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Old 08-02-2013, 03:14 PM   #1370
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Bathsheba Wilson Bigler Smith - Harrison County


(From Wikipedia) - Bathsheba Wilson Bigler Smith (3 May 1822 – 20 September 1910) was an early member of the Latter Day Saint Movement. She was the fourth general president of the Relief Society of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (LDS Church), a matron of the Salt Lake Temple, a member of the Board of Directors of Deseret Hospital, Salt Lake City, Utah, and a leader in the western United States women's suffrage movement.

Born near Shinnston, Harrison County, Virginia (now West Virginia), she was the daughter of Mark Bigler and Susanna Ogden

After the death of her husband in 1875, Smith became active in civic affairs and heavily involved in the women's suffrage movement. She was called to serve as general president of the church's women's organization, the Relief Society in 1901 and served in the position until her death in 1910. She was buried at Salt Lake City Cemetery.

Historical Marker located on CR 19/2, appx 50 meters east of Rt 19 in Enterprise.

39* 25' 25.08" N
80* 16' 37.72" W

Side 2 of marker

View east on Cr 19/2 towards West Fork River

View west towards junction with Rt 19

View "upstream" (south) on West Fork River toward her birthplace as mentioned on marker.

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