Family News – August 16, 2015

Help Celebrate the Success of Josephs Miracle Run

A Smith Family Fireside will be held on Friday, September 11, 2015, 7:00 pm at the Hanover & Lebanon New Hampshire Wards building, 667 Dartmouth College Highway, Lebanon, NH 03766?2044. Dr. Wirthlin will be giving a presentation on the miracle of Josephs surgery and the leg saving work of Dr. Nathan Smith. Dr. LeRoy Wirthlin is a former professor at Harvard Medical School and later a practicing surgeon who researched Josephs leg operation and Dr. Nathan Smith and has published articles in BYU Studies and the Ensign magazines.

This is an opportunity to hear the story while in the area it took place. Please let us know if you are living in or travelling in this area and plan on attending this activity and respond to


The run was held on August 3, 2013 at This is the Place Heritage Park in Salt Lake City, Utah. 1017 people attended and participated throughout the four days events.


Dr. Nathan Smith

Pictures below used with permission from Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth


Nathan Smith (1762?1828), Founder of Dartmouth Medical School Credit: Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire; gift of Edmund Randolph Peaslee, Class of 1836


Nathan Smith_Dykstra_Dwaihy

Riding with Nathan Smith, 2004, Oil on Canvas, 72″ x 96″ by Sara Dykstra and Joseph Dwaihy (DMS ’06)


Smiths came from the following states to take part in the reunion and/or the race: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, North Carolina, Ohio, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin, and Wyoming. Family also came from Canada and as far away as Romania.


Dr. Nathan Smith descendants (Stephanie & Dr. David Longcope) participating in Josephs Miracle Run, August 3, 2013.


Joseph Smith Sr. and Lucy Mack Smith Family
c/o Steve and Frances Orton
381 W 3700 N, Provo UT 84604
Phone: (801) 226?6054 Fax: (801) 452?6567

One Reply to “Family News – August 16, 2015”

  1. We have recently purchased the house built for Dr. Nathan Smith in Cornish, NH and are interested in purchasing any works related to him and are also interested in decendent’s knowledge of his family’s life in this house. Any info is greatly appreciated!

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