Jessie B. Pounds (1861-1921)
Born: August 31, 1861, Hiram, Ohio (near Cleveland).
Died: March 3, 1921, Hiram, Ohio.
Buried: Fairview Cemetery, Hiram, Ohio.
Jessie Pounds was in poor health as a child, and received her early education at home. At age 15, she began submitting articles to Cleveland newspapers and various religious publications. In 1896, she married Reverend John Pounds, pastor of the Central Christian Church in Indianapolis, Indiana. In her early years, an editor commented that some of her poetry would make good hymn texts. So began her song writing career. Over her lifetime, she wrote 50 librettos for cantata… Go to person page >