70 years ago today - Mon Apr 2, 1951

[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]

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