Lina Pearce

De­cem­ber 29, 1845, Lowell, Ohio.

Selina’s father, Will­iam Pearce, immigrated from Eng­land, in 1842, and was a Bap­tist minister in Ma­ri­et­ta, Ohio.

Selina was educated in the public schools in Mar­i­et­ta, and subsequently in the Young Ladies’ Institute at Gran­ville, Ohio, where she graduated in 1864.

She taught for at least eleven years, including seven years at Al­mi­ra College, Green­ville, Il­li­nois (1872–79). In 1881, she became a high school principal in Mar­i­et­ta.

  1. Hark, ’Tis the Voice of Gladness
  2. Jesus, Only Je­sus