Hyrum G. Smith

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Hyrum G. Smith
Hyrum G. Smith.jpg
6th Presiding Patriarch
May 9, 1912 (1912-05-09) – February 4, 1932 (1932-02-04)
Called byJoseph F. Smith
Personal details
BornHyrum Gibbs Smith
(1879-07-08)July 8, 1879
South Jordan, Utah Territory, United States
DiedFebruary 4, 1932(1932-02-04) (aged 52)
Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
 
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Hyrum G. Smith
Hyrum G. Smith.jpg
6th Presiding Patriarch
May 9, 1912 (1912-05-09) – February 4, 1932 (1932-02-04)
Called byJoseph F. Smith
Personal details
BornHyrum Gibbs Smith
(1879-07-08)July 8, 1879
South Jordan, Utah Territory, United States
DiedFebruary 4, 1932(1932-02-04) (aged 52)
Salt Lake City, Utah, United States

Hyrum Gibbs Smith (July 8, 1879 – February 4, 1932) was Presiding Patriarch of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) from 1912 until his death.

Biography[edit]

Smith was born in South Jordan, Salt Lake County, Utah Territory to Hyrum Fisher Smith and Annie Maria Gibbs.

While Hyrum was training in California to become a dentist, his grandfather John Smith, the Patriarch to the Church, died. The younger Smith was recalled to Utah to succeed him in the full-time position.[1] He was ordained a high priest and Patriarch to the Church on May 9, 1912 by church president Joseph F. Smith. John Smith was the son of Hyrum Smith, the elder brother of Joseph Smith, Jr., the founder of the LDS Church. The father of Joseph and Hyrum, Joseph Smith, Sr., was the first Patriarch to the Church.

Smith died of pneumonia in Salt Lake City.[2] After his death, the office of Presiding Patriarch was left vacant for several years, but was eventually filled by Smith's nephew Joseph Fielding Smith. In 1947, Hyrum G. Smith's son, Eldred G. Smith, became the Patriarch to the Church.

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Stack, Peggy Fletcher (2013-04-05). "Longest-serving Mormon general authority dies at 106". Salt Lake Tribune. Retrieved April 05, 2013. 
  2. ^ State of Utah Death Certificate

References[edit]

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints titles
Preceded by
John Smith
Presiding Patriarch
May 9, 1912 - February 4, 1932
Succeeded by
Nicholas G. Smith