Annie Austin Emerson

Annie Austin Emerson 1871 taught mathematics and English from 1872-1876.

She was born in 1851 in Reading, MA, to Martha Eliza Waldo Vose, who had served as Wheaton Seminary’s principal from 1840 to 1842 and the Reverend Alfred Emerson, a grandson of the Reverend Joseph Emerson, the famous mentor of Mary Lyon and advocate for women’s education.

Both Annie and her sister, Frances, graduated from and taught at Wheaton.

Emerson Dining Hall was named for the Emerson family in 1908.