Eliza graduated class valedictorian and became a school teacher. She also dedicated her life to learning about God and writing poems about her faith. Others added music to her words, turning “Sunshine in My Soul,” “When We All Get to Heaven,” and others into hymns.
She also wrote Sunday School literature and poems for children. Eliza never married.
To learn more about Eliza’s songs and what she did in 1905 to honor her friend Fanny Crosby’s 85th birthday, read here.