|1870 April 4
||Born in Salt Lake City to John Henry Smith and Sarah Farr.
||Began work in the ZCMI overall factory.
||Received patriarchal blessing, which foretold his future calling to the Quorum of the Twelve.
||Served mission to southern Utah for Young Men's Mutual Improvement Association.
|1892 May 25
||Married Lucy Emily Woodruff (she died November 5, 1937).
||Served mission to southern states.
||Appointed receiver of the U.S. Land Office and Special Disbursing Agent for Utah by U.S. President William McKinley.
|1903 October 8
||Ordained Apostle by President Joseph F. Smith.
||Illness prevented him from being active in the Quorum.
||Elected president of International Irrigation Congress.
||Elected president of International Dry Farm Congress.
||Served as president of European Mission.
||Appointed general superintendent of Young Men's Mutual Improvement Association.
||Elected vice-president of National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution.
||Elected member of National Executive Board of Boy Scouts of America.
||Toured missions in the Church in the South Pacific.,
|1943 July 1
||Set apart as President of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles.
|1945 May 21
||Became President of the Church.
|1945 September 23
||Idaho Falls Idaho Temple dedicated.
|1945 November 3
||Met with President Harry S. Truman and presented plans to help relieve the LDS Saints in Europe after World War II ended.
||Church started sending supplies to Europe.
||Utah Centennial celebrated.
||First general conference broadcast on KSL television.
|1951 April 4
||Died in Salt Lake City, Utah.