Emma Revell was born in London. Her family moved to Chicago in 1849. Of strong Baptist convictions they joined a local congregation and there she met D. L. Moody. She was well educated; he had only a fifth grade education and his grammar was atrocious. She was "polished" in the best British fashion; he was crude. She suffered from asthma and migraines most of her life and was home bound; he had boundless energy. Moody was an extrovert. She liked to remain in the background. Emma was what Dwight needed--a balance wheel. They were married after a two year courtship. God used her in the home where she raised their children and prayed while he labored in the public eye. Emma died in 1903.
Emma Revell (1843 to 1903)
She helped a great man succeed.