Emma Smith
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“Emma Smith,” For the Strength of Youth, Mar. 2021, 17.

People from Church History

Emma Smith

  • 1804–1879

  • Worked as a schoolteacher.

  • First President of the Relief Society.

  • Compiled the Church’s first hymnbook.

  • Even as a young child, Emma always felt a deep sense of devotion to God. She was dedicated to serving others and was called “an elect lady” by the Lord (Doctrine and Covenants 25:3).