General Authorities married to
and relatives of other General Authorities
Interesting General Authority
- George Albert Smith was
married to Lucy Emily Woodruff, Wilford Woodruff’s granddaughter.
- Bruce R. McConkie was married to Amelia Smith, Joseph Fielding
Smith’s youngest daughter.
- Elder Neal A. Maxwell
was married to Colleen Hinckley, President Hinckley’s first
cousin-once-removed. Ira Hinckley,
President Hinckley’s grandfather, is Sister Maxwell’s great-grandfather.
- Elder Joseph B. Wirthlin was married to Eliza Young Rogers, Brigham
Young’s great-grandniece. Sister Wirthlins’s great-grandfather, Joseph Young, was
Brigham Young’s brother.
- Heber J. Grant’s third
wife, Emily Harris Wells, was the daughter of Daniel Hanmer
Wells. Daniel H. Wells served for
many years as Second Counselor to President Brigham Young.
- President Harold B. Lee
was married to Fern Lucinda Tanner, a first cousin-once-removed of Nathan
Eldon Tanner. Sister Lee’s grandfather, Nathan Tanner, was the
great-grandfather of Nathan Eldon Tanner.
- Heber C. Kimball married
Mary Fielding Smith, the widow of Hyrum Smith, on September 14, 1844 in Nauvoo,
Illinois. Mary thus became one of several
polygamous wives of Heber C. Kimball.
Thus, Elder Kimball was the step-father of Joseph F. Smith
- Heber J. Grant’s mother,
Rachel Ivins, was sealed to the Prophet Joseph
Smith. Thus, Heber J. Grant can
rightfully be considered a “son of the Prophet Joseph”.
- Elder Loren C. Dunn, a
former member of the First Quorum of the Seventy, was married to Sharon Longden, the daughter of Elder John Longden, a former Assistant to the Twelve.
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