Flora Kirkland was born in 1862 in Kentucky, before moving to Brooklyn, New York. After graduating from school she became a public school teacher for the seventh grade. She was a member of Tompkins Avenue Congregational Church for which she wrote a number of hymns. She was very active in the Wallabout Bay Mission in that neighborhood of Brooklyn. Most of Wallabout Bay would be filled in to make way for the Brooklyn Navy Yard. She died 17 January 1911.
Brooklyn Standard Union, 16 January 1911 Go to person page >
Display Title: Ring, Ye Chiming BellsFirst Line: Ring, ye chiming bells, your gladsome storyTune Title: [Ring, ye chiming bells, your gladsome story]Author: Flora KirklandSource: The Bible School Hymnal, by Isaac H. Meredith & Grant C. Tullar (New York: Tullar-Meredith Company, 1907), number 225