Born: No­vem­ber 27, 1862, Bloom­field, Io­wa (birth name: Sar­ah Ad­di­son Poll­ard).

Died: De­cem­ber 20, 1934, New York City:

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.

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 in 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.

Sources

Hymns

  1. Have Thine Own Way, Lord