Uriah Smith

(1832-1903). Editor and author, who gave 50 years of service to the Seventh-day Adventist cause. He was born in West Wilton, New Hampshire, and was impressed in childhood by the Advent movement of 1843-1844. When about 13 years of age, because of an infection, his left leg was amputated above the knee. From 1848 to 1851 he attended Phillips Exeter Academy, then declined an attractive invitation to teach in Mount Vernon Academy, New Hampshire. In the hope of earning money to attend college, he worked briefly in a business that soon failed. In 1857 he married Harriet Newall Stevens. About the end of 1852 he became a Sabbathkeeping Adventist. His first contribution to SDA literature was a 35,000-word poem, entitled “The Warning Voice of Time and Prophecy.” It was being published as a seri...

From the Seventh-day Adventist Encyclopedia. Published with permission from the Review and Herald Publishing Association.

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