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Eliza E. Hewitt

HEWITT, Eliza Edmunds. b. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 28 June 1851; d. Philadelphia, 24 April 1920. Eliza Hewitt spent her entire life in the city of her birth. She taught school there, after being educated at the Girls’ Normal School, until she was incapacitated by a spinal injury for some time. Initially active in Olivet Presbyterian Church, Hewitt worked at the Northern Home for Friendless Children, and later as a Sunday-school superintendent at Calvin Presbyterian Church. Publishing various resources for Sunday schools, and a great many hymns, she used the pseudonym Lidie H. Edmunds for some of her poems, many of which were set to music by John R. Sweney, William J. Kirkpatrick*,...

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