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At the age of nine, she was struck with a rock by a fellow student which severely disfigured her nose and left her in coma for several weeks, owing to serious head injuries.
On August 30, 1846, she married James Springer White, the co-founder of the ‘Seventh-day Adventist Church’. The couple had four sons.
She died at the age of 87 at her home in Elmshaven, California, now an Adventist Historical Site. She is interred at Oak Hill Cemetery, Battle Creek, Michigan.
Ellen G. White was born to Robert Harmon, a farmer and Eunice Harmon, in the village of Gorham located in Cumberland Country, Maine.
She lived with her family and seven siblings on a small farm near a village in Gorham and helped with the family, hatmaking business.
At the age of 12, she attended ‘The Methodist camp meeting’, a Protestant Christian organization and converted to a Protestant Christian on June 26, 1842, baptized by John Hobart.
In 1844, she reported to have had her first ‘spiritual vision’, in which she supposedly saw ‘Advent people’ travelling towards the city of Jerusalem.
In 1845, she experienced her second and third ‘spiritual vision’, after which she gave testimonies of her experiences in public and private meetings at her home.
In 1846, an account of her first spiritual visions and experiences titled, ‘Letter From Sister Harmon’ was published in ‘Day Star’, a local Cincinnati newspaper.
In 1851, she authored ‘Christian Experience and Views’ and in 1858, her controversial book on Jesus and Satan titled, ‘The Great Controversy’ was published.
In 1863, she co-founded ‘Seventh-day Adventist Church’ along with her husband, James Springer White. This is a Protestant Christian organisation that still has innumerable followers from all over the world.
In 1863, she co-founded the ‘Seventh-day Adventist Church’, which as of 2007, was declared the 6th largest international protestant Christian organization that has successfully baptized 17.2 million people. It runs several schools, hospitals and publishing houses in over 200 countries across the world.
‘Steps To Christ’, published in 1892, is her most popular and widely read book which has been translated into 150 languages across the world. In 2008, over 18 million copies of this book were distributed across The United States.