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Alexander HALE SMITH
b.2 JUN 1838 Farwest, MO
d.12 AUG 1909 Nauvoo, Hncck, IL
m. 18 JAN 1827
  1. Alvin SMITH1828 - 1828
  2. Julia Murdock SMITH1830/31 - 1880
  3. Joseph Murdock SMITH1830/31 - 1831/32
  4. Thaddeus SMITH1830/31 - 1830/31
  5. Louisa SMITH1830/31 - 1830/31
  6. Joseph Smith, III1832 - 1914
  7. Frederick Granger WILLIAMS SMITH1836 - 1862
  8. Alexander HALE SMITH1838 - 1909
  9. Don Carlos SMITH1840 - 1841
  10. Son SMITH1842 - 1842
  11. Boy SMITH1842 - 1842
  12. David Hyrum SMITH1844 - 1904
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Name Alexander HALE SMITH
Gender Male
Birth? 2 JUN 1838 Farwest, MO
Death? 12 AUG 1909 Nauvoo, Hncck, IL


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Alexander Hale Smith (2 June 1838 – 12 August 1909) was the third surviving son of Joseph Smith Jr. and Emma Hale Smith. Alexander was born in Far West, Missouri and eventually became a senior leader of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (now "Community of Christ"). Alexander served as an apostle and as Presiding Patriarch of the church. He became religiously inclined after the April 1862 death of his older brother Frederick G. W. Smith (b. 1836), who had not been baptized, and was baptized on 25 May 1862 in Nauvoo, Illinois by another older brother, Joseph Smith III.

Alexander was ordained an apostle on 10 April 1873 and "served a mission to the Pacific Slope"[1] with David Hyrum Smith in 1875. He was ordained president of the Council of Twelve on 15 April 1890 at Lamoni, Iowa. He was called to be a counselor to his brother, Joseph Smith III, and also a patriarch and evangelical minister on 12 April 1897. He went on a mission to Australia, Hawaii, and the Society Islands in 1901. Alexander was a partner in a photograph gallery before becoming a carpenter.[1]

Alexander wed Elizabeth Agnes Kendall in Nauvoo, on 23 May 1861. A History of Decatur County, Iowa published in 1915 provides many details about his life and his personality: "...He loved the wide outdoors, land and water and sky, and delighted in athletic sports, holding a record in his younger days as one of the best skaters and one of the two surest shots in the community. Of the nine children born to him, one daughter, Mrs. Grace Madison, died and is buried in San Bernardino, California, and one son, Don A., is buried at Lamoni. The second daughter, Mrs. Ina I. Wright, lived at Avalon, New South Wales, Australia, and Mrs. Coral Horner lived near Davis City, Iowa, she spent the later years of her life with her husband in Ronan, Montana. Mrs. Emma Kennedy and the youngest sons, Joseph G. and Arthur M., resided at Independence, Missouri, while the oldest children, Fred A. and Mrs. Heman C. Smith, were residents of Lamoni, where the widow still lived in their home on the south side."

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