Hyrum Gibbs Smith
Hyrum Gibbs Smith served as Patriarch of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from May 9, 1912, upon the death of his grandfather John Smith, son of Hyrum Smith, until his own death on February 4, 1932. He also served as a member of the General Board of the Young Men Mutual Improvement Association (YMMIA).
He was born on July 8, 1879, to Hyrum Fisher Smith and Annie M. Gibbs. He was seven years old when his family moved to Hoytsville in Summit County, Utah, where he helped his father in the farm and ranch business. He attended Brigham Young Academy and then taught school for seven years in Wasatch, Summit, and Utah Counties. In October 1908, he pursued dentistry at the University of Southern California and graduated with high honors in June 2011. He practiced dentistry until May 1912. At the time of his calling as Presiding Patriarch of the Church, he was also presiding over the Los Angeles branch of the Church.
Hyrum G. Smith and his wife, Martha, were the parents of six children.