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Smith, Joseph Byron, 1906-1997



  • Existence: 1906 - 1997

biographical statement

Joseph Byron Smith papers, MSS 8056. L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT. (grew up in Utah; originally a member of the Reorganized Latter-Day Saint church; converted to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints after 17 years; representative of the Samuel H. Smith branch of the Joseph Smith, Sr. family), May 24, 2012 (Joseph Bailey Smith, b. 1870). (Joseph Byron Smith born to Joseph Bailey and Effie Howell Smith.)

"Joseph Byron Smith," Emma Hale Smith genealogy, May 24, 2012. (born December 1, 1906; grew up in Utah, married Emma Elvira Jones in 1925; three children; died August 8, 1997).

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Joseph Byron Smith correspondence

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230335991]
Identifier: MSS 1047
Scope and Contents

Typewritten letter dated 24 May 1962 and addressed to the editior of the "Saint's Herald" of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Smith writes in response to an article in the Saint's Herald about the Mormon Church in Utah relating to its stand on Blacks holding the priesthood. Smith refers to several verses of scripture to show that the stand is correct. A letter acknowleding Smith's letter is also attached.

Dates: 1962

Joseph Byron Smith papers

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197233610507]
Identifier: MSS 8056
Scope and Contents

Contains several documents relating to Joseph Byron Smith's family history and the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saint. Includes a letter to the editor written by Smith and its response, a couple of letters from Smith's father, Joseph Bailey Smith, regarding family history, and documents relating to the Joseph Smith, Sr. Family Reunion, such as invitations and information. Dated 1923-1975.

Dates: 1923-1975

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Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints 1
Family histories 1
Family reunions 1
Latter Day Saints -- Utah -- Correspondence 1