Representative Women of New England

Representative Women of New England

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1904 edition. Excerpt: ...of a State Normal School, but to make her the permanent principal was too great an innovation to be seriously thought of by those in authority at that early day. She was married to George Augustus Walton on August 27, 1850. Mr. Walton at that time and for a number of years after was principal of the Oliver Grammar School in Lawrence, Mass. Subsequently, as a teacher in teachers' institutes in New England, also in New York and Virginia, he became widely known and influential. For twenty-five years from 1871 he was agent of the Massachusetts State Board of Education. Mr. Walton is a graduate of the Bridgewater Normal School. He received the degree of Master of Arts from Williams College. Born in South Reading (now Wakefield), Mass., February 18, 1822, son of James and Elizabeth (Bryant) Walton, he is a lineal descendant of the Rev. William Walton, whose services as minister of the gospel at Marblehead covered a period of thirty years, 1638-68. For eighteen years after marriage Mr. and Mrs. Walton resided in Lawrence. A Unitarian in religious faith, brought up under the pulpit teachings of the Rev. Nathaniel Thayer, of Lancaster, and the Rev. Dr. George Putnam, of Roxbury, and later influenced by the inspir ing eloquence of Theodore Parker, Mrs. Walton devoted herself to benevolent and philanthropic enterprises in her spare time, and was a leader in church and charitable work. During the Civil War, turning the sympathies of the Lawrence people toward the Sanitary Commission, she aided in organizing the whole community into a body of co-laborers with the army in the field. Having received thorough instruction in vocal culture from Professors James E. Murdock and William Russell, she was for years employed as a teacher of reading and more

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