Hannah Tatum Whitall Smith
Born: Feb 07, 1832 AD
Died: 1911 AD, at 79 years of age.
1832 - Born in Philadelphia on the 7th of February.
1851 - On the 5th of November, Hannah married Robert Pearsall Smith, a man who also descended from a long line of prominent Quakers in the region.
1858 - Adopted the Wesleyan doctrine of sanctification. They were also influenced by William E. Boardman, who wrote The Higher Christian Life.
1864-1868 - Robert and Hannah Smith lived in Millville, New Jersey. Robert managed Hannah’s father’s business, the Whitall, Tatum & Company glass factories.
1873-1874 - They spoke at various places in England, including Oxford, teaching on the subjects of the “higher life” and “holiness.”
- Hannah helped found the Women’s Christian Temperance Union.
- The Smiths traveled to the German Empire and Switzerland, where they preached in several major cities.
1875 - They returned to England and conducted meetings in Brighton.
- Hannah Whitall Smith’s book The Christian’s Secret of a Happy Life is an extremely popular book of Christian mysticism and practical Holiness theology.
1888 - The Smith family moved to England because their daughter Mary married an English barrister, Frank Costelloe. They eventually divorced, and Mary then married the critic Bernard Berenson.
1911 - Hannah Whitall Smith died in England on the 1st of May.
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