Join the Hyrum Smith Family Association

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Becoming a member is completely free, with no obligations. You need to provide your name, how you are related to Hyrum Smith, and a request to become a member of this organization. Thereafter you will participate in the periodic election of the Board of Trustees, and will also vote on projects to be considered by the Association / Corporation. You will be kept current, by email, on the activities of the Association.

To become a member, click on the Join the Family Association link and fill out the registration profile.

Please encourage other family members to join.

Thank you,

E. Gary Smith

Lorin and Lovina, A Match Made in Nauvoo

http://www.amazon.com/Lorin-Lovina-Match-Made-Nauvoo/dp/1502312212/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1426522254&sr=8-1&keywords=Lorin+and+Lovina

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This new book by author, Don H. Lee tells the story of Lovina Smith and Lorin Walker as they move through the events of the restoration.  It tells of how their paths crossed in Far West, how they eventually married in Nauvoo, and how they eventually made it to the valley several years after most of the other family members.  It is a love story, of two people in love, of family members supporting each other and of their dedication to the gospel of Jesus Christ.

It is available from Amazon.com

‘My dear sister': Joseph F. Smith’s letters to Martha Ann Smith subject of lecture

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http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865613307/My-dear-sister-Joseph-F-Smiths-letters-to-Martha-Ann-Smith-subject-of-lecture.html?pg=all

By R. Scott Lloyd, Church News staff writer

Carole Call King may not have realized the treasure she inherited when her father, Anson B. Call Jr. died in 1993, but some time later, when she opened a box bearing the words “letters to mother,” she found a historian’s bonanza.

Inside, were “nearly a hundred original letters written by Joseph F. Smith, the sixth president of the Church,” said Richard Neitzel Holzapfel Oct. 9 in the latest offering of the Men and Women of Faith Lecture Series sponsored by the Church History Library and held in the Assembly Hall on Temple Square in Salt Lake City. Continue reading

Richard Neitzel Holzapfel Lecture

October 9, 2014

“My Dear Sister”: Joseph F. Smith’s Letters to His Sister, Martha Ann Smith Harris, 1854–1916
by Richard Neitzel Holzapfel

As a 15-year-old missionary on an island in the Pacific, thousands of miles away from his home in Utah, Joseph F. Smith began writing letters to his sister, Martha Ann Smith Harris. During the next six decades, he wrote to her often, sharing insights into his life, dreams, struggles, and work as a missionary, father, and Church leader.

The lectures are held in the Assembly Hall at 7:00 p.m. Validated parking is available at the Conference Center. As you enter the Conference Center parking, inform the attendant that you are going to a lecture and ask for a parking token to use when you exit.

170th anniversary of the martyrdom of Joseph and Hyrum Smith

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http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865605870/170th-anniversary-of-the-martyrdom-of-Joseph-and-Hyrum-Smith.html?pg=all

By Ben Tullis
For the Deseret News

On June 27, 1844, a mob of between 100 and 200 armed men, their faces painted black to hide their identities, marched to the Carthage city jail.

A few minutes after 5 p.m. in an upstairs room in the jail, the Prophet Joseph Smith, his brother Hyrum, John Taylor and Willard Richards heard shots outside and footsteps scrambling up the stairs. The men rushed to the door to keep the assailants from entering the room.

One of the attackers shot a bullet through the door, which struck Hyrum in the face. Hyrum fell to the ground, crying, “I am a dead man!” (see “Church History in the Fulness of Times,” Chapter 22). Continue reading