Marguerite Hurrey Wolf

Wolf, Marguerite

Time Period

1940 to Today

Subject Categories

Education, Writers

Notable Facts

Celebrated Vermont author of over 200 articles and numerous books, such as: "I'll Take the Back Road," "Sheep's in the Meadow, Raccoons in the Corn," "Vermont is Always with You," and "How to be a Doctor's Wife Without Really Dying." Wrote the popular column, "Isn't Pushing 90 Exercise Enough?"

Personal Information

Date of Birth

04/23/1914

Primary Residence

South Burlington

Ethnicity

Caucasian

Historical Significance

Marguerite (Maggie) Hurrey Wolf was born in Montclair, New Jersey. She graduated from Mount Holyoke College and then did a year of post-graduate work at the Bank Street College of Education in New York City. She taught for five years at the Flank Street Nursery School and for two years at the nursery school at Sarah Lawrence College. She married George Wolf, a medical student at Cornell in 1939. Together, they had two daughters, Patty and Debbie. In 1948, they bought a small farm in Jericho Center, Vermont and became summer residents. When George became Dean of the College of Medicine at the University of Vermont, they purchased a house in South Burlington. In the attic of that house, they found a collection of historic letters and newspapers. All the letters were written to or by John Fay, whose father John, was the first American killed in the Battle of Bennington. John Jr. married Susannah (Sukey), and it was her story that started Wolf on her writing career. After seeing Wolf's story in the April 1958 issue of the Vermont Historical Society's News and Notes, Dorothy Canfield Fisher wrote to Wolf, encouraging and praising her. Since then, Wolf has had more than 200 articles published in magazines such as Yankee, Vermont Life, Saturday Evening Post, Parents, Resident and Staff Physician, Early American Life, and others. Two of her books, "I'll Take the Back Road," and "Sheep's in the Meadow, Raccoons in the Corn" were chosen for Christian Herald's Family Book Club Selections. Her other books include: "How to be a Doctor's Wife Without Really Dying," "Vermont is Always With You," "Seasoned in Vermont," "At Home in Vermont," "Postmark Vermont," and "Window on Vermont." She was a guest columnist for Elders' Advocate, a publication of the Champlain Valley Agency on Aging and wrote the popular column, "Isn't Pushing 90 Exercise Enough?" She is currently working on a book with that as its title.

Organizations or Movements

  • Green Mountain Branch of the National League of American Pen Women

Occupations

  • Teacher at the Flank Street Nursery School and the nursery school at Sarah Lawrence College
  • Author

Education

  • Mt. Holyoke College, (1936)
  • Bank Street College of Education in New York

Additional Information (Bibliography)

  • Those Indomitable Vermont Women

  • To Purchase Her Books... Link