This brilliant young lady was born at Port Sullivan, Milam county, Texas. She is the daughter of Rev. C. P. Lumpkin, Waco, and granddaughter of Deacon J. R. Lumpkin, and also of Capt. H. H. Middleton. She was converted at Hubbard City in August, 1887, under the ministry of her father, and was baptized by him into the fellowship of Hubbard City Baptist church. She is a beautiful writer. The popularity of “Agnes Lamont” and “Rescued,” continued romances in the Guardian of Waco, sufficiently attest her genius. She is a member of the graduating class of Baylor University of 1897. But owing to ill health, she has been compelled to stop school for the present. There is a rosy future for Miss Eva, and we confidently look forward to the day when she will wear laurels. The sweet hymn, “Going Home to Live Forever,” recently published by Prof. J. Edmond Thomas, was written by Miss Lumpkin.
Source: J. L. Walker and C. P. Lumpkin, History of the Waco Baptist Association of Texas (Waco: Byrne-Hill Printing House, 1897), pp. 346-347.