Stumm, daughter of Thomas and Eliza Penman, and wife of Rev.
Mr. Stumm of Philadelphia, Pa., was born in Boyle county, Ky.,
March 25, 1857. Her father died when she was quite young, yet
the inflexible zeal of her mother insured a good schooling for
her child. She remained in Berea College for two terms,
gaining a fair amount of knowledge, which has been added to
since by her personal efforts. She has taught in private
institutions and public schools, having taught, and has been
the matron, at the Hearne academy, Hearne, Texas, and Bowling
Green academy of Kentucky.
Mrs. Stumm's journalistic work began in
1879, at Elizabethtown, Ky., in a newspaper discussion with a
preacher upon a certain question, which resulted in a victory
to her. She contributed occasional articles to The Bowling
Green Watchman, (Ky.) and while she was in Boston, she worked
as agent and contributor for The Hub and Advocate, and other
Afro-American journals published in that city. She has since
resided in Philadelphia, and has energetically acted as
Philadelphia agent for The National Monitor, Brooklyn, N. Y.,
and for Our Women and Children magazine, at Louisville, Ky.
Mrs. Stumm is a good thinker and a florid writer, and from
what her pen has already produced, it is safe to predict she
is destined to accomplish much for her race.