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Julina Lambson

18 June 1849–10 January 1936

Born 18 June 1849 at Salt Lake City.[1] Daughter of Alfred B. Lambson and Melissa J. Bigler.[2] Married Joseph F. Smith, 5 May 1866, at Salt Lake City; thirteen children.[3] President of the Salt Lake City Sixteenth Ward Young Ladies’ Mutual Improvement Association, 1870–1874.[4] Studied obstetrics, 1872–1874, and began practicing midwifery, 1875.[5] Served in the Endowment House, 1873–1884, and in the Salt Lake temple, 1893–1925.[6] Served a mission with her husband in the Sandwich Islands, 1885–1887.[7] Served on the Relief Society general board, 1892–1921.[8] Charter member of the Daughter of Utah Pioneers, 1901–1925. [9] Served as second counselor to EBW in the Relief Society general presidency, 1910–1921.[10] Chair of the Temple and Burial Clothing Department, 1912–1921.[11] Employed by the Utah Genealogical Society, 1924–1928.[12] Died 10 Jan. 1936 at Salt Lake City.[13]

 

[1] “Endowments of the Living, 1851–1884,” The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Endowment House, vol. E, p. 217, Julina Lambson, 5 May 1866, microfilm 183405 (restricted access), FHL. “Family Tree,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed 14 Feb. 2018), Julina Lambson Smith (KWCW-8ZN). 

[2] “Endowments of the Living, 1851–1884,” The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Endowment House, vol. E, p. 217, Julina Lambson, 5 May 1866, microfilm 183405 (restricted access), FHL. Bathsheba W. Smith, Autobiography, ca. 1875–1906, Julina Lambson Smith Autobiography Insert, 15 Mar. 1927, p. 89, CHL. 

[3] “Sealings of Couples, Living and by Proxy, 1851–1889,” The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Endowment House, vol. D, p. 607, Joseph Fielding Smith and Julina Lambson, 5 May 1866, microfilm 1149514 (restricted access), FHL. Bathsheba W. Smith, Autobiography, ca. 1875–1906, Julina Lambson Smith Autobiography Insert, 15 Mar. 1927, pp. 85, 88, CHL. 

[4] Bathsheba W. Smith, Autobiography, ca. 1875–1906, Julina Lambson Smith Autobiography Insert, 15 Mar. 1927, p. 87, CHL. Sixteenth Ward, Riverside Stake, Sixteenth Ward Manuscript History and Historical Reports, “YLMIA,” CHL.

[5] Bathsheba W. Smith, Autobiography, ca. 1875–1906, Julina Lambson Smith Autobiography Insert, 15 Mar. 1927, p. 88, CHL. Claire Noall, “Mormon Midwives,” Utah Historical Quarterly 10, vol. 10 (1942): 140–141. Frances E. Brown, “Julina L. Smith, Worker in the Endowment House,” Young Woman’s Journal 4, no. 7 (Apr. 1893): 298.  Julina Lambson Smith, Midwifery Diary, Utah State Archives, A2366.

[6] Bathsheba W. Smith, Autobiography, ca. 1875–1906, Julina Lambson Smith Autobiography Insert, 15 Mar. 1927, p. 88, CHL. Frances E. Brown, “Julina L. Smith, Worker in the Endowment House,” Young Woman’s Journal 4, no. 7 (Apr. 1893): 297. Salt Lake Temple, Worker’s Lists, CHL.

[7] “Julina Lambson Smith,” Go Ye into All the World: Missionary Database (https://history.churchofjesuschrist.org/missionary, accessed 14 Feb. 2018). Frances E. Brown, “Julina L. Smith, Worker in the Endowment House,” Young Woman’s Journal 4, no. 7 (Apr. 1893): 297–298. Russell T. Clement, “Apostle In Exile: Joseph F. Smith’s Third Mission to Hawaii, 1885–1887,” BYU Scholars Archive, 1986 (https://search.lib.byu.edu/byu/record/sa.mphs-1078?holding=9b3k9kmr6vota46y, accessed 21 Feb. 2018), 54, 57.

[8] Relief Society, Relief Society Articles of Incorporation, pp. 2, 4, CHL. History of the Relief Society, 1842–1966 (Salt Lake City: General Board of Relief Society, 1966), 52. 

[9] Daughters of Utah Pioneers, Articles of Incorporation, 11 Apr. 1901, Article 10, Charter Members of the Society, Book 1-8445, ISDUP Registrar, Salt Lake City. Kate B. Carter, Our Pioneer Heritage, vol. 14 (Salt Lake City: Daughters of Utah Pioneers, 1971), 223.

[10] History of the Relief Society, 1842–1966 (Salt Lake City: General Board of Relief Society, 1966), 39. 

[11] “The Historical Office of the First Presidency and the New Relief Society Department Headquarters,” Relief Society Magazine 4, no. 11 (Nov. 1917): 606, 608. History of the Relief Society, 1842–1966 (Salt Lake City: General Board of Relief Society, 1966), 90.

[12] Genealogical Society of Utah, Genealogical Society of Utah Employee Meeting Minutes, 19 Aug. 1924, CHL. Genealogical Society of Utah, Genealogical Society Financial Records, CHL.   

[13] “Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849–1949,” 1936, Julina Lambson Smith; Salt Lake County Management and Archives, Salt Lake City, UT (http://slco.org/archives/vital-records/death.aspx, accessed 15 Feb. 2018). “Utah Death Certificate Index, 1904–1961,” database and images, Utah State Archives (https://archives.utah.gov, accessed 14 Feb. 2018); from Utah Department of Health, Office of Vital Records and Statistics, series 81448, (1936), Julina Lambson Smith.