USA
Plot: 801, Grave 3
Created by: Carl W. McBrayer
Record added: Aug 12, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 9310253
Alexander Hale Smith
Added by: Carl W. McBrayer
Alexander Hale Smith
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Alexander Hale Smith
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