Early 20th Century
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St. Louis, Missouri.

Martha was the daughter of James Thomas Pettus and Mary A. Hoefflin. She was educated at Abbott’s College Institute and Eberhard’s Conservatory of Music. She was a member of the Alumnae Association of Woman’s Law Class of New York University; the Ladies’ Christian Union; Woman’s Auxiliary Army and Navy Society; the Auxiliary of George Jr. Republic; the Baptist Home, Foreign and City Missionary Societies; and the Sabbath Alliance.

A contributor of poems and historical sketches to magazines and the religious press, her works include:

  1. At Midnight—A Cry
  2. Encamping Angels
  3. Guest Chamber, The
  4. In the Morning
  5. I’ve Been Waiting for You
  6. Unknown Traveler to Emmaus, The