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Susan Hunter Walker

 

Mrs. Walker was born in Banff, Scotland, and received her early education in private schools of Scotland and England. She is the daughter of the late James Hunter, M.A., for quarter of a century rector of the Banff Academy, a school which prepared youths for the University of Aberdeen, Scotland. Mr. Hunter came to this country in the early eighties and engaged in literary work. Among other valuable work he accomplished was the editing of the Supplement to Worcester's Dictionary, and was chief translator and collaborator in the preparation of the ''History of All Nations," of Flaathe, of which the late Professor John Henry Wright, of Harvard University, was editor-in-chief.

Miss Hunter remained in school in England for some years after the establishment of her family in Virginia, near the United States Capital. She continued her education under private teachers in this country until she became assistant editor of Book News, Philadelphia.

This position she held for three years, resigning it to come to Washington to assist Mrs. John A. Logan in the conduct of The Home Magazine, of Washington. She was associated with Mrs. Logan in this capacity for several years, and when Mrs. Logan resigned her position as editor of the Home Magazine she took up the work, holding it until 1906.

In 1904 Miss Hunter married Rev. Albert Rhett Walker, of South Carolina, rector of the Episcopal Church at Fairfax Court House, Virginia. Mr. Walker died in 1910 and Mrs. Walker has returned to Washington to resume the work relinquished in a great measure upon her marriage.

She has for many years been a regular contributor to the general press, writing for The Christian Herald, The Christian Endeavor World, The Congregationalist, The Epworth Herald, The Churchman, Human Life, and for many of the best metropolitan newspapers.

Women of America

Source: The Part Taken by Women in American History, By Mrs. John A. Logan, Published by The Perry-Nalle Publishing Company, Wilmington, Delaware, 1912.

 

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