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Elbert Aoriul Smith
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Birth: Mar. 8, 1871
Nauvoo
Hancock County
Illinois, USA
Death: May 15, 1959
Independence
Jackson County
Missouri, USA

Elbert was the only child of David Hyrum Smith and Clara Charlotte Hartshorn. His father was the youngest son of the Mormon Prophet Joseph Smith. Baptized as a member of the RLDS Church on November 25, 1887 Smith became a noted author, scholar and leader in the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (now Community of Christ). He and Clara Cochran were married at Lamoni, Iowa on September 4, 1895 (she died in 1948). Elder Smith was ordained a priest in 1898 and an elder on May 6, 1900. On June 23, 1902 he was ordained a High Priest and called as a member of the Lamoni (Iowa) Stake High Council. He became a counselor in the RLDS First Presidency on April 20, 1909 and served in that capacity until being ordained as Presiding Patriarch on April 10, 1938. He resigned his patriarchal office in 1958. 
 
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 Parents:
  David Hyrum Smith (1844 - 1904)
  Clara Charlotte Hartshorn Smith (1851 - 1926)
 
 Spouse:
  Clara Abigale Cochran Smith (1874 - 1948)*
 
 Children:
  Ronald Gibson Smith (1902 - 1988)*
  Lynn E Smith (1911 - 1992)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Mound Grove Cemetery
Independence
Jackson County
Missouri, USA
 
Created by: Carl W. McBrayer
Record added: Dec 10, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 16977283
Elbert Aoriul Smith
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Elbert Aoriul Smith
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Elbert Aoriul Smith
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