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Emmeline B. Wells was the fifth General President of the Relief Society of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) from 1910 until her death in 1921. She was also a journalist, e ... show more

Emmeline B. Wells was the fifth General President of the Relief Society of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) from 1910 until her death in 1921. She was also a journalist, editor, poet, women's rights advocate, and diarist.

Born Emmeline Blanche Woodward in 1828, Emmeline married 3 times before she approached and married her 4th husband Daniel H. Wells (a polygamist - her 3rd husband was also a polygamist). Wells was the editor of Utah's Woman's Exponent, a semi-monthly periodical established in 1872 for Mormon women. She was published in his magazine and later gathered together her writings into a book (Musings and Memories).

Photo courtesy of the Library of Congress, Bell, C. M. (Charles Milton), photographer

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