Skip to main content

Smoot family paintings, approximately 1880-1941

 Series — Box: 64, Folder: 6
Identifier: MSS 1187 Series 13

Scope and Contents

Contains a compact disk with nine digital images of Smoot family paintings. The dates of production are not identified for the paintings.

Dates

  • approximately 1880-1941

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Reed Smoot papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Coordinating Committee.

Biographical History

The Smoot family were early members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and pioneers of the west.

Abraham Owen Smoot was born February 17, 1815, to George W. Smoot and Ann Rowlett of Owenton, Kentucky. He was a Mormon pioneer, mayor of both Salt Lake City and Provo, Utah, and an early supporter of Brigham Young Academy. On November 11, 1838, in the aftermath the siege, Smoot married Maragret Thompson McMeans. Over the course of his life, he took five additional wives: Sarah Gibbens and Emily Hill in 1846, Diana Caroline Tanner Eldredge in 1855, Anne Kristine Mauritzen in 1856, and Hannah Caroline Rogers. He had twenty-seven children, three of whom were adopted. Among his most notable children was Reed Smoot, Brigham Smoot, Ida Smoot Dusenberry, and Zina Beal Smoot.

Reed Smoot (1862-1941) was a Utah politician, Senator, successful businessman and an apostle of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and son of Anne Kristine Mauritzen and Abraham Smoot. On September 17, 1884, Reed married Alpha M. Eldredge who was the daughter of Mormon pioneers named General Horace Sunderlin Eldredge and Chloe Anoinette Refield Eldredge. Together Reed and Alpha had 6 children. After her death in 1928, Reed married Alice Taylor Sheets.

Brigham Smoot (1869-1946) was another son of Anne Kristine Mauritzen and Abraham Smoot, a businessman and missionary in Tonga.

Ida Smoot Dusenberry (1873-1955) was a daughter of Anne Kristine Mauritzen and Abraham Smoot, wife of George Albert Dusenberry and teacher at Brigham Young University. She was a counselor of the General Board of the Relief Society for 25 years.

Zina Beal Smoot Whitney (1859-1900) was the daughter of Emily Hill and Abraham Smoot. She was well known through association of her husband, Orson F. Whitney, who was a Mormon apostle.

Extent

2 folders

Language

English

Other Finding Aids

Detailed inventory available online. http://lib.byu.edu/EAD/XML/MSS1187.xml

Other Finding Aids

File-level inventory available online. http://files.lib.byu.edu/ead/XML/MSS1187.xml

Existence and Location of Originals

Original paintings maintained by the Museum of Art (Brigham Young University).

Existence and Location of Copies

Print-out copies of the digital images available in collection.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

Contact:
1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States