Edith Fisher Hunter
Edith Fisher Hunter (3 December 1919 - 28 April 2012)
Edith Fisher Hunter, 92, of Weathersfield, Vermont, died April 28 in her home. She was the third and youngest child of Andrew and Frances Way Fisher.
Hunter co-edited and published The Weathersfield Weekly, a newspaper that closed in 1986, one that won several awards. She established and edited the newsletter for the Weathersfield Historical Society. She was the society’s president, and a curator, board member, genealogist, and volunteer there. She was a member of the Weathersfield School Board from 1972 to 1978. Her book, “A History of Weathersfield Vermont for Young People,” is part of the fourth-grade curriculum there.
Hunter had been editor for the religious education division of Beacon Press in Boston.
She leaves a daughter, Elizabeth; two sons, William and Charles; three grandsons; a great-granddaughter. Hunter wrote Child of the Silent Night (1963), which was about Laura Bridgeman, known in the 1830s as the first deaf-blind American child to gain a significant education in the English language, fifty years before the time of Helen Keller.
A Unitarian, Hunter also wrote The Questioning Child and Religion (1956) and Sophia Lyon Fahs, A Biography (1966), about the noted Unitarian editor of religious materials for children.