1900 AD to 1910 AD
January 15, 1900 - The first chapter of The Imperial Order of the
Daughters of the Empire is founded in Fredericton, New Brunswick
by Margaret Polson
Murray (1844-1927) . The membership volunteer their time to improve the quality
of life for children, youth and those in need, through education,
social service and citizenship programs.
1900 - The Married Women’s Property Act makes a wife responsible for her own property, wages, profits, etc. She is also jointly responsible for the support of her children.
1900 - The only work providing a pension for women is teaching. Source: The Timechart history of Canada by Meredith Macardle (2004)
1900 - Montreal hospitals refuse to allow women to practice medicine. Source: The Timechart history of Canada by Meredith Macardle (2004)
January 1900 - a male colleague delivers a research paper by Dr. Maude Abbott (1868-1940) before the Pathological Society in London. It was the first time a paper by a woman had been presented at the Society. Source: 100 Canadian women : famous and forgotten faces by Merna Forster Toronto, Dundurn Press, 2004 pg 21.
1900 - Josephine Dandurand (1862-1925) produces "two systems of art" which proposes government funding for the arts is half century before the Canada Council of the Arts is organized. The government does not listen. Source: Important Moments in Canadian Art History compiled by Dr. Robert J. Belton, University of British Columbia, Okanagan Creative Projects http://ubc.ca/okanagan/creative/links/timeline (accessed February 2006)
1900 - The first known organized women's hockey league is set up in Quebec. Three teams compete and spectators are allowed to watch. Source: Women's Hockey - History of Hockey - http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/hockey... accessed June 2011.
1900 - Eaton's catalogue presents its Eaton's Beauty Doll made by Armand Marseille of Germany. Source: Timeline of the History of Dolls in Canada by Dawn Monroe 1992.
1900 - Sugar is spun into cotton Candy. Barbapappa! Source: Culinary Journey. Submitted to Famous Canadian Women by Michelle de cevito, Cochrane, Ontario
Births 1900 :
1900 - Born Violet Pooley Sweeny (1886-1965) champion west coast golfer.
1900 - Born Germaine Gévremont (1900-1968) journalist and award winning author.
1900 - Born Marie McIntyre (1900-1938) The first Ukrainian-Canadian woman to become a pharmacist.
1900 - Born Grace Armstrong Hartman (1900-1998) Sudbury City Councilor 1950-1967.
February 11, 1900 - Born Mary Gannan (1900-1975) author of the Just Mary and Maggie Muggins books for young people.
June 9, 1900 - Born Dorothy Somerset (1900-1991) Theatre director.
June 28, 1900 - Born Margaret Ruth Bagnall (1900-1994) a writer and historian who painted local scenes for the provincial centennial.
August 10, 1900 - Born Norma Shearer (1900-1983) movie star and Academy Award best actress.
August 23, 1900 - Born Frances Marr Adaskin ( 1900-2001) pianist.
August 25, 1901 - Born Luella Saunders Creighton (1901 - ) writer of historic novels.
September 6, 1900 - Born Martha Ostenso, (1900-1963) social worker and author.
September 16, 1900 - Born Sister Ethelberta (1900-1988) brought her religious order to Canada and was hospital administrator.
December 5, 1900 - Died Evelyn Durand (1870-1900) poet.
|1901||1901 - The average Canadian women will give birth to 4.6
children in their lifetime. Source : Canuck Chicks and Maple Leaf Mamas : women of the
Great White North by Ann Douglas Toronto, McArthur and Co., 2002.
1901 - The first Canadian Ladies Amateur Golf Tournament is sanctioned by the Royal Canadian Golf Association.
April 29, 1901- it is announced that Empire Day will become Victoria Day in honor of the late Queen. (celebrated May 24)
October 24, 1901 - Former school teacher,
Taylor, becomes the first person in Canada to
survive going over Niagara Falls in a barrel.
Canada's Fruit Mark Act provides the first schedule for graded
Source: Culinary Journey. Submitted to Famous Canadian Women by
Michelle de cevito, Cochrane, Ontario
|1902||1902 - The first Canadian degree course in Household
Science is given at the University of Toronto.
1902 - The Women's Art Association of Montreal opens a shop to sell crafted items. Source: Important Moments in Canadian Art History compiled by Dr. Robert J. Belton, University of British Columbia, Okanagan Creative Projects http://ubc.ca/okanagan/creative/links/timeline (accessed February 2006)
1902 - The Royal Bank of Canada hires their first woman, Jennie Moore, from Vancouver, British Columbia. (Source http:// RBC.com/responsibility/accessed January 19, 2008.)
1903 - Emma
Baker is the first woman to receive a Ph.D. from a
1903 - A women's curling team from Quebec City defeats a visiting men's curling team from the Royal Caledonia Curling club in Scotland. Source: www.womenwarriors.ca timeline (Accessed June 2005)
1903 - Georgina Fane Pope (1862-1938) is the first Canadian to receive the Royal Red Cross for conspicuous service in the filed. Source: The Canadian encyclopedia online . (Accessed July 22, 2005)
1903 - Irma LeVasseur (1878-1903) becomes the first woman doctor in the Province of Quebec. Sources: Irma Levasseur http://grandquebec.com/gens-du-pays/irma-levasseur(accessed June 30, 2008) ; Celebrating women’s achievements: Canadian women in science: Irma LeVasseur http://collectionscanada.gc.ca/ also available in French. (Accessed June 30, 2008)
December 3, 1903- Mary Pickford (1872-1979) makes her debut on Broadway in New York City. Source: 100 Canadian women : famous and forgotten faces by Merna Forster Toronto, Dundurn Press, 2004 pg. 205.
1903 - Canned Tuna first appears on grocer's shelves for the consumers to enjoy. Sorry Charlie! Source: Culinary Journey. Submitted to Famous Canadian Women by Michelle de cevito, Cochrane, Ontario
1903 - Born Marguerite Michaud (1903-1982) first Acadian woman to graduate from university
1903 - Born Winnifred Blair Drummie (1903-1983) the first Miss Canada.
1903 - Born Dorothy Duncan (1903-1957) author
February 3, 1903 - Born Frances Adaskin (1903-1988) award winning singer who championed the works of Canadian composers.
July 20, 1903 - Born Sally Kathleen Creighton (1903-1982) writer and journalist.
August 31, 1903 - Born Helen Irene Battle (1903-1994) one of the outstanding women of science in Canada.
October 8, 1903 - Born Elizabeth Wyn Wood (1903-1966) well known sculptor who has left a legacy of statues and fountains in municipalities across Canada.
October 10,1903 - Born Isabel McLaughlin (1903-2002) early modernist painter.
April 5, 1903 - Died Mary Anne Sadlier (1820-1903) prolific author.
April 30, 1903 - Died Emily Stowe (1831-1903) a social activist and feminist she studied medicine and became the first Canadian woman to practice medicine in Canada.
June 1904 - The Canadian Women's Press Club is formed
during a CPR sponsored trip of 16 Canadian women
journalists to cover the St. Louis World's Fair.
1904 - Male members of the Montreal Bookbinders Union strike to force employers to fire women already employed in the bookbinding industry Source: http://www.niagara.com/`merrill/trivia.html (Accessed January 2004)
December, 1904 - the Eaton's Department Stores sponsor the first Santa Clause Parade in Toronto. Santa, in a horse drawn sleigh, is followed through the streets of Toronto to the Eaton's Store.
1904 - Eaton's Department Stores opens a store in Winnipeg, Manitoba and introduces it's western Canada catalogue.
1904 - The St. Louis World's Fair introduces the world to burgers on a bun, Ice cream cones, iced tea, and peanut butter! Source: Culinary Journey. Submitted to Famous Canadian Women by Michelle de cevito, Cochrane, Ontario
1904 - The tea bag is invented. Source: Culinary Journey. Submitted to Famous Canadian Women by Michelle de cevito, Cochrane, Ontario
1904 - Born Katherine Lucy Ball (1904-1991) Librarian and professor at the University of Toronto.
1904 - Born Ellen Harris ( 1904-1967) prominent west coast broadcast journalist.
1904 - Born Adèle de Guerry Languedoc (1904-1993) accomplished librarian and Associate National Librarian of Canada.
January 4, 1904 - Born Pegi Nicol MacLeod (1904-1949) an artist among the first wave of Canadian modernism.
January 7, 1904 - Born Mary Coyne Rowell Jackman (1904-1994) Social Activist
January 22, 1904 - Born Peggy Seller, she is remembered best for writing the rules of synchronized swimming.
February 19, 1904 - Born Hilda Neatby (1904-1975), historian, author, educator and critic of the Canadian education system.
March 21, 1904 - Born Jehane Benoit (1904-1987) rebound chef and author who was an officer in the Order of Canada.
April 16, 1904 - Born Fifi D'Orsay (1904-1983) Vaudeville performer and early movie actress known as the French bombshell.
June 23, 1904 - Died Mary Livingstone (born Sadie Marks 1904-1983) radio and TV commedien, wife of comedien Jack Benny.
October 9, 1904 - Born Mary Peck (1904-1992) founder of the Canadian Arthritis Society.
November 9, 1904 - Born Lillian Beatrice Allen (1904-1985) artist and teacher. November 21, 1904 - Died Jane Buchan (1837-1904) Social Activist.
December 27, 1904 - Born Mary Evangeline Percy Jackson (1904-2000) pioneering medical doctor on the prairies.
|1905||1905 - Saskatchewan and Alberta join the Dominion of Canada.
1905 - Dr. Maud Abbott (1869-1940) is asked by Dr. William Osler to write a chapter on congenital heart disease in his forthcoming medical textbook. Source: 100 Canadian women : famous and forgotten faces by Merna Forster Toronto, Dundurn Press, 2004 pg. 21.
April 4, 1905 - The Berlin, (now Kitchener) Ontario YWCA is founded by a group of women who want to serve the women of their community. Source: YWCA 1905-1995 http://www.operation-dialogue.com/e/rc/h_women.html (Accessed May 20, 2005)
June 27, 1905 - Mina Hubbard (1870-1956) sets off in her deceased husband's footsteps to complete his fateful exploration and mapping parts of Labrador. Source: Mina Hubbard Explores Labrador. Canadian History News. http://northernblue.ca/cblog/archives (Accessed July 27, 2005)
1905 - The Ontario Medical College for women (1895-1905) closes when the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine allows for women students. Source: A history of Women's College http://sunnbrookandwomens.on.ca (Accessed February 2006)
1905 - The Canadian Association of Nurses is formed.
1905 - Georgina Binnie-Clark (1871-1947) is forced to purchase farm land in Saskatchewan as women are not entitled to free land offered by the federal government. Sources: Encyclopedia of the Great Plains online (Accessed November 2012) : 100 more Canadian Heroines by Merna Forster (Dundurn, 2011)
|1906||1906 - The
permanent Army Medical Corps is created in Canada.
is appointed first Nursing Matron.
Source: 100 Canadian women :
famous and forgotten faces by Merna Forster Toronto, Dundurn Press,
2004 pg 209
1906 - Henrietta Tuzo Wilson (1873-1955) the first Canadian born woman mountaineer is the first woman to ascend to the summit of Peak Seven of the Valley of the Ten Peaks. In 1907, the peak is renamed Mount Tuzo in her honour. Source: Girls on top; ten tales of women peak performances in Canada's west by Natalie St-Denis. Canadian Geographic web site http://www.canadiangeographic.ca/atg2005/girsl.asp (accessed July 18, 2005)
1906 - The shop at the Women's Art Association in Montreal receives a charter and becomes the Canadian Handcraft Guild Source: Important Moments in Canadian Art History compiled by Dr. Robert J. Belton, University of British Columbia, Okanagan Creative Projects http://ubc.ca/okanagan/creative/links/timeline (accessed February 2006)
1906 - The University of Toronto grants degrees to the first class in Nutrition and Dietetics. Source: Culinary Journey. Submitted to Famous Canadian Women by Michelle de cevito, Cochrane, Ontario
1906 - Born Malvina Marjorie Bolus (1906-1997) writer, editor and novelist.
1906 - Born Helen Birdsall (1906-1988) dance instructor and choreographer to the CNE in the 1920's and 1930's.
1906 - Born Marjorie Bowker (1906-2006) pioneer lawyer and the first woman appointed to Family court in Alberta as a judge.
1906 - Born Albertine Caron-Legris (1906-1972) Pianist, composer and teacher.
February 4, 1906 - Born Gladys Strum (1906-2005) first woman to be president of the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (C.C.F. ) and first woman to head any Canadian political party Political party
March 28, 1906 - Born Beulah Vernon Bourns (1906-1990) nurse and missionary with the United Church of Canada.
June 6, 1906 - Born Nazia L. Dane (1906- ??) businesswoman and administrater.
June 26, 1906 - Born Marian Mildred Dale Scott (1906-1993), a painter of landscapes and portraits.
September 12, 1906 - Born Rose Marie Reid (1906-1978) trend setting swim suit fashion designer and entrepreneur.
November 27, 1906 - Born Jessie Anne Buchingham 1(1906-2001) teacher and volunteer.
December 18, 1906 - Born Ada Youlton Barnes (1906-1998) social activist
March 4, 1906 - Died Kate Yeigh (1856-1906) Journalist and author.
Dominion Women’s Enfranchisement Association becomes
the Canadian Suffrage Association.
1907 - Married Women’s Property Legislation is passed in Saskatchewan.
1907 - Mlle Thais Frémont founds the Ste Justine Children's Hospital, Montreal.
1907 - Peak Seven of the Valley of the Ten Peaks on Canada's west coast is renamed Mount Tuzo in honour of Henrietta Tuzo Wilson (1873-1955) , the first woman to climb to the summit in 1906. Source: Girls on top; ten tales of women peak performances in Canada's west by Natalie St-Denis. Canadian Geographic web site http://www.canadiangeographic.ca/atg2005/girsl.asp (accessed July 18, 2005)
1907 - Western Art Association (for women) was organized by Ada Borradaile Chipman (1860?-1913) Source: Pioneers and Early Citizens of Manitoba (Manitoba Library Association, 1971) : Legacyfamilytree.ca (Accessed November 2012)
1907 - the Women's Art Association of Canada,
a Toronto club first organized in 1886 by Mary Dignam 1860-1938), is
incorporated by the Bill no. 30 of the Canadian Government. Source:
Source: Women's Hockey - History of
http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/hockey... accessed June 2011.
by Lucy Maud Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables, is published in Boston.
1908 - Canadian Nurses' Association is founded. Source : www.canadiannursesfoundation.com/heritage.htm.
1908 - Georgina Fane Pope (1862-1938) is the first Matron of the Canadian Army Medical corps. Source: The Canadian Encyclopedia On line (accessed July 22, 2005.)
1908 - Rural mail delivery is introduced. Families are no longer as isolated and recieve mail and mail order catalogues directly at their homes. Source: Before e-commerce : a history of mail order catalogues http://wwwcivilization.ca/cpm/catalog/catooooe.html December 2004.
1908 - Binnie-Clark (1871-1947) goes to Ottawa where she protests to the Canadian Government because she was forced to purchase farm land in Saskatchewan as women are not entitled to free land offered by the federal government. Sources: Encyclopedia of the Great Plains online (Accessed November 2012) : 100 more Canadian Heroines by Merna Forster (Dundurn, 2011)
|1909||March 14, 1909 - a
delegation of 1000 women march to the Ontario Legislature to present
a petition of 100,000 names of people supporting suffrage is
1909 - The International Congress of Women is held in Toronto, including delegates from Europe, the United States, and Australia.
Dr. Helen MacMurchy's
report to the Ontario
Government blamed the high infant death rate on intestinal
diseases, ignorance, poverty and inadequate medical care.
Source : Canuck Chicks and Maple
Leaf Mamas : women of the Great White North by Ann Douglas Toronto,
McArthur and Co., 2002.