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Smith, Martha Electa Gee, 1883-1968

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1883-1968

Biographical History

Martha Electa Gee Smith (1883-1968) was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ and the wife of a presiding patriarch of the Church in Utah.

Martha Electa Gee Smith was born on April 28, 1883 in Provo, Utah. She was the ninth of the ten children of George Washington Gee II and Sophina Alcesta Fuller.

On August 17, 1904, Martha Gee was married to Hyrum Gibbs Smith, who was at the time a schoolteacher. They eventually became the parents of eight children. The couple moved to California for Hyrum's schooling in dentistry. Soon after his graduation in 1911 he was called to be the presiding patriarch of the Church, and the Smith family moved to Salt Lake City, Utah to accept the calling.

Martha Electa Gee Smith died on May 13, 1968 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Citation

FamilySearch, via WWW, Jul. 28 2017 (b. Apr. 28 1883; m. Hyrum Gibbs Smith on Aug. 17 1904; d. May 13 1968 in Salt Lake City, Utah; eight children; parents George Washington Gee II and Sophina Alcesta Fuller)

UPB files, Jul. 28 2017 (Hyrum Gibbs Smith a schoolteacher; move to California for Hyrum Gibbs Smith's dentistry school; graduation 1911; Hyrum Gibbs Smith called as presiding patriarch; move to Salt Lake City, Utah)

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Hyrum Gibbs Smith papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Vault MSS 804
Scope and Contents Contains documents relating to the life of Hyrum Gibbs Smith. Materials discuss his role as the fifth Presiding Patriarch of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints during 1912-1932, his education as a dentist during 1909-1910, and his personal life. Included are diaries, correspondence, realia, legal documents, and photographs. Materials were created in Salt Lake City, Utah and at the University of Southern California. Dated 1902-1976.