Mary Fielding Smith Obituary

In this city, the 21st of Sept. last, MARY, relief of the martyred Patriarch, HYRUM SMITH, aged 51 years and 2 months.

The deceased was truly a “mother in Israel” and her name, and deeds, will be held in everlasting remembrance, associated as they are, with the persecutions of the saints and those tragic scenes that can never be forgotten. Possessed to a superlative degree, of those peculiar qualifications, that support and invigorate the mind in adversity, she endured afflictions, and overcame difficulties with a degree of patience and perseverance worthy of imitation.

By the massacre at Carthage, June 27th, 1844, she was left the sole guardian of a large family of children and dependents, for whom, by her indefatigable exertions, she provided the means of support, and removal from Nauvoo to this peaceful valley of the mountains. And after providing for their future ????? here, she has been called to leave ??? ??? a numerous circle of kindred and friends, to enjoy the society of her martyred husband, and of the prophets and saints that have gone before, in another state of existence.

Her last illness, of about two months co??lm???ce, she bore with her usual fortitude and patience; and only wished to live to do good to her family, and those around her. She has entered into ?????y the example she set during her sojourn on earth not be forgotten by those she left behind, to follow after.

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