Born: December 17, 1834, Farningham, Kent, England.
Died: March 16, 1909, Barmouth, Wales.
Buried: Billing Road Cemetery, Northampton, England.
Pseudonym: Marianne Farningham.
Marianne was the daughter of Joseph Hearn and Rebecca Bowers.
A member of the Baptist denomination, she lived in Farningham, Northampton, and Gravesend.
Her literary work was done chiefly in connection with the Christian World newspaper, having joined the staff at its beginning. She also edited the Sunday School Times.
Her contributions to the Christian World were collected in book form as: