Financial Support of the Smith Family After the Murders of Joseph & Hyrum

20
Sep
Joseph Noble Home

Financial Support of the Smith Family After the Murders of Joseph & Hyrum

At the October 1845 conference of the church held in the Nauvoo Temple, which had only days before been opened for congregational worship, Lucy Mack Smith requested to speak to the thousands of Saints who had gathered. Church authorities who were present on the occasion enthusiastically granted her request.   As far as I can document, […]

Smith Family: A Family of Integrity

15
Sep
Integrity

Smith Family: A Family of Integrity

(b. Jan. 26, 1714; d. Nov. 14, 1785), the grandfather of Joseph Smith Sr., was remembered as a man of integrity. His obituary read: “DIED–At Topsfield [Mass.] on Monday the 14th instant, Samuel Smith, Esq., aged 72. So amiable and worthy a character as he evidently appeared, both in publick and private, will render the […]

Story behind Joseph and Hyrum Death Masks

08
Sep
Joseph and Hyrum Death Mask

Story behind Joseph and Hyrum Death Masks

Death masks have been utilized since early 1300’s BC.  Initially, sculptors created them as a model for statues and busts of deceased persons.  Many countries used death masks as mementos even down to our current time period. The Prophet Joseph Smith and Hyrum Smith were murdered June 27, 1844, in Carthage, Illinois.  Their bodies were […]