Frances E. Bolton

Short Name: Frances E. Bolton
Full Name: Bolton, Frances Eugenia (Fannie), 1859-1926
Birth Year: 1859
Death Year: 1926

Birth: Aug. 1, 1859, Chicago Cook County, Illinois, USA
Death: Jun. 28, 1926, Battle Creek, Calhoun County Michigan, USA

Frances Eugenia BOLTON is usually known as Fannie Bolton. Fannie BOLTON never married. Her father was a Methodist minister and she had at least two brothers.

Fannie Bolton wrote the words of the well-known hymn "Not I, But Christ." Fannie became an Adventist in early 1885 at age 26 and remained one until she died. Toward the end of the 19th century (late 1800s) Fannie claimed to have visions.

Fannie Bolton is a controversial figure in the history of the Seventh-day Adventist church in connection with the seven years or so that she served as one of the literary assistants to Ellen G. White.

In June of 1883 Fannie graduated from the Preparatory School (equivalent to a high school) of Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. After finishing her education, Fannie worked as a correspondent for a Chicago newspaper, the Inter-Ocean, one of the predecessors of the Chicago Tribune. Sent by her paper to report on the Seventh-day Adventist campmeeting held in Springfield, Illinois in 1887, she met Ellen G White, one of the co-founders of that church and the Messenger of the Lord, both in written and spoken word. Mrs. White, impressed by Fannie's preparation of her campmeeting sermons for her newspaper, and having had good reports of Fannie's character and abilities, hired her as a literary assistant, a decision that proved fateful.

February 1911 - Fannie Bolton was committed to the Kalamazoo State Hospital and discharged a year later.
October 1924 - Fannie was recommitted to the same hospital and discharged a year later.

Frances E. Bolton died at Battle Creek, Mich., June 28, 1926. She was widely known by her writings, and many a heart has been cheered by her poems. Dr. A. B. Olsen conducted the burial service in the chapel. F. D. Schram sang songs of Fannie's own composition. "Not I, but Christ," had been exalted in her life, and the peaceful expression on her face told us she felt ready to meet her Master. She was laid to rest at Eureka, Mich.

Texts by Frances E. Bolton (14)sort descendingAsAuthority LanguagesInstances
Come out in the sunshineFrances E. Bolton (Author)3
I used to tell my troubles to every one I knewFrances E. Bolton (Author)2
In the glorious world on highFrances E. Bolton (Author)2
Kind words will ease the heart brokenFrances E. Bolton (Author)2
Lo the harvest fields are wavingFrances E. Bolton (Author)1
Look to the hill-tops the morning is breakingFrances E. Bolton (Author)2
No yo, sino élFrances Bolton (Author)Spanish2
Not I, but Christ, be honored, loved, exaltedF. E. B. (Arranger)English2
Soldiers of the Lord, take your mighty swordF. E. B. (Author)2
Some souls there are who never heedFrances E. Bolton (Author)3
The winds of strife are raging roundFrances E. Bolton (Author)2
There are days of golden sunshineFrances E. Bolton (Author)2
When life looks dark and drearyF. E. B. (Author)2
Within my soul there rings a chimeFrances E. Bolton (Author)2
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