Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Canada 150 - International Women's Day

During our country's 150th anniversary celebration of confederation I will write posts titled Canada 150 with a link to a publication or website I find that may help you tell the story of your Canadian ancestors.
Click on the Canada 150 label on the right or at the bottom to see all the posts.

Today I have for you...

Women of Canada

These are the strong independent women who came before me and made me who I am...

My 3x great grandmother Mary Johnston who was born in Armagh, Ireland in 1819, married William Johnston and immigrated to Canada. 
My 2x great grandmother Susanna Johnston born in South Durham, Quebec in 1846 and married John Porter.
My great grandmother Mary Jane Porter born in Ulverton, Quebec in 1867 and married Clement King.
My grandmother Sarah Myrtle King born in 1894 in Montreal and married Herbert James Mavor.
My Mother Jean Audrey Mavor born in 1925 in Verdun and married Thomas Ray Edward Seale.

How do you honour your female line of amazing women?

Relevant Links

Women of Canada, their life and work, 1900

Les Femmes du Canada: leur vie et leurs oeuvres, 1900

The National Council of Women of Canada: What it means and what it does, 1900

Year books - National Council of Women of Canada

Regulations of the Society for the Protection of Women and Children, 1918

Reception and protection of female immigrants in Canada 1879

Industrial House of Refuge for females, Toronto 1855

Annual report of the Toronto Magdalen Asylum, or Female House of Refuge 1862

Types of Canadian women and of women who are or have been connected with Canada, 1903 (biographies and portraits)

Related Post: International Women's Day 2016

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