Early 20th Century

Introduction

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Born: St. Lou­is, Mis­sou­ri.

Biography

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.

She con­trib­ut­ed po­ems and his­tor­i­cal sketch­es to ma­ga­zines and the re­li­gious press.

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