MARGARET ELIZABETH SANGSTER (1838–1912) was born in New Rochelle, New York to John and Mary Munson. She was educated in private schools and lived in a deeply religious household. She read voraciously growing up. She attended a Presbyterian Church and later Dutch Reformed Church. She married George Sangster in 1858. She edited and wrote for “Hearth and Home,” “Christian Intelligencer,” “Harper’s Bazaar,” and others.