Woman of the Century/Rose Kershaw Walker
WALKER, Mrs. Rose Kershaw, author and journalist, born on a plantation in Mississippi, ROSE KERSHAW WALKER. in 1847. She is descended from an old Charleston family and was reared in a cultured and refined home. The Civil War stripped her family of fortune, and she utilized her liberal education and her literary talent. She studied in youth at home, near Pass Christian, Miss., and later attended a seminary in New York City. After leaving school, she traveled three years in Europe, where she learned several modern languages. Going to St. Louis, Mo., she joined the staff of the "Globe-Democrat," after working for a time on the "Post-Dispatch." She still writes on society for the former Journal, and she owns and edits "Fashion and Fancy," a magazine of fashion and society, which is very successful. She contributed a series of sketches to " Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper." While she was in Europe, in 1876, she corresponded for a number of newspapers, and her European letters were widely copied. She is a leader in society and interested in various charities.