80 years ago today - Oct 10, 1942

[Heber J. Grant]
In one of my conversations with him [i.e., Presiding Patriarch Joseph F. Smith] he told me that President Smith's widow, Mary T. Smith, mother of Dr. Silas Smith, told him that he had a conversation with her and that President Joseph F. Smith had told her that the Patriarch belonged in his line. I was very happy to have that information. It is a great satisfaction to me to know President Joseph F. Smith felt that the patriarchal line should go to his family instead of John Smith's line.

[The Diaries of Heber J. Grant, 1880-1945, Abridged, Digital Edition Salt Lake City, Utah, 2015]

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