The John Henry Smeath mission journals, 1923-1990. Includes: John Henry Smeath journals, 1923-1925 and Maude Frances Smeath Weight personal history, 1990. John Henry Smeath served in the British Isles Mission from 1923-1925, and the collection includes both his original journals and a bound typescript. The personal history of Maude Weight, John Henry's sister, is also included.
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5 folders (0.40 linear ft.)
John Henry Smeath was born March 18, 1902, in Montpelier, Vermont, to James Charles Smeath and Frances Mae Brown Smeath. Despite his family's financial hardships, he chose to serve a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, beginning in September 1923. On October 10, 1928, Smeath married Alice Delores Anderson, with whom he had five children. Smeath died from cardiac arrest on January 20, 1994 in Springville, Utah. Maude Frances Smeath Weight, John Henry's sister, was born July 11, 1900, also in Montpelier, Vermont. On June 4, 1924, she married Verne W. Weight in the Salt Lake Temple. She was an expert whistler, a skill she used while performing with the USO during World War II. She moved to Provo, Utah, after 51 years in Los Angeles, California. She died of natural causes in Provo on November 23, 1998.
The John Henry Smeath mission journals, 1923-1990includes two archival series: (1) John Henry Smeath journals, 1923-1925 and (2) Maude Frances Smeath Weight personal history, 1990.
These items were donated to Special Collections in 2004.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated ; Donna S. Peterson; 2004.
19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.
- Birmingham (England)
- Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
- Los Angeles (Calif.)
- McKay, David O. (David Oman), 1873-1970
- Missions -- British Isles -- History
- Missions and Missionaries
- Montpelier (Idaho)
- Mormon families
- Provo (Utah)
- Smeath, John Henry, 1902-1994 -- Diaries
- Talmage, James E. (James Edward), 1862-1933
- Register of John Henry Smeath mission journals
- Garrett Schroath
- 2011 May 5
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