Category Archives: Smuin Family

Ruby Grace Smuin b. 6 January 1898, Salt Lake City

My mother, Grace Helen Smuin, wrote this about her mother, Ruby, my Great-grandmother: My mother, Ruby Grace Lundquist Smuin, was born in Salt Lake City January 6, 1898. She was a gentle, loving and caring lady. All loved her. I … Continue reading

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Harriet Matilda Barker Smuin b. 1857, d. 7 Dec 1918 in Rexburg, ID

Harriet was my Great-grandmother.  She was born 23 September 1857 at Mount Fort, Ogden, Weber, Utah.  She married my Englishman Great-grandpa, John Smuin Jr. in the Endowment House in Salt Lake City on 25 July 1878.  She was 20 and he was … Continue reading

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George Bushman Lundquist b. 10 Nov 1908, m. Mildred Pugmire b. 15 June 1911

George Bushman was the son of Emanuel Richard Lundquist and Grace Honor Bushman, my great-grandparents.  He married Mildred Pugmire, who was the daughter of Harriet Barker Smuin, a sister to my great-grandfather John Smuin on the other side of the … Continue reading

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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 returned on … 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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