Elbert Aoriul Smith (1871-1959)

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Alternate Names Elbert A. Smith
Birth 8 March 1871
Nauvoo, Hancock Co., Illinois, United States
Marriage Clara A. Cochran, 4 Sep 1895
Death 15 May 1959
Independence, Jackson Co., Missouri, United States
Gender Male
Religious Influence Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
Callings Counselor in the First Presidency, 19 Apr 1909 - 7 Apr 1938
Presiding Patriarch, 10 Apr 1938 - 4 Feb 1958
Authority Control
FamilySearch LHW2-G7J
ISNI 0000 0000 5088 4888
LCCN nr91016798
VIAF 21997344
Wikidata Q5353692
Wikipedia Elbert A. Smith
WorldCat Smith, Elbert Aoriul 1871-

Published Works

  • An Instrument in His Hand (1908)
  • The Minister who was Different (1908)
  • Hesperis, or, Poems By Father and Son with David H. Smith (1911)
  • The Church in Court (1911)
  • A Plea for the Golden Rule (1913)
  • Duties of Branch Officers (1913)
  • Joe Pine (1916)
  • Corner Stones of the Utah Church (1920)
  • Square Blocks and Other Sermons and Articles (1920)
  • Timbers for the Temple;: A Story of Old Nauvoo in Days of her Glory (1922)
  • The True Philosophy of Church Government (1924)
  • In the Beginning God Created: And 3 Other Radio Sermons (1925)
  • What Latter Day Saints believe about God (1927)
  • Utah Mormon Polygamy. Its Belief and Practice (1930)
  • Church Court Procedure: With Suggested Forms to be Used when Preparing and Hearing Cases (1935)
  • Faith of our Fathers Living Still (1941)
  • What Latter Day Saints Believe about Marriage and the Home: With Chapters on the Divorce Problem (1941)
  • Differences that Persist Between the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and the Utah Mormon Church (1943, 2004)
  • Exploring the Church (1943)
  • On Memory's Beam: The Autobiography of Elbert A. Smith (1946)
  • Restoration: A Study in Prohecy (1946)
  • Prophetic Warnings in Modern Revelations (1948)
  • Evangelists and Patriarchs;: Their Work and Calling (1950)
  • Zion Builders' Sermons;: A Series of Doctrinal Sermons Addressed to the Young People of the Church (1950)
  • Compendium of the Scriptures Including Texts of the Standard Books of the Church as editor with F. Henry Edwards and Herbert M. Scott (1951)
  • Blue Pencil Notes (1951)


Primary Sources

  • On Memory's Beam: The Autobiography of Elbert A. Smith. Independence, Mo: Herald Publishing House, 1946.

Secondary Sources

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