100 Years Ago Today: Franklin Smuin Returned from a Mission to California (23 Nov 1915 – 10 Sept 1917)

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:smuin-franklin-missionary-top-leftFranklin 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.

missionary-database

https://history.lds.org/article/about-early-mormon-missionaries?lang=eng

Here is the information listed about Franklin Smuin:

smuin-franklin-missionary-infoThe links above on the website take you to these documents:

smuin-franklin-lds-missionary-register

smuin-franklin-mission-recommendation-1915

Here is a photo of Elder Smuin with his companions:

smuin-frank-with-elders

It’s been 100 years since his return.  Hurrah for Israel!

Smuin, Franklin Liahona Elder's Journal vol 14 p. 543

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:2017-06-02_2252502017-06-07_2158402017-06-07_2200532017-06-07_2201282017-06-07_2202482017-06-07_2203132017-06-07_2203322017-06-07_2203482017-06-07_2204272017-06-07_2204582017-06-07_220601

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About annlaemmlenlewis

I am member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and I am currently serving as a Missionary in the Washington Yakima Mission. Welcome to my personal blog, Ann's Words, and my Mission blog, Our Yakima Mission. If you are interested in family history stories and histories, you can find those posted in Ann's Stories. Thanks for looking in!
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