Category Archives: Smuin Family

Happy Birthday, Grandpa Franklin Smuin, b. 11 September 1893

My grandfather, Franklin Smuin, was born in Ogden, Utah, September 11, 1893. He had been an accountant, graduating from Ricks Academy in Rexburg, Idaho. He served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the California … Continue reading

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Franklin Smuin Signatures

Here are signatures from my Grandfather, Franklin Smuin. He was born 11 September 1893 and he died 6 April 1959. These are from his WWI and WWII Draft Registration Cards in 1917 and when he was 48 years old.  

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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 … Continue reading

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Martha Ann Smuin McFarlane b. 8 August 1847, d. 13 November 1913

Taken from Pioneer Women of Faith and Fortitude, compiled by Daughters of Utah Pioneers, Vol. III, p. 1940, 1999. Martha Ann Smuin McFarlane was born in England.  She was the second child of thirteen children.  Only four grew to maturity.  … Continue reading

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Radley, Abingdon, England, Home of my Smuin Ancestors

Here are some photos of Radley and the Parish Church in Radley by Abingdon in England, where my Smuin ancestors are from. Many of my ancestors were christened, married, and buried in the churchyard here. Mormon Missionaries came to Radley in the 1840s. … Continue reading

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Harriet Smuin Clark b. 22 July 1836, d. 9 Oct 1902, Straw Hat Milliner

Written by her daughter, Esther Hannah Clark Ross Pattillo. My mother, Harriet Smuin Clark, was born 22 July, 1836, at Radley, Berkshire, England. She was the daughter of Joseph Smuin and Hannah Pearce Smuin. She worked very hard in a tailor … Continue reading

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Mary Ann Astington Kirkham b. 6 July 1824, England

      Mary Ann Astington  Born 6 July 1824, at Richmond, Yorkshire, England, the daughter of Richard Astington and Mary Ann Isom. She was baptized a member of the Church of Latter-day Saints by Samuel Lee, 6 March, 1854. … Continue reading

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