Mattie was born on August 28, 1860 in Jamestown, Ohio. Mattie developed creative teaching methods such as short poems or sayings, called epigrams, to communicate spiritual truth. She also encouraged students to memorize Bible verses. Mattie increased her sphere of influence when, from 1894 until 1911, she edited two publications, Lookout and Christian Standard. She died on August 38, 1929 in Cincinnati, Ohio.
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