21 January 2009

On This Date, January 21st

Emma Rutledge Smith died on this date 69 years ago. This daughter of Arthur M. Rutledge and Elizabeth Underwood was born in Tennessee 29 March 1854. Emma later married Henry A. M. Smith. She was buried in St. Philip's Church Cemetery; Charleston, South Carolina. The final words on her tombstone are quite beautiful:

Where He Leads Me I Can Safely Go,
And In the Blest Hereafter
I Shall Know Why, in His Wisdom,
He Hath Led Me So.

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