Franklin Smuin is my mother’s father. In November 1915 he left his home and family in Ogden to embark on a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He served faithfully for 2 years, and returned on this day 100 years ago.
Here is a photo of Elder Smuin with his fellow missionaries:Franklin is standing at the top left.
You can search on the Early Mormon Missionaries website for information about LDS missionaries who served during the first century of our church history. You can visit the site on the link below.
Here is the information listed about Franklin Smuin:
The links above on the website take you to these documents:
Here is a photo of Elder Smuin with his companions:
It’s been 100 years since his return. Hurrah for Israel!
Here are a few photos of life as a missionary in Southern California 100 years ago, from a scrapbook kept by one of his fellow missionaries, Elder Probert: