Church History


    Clarissa Smith Williams

    Clarissa Smith Williams (1859–1930) began her Relief Society service at age 16, when she became a visiting teacher. As Relief Society general president from 1921 to 1928, she focused on helping make childbirth safer for mothers in the Church and their babies.

    See “Clarissa S. Williams,” Relief Society Magazine, Dec. 1928, 639; “Clarissa Smith Williams: Sixth General President of the Relief Society, 1921–1928,”