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So shall it be with my father: he shall be
called a prince over his posterity, holding
the keys of the patriarchal priesthood over the kingdom of God on earth, even the Church
of the Latter Day Saints, and he shall sit in the general assembly of patriarchs, even in
council with the Ancient of Days when he shall sit and all the patriarchs with him and shall
enjoy his right and authority under the direction of the Ancient of Days.
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SMITH, Heman Hale

SMITH, Heman Hale

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  • Name SMITH, Heman Hale 
    Born 28 Apr 1887  San Bernardino, San Bernardino, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 11 Mar 1962  Midway City, Orange, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    WAC 24 Apr 1997  MTIMP Find all individuals with events at this location 
    _TAG Reviewed on FS 
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    Person ID I421  Joseph Smith Sr and Lucy Mack Smith
    Last Modified 10 Jul 2020 

    Father SMITH, Heman Conoman,   b. 27 Sep 1850, Zodiac, Gillespie, Texas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Apr 1919, Independence, Jackson, Missouri, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Mother SMITH, Vida Elizabeth,   b. 16 Jan 1865, Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jan 1945, Los Angelas, Los Angelas, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Married 2 Jun 1886  Independence, Jackson, Missouri, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Divorced Yes, date unknown 
    Notes 
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    Family ID F159  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family COWAN, June Spurrier,   b. 2 Jul 1890, Solon, Johnson, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jul 1976, Los Angelas, Los Angelas, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Married 28 Dec 1910  Lamoni, Decatur, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • ~SEALING_TO_SPOUSE: Also shown as SealSp 26 Apr 1997, MTIMP. ~SEALING_TO_SPOUSE: Also shown as SealSp 26 Apr 1997, MTIMP. ~SEALING_TO_SPOUSE: Also shown as SealSp 26 Apr 1997, MTIMP. ~SEALING_TO_SPOUSE: Also shown as SealSp 26 Apr 1997, MTIMP. ~SEALING_SPOUSE: Also shown as SealSp 26 Apr 1997, MTIMP.~SEALING_SPOUSE: Also shown as SealSp 26 Apr 1997, MTIMP. ~SEALING_SPOUSE: Also shown as SealSp 26 Apr 1997, MTIMP. ~SEALING_SPOUSE: Also shown as SealSp 26 Apr 1997, MTIMP. ~SEALING_SPOUSE: Also shown as SealSp 26 Apr 1997, MTIMP. ~SEALING_SPOUSE: Also shown as SealSp 26 Apr 1997, MTIMP.
    Children 
    +1. SMITH, Donald Hale,   b. 17 Feb 1912, Woodbine, Harrison, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jun 1974, Monterey Park, Los Angeles, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)
    +2. SMITH, Kenneth Mack,   b. 10 Mar 1917, Seattle, King, Washington, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jun 2009, Sacramento, Sacramento, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years)
    +3. Living
    +4. SMITH, Elizabeth Jean,   b. 27 Apr 1923, Denver, Arapahoe, Colorado, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1983, Brawley, Imperial, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years)
    Last Modified 27 Apr 2021 
    Family ID F178  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsMarried - 28 Dec 1910 - Lamoni, Decatur, Iowa, United States Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Anderson, Mary Audentia Smith. ANCESTRY AND POSTERITY OF JOSEPH SMITH AND EMMA HALE. Independence, Missouri: Herald Publishing House, 1929, 1958. [FHL Special 929.273 Sm51am] Database compiled by Michael Kennedy of Alpine, UT., Pres. Joseph Smith, Jr. Family Organization.

      !Notes by Sean Smith (mustermurk@yahoo.com) I was told that Heman Hale had a falling out with the church and this is why the family moved from Independence (birthplace of Philip) to San Francisco. Philip had said his father was also involved as an academic with the Wisconsin economic writers who influenced the New Deal, but I'm not sure how. I even remember some claim about a connection with the governor of Colorado at that time but this is extremely hazy.

      At some point after the move the marriage seems to have fallen apart. June apparently took up with a man who philip considered greatly inferior who he had many confrontations with, including, ultimately, a physical one. This is the point when he seems to have turned away from the family, and it's possible that a similar thing happened with Donald. This at any rate is how I interpret the "abandoned' comment.

      Because they were not raised as Mormons it's unlikely (it seems to me) that this was the cause of conflict between the two brothers. Seems to have been pure politics with maybe a nod to that psychological theory about eldest vs. youngest siblings. I remember watching "Dr.Stangelove" with Philip once and him remarking his eldest brother had been a John Birch Society type and, like the character in the movie, quite taken with the water fluoridation issue. It stuck in my memory since it was one of the few times in his life he mentioned his brother.

      Philip's attitude towards the Mormons seems to have been one of distanced fascination with the history but not the theology. I think he checked in at Salt Lake City in his later years and gave them some information about himself. He told me about the connection when I was growing up but it was only later I realized how direct it was. I was always more interested in Jedediah Smith who I was told was also a relative.

      Anyway, not sure if any of this helps in any way but it's nice to share this information with someone. To wrap up I'll attach a fragment from one of Philip's journals describing a trip on the Okavango river in Botswana. I happen to have it on my phone because a friend at home is reading the journals right now and wanted me to know she likes the passage.