James Smith

2 Oct 1821 - 31 Dec 1898

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James Smith

2 Oct 1821 - 31 Dec 1898
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David John, native of Wales and first counselor of Utah Stake, wrote: 'I preached in the funeral services of Elder James Smith. Meeting held at 11 A.M. in the meeting house of Provo 1st Ward. He died of dropsy and asthma at his residence, Dec 31, 1898, at half past 9 o'clock. He was the son of Charl
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James Smith

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Provo City Cemetery

610 S State St
Provo, Utah, Utah
United States
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June 1, 2011
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Faithful in Every Position

Contributor: misbach Created: 1 year ago Updated: 1 year ago

David John, native of Wales and first counselor of Utah Stake, wrote: "I preached in the funeral services of Elder James Smith. Meeting held at 11 A.M. in the meeting house of Provo 1st Ward. He died of dropsy and asthma at his residence, Dec 31, 1898, at half past 9 o'clock. He was the son of Charles Smith and Mary Medlock, born Oct 2, 1821, at Great Straighton, Huntingtonshire, England, and was aged 77 years and 3 months. He was baptized about 44 years ago, and confirmed the same day. He emigrated to Utah in the spring of 1880, settling in Provo, where he has lived ever since. He leaves one son and three daughters, 23 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. He lost by death his wife Elizabeth 8 years ago. He suffered greatly during his sickness, but he was patient and never murmured. He was ordained a High Priest a few years ago and was faithful in every position, always willing to do what was required of him. Several of the elders spoke besides myself in the funeral." Source: David John diary, Jan. 2, 1899, Vol. 4, L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Brigham Young University. [The diaries have been digitized and can be found at the Harold B. Lee Library catalog at www.byu.edu]

Life timeline of James Smith

1821
James Smith was born on 2 Oct 1821
James Smith was 10 years old when Charles Darwin embarks on his journey aboard HMS Beagle, during which he will begin to formulate his theory of evolution. Charles Robert Darwin, was an English naturalist, geologist and biologist, best known for his contributions to the science of evolution. He established that all species of life have descended over time from common ancestors and, in a joint publication with Alfred Russel Wallace, introduced his scientific theory that this branching pattern of evolution resulted from a process that he called natural selection, in which the struggle for existence has a similar effect to the artificial selection involved in selective breeding.
James Smith was 19 years old when Samuel Morse receives the patent for the telegraph. Samuel Finley Breese Morse was an American painter and inventor. After having established his reputation as a portrait painter, in his middle age Morse contributed to the invention of a single-wire telegraph system based on European telegraphs. He was a co-developer of the Morse code and helped to develop the commercial use of telegraphy.
James Smith was 38 years old when Charles Darwin publishes On the Origin of Species. Charles Robert Darwin, was an English naturalist, geologist and biologist, best known for his contributions to the science of evolution. He established that all species of life have descended over time from common ancestors and, in a joint publication with Alfred Russel Wallace, introduced his scientific theory that this branching pattern of evolution resulted from a process that he called natural selection, in which the struggle for existence has a similar effect to the artificial selection involved in selective breeding.
James Smith was 39 years old when Abraham Lincoln is elected as the 16th President of United States. Abraham Lincoln was an American statesman and lawyer who served as the 16th President of the United States from March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865. Lincoln led the United States through the American Civil War—its bloodiest war and perhaps its greatest moral, constitutional, and political crisis. In doing so, he preserved the Union, abolished slavery, strengthened the federal government, and modernized the economy.
James Smith was 58 years old when Thomas Edison demonstrates incandescent lighting to the public for the first time, in Menlo Park, New Jersey. Thomas Alva Edison was an American inventor and businessman, who has been described as America's greatest inventor. He developed many devices that greatly influenced life around the world, including the phonograph, the motion picture camera, and the long-lasting, practical electric light bulb. Dubbed "The Wizard of Menlo Park", he was one of the first inventors to apply the principles of mass production and large-scale teamwork to the process of invention, and is often credited with the creation of the first industrial research laboratory.
James Smith was 63 years old when Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain is published in the United States. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is a novel by Mark Twain, first published in the United Kingdom in December 1884 and in the United States in February 1885. Commonly named among the Great American Novels, the work is among the first in major American literature to be written throughout in vernacular English, characterized by local color regionalism. It is told in the first person by Huckleberry "Huck" Finn, the narrator of two other Twain novels and a friend of Tom Sawyer. It is a direct sequel to The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.
James Smith died on 31 Dec 1898 at the age of 77
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