Priscilla Jane Owens

OWENS, Priscilla Jane. b. Baltimore, Maryland, 21 July 1829; d. Baltimore, 5 December 1907. Owens was educated at the Patapsco Institute, in Howard Country, Maryland, and the Ladies’ Collegiate Institute, Baltimore. Owens taught in the public school system for 49 years, and in Union Square Methodist Episcopal Church’s Sunday School for even longer. She composed poetry and prose on a wide range of topics, including ballads relating to the Civil War, religious verse, and hymns and Sunday school songs. Some of her works were published in the Methodist Protestant, the Christian Standard, and in Baltimore newspapers (see Perine, 1898). Several Sunday school songs were set by E.S. Lorenz* and...

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