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Julina Smith (Lambson)

Birthplace: Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA
Death: Died in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA
Place of Burial: Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Alfred Boaz Lambson and Melissa Jane Lambson
Wife of Joseph F. Smith, President, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Mother of Edward Arthur Smith; Mercy Josephine Smith; Mary Sophronia Peterson; Donnette Smith; Alvin Fielding Smith and 9 others
Sister of <private> Davis (Lambson); Edna Lambson; Ebenezer Lambson and Alfred Boaz Lambson

Managed by: Paul Douglas Van Dillen
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About Julina Smith

Wikipedia Biographical Summary:

"...Julina Lambson Smith (June 18, 1849 – January 10, 1936) was a leader in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church). From 1910 to 1921 she was a member of the General Presidency of the Relief Society. The second wife of Joseph F. Smith and the mother of Joseph Fielding Smith, she is the only woman in the history of the LDS Church to have been the wife of a President of the Church and the mother of another church president.

Julina Lambson was born to Alfred Boaz Lambson and Melissa Jane Bigler in Salt Lake City, Utah Territory. Her parents were Mormon pioneers who arrived in Utah in 1847. Her family's home was the first house in Salt Lake City to be plastered.

In 1866, Lambson married Joseph F. Smith in the Endowment House. It was Joseph F. Smith's second marriage; Juliana was his first plural wife. Joseph F. Smith would go on to be an apostle in the LDS Church and was the church's president from 1901 until his death in 1918. Joseph F. Smith and Julina Smith had 11 children, one of which was Joseph Fielding Smith, longtime apostle of the church and president from 1970 to 1972. Another son was David Smith, who became a member of the church's Presiding Bishopric. Her son E. Wesley Smith, who was born in Hawaii, twice served as mission president in Hawaii.

In 1870, when the first Young Women's Retrenchment Society was first organized in Salt Lake City on a ward level, Julina Smith was selected as one of its first ward presidents. In 1892, she became a member of the general board of the Relief Society. When Emmeline B. Wells became the president of the Relief Society in 1910, she selected Smith as her second counselor. Along with first counselor Clarissa S. Williams, the presidency served until Wells died in 1921.

Smith was one of the first trained midwives in Utah. She died in Salt Lake City, Utah and was buried at Salt Lake City Cemetery..."


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Julina Smith's Timeline

June 18, 1849
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA
November 1, 1858
Age 9
Chesterfield, Derbyshire, , England
December 1, 1864
Age 15
May 5, 1866
Age 16
Age 17
October 7, 1869
Age 20
Salt Lake City, UT, USA
Age 22
July 19, 1874
Age 25
Salt Lake City, UT, USA
July 19, 1876
Age 27
Salt Lake City, UT, USA