Born: July 29, 1866, Franklin, Kentucky.
Died: February 29, 1960, Ocean Grove, New Jersey.
Buried: St. Thomas Whitemarsh Episcopal Church Cemetery, Whitemarsh, Pennsylvania.
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.