Jennie Thayer

(1853-1940). Editor and departmental secretary. She was born into a family of pioneer Seventh-day Adventists in Massachusetts and taught school in her native area for several years. After studying at Battle Creek College for two years, she began her service for the church as secretary-treasurer of the Michigan Tract and Missionary Society and secretary of the state Health and Temperance Association (1879-1882). Later she went to England to help J. N. Loughborough pioneer the work there, which involved learning to set type and reading proofs of the British supplement to the American Signs of the Times. In 1888 she returned to her homeland and stayed in South Lancaster for two years, then joined the International Tract Society as corresponding secretary. Illness caused her retirement tempora...

From the Seventh-day Adventist Encyclopedia. Published with permission from the Review and Herald Publishing Association.