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: O Beautiful Blossom Of Pity!First Line: There’s a beautiful blossom called PityTune Title: [There’s a beautiful blossom called pity]Author: Flora KirklandSource: Our Thankful Songs (Dalton, GA: The A. J. Showalter Company, 1900)