Born: July 12, 1873, Mayville, New Jersey.
Died: March 4, 1962, Long Beach, California.
Buried: Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Cypress), Cypress, California.
Lida spent her childhood in Cape May Court House, New Jersey, and attended Columbia University, New York City, and Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
She played the organ at Bethany Methodist Church in Camden, New Jersey, served as accompanist at evangelical services, and wrote some 500 hymn tunes in her lifetime.