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Adelaide Addison Pollard

POLLARD, Adelaide Addison. b. Bloomfield, Iowa, 27 November 1862; d. New York City, 20 December 1934. She was christened Sarah, but chose the name Adelaide for herself. She attended the Boston School of Oratory, and taught in several girls’ schools in Chicago. Although she was brought up a Presbyterian, Pollard’s spiritual journey extended to faith healers such as John Alexander Dowie (1847-1907), and preachers of the imminent coming of Christ including Frank Sanford (1862-1848) . She studied at the Moody Bible Institute, Chicago, and later taught at the Missionary Training School of the Christian Missionary Alliance at Nyack-on-the-Hudson, New York. For a brief period prior to World War I...

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