Joseph Fielding Smith, Sr. (1838 - 1918) MP

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Birthplace: Far West, Caldwell, Missouri, USA
Death: Died in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA
Occupation: President, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
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About Joseph Fielding Smith, Sr.

Wikipedia Biographical Summary

"...Joseph Fielding Smith, Sr. (November 13, 1838 – November 19, 1918) was the sixth president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church). He was the last president of the LDS Church to have personally known the founder of the Mormon faith, Joseph Smith, Jr., who was the brother of his father Hyrum Smith..."

"...Smith was the son of Patriarch Hyrum Smith and his second wife Mary Fielding, a British convert to the Church who married Hyrum after the death of his first wife, Jerusha Barden Smith. In addition to her two children, Mary Fielding Smith raised the five children from the union of Hyrum and Jerusha..."

"...he would have been no more than five and a half when on June 27, 1844, Joseph's uncle and father were killed by a mob in Carthage, Illinois..."

"...Joseph and his family remained at Winter Quarters until the spring of 1848 when Smith drove his mother's wagon across the plains to Utah..."

"...On 5 April 1859, Smith married his sixteen-year-old cousin Levira Annette Clark Smith (29 April 1842 Nauvoo, Illinois- 18 December 1888 St. Louis, Missouri), daughter of Samuel Harrison Smith. He and Levira had no children. Seven years later, Brigham Young directed him to take a plural wife. Levira was never able to adapt to Plural marriage and obtained a divorce in 1868 "due to interference on the part of relatives, and because of the continued absence of her husband in mission fields and in ecclesiastical duties..."

"...Smith ultimately adopted five children and fathered forty-three children..."

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Joseph F. Smith, President, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints's Timeline

November 13, 1838
Far West, Caldwell, Missouri, USA
January 26, 1846
Age 7
May 21, 1852
Age 13
May 21, 1852
Age 13
April 24, 1854
Age 15
April 24, 1854
Age 15
November 1, 1858
Age 19
Chesterfield, Derbyshire, , England
April 4, 1859
Age 20
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah
May 5, 1866
Age 27
Salt Lake City, UT, USA
Age 28