1835–1904

Oc­to­ber 18, 1935, Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia.

Feb­ru­a­ry 15, 1904, Ocean Grove, New Jers­ey.

Lau­rel Hill Ce­me­te­ry, Phi­l­adel­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia.

Emma was the daughter of Ro­bert El­liott John­ston and Grace Ach­e­son.

She was baptized at the Salem Me­tho­dist Epis­co­pal Church. She at­tend­ed dif­fer­ent church­es in Phil­a­del­phia, in­clud­ing Eb­e­nezer Me­tho­dist Epis­co­pal Church, where com­pos­er Will­iam Kirk­pat­rick al­so wor­shipped.

She worked as a school teach­er, and Mc­El­roy’s 1873 Di­rect­ory of Phil­a­del­phia listed her as an au­thor­ess.

After her elder sister, Es­ther El­li­ott John­ston Boyd, was wid­owed, the two sis­ters moved to As­bury Park, New Jer­sey, and later to Ocean Grove, New Jer­sey, where they shared a house.

  1. Beautiful Time to Come, The
  2. Everlasting Song, The
  3. Grace Is Free
  4. Land of the By and By, The
  5. My Light and Song
  6. O Think of the Work to Be Done
  7. Old Foun­tain, The
  8. Only Believe
  9. Ring Out the Hallelujahs
  10. See the Host of Redeemed Ones Ad­vanc­ing
  11. To What of Earth Need I As­pire?