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 Alexander Hale Smith

Alexander Hale Smith

Birth
Far West, Caldwell County, Missouri, USA
Death 12 Aug 1909 (aged 71)
Nauvoo, Hancock County, Illinois, USA
Burial Lamoni, Decatur County, Iowa, USA
Plot 801, Grave 3
Memorial ID 9310253 · View Source
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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.



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  • Created by: Carl W. McBrayer
  • Added: 12 Aug 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 9310253
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Alexander Hale Smith (2 Jun 1838–12 Aug 1909), Find A Grave Memorial no. 9310253, citing Rose Hill Cemetery, Lamoni, Decatur County, Iowa, USA ; Maintained by Carl W. McBrayer (contributor 46558074) .