Joseph Francis Smith, American clergyman. member Papal Household by Pope Pius XI, 1921.
Smith, Joseph Francis was born on February 7, 1865 in Cleveland, Ohio, United States. Son of Thomas and Johanna (Asple) Smith.
Student Am; studied philosophy, St. Mary’s Sem.
Ordained priest R.C. Church, 1889. Pastor Ashtabula, O., 1894-1901, St. Philomena’s Church, Cleveland, 1901-1928. Pastor St. John’s Cathedral, Cleveland, since 1928.
Appointed diocesan consultor, 1921, Chairman of the Board, 1921. Created monsignor and member Papal Household by Pope Pius XI, 1921. Appointed vicar general Cleveland Diocese, 1922, prothonotary apostolic, 1927.
Celebrated golden jubilee to the priesthood, June 15, 1939.