1836–1907
Mrs. Harry Coghill
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June 23, 1836, Kiddemore, Staffordshire, Eng­land.

Ju­ly 7, 1907, Bath, Eng­land.

St. Andrew Churchyard, Fairlight, Eng­land.

In 1857, An­na’s family moved to Ca­na­da. They lived first at Pointe-Lé­vy, Qué­bec, and then moved in 1858 to Sar­nia, On­tar­io, where her father, civil engineer Ro­bert Walk­er, continued to work for the Grand Trunk Rail­way. Around that time, Anna and two older sisters, Is­a­bel­la and Fran­ces, ran a girls’ school, but the school had to close after the death of the older sisters.

Anna returned to Eng­land in 1863 and worked as a governess and book reviewer. In 1883, she married a wealthy merchant, Harry Cog­hill, and moved to Cog­hurst Hall, near Has­tings. Her works in­clude:

  1. Covered with Snow Neath the Mantle of White
  2. Grand Is the Song
  3. Only Sleeping
  4. Work, for the Night Is Coming