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Delmont King Smith family biographies

Identifier: MSS 6805

Scope and Contents

Contains two biographical works on the Smith family. Includes pedigrees, family group sheets, maps, and photographs on ancestors, initially in England and later in Utah and Idaho. Includes detailed information on Velva Lee Stokes Smith. Materials date from between 2008 and 2013.


  • 2008-2013


Conditions Governing Access

Privacy restricted until death of donor. Permission to use materials must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Delmont King Smith family stories must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

Delmont King Smith (born 1927) is a chemist and genealogist.

Delmont King Smith was born June 9, 1927 in Pocatello, Idaho. He grew up in Dillon, Montanta, served in the U.S. Navy from 1945-1946, and married Velva Lee Stokes in September, 1946. He has a Bachelors and Masters in chemistry from Utah State Agricultural College, now Utah State University, and a Doctorate from Purdue University. He spent most of his professional life in New Jersey and Massachusetts, but returned to Arizona and Utah for his retirement, during which he has developed an interest in his genealogy and family history.

Biographical History

Erin Marie Gowen is a freelance photographer in Utah.

Erin Marie Smith is the granddaughter of Delmont King and Velva Lee Stokes Smith. She earned an associate's degree from Brigham Young University-Idaho in 2005, and then studied sociology at Brigham Young University. She married Sean Gowen, and they moved to Moab, Utah in 2011.


2 folders (0.2 linear ft.)

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Custodial History

Donated by Cynthia Ann Smith in installments between 2009 and 2014.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Cynthia Ann Smith; 2009.

Donated; Cynthia Ann Smith; 2014.


Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (20th century Western & Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 5.VII, 2007).

Processing Information

Cynthia Ann Smith, manuscripts processor, and John M. Murphy, curator; 2009.

Processing completed by Kelsey Samuelsen, student manuscripts processor, and John M. Murphy, curator; 2013.

Processed; Margaret Weddle, student manuscript processor, and John M. Murphy, curator; 2014.

Register of Delmont King Smith family biographies
Cynthia Ann Smith
2009 May 1
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Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States