M. Bessie Sutherland

(1871-1965). Pioneer educator and editor. She was born in Binghamton, New York. From the age of 8 she was reared by the Truesdale family, who were among the first Sabbathkeeping Adventists. In 1892 she attended Battle Creek College and in 1893 went to Walla Walla College, where she taught and assisted with the administrative work for four years. She served in a similar capacity for four years at Battle Creek College and for three years at Emmanuel Missionary College. In 1904 she went to Madison, Tennessee, and was one of the founders of the institution located there. She served for a time as educational secretary for the Lake Union Conference, and in the early days was the editor of The Advocate, an educational journal, and The Madison Survey. She also assisted S. N. Haskell with his writi...

From the Seventh-day Adventist Encyclopedia. Published with permission from the Review and Herald Publishing Association.

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