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Lucy Emily Woodruff Smith
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Birth: Jan. 10, 1869
Death: Nov. 5, 1937

Lucy Emily Woodruff was a granddaughter of President Wilford Woodruff and Elias Smith first cousin to Joseph Smith Jr. She was a woman of great faith and intelligence. She and George Albert Smith had known each other since they were children, and she loved and respected him. But her affections were divided between George Albert and another suitor. In 1891, the courtship was interrupted when George received a mission call from the First Presidency of the Church to strengthen the young people, members of the Young Men's and Young Women's Mutual Improvement Associations, in the Juab, Millard, Beaver, and Parowan stakes in southern Utah. One week into his assignment, he wrote in his journal: "The letter that I looked for never came." When George received Lucy Woodruff's letter the next day, the topic was her possible marriage plans to her other suitor. George responded by letter expressing his feelings for Lucy.Lucy stopped her marriage plans with the other suitor, but her affections still vacillated between the two men. After months of turmoil, she finally broke off her relationship with the other man and married George Albert Smith in the Manti Utah Temple on 25 May 1892. 
 
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 Parents:
  Wilford Woodruff (1840 - 1921)
  Emily Jane Smith Woodruff (1850 - 1878)
 
 Spouse:
  George Albert Smith (1870 - 1951)
 
 Children:
  Emily Smith Stewart (1895 - 1973)*
  Edith Smith Elliott (1899 - 1977)*
  George Albert Smith (1905 - 1969)*
 
 Siblings:
  Lucy Emily Woodruff Smith (1869 - 1937)
  Wilford Smith Woodruff (1871 - 1955)*
  Elias Smith Woodruff (1873 - 1941)*
  Asahel Smith Woodruff (1876 - 1887)*
  George Wilford Woodruff (1880 - 1881)**
  Leo Edgar Woodruff (1882 - 1941)**
  Phebe Carter Woodruff (1883 - 1885)**
  Emily Pearl Woodruff (1885 - 1887)**
  Julia Ellice Woodruff Smith (1887 - 1984)**
  Frank Carter Woodruff (1893 - ____)**
  Ezra Mozart Woodruff (1899 - 1968)**
  Ruth Woodruff (1901 - 1903)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Salt Lake City Cemetery
Salt Lake City
Salt Lake County
Utah, USA
 
Created by: Greg Smith
Record added: Mar 12, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 49629862
Lucy Emily <i>Woodruff</i> Smith
Added by: Greg Smith
 
Lucy Emily <i>Woodruff</i> Smith
Added by: Greg Smith
 
Lucy Emily <i>Woodruff</i> Smith
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I love you, Great Grandma!
- Catherine Clark
 Added: Jun. 2, 2012

- Ann
 Added: May. 30, 2011
 
 
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