[David O. McKay]
Received word from the doctor that President [George Albert] Smith was in a very serious condition. I went immediately to the house anda was shocked at his appearance. He did not seem to recognize me--the first time since his sickness. I realized that possibly the end was not far off. It came as quite a shock to my nervous system, for I fully sensed then what his passing means.
[McKay, David O., Office Journal]