Born: November 27, 1862, Bloomfield, Iowa (birth name: Sarah Addison Pollard).
Died: December 20, 1934, New York City.
Buried: Elmwood Cemetery, Fort Madison, Iowa.
Author of over 100 hymns and Gospel songs, Pollard was educated in Denmark, Iowa; Valparaiso, Indiana; at the Boston School of Oratory; and the Moody Bible Institute, Chicago, Illinois.
She taught in Chicago, and at the Christian and Missionary Alliance Training School in New York.
She worked for a while with evangelist John Alexander Dowie, and also in Africa, leaving for Scotland after World War I began. She later returned to New York.
As seventy-two year old Miss Adelaide was enroute from her New York City home to a New Jersey town during the Christmas Holidays in 1934 where she was to hold some religious meetings, she became critically ill in the New York City railroad station.
She was rushed to a nearby Y.W.C.A. home where she died shortly thereafter, death being attributed to a ruptured appendix.
Emurian, pp. 36–40
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