Richard S. (Richard Sutton) Rust
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Richard S. (Richard Sutton) Rust (1815-1906) was a Baker family friend. He befriended Mary Baker Eddy's father, Mark Baker (1785-1865), while Rust was serving as the principal of the New Hampshire Conference Seminary, Northfield, New Hampshire, (known today as the Tilton School, Tilton, New Hampshire). In the mid-1840s, Rust employed Eddy as a teacher at the Seminary and in 1849, he wrote the obituary for Mary Baker Eddy's mother, Abigail Baker (1784-1849). He later transferred to the Cincinnati Conference, working for the Freedmen's Bureau of the Methodist Episcopal Church, where he played a role in founding two schools for African-Americans: Wilberforce University, Wilberforce, Ohio, and Rust College, Holly Springs, Mississippi. Rust and Eddy remained dear friends throughout their lives. Eddy sent Rust a first edition of Science and Health in 1875. He visited her at her Pleasant View home in 1902 and they spent their time talking and singing hymns.
Richard S. (Richard Sutton) Rust
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Richard S. (Richard Sutton) Rust (1815-1906) was a Baker family friend. He befriended Mary Baker Eddy's father, Mark Baker (1785-1865), while Rust was serving as the principal of the New Hampshire Conference Seminary, Northfield, New Hampshire, (known today as the Tilton School, Tilton, New Hampshire). In the mid-1840s, Rust employed Eddy as a teacher at the Seminary and in 1849, he wrote the obituary for Mary Baker Eddy's mother, Abigail Baker (1784-1849). He later transferred to the Cincinnati Conference, working for the Freedmen's Bureau of the Methodist Episcopal Church, where he played a role in founding two schools for African-Americans: Wilberforce University, Wilberforce, Ohio, and Rust College, Holly Springs, Mississippi. Rust and Eddy remained dear friends throughout their lives. Eddy sent Rust a first edition of Science and Health in 1875. He visited her at her Pleasant View home in 1902 and they spent their time talking and singing hymns.