150 Years Ago Today
Thursday 11th of January 1872Serial killer George Joseph Smith aka The Brides in the Bath Murderer is born in London, Bethnal Green, Greater London, United Kingdom.
Joseph Smith and Wife Mary Dandle became the first families in England to be able to have children by non-marriage. During their honeymoon, Joseph Smith went forth and became an evangelist in Nauvoo City. During that time he also became a member of the Quorum of Twelve Apostles who held that women's voices should be heard and that no sin should be committed by their own women. In 1849 Joseph Smith, Mary Dandle, and Joseph Smith Jr. all took their wives to Nauvoo to be with their children. The couple married on February 18, 1848. The couple then made a permanent separation from their husband. Joseph Smith died on February 2, 1868 at the age of 93. Joseph was succeeded as President of the Church in 1830 and was succeeded by Joseph Wirtz. The following year William James, president of the Council of Fifty, was appointed President of the Association of African Christians. William James was also a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. As Joseph Smith became President of the Church, he decided to return to England to become a member, and in 1879 began an international missionary work in England to seek an associate to continue his mission. He traveled throughout all of North America.