1866–1960

Introduction

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Born: Ju­ly 29, 1866, Frank­lin, Ken­tuc­ky.

Died: Feb­ru­a­ry 29, 1960, Ocean Grove, New Jer­sey.

Buried: St. Tho­mas White­marsh Epis­co­pal Church Ce­me­te­ry, White­marsh, Penn­syl­van­ia.

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Biography

Chisholm was ed­u­cat­ed in a small coun­try school, and be­came its teach­er at age 16.

At age 21, he be­came as­so­ci­ate ed­it­or of the week­ly news­pa­per, The Frank­lin Fa­vo­rite.

In 1893, he be­came a Chris­tian un­der the min­is­try of Dr. Hen­ry Clay Mor­ris­on (fu­ture pre­si­dent of As­bury Col­lege, Wil­more, Ken­tuc­ky).

Chisholm moved to Lou­is­ville at the pe­rsu­asion of Mor­ris­on and be­came ed­it­or of the Pen­te­cos­tal Her­ald.

He was or­dained a Me­thod­ist min­is­ter in 1903 and served a brief pas­tor­ate at Scotts­ville, Ken­tuc­ky.

In poor health, he moved his fa­mi­ly to a farm near Wi­no­na Lake, In­di­a­na. He be­came an in­sur­ance sales­man, mov­ing to Vine­land, New Jer­sey, in 1916.

Chisholm re­tired in 1953 to the Me­thod­ist Home for the Aged in Ocean Grove, New Jer­sey.

He wrote ov­er 1200 po­ems dur­ing his life­time, of which 800 were pub­lished, and ma­ny set to mu­sic.

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