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SMITH, Coral Cecil Rebekah

SMITH, Coral Cecil Rebekah

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  • Name SMITH, Coral Cecil Rebekah 
    Born 29 Oct 1882  Independence, Jackson, Missouri, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    _TAG Set Family Search - 2015 
    Died 17 Aug 1968  Troy, Lincoln, Montana, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 21 Aug 1968  Ronan, Lake, Montana, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    Person ID I25  Joseph Smith Sr and Lucy Mack Smith | Joseph Sr.
    Last Modified 19 Apr 2017 

    Father SMITH, Alexander Hale   Additional Information on SMITH, Alexander Hale - I16,   b. 2 Jun 1838, Far West, Caldwell, Missouri, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Aug 1909, Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Mother KENDALL, Elizabeth Agnes   Additional Information on KENDALL, Elizabeth Agnes - I17,   b. 7 May 1843, Ulverstone, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 May 1919, Lamoni, Decatur, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Married 23 May 1861  Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F9  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family HORNER, Louis Hurst ,   b. 21 Sep 1878, Davis, Decatur, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Feb 1970, Ronan, Lake, Montana, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years) 
    Married 22 Feb 1905  Lamoni, Decatur, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. HORNER, Louis Brainard ,   b. 26 Oct 1906, Lamoni, Decatur, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Aug 1980, Ronan, Lake, Montana, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
    +2. HORNER, Elizabeth Grace ,   b. 16 Apr 1910, Davis, Decatur, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jul 1991, Ronan, Lake, Montana, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
    +3. HORNER, James Brandon ,   b. 5 Jul 1912, Lamoni, Decatur, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jan 1975, Ronan, Lake, Montana, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)
    +4. HORNER, Ina Lorena ,   b. 30 Aug 1915, Davis, Decatur, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Dec 2004, Missoula, Missoula, Montana, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
    Last Modified 13 Sep 2017 
    Family ID F24  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 29 Oct 1882 - Independence, Jackson, Missouri, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 22 Feb 1905 - Lamoni, Decatur, Iowa, United States Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Anderson, Mary Audentia Smith. ANCESTRY AND POSTERITY OF JOSEPH SMITH AND EMMA HALE. Independence, Missouri: Herald Publishing House, 1929, 1958. [FHL SPECIAL 929.273 Sm51am] International Genealogical Index Submission Forms. Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1970-1995. International Genealogical Index. Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1980, 1994. Database compiled by Michael Kennedy of Alpine, Utah in behalf of the Joseph Smith, Jr. Family Organization. Miscellaneous telephone interviews conducted by representatives of the Joseph Smith, Jr. Family Organization, 1996. Temple information is from IGI 1994 edition or 1995-6 addendum Temple data is from IGI Death date confirmed by obit. Ronan Pioneer. Thurs. Aug. 22, 1968. Pg. 3, col. 1-3 Coral was affectionately called Collie when she was young. Her husband often called her Col. He met her when she was very young and never forgot that she was wearing a red plaid dress on that occasion. In appearance, she was petite; small of frame, but strong in constitution. It is said of her that she never had the flu, though she nursed many who did. She had brown hair when she was young, which she wore neatly curled by a curling iron she heated over a lamp flame. She had dark blue eyes that had a warm, friendly twinkle in them. When she was roused her eyes could speak volumes more than words. She had a keen sense of humor and a distinctive laugh that was infectious to those around her. She enjoyed flowers and grew the most beautiful sweetpeas, daisies, pansies and roses. She had a beautiful plant called "bleeding heart" that grew on either side of her front door. She was active in garden club and was also involved in the auxilliary of Methodist women. Coral was a trained pianist and her talents were well used by the organizations she attended, from Grange in Round Butte, Montana, to the Methodist Sunday School, which she attended because there was no branch of her church (RLDS) in the area. She was an exceptionally loving grandmother. Each of her grandchildren, 15 living within a few miles of her in their growing up years, had the feeling that they were her special favorite grandchild. Coral hated controversy and had a manner of dealing with it that usually put an end to it in her presence. Although she was very polite, kind, and sociable, she didn't hesitate to speak her mind on issues about which she felt strongly. To those of her descendants who have not had the opportunity to know her in person, it seems appropriate to pass on a few of her little sayings. She often respond to some peculiar circumstance with, "No laughing matter, but no matter if you laugh." She watched the weather in her later years because if it turned icy it meant she was housebound. She said, "Wind a blowin' in the East, means no good for man or beast." (often in Montana an East Wind brought a blizzard. She loved to watch people and found great scope for humor in the antics of people while shopping. In her later years she had rheumatism and painful feel from bunyuns--she's say, "My dogs are barking." But she rarily complained of anything. She remained quite nimble until her very last days. She refused to consider traveling by air. She did love to travel, and took the train to the mid-west more than once, to visit her family there. She loved to travel by bus and often made friends of fellow passengers and carried on correspondence with them for years afterward. She believed in God and prayed a lot. She worried about her children and grandchildren and often commented that they had a "hard row to hoe" living in a different age than that in which she was reared. She was saddened when her family members had problems but she was tolerant and kind, never giving unsolicited advice. She was a hard worker who kept a neat, clean house, and her yard and flowers were her pride and joy. One time Grandpa grew his pumpkins too close to her flower garden and the long tendrals grew over into her flowers. She didn't mince words, she just took the scissors and cut off the pumpkin vines. She and Grandpa had a lot of fun over it. It tickled Grandpa to tell about it as if she had insulted her pumpkins, but he was actually bragging about Grandma's indominable character. Both Grandma and Grandpa were products of an era of what would be considered deprivation, today. They struggled through the depression years and the war years. They knew hardships, but they never thought themselves unfortunate. They knew tragedy, but they never lost faith in themselves, or in the hope that things would come out right--which, in the end, they usually did. Gathering the names and addresses of their posterity seems like something they would approve of. If there was anything Coral liked most it was letters. She wrote many and received many--if her descendants were to establish contact with one another through correspondence, telephone, or visits, it would undoubtedly please her very much. I had been notified that the names were ready for endowment, etc., and I was anxious to go and take care of these ordinances. I was very anxious whether these people would accept the gospel as I know of the life long antagonizm had by Alexander against the LDS church. I fasted and prayed about it. I didn't really ask to be given any sign, but I did ask, in a way, didn't I? when I asked that I would know whether or not they were accepting of the work we were doing for them. Well, it was exciting to get to the Cardston temple. I went in with Bea DePratu to get dressed. As I entered the dressing room a voice spoke audibly in my ear, "When they [meaning the DePratus) are chosen as witnesses, you will know they {meaning Elizabeth and Alexander} have accepted the gospel." No more than a minute later a sister came up to Bea and told her she they wanted her and her husband to be witnesses for that session. You can imagine how this struck me! I burst into tears and blubbered about what had happened. The sister there, a Sister Ririe was most kind and of course, she later told this story to her brother, and I several years later received her written account of this experience from her point of view. In the first session I took the name of my grandmother, Coral Cecil Rebecca Smith -- this is my mother's mother. The session was very sweet, but there were no big 'events' only peace. In the second session I took the name of Eva Grace Smith who had died in childbirth when she was very young--she was my grandmother's older sister. I didn't know much about her at that point only that she had died in childbirth and Elizabeth had traveled across the country by train to take the baby home to Missouri to take care of him and that my grandmother had tended him most of his young life. My grandmother had told me that much. As we were sitting there waiting to go through the veil, I suddenly heard, again, quite audibly in my inner ear, an excited woman's voice saying, "OH COLLIE!" The interesting thing about this is I had known Collie was my grandmother's nick name in her family as a girl. But nobody ever called her that. In fact, I had forgotten I even knew it until I heard this excited exclamation. I knew without any doubt that Grandma and her sister Eva Grace were there. This experience was a second witness that day that these family members were there and were accepting and thrilled about the ordinances we were doing for them. I'm so glad for this experience. It has encouraged me through the years to be confident regarding the change of heart taking place in these family members once they were taught the truth in the Spirit world. There were equally strong evidences of Spiritual kinds that lead me to know that Joseph III, his three wives, also accepted the ordinance work done for them. Knowing they have all had a change of heart has given me a feeling of peace about them. I know that the Lord intends to bring the entire family along if they will just listen. The prayers given in the 23 December 2006 Birthday program by Elder Packer and Uriah Kennedy will surely be answered, even as my own prayers of years and years were answered. I feel that this 'rest of the story' needs to go with the Alexander collection. Gracia Jones