Joseph Fielding Smith Sr. (1838-1918)

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Alternate Names Joseph F. Smith
Birth 13 November 1838
Far West, Caldwell, Missouri, United States
Marriage Wives of Joseph F. Smith
Death 19 November 1918
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
Gender Male
Religious Influence Church of Christ (1830), The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Callings Counselor in the First Presidency, 1866-1877, 1880-1887, 1889-1901, 1901
President of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, 1901
President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1901–1918
Authority Control
FamilySearch KWCW-8ZJ
LCCN n81119981
MPOT 3178
VIAF 18552137
Wikidata Q982197
Wikipedia Joseph F. Smith

Published Works

  • Temple instructions to the Bishops (1918)
  • Instructions concerning temple ordinance work (190-?)
  • Unchastity, the dominant evil of the age (1917?)
  • Another plain talk: reasons why the people of Utah should be Republicans (1892)


Primary Sources

Secondary Sources

  • Bennett, Richard E. "'And I Saw the Hosts of the Dead, Both Small and Great': Joseph F. Smith, World War I, and His Visions of the Dead." Religious Educator: Perspectives on the Restored Gospel 2, no. 1 (2001): 105-25.
  • Esplin, Scott C. "Joseph F. Smith and the Reshaping of Church Education." BYU Studies 52, no. 3 (2013): 39-62.
  • Holzapfel, Richard Neitzel and Shupe, R. Q. Joseph F. Smith: portrait of a prophet. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 2000.
  • Ricks, Nathaniel R., editor. "My candid opinion" : the Sandwich Islands diaries of Joseph F. Smith, 1856-1857. Salt Lake City: The Smith-Pettit Foundation, 2011.
  • Smith, Joseph Fielding. Life of Joseph F. Smith: sixth president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Salt Lake City: Deseret News Press, 1938.
  • Whitchurch, David M. "The Pedagogy of a Church Leader: Lessons Learned from Joseph F. Smith's 1854-1916 Letter to His Sister, Martha Ann Smith Harris." Religious Educator: Perspectives on the Restored Gospel 2, no. 2 (2001): 83-105.

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