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1920 AD to 1929 AD
Events listed relate to Canadian women with a few extra items added to give the timeline perspective.

This timeline is not all inclusive.

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LAST UPDATED July 2018

DATES

EVENTS

1920
 
January 10, 1920 - Canada joins the League of Nations.

January 12, 1920 -
 Constance E. Hamilton (1862-1945) in inaugurated as councilor for the City of Toronto. Although she is the 1st woman elected to such a position there are no photographers to capture the historical event. Source: City of Toronto online http://www.toronto.ca (Accessed 2010) ; “Toronto Pioneer mostly forgotten” by Mark Mahoney, Toronto Star, March 10, 2007.

1920 - The province of Ontario passes legislation that seats must be provided for women in factories so they could sit down during their rest periods.

1920 -
The province of Ontario creates the Division of Maternal & Child Hygiene and Public Health Nursing.

1920 -
The province of Alberta provides legislation granting custody of children if the woman has been deserted by her husband

1921 - The province of British Columbia  passes an act granting maternity leave so that a woman who leaves work to have a baby could return to her job without loss of seniority. Prior to this law women were simply replaced when they left to have a baby and were on their own to find a new job afterwards. The next Canadian province to pass maternity leave was New Brunswick in 1964.

1920 - Esther Marjorie Hill (1895-1985) becomes the 1st woman architect in Canada when she graduates from the University of Toronto.

June 29, 1920 - Edith MacTavish Rogers (1876-1947) becomes the 1st woman elected to the Manitoba Provincial Legislature.

June 1920 - It is announced that Nellie McClung (1873-1951) would be the only Canadian woman appointed to attend the Fifth Ecumenical Methodist Conference to be held in Britain in 1921.

1920 - The Women's Inter-Church Council of Canada holds the first national interdenominational prayer service in Canada ...the offerings are used to support ecumenical projects that meet human need in Canada and in developing countries. This was the roots of the World Day of Prayer. Source: Voices of United Church Women 1962-2002 edited by Elizabeth Gillan Muir (Toronto: United Church of Canada, 2002)

June  1920 - The Catholic Women's League is formed in Montreal. Source Jean Bannerman Leading Ladies Canada. Belleville, ON: Mika Publishing, 1977  pg 39

July 1, 1920 -
The Dominion Elections Act declares uniform franchise established and the right for women to be elected to parliament is made permanent except for minorities and Aboriginal persons.  (Statues of Canada C 46 S 38.)

1920 - Genevieve Lipsett-Skinner (1886-1935) becomes the 1st woman to be a member of the Canadian Press Gallery in Ottawa. Source: Memorable Manitobans. Online. (Accessed June 2014) ; “Associates Mourn Noted Journalist.” Montreal Gazette February 21, 1935 ; Obituary. Winnipeg Tribune January 30, 1935.

1920 - Enid Finley Gordon (leads the way for the University of Toronto to open a two year diploma course in Physiotherapy  Source: “Love amid the ruins” by Suzanne Evans. Canada’s History February/March 2013.

1920 - The Canadian Food and Drug Act protects Canadians against heal hazards and fraud from sale of food, drugs, cosmetics and medical devices.

1920 - Lady Meredith donates the winner's cup for the Quebec Ladies Hockey Association. It is the 1st women's ice hockey trophy for women's ice hockey competition in Canada.

1920 -
Female teachers in the city of Toronto earned $1000.00 - $2000.00 per year while male teachers earned $1625.00 to $2500.00 per year. Source: Janet Ray, Towards Women’s Rights, Toronto, Grolier Ltd, 1981.  

1920 - Eaton's Department Stores open a regional mail order headquarters in Moncton, New Brunswick. Eaton's mail order business peaks at 60 million dollars! Source: Before e-commerce : a history of mail order catalogues http://www.civilization.ca/cpm/catalog/catooooe.html December 2004.

Births 1920:
1920 -
Born Mae Ames (1920-    ) stage actor who has kept active with a seniors traveling troop.
1920 -
Born Velma Demerson (1920-   ) social activist for Canadian Citizenship.
1920 -
Born Mary Greyeyes-Reid (1920-2011) the 1st aboriginal woman in the Canadian Army Corps.
1920 -
Born Maria 'Mary' Lerullo (1920-2005 ) 1st Italian Canadian woman real estate broker & tireless worker for new immigrants to Canada.
1920 -
Born Gabrielle 'Gaby' Pleau (1920- 1st Francophone women to join Canada's downhill ski team.
1920 -
Born Mary L. Richmond (1920-2002) teacher of nursing & nursing history advocate.
1920?-
Born Dorothy 'Dodi' Elizabeth Robb (1920?-2012) pioneer worker in Canadian television.
1920 -
Born Mabel Margaret Van Camp(1920-2012) first woman appointed to the bench of the Supreme Court of Ontario.
January 7, 1920 -
Born Margaret 'Peggy' Anne Wilson Thompson (1920-2014) leading researcher in the field of muscular dystrophy.
February 21, 1920 - Born Agnes Holmes (1920-2013) played with the All American Girls Professional Baseball League
March 2, 1920 - Born Evelyn Beatrice 'Lynn' Tyrrell (1920-2013), fashion designer.
March 6, 1920 - Born Olive Patricia Dickason (1920-2011) C.M. PhD. D. Litt. one of Canada' foremost historians of Aboriginal & Métis Peoples.
March 20, 1920 - Born Vickie Panos (1920-    ) played with the All American Girls Professional Baseball League.
May 6, 1920 -
Born Ethel Viola Bieber (1920-1988) national & provincial swimming champion of the 1930's.
May 7. 1920 - Born
Laddie Dennis (1920-2009) the 1st Canadian woman to appear on Canadian television.
May 8, 1920 - Born Barbara Howard (1920-2017) track runner,1st Black Canadian to compete internationally

May 9, 1920 -
Born Helen Nicol Fox (1920-   ) played with the All American Girls Professional Baseball League

May 23, 1920 - Born Pauline Julien (1920-1998) singer & actress from Quebec.
June 2, 1920 - Born Faye Burnham Eccleston (1920-   ) champion basketball player.
June 17, 1920 -
Born Dr. Betty Feniak (1920-2013) home economics professor University of Manitoba.
July 6, 1920 - Born Ruth Hammond (1920-2015) pioneer in public relations.
July 9, 1920 -
Born Borgny Pearson (1920-2014) journalist & federal government communications officer.
July 26, 1920 - Born Dorothy Davies (1920-2002) actor, director, & writer.
August 3, 1920 - Born Janina 'Jabka' Stykolt Seydegart (1920-2008) social activist, founding member of the Feminist Party of Canada.
August 19, 1920 -
Born Agnes Benidickson (1920-2007) social activist & dedicated volunteer, Order of Canada.
September 4, 1920 - Born Catherine Bennett (1920-???) played with the All American Girls Professional Baseball League

September 16, 1920 - Born Jean Casselman-Wadds (1920-2011)
in 1961 was the 1st woman appointed by the Canadian Government as  delegate to the United Nations.
October 7, 1920 - Born Daisy Juror (1920-2012) baseball player for the All American Girls Baseball League.
October 12, 1920 - Born Ada Davies Calles (1920-???) champion of the sport of curling.
October 14, 1920 - Born
Martha Ruth Cohen (1920-2015) social activist & philanthropist.
October 17, 1920 - Born Anne Marguerite Squire (1920-2017) Moderator of the United Church of Canada.
November 7, 1920
- Born Georgina 'Ina' Rutherford Hansen (1920-  ) Canadian curling champion.
November 8, 1920 - Born Felicitas Svejda (1920-2016) geneticist.

Deaths 1920:
March 1, 1920 -
Died Mary Leslie (1842-1920) revered poet.
September 5, 1920 -
Died Susan Agnes Bernard Macdonald (1836-1920), Baroness Macdonald of Earnscliffe, second 2nd wife of Sir John A. Macdonald
December 29, 1920 - Died Marie-Eleonore Malvina Gagne (1837-1920) Mother Saint Raphael of Ursuline order.
 

1921 1921 - The average life expectancy for women in Canada is 69.2 years

1821 -
The average age of marriage for women is 25.5 years

1921 –
Female public servants, who where usually only hired as temporary employees, are required to resign their positions upon their marriage  Source: Margaret Weiers, Envoys Extraordinary: Women of the Canadian Foreign Service (Toronto: Dundurn, 1995) 

February 1, 1921 - Jenny Dill (   - 1941) leaves Halifax to star out on a cross Canada walk with her husband. They finished their walk in Vancouver June 14, 1921 Source: The Great Hike Suite101.com/article.cfm/ultra_distance_running/7936 (accessed May 2005)

March 24, 1921 - Mary Ellen Smith (
1863-1933) is appointed to the provincial legislative Cabinet in British Columbia. She was the 1st woman Cabinet minister in the British Empire Source: British Columbia Federation of Labour.  http://bcfed.com/issues/women/history

March 26, 1921 -
The Bluenose is launched in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia

1921 - The province of Ontario passes legislation that seats must be provided for women in factories so they could sit down during their rest periods

1921 - The province of British Columbia  passes an act granting 6 weeks maternity leave and ensures that a woman who leaves work to have a baby could return to her job without loss of seniority. Prior to this law women were simply replaced when they left to have a baby and were on their own to find a new job afterwards

1921 - British Columbia passes the 1st maternity leave legislation  granting women 6 weeks leave

December 6, 1921 - Agnes Campbell Macphail
.  (1890-1954.) She was the only woman elected to the Canadian parliament in 1921 when women 1st had the right to vote for parliament. She is the
1st woman to sit in the Canadian Parliament. Other women who ran for parliament but who were unsuccessful were: Harriet Dunlop Prenter (1866-????)

1921 - The minimum hourly wage in Manitoba was $0.25. Up until 1931, the minimum wage only applied to female workers

1921 -
The 1st ladies 5 pin bowling league is stated in Toronto by Marion Dibble
Source: 5-pin Bowline History http://www.cvnet.net/burnstd/  located May 2005.

1921 - t
he University of Toronto Women's ice hockey team defeats McGill University women in the 1st intercollegiate women's hockey tournament with the University of Toronto ladies winning 11 titles through to 1933 and Queen's University ladies winning two games

1921 -
The Canadian government publishes and distributes the Canadian Mother's Book
Canuck Chicks and Maple Leaf Mamas : Women of the Great Whit North
by Anne Douglas Toronto, McArthur & co, 2002.


1921 - The Toronto Ladies Athletic Club, the 1st all-women's multi-sports club in Canada is established by Alexandrine Gibb (1891-1958) Source: Status of Women Canada.  Adult fact Sheet Women and sports in Canada: an historical overview. (Ottawa, 2002)


1921 -The Ezras Noshem (women’s help) Society of Toronto purchase a building to house the new Mount Sinai Hospital

1921 -
Women are 16% of the total number of undergraduate students enrolled in Canadian universities. Women professors are 15% of the total number of professors.  Source:  Canadian Chronology Http://tdi.uregina.ca/~,agiorec/chron.html (accessed April 28, 2003)

1921 -
Quaker Oats Company introduces quick-cooking oatmeal. It is one of the 1st  convenience foods Source: Culinary Journey.

1921 - A Retired cookware executive from New York invents a tea kettle that whistles when the water comes to a boil (Sorry, not Canadian, but too cute to resist!) Source: Culinary Journey.

Births 1921:
1921 -
Born Margaret Bolender (1921-????) teacher &  volunteer in Kitchener-Waterloo area of Ontario
1921 -
Born Francoise Desrochers-Drolet (1921-1998) artist who worked in ceramics
1921 -
Born Phyllis Anne DuMoulin (1921-2010) pioneer of social planning programmes & process in Canadian west
1921 -
Born Elsie Bear (1921-2002) social activist
1921 -
Born Rosaleen Diana Leslie Dickson (1921-2018) journalist, publisher, author, & web mistress
1921 -
Born Jean Edmonds (1921-   ) 1st female executive in the federal government in 1966
1921 -
Born Mae Harman (1921?- 2005) social activist for seniors
1921 - Born Christine Hamilton (1921-1987) social activist in Hamilton, Ontario

1921 -
Born Marie Daria Haust (1921-  ) the 1st woman doctor on the Medical Faculty at Queen's University
 
1921 -
Born Joyce Margaret McCulloch Booker (1921-1991) played piano in the Brookers Bombshells, a leading dance band in Manitoba
1921 -
Born Geraldine 'Geri' Migicovsky (1921-2014) actress & social activist who brought '911' service to Ottawa
1921 -
Born Kay Martin Snelgrove (1921-2005) heroine spy & code runner during World War ll

1921 -
 Born Jean Spears (1921-2017) war bride & founder of the England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland & Canada Club for War Brides

1921 - Born the commercial figure: Betty Crocker
January 3, 1921 -
Born Lucella Catherine Ross (1921-2012) played with the All American Girls Professional Baseball League
January 23, 1921 - Born Margaret Evelyn Prang (1921-2013)
 pioneer & innovator in developing  concept of family which did not necessarily include a husband
February 17, 1921 - Born Muriel Eleanor Coben (1921-1979) played with the All American Girls Professional Baseball League

March 5, 1921 -
Born Marion Fulton (1921-2013) volunteer, Order of Canada 1978 & Manitoba Agricultural Hall of Fame 1988
April 19, 1921 -
Born Joan Elinor Portugal (1921-2017) journalist, author who recorded stories of Canadian war veterans
April 30, 1921 -
Born Marion Bell Macrae. historical architect & teacher at the Ontario College of Art
May 24, 1921 -
Born Doreen Hall (1921-   ) musician
May 29, 1921 - Born Lorna Lucille Bergey (1921-2009) local historian for Cambridge area in Ontario
June 2, 1921 -
Born Mary Frances Fraser (1921-2011) award winning local historian from Brampton, Ontario
June 6, 1921 -
Born
Heather B. S. MacGregor (1921-2013) war bride
June 7, 1921 - Born Andrée Maillet (1921-1995) author
June 8, 1921 -
Born Gladys Alexis Smith (1921-1993) early movie actor

June 14, 1921 -
Born Dorothy Annabelle Straton McPhedran in 1964 the first woman to be Inspector of Schools for the Ontario Ministry of Education

June 20, 1921 -
Born June Munro (1921-2010) librarian

June 25, 1921 -
Born Celia Franca, Prima ballerina & founding artistic director of the national Ballet of Canada
July 4, 1921 - Born Cora Alida deJong Greenway (1921-  ) a powerful social force & preservationist of Canadian Maritime history
July 31, 1921 - Born Gretta Wong Grant (1921-   ) 1st Chinese Canadian woman lawyer
August 11, 1921 - Born Ellen Burka (1921-2016)  sport coach who is a member of the Canadian Sports Hall of Fame
August 21, 1921 - Born Hilda Patricia Barry (1921-2016) World War ll decoder
August 26, 1921 -
Born Mary Doris "Dodie" Barr (1921-2009) baseball player in women's league and member of Baseball Hall of Fame
September 13, 1921 - Born Reva Potashin (1921-2013) psychologist
September 15, 1921 - Born Purvathi "Pari" Basrur (1921-2012) 1st woman to work at the Ontario Veterinary College on faculty, University of Guelph
, Ontario
September 16, 1921 - Born Ursula Martius Franklin, (1921-2016) specialist & pioneer in the structure of metals & alloys
November 9, 1921 - Born Pierrette Alaire (1921-2011) opera singer
November 21, 1921 - Born Doris Anderson (1921-2007) feminist, social activist and well known journalist, winner of the 1991 Persons Case Award.
November 21, 1921 - Born Janet Margaret Anderson Perkin (1921-2012) played with the All American Girls Professional Baseball League
December 4, 1921 - Born Pat Muriel Welsh Patterson (1921-???) broadcaster, composer, & writer
December 8, 1921 -
Born Edith Josie (1921-2010) journalist from northern Canada who was known world wide
December 18, 1921 - Born Betty Lee (1921-2015) pioneer journalist
December 23, 1921 -
Born Margaret Maxwell Callaghan (1921-   ) Member of All American Girls Baseball League, and member of the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame

Deaths 1921:
January 1921 -
Died Beatrice LaPalme Issaurel (1881-1921) internationally acclaimed  opera singer
February 9, 1921 -
Died Sarah Hanna Roberta Coome (1837-1921) co founder of the Anglican Sisterhood of St. John The Devine, Toronto, Ontario
February 11, 1921 -
Died Mercy Anne Coles (1838 -1921) diarist during pre-confederation Canada
May 23, 1921 -
Died Flora Macdonald Denison (1867-1921) journalist & suffragist & successful Toronto businesswoman
June 18, 1921 -
Died
Alice Theodosia Shaw-Chipman (1832-1921) teacher in New Brunswick
June 29, 1921 -
Died Annie Gardner Brown (1864-1921) social activist and volunteer
October 4, 1921 -
Died Mary Augusta Reid (1854-1921) landscape painter, interiors and murals
October 20, 1921 -
Died Philomene Gendron (1840-1921)
religious Superior of a mission in Campbelton, New Brunswick
October 22, 1921 -
Died
Alice Star Tilly (1843-1921) social activist and "Mother of Confederation"
November 10, 1921 -
Died Jenny 'Jennie' Trout (1841-1921)  pioneer medical doctor, 1rt Canadian woman licensed to practice medicine in Canada
November 30, 1921 - Died
Charlotte Sarah Canham (1846-1921) Anglican Church missionary to the Yukon
 

1922 January 16, 1922 - Violet Guymer (1885-1955) becomes the 1st woman to be a licensed Funeral Director in Canada when she is granted her embalmers license in Manitoba. Source: Quite and undertaking: the story of Violet Guymer, Canada's firs female licensed funeral director by Elizabeth Lycar and Lorrie Guymer Hutton, (Kelowna, B.C. : Nip and Tuck Publishing, 1966)

May 3, 1922 -
Prince Edward Island women win the rights to vote and to hold provincial office. (Statutes of P.E.I. 1922 c. 5)


1922 -
The province of Manitoba provides legislation granting custody of children if the woman has been deserted by her husband.

May 12, 1922 -
 The Edmonton (Alberta) Commercial Graduates basketball team played the London (Ontario) Shamrocks to determine the 1st Dominion of Canada’s women’s basketball championships. The 1st game was played with Canadian girls rules (6 players on the courts), while the second game was played with Canadian boys rules (5 players on the court). The Grads won the 1st game by a score of 41-8, while the Grads lost the 2nd game by a score of 21-8. By a cumulative score, the Grads won 49-29, and were awarded the championship. The roster of this team included: Dorothy and Daisy Johnson, Noel Robertson, Winnie Martin, Eleanor Mountifield, Nellie Perry, Connie Smith, J. Percy Page (Head coach) Source: M. Ann Hall, Immodest and Sensational: 150 Years of Canadian Women in Sport,  p.31, James Lorimer & Company Ltd., Toronto, 2008,

1922 - Miriam Green Ellis (1879-1964) while in Edmonton in 1922 she had financed her own journey to Aklavik, North West Territories on the edge of the Arctic Ocean and travelled with her typewriter and camera writing some 40 stories about her travels.  Her photos showed the life of peoples of northern Alberta. Sources to read: Miriam Green Ellis: Champion of the West. Edmonton; University of Alberta Press, 2013.

1922 - Alex Gibb (1891-1958) founds the Canadian Ladies Athletic Club and serves as the 1st President. Sources: “Queen of the Ice Lanes: the Preston Rivulettes and Women’s Hockey in Canada 1931-1940” by Carly Adams in Sport History Review no. 39 pages 1-29 2008; 100 more Canadian Heroines by Merna Forster Dundurn Press, 2011.

1922 - Dorothy Dworkin (1889-1976) establishes the Toronto Jewish Convalescent and Maternity Hospital later named Mount Sinai Hospital. Sources: Dorothy Dworkin. Backgrounder. Parks Canada. Online (Accessed July 2014) :Toronto’s 1st Jewish nurse writes of early Toronto. April 15, 2013 www.billgladstone.ca (Accessed July 2014)

December 16, 1922 - The Ladies Ontario Hockey Association is formed to oversee the development of women's hockey. Source "Queens of the Ice Lanes: the Preston Rivulettes and women's hockey in Canada 1931-1940 " by Carly Adams in Sport History Review 2008 Vol. 39 pages 1-29.

1922 - The Blender is invented but used only for bartending or for blending malts. It would have to wait until 1936 before it made it appearance as a domestic appliance. Source: Culinary Journey.

1922 - Dr. Frederick Banding & Dr. Charles Best along with researcher John. MacLeod & chemist James Collip discover insulin as a medical application for Diabetes.

Births 1922:
1922 -
Born Mira Ashby (1922-2005) doctor working with brain injuries, Member order of Canada.
1922 -
Born Simma Holt (1922-2015) journalist, author, & politician, 1st Jewish woman in Canadian Parliament
1922 -
Born Madeleine Hinchey (1922-2005) former secretary general to the National Research Council
1922 -
Born Fredelle Bruser Maynard (1922-1989) writer & journalist who lived in Cabbagetown, Toronto.
1922 -
Born Stella W. Tate (1922-1999) 1st Occupational therapist in Canadian Navy
1922 - Born Mary Rose Thacker-Temple (1922-1983) Canadian and North American champion figure skater
January 3, 1922 -
Born Anne Szumigalski (1922-1999) poet & winner of the Governor General's Award in poetry 1995
January 11, 1922 -
Born Mabel McIntosh (1922-  ) noted North American Ornithologist
January 21, 1922 -
Born twins Rhona & Rhoda Wurtele (1922-   )Champion swimmers & female athletes of the year 1944.

January 22, 1922 - Born
Laverna Katie Dollimore (1922-2011) administrative diplomatic aided in saving U.S.A. Diplomats in the Iranian crisis November 4, 1979.
February 22, 1922 -
Born Julianna Rita Dusanko (1922-2003) played with the All American Girls Professional Baseball League
February 25, 1922 -
Born Molly Reilly (1922-1980) the 1st Canadian woman to be a corporate pilot.
March 27, 1922 -
Born
Semma Holt (1922-2015) the 1st Jewish woman elected to a seat in House of Commons  Ottawa
April 15, 1922 - Born Lorraine McAllister (1922-1984) a singer & actor on the West coast.
April 18, 1922 - Born Elizabeth Hillman Waterston (1922-   ) an educator, author & critic.
April 26, 1922 -
Born Jeanne Sauvé,(1922-1993) a journalist & politician, 1st woman Speaker of the House of Commons & 1st woman Governor General of Canada.
May 5, 1922 - Born
Kit McDermott (1922-2010) teen spy for Dutch resistance World War ll, journalist and publisher.
May 27, 1922 -
Born Margaret Becklake (1922-   ) an academic and epidemiologist.
May 29, 1922 -
Born Eleanor Coerr (1929-2010) foreign correspondent & author perhaps best known for her book Sadako and the 1000 Cranes (1977).
June 11, 1922 - Born
Grace Jean Sutherland Boggs (1922-2014) a civil servant with National Gallery of Canada.
July 20, 1922 - Born
Simone Eileen Roach (1922-2016) a nun, & nursing educator.
August 2, 1922 -
Born Phyllis Ruth Blakeley (1922-1986) historian & archivist
August 11, 1922 -
Born Mavis Gallant (1922-2014)  author & playwright, Companion of Order of Canada.
August 26, 1922 - Born Elizabeth "Betty" Brewster (1926-2012) poet
September 1, 1922 -
Born Yvonne De Carlo (1922-2007) actress best known for the TV show, The Munsters.
September 5, 1922 - Born Francoise Aubut-Pratte (1922-1984) renowned organist and educator.
September 8, 1922 - Born
E. Margaret Fulton (1922-2014) renowned feminist of her era.
October 18, 1922 - Born Mildred Marion McAuley (1922-2006) played with the All American Girls Professional Baseball League
November 6, 1922 - Born
Bertha Cook (1922-2015) social activist for equality for Métis women.
November 10, 1922 - Born Constance Elizabeth Beresford-Howe (1922-2016) author of short stories and novels.
November 11, 1922 -
Born Tillie Taylor (1922-2011) a lawyer & social worker
November 13, 1922 - Born Madeleine Louise Helene Sherwood (1922-2016) the 1st woman to direct a short film for the American Film Institute.
November 19, 1922 -
Born Louise Brown (1922-2003) medal winning tennis player.
November 30, 1922 -
Born Eugenie Lee 'Frankie' Turner (1922 -   ) Royal Canadian Air Force, Women's Division, World War ll
December 27, 1922 - Born Alice Mary Sidgwick (1922-2014) medical doctor & choir master.

Deaths 1922:
1922 -
Died
Marjorie Lowry Christie Picktall (1883-1922) a poet & short story writer.
April 19, 1922- Died
Marjorie Lowry Christie Picktall (1883-1922) poet
May 16, 1922 - Died
Winona Margaret Dixon (1884-1922) a pacifist & social activist for women's & family rights.
July 22, 1922 - Died Sara Jeanette Duncan (1862-1922) a journalist & author of some 20 books.
August 20, 1922 - Died Emma Graham (? - 1922) a  journalist & author.
October 20, 1922 - Died
Margaret Lucas (1860-1922) a pioneer in northwest Canada.
November 8, 1922 - Died Jane Elizabeth MacDonald (1864-1922) an author & poet.
December 10, 1922 - Died
Bertha Rosenthal 1849-1922) a leading woman in the Ottawa Area.
 

1923 February 10,1923 - Winnifred Blair (1903-1983) of Saint John, New Brunswick, becomes the1rst "Miss Canada at the Montreal Winter Fair. Source: The Fairest Girl by David Goss in The Beaver Feb./March 2003 vol. 83.1 pg. 29

March 8, 1923 - Winnifred Blair
(1903-1983), Miss Canada, is the 1st  woman to sit on the 'floor', of a Canadian parliament when she attends the opening of the New Brunswick Legislature, sitting just off to the side of the 'Throne'. Source: The Fairest Girl by David Goss in The Beaver Feb./March 2003 vol. 83.1 pg. 29

1923 -
The province of Ontario provides legislation granting custody of children if the woman has been deserted by her husband.

1923 -
British Columbia government changes the ‘Women’s and Girl’s Protection Act’ removing all references to Chinese employers, leaving to the discretion of police officials whether white women were allowed to work in restaurants and laundries. The Act was repealed in 1968. Source: SBC 1923 c. 76; SBC 1968 C.58

1923 - Asayo Murakami (1898-2002) a picture bride who arrived in Vancouver, British Columbia in 1923. Source: Heroines.ca.

1923 -
Marguerite Michaud
(1903-1982) becomes the 1st woman of Acadian descent to receive a university degree
. Source: Herstory: The Canadian Women’s Calendar 2012.

1923 - Helen Beatrice Palen (1865-1971) Is appointed the Deputy Registrar of the Ontario Securities Commission and went on to be the 1st woman Registrar of the Supreme Court of Ontario. Source: Diversifying the bar; Law Society of Upper Canada online accessed January 2013.:

1923 - Lucy Maud Montgomery (1874-1942) is the 1st Canadian woman to become a member of the Royal Society of Arts and Letters.

1923 -
The class at the Royal College of Dental Surgeons is the largest to date and includes 6 women students.

1923 - Kellogg's develops the 1st "Test Kitchen". GRRRREAT!

Births 1923:
1923 -
Born Mary Hrenchuk Pankiw (1923 -   )
Woman of Distinction Award, Winnipeg YWCA, an academic and educator.
1923 -
Born Janet Lang Boland (1923-   ) second woman to become a judge in 1972 in County Court.
1923 -
Born Jeanne Brault Laurin (1923-2012) 1st woman mechanic in Canada
1923 -
Born Laura Legg (1923-2010) who in 1975 is the 1st woman bencher of the Law Society of Ontario.
1923 - Born Jacqueline Shumiatcher (1923-   ) social activist and community volunteer in Regina, Saskatchewan.
1923 - Born Jean Southworth (1923-2008) pioneer newspaper journalist, & musician.
January 4, 1923 -
Born Verna Isabel Margaret Freeman (1923-2002) music teacher, clown palliative care worker.
February 3, 1923 -
Born Helen Lawrence Buckley (1923-2009) economist & writer.
February 22, 1923 - Born Anne Deyotte (1923-   ) played with the All American Girls Professional Baseball League.
March 2, 1923 - Born Ghitta Caiserman-Roth (1923-2005)  renowned award winning artist.
March 3, 1923 - Born Madeleine Arbour (1923-   )artist and interior designer.
March 13, 1923 -
Born Helen Callaghan (1923-1992) member of the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame
April 13, 1923 - Born Elsie Cressman (1923-2012) Order of Ontario for work in midwifery

April 25, 1923 - Born Melissa Hayden, internally renowned prima ballerina
May 5, 1923 - Born Cathleen Synge Morawetz (1923-2017) award winning mathematician
July 13, 1923 - Born Hélène Brodeur (1923-2010) educator & award winning author.
July 20, 1923 -
Born Flora Minnie Leone Bagnall (1923-2017) award winning teacher and provincial politician.
August 1, 1923 -
Born Yvonne Valleau Wildman (1923-   ) member RCAF
September 18, 1923 -
Born Bertha Wilson, (1923-2007) 1st woman appointed to the Supreme Court of Canada.
September 23, 1923 -
Born Elsie Doreen Wingrove Earl (1923-2016) played with the All American Girls Professional Baseball League
September 27, 1923 -
Born Jocelyne Binet (1923-1968) composer, pianist, teacher.
September 30, 1923 -
Born Thérése Gouin Decarie (1923-   ) professor of psychology & author.
October 28, 1923 - Born Thelma Josephine Hundeby (1923-2001) played with the All American Girls Professional Baseball League
October 31, 1923 - Born Lorna van Mossel (1923-2014) Social Activist who worked with new immigrants.
November 11, 1923 -
Born
Mary Irene Patricia Jolliffe (1923-2014) press agent for the arts.
December 5, 1923 -
Born Ruth Miriam Goldbloom (1923-2012) the force behind the development of Pier 21 Museum in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Deaths 1923:
1923 -
Died Ada May Courtice (1860-1923) founder of the Home and School Movement.
February 28, 1923 -
Died
Marion Stirling (1846-1923) social activist, medical doctor, & missionary.
May 7, 1923 -
Died Florence Carlyle (1864-1923) outstanding portrait artist.
October 8, 1923 -
Died Gertrude Moffatt (1884-1923) poet.
October 9, 1923 - Died Lily Dougall (1868-1923) novelist and religious writer.
November 2, 1923 - Died Minnie Caroline Forsyth-Grant ( ? -1923) author.
December 4, 1923 - Died Edna May Williston Sexton (1880-1923) social activist.
 

1924 1924 - Phyllis Munday (1894-1990.)  and Annette Buck  become the 1st women to reach the summit of Mount Robson, the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies.

January 26, 1924 - An Order-in Council mandates the use of the Canadian Red ensign on Canadian Government buildings outside Canada. It is is the first officially allowed use of the Red Ensign flag on land, although it has been used unofficially for many years.

January 29-31, 1924 - Cecil Eustace Smith
(1908-1997) a 15 year old figure skater, is the 1st Canadian woman to represent Canada in an Olympic Games. She skated in both the ladies individual and in the pairs events. at the 1st official Olympic Winter Games, Chamonix, France. Source: Status of Women Canada.  Adult fact Sheet Women and sports in Canada: an historical overview. (Ottawa, 2002)

1924 - Angelina Napolitano (1883?- ????) is released from Kingston Penitentiary after serving some 12 years of a life sentence for killing her abusive husband in 1911. She had originally be sentenced to hang but British and North American wide protests got the original sentence changes. She dropped from site once out of prison.

March 8, 1924 - Canada celebrates International Women's Day for the 1st time.

1924 - The Canadian Council of Jewish Women is formed independent of the National Jewish Council of Women out of the United States.

1924 - The Ontario Ministry of Health takes over public health nursing. 

1924 -
Frozen foods are invented by Clarence Birdseye
Source : Canuck Chicks and Maple Leaf Mamas : women of the Great White North by Ann Douglas Toronto, McArthur and Co., 2002. pg 14.

April 1, 1924 - The Royal Canadian Air Force is formed.

1924 - The University of Toronto and the University of Western Ontario, London begin offering courses in  Public Health Nursing.

1924 - The Popsicle is Patented. Source: Culinary Journey.  Slurrrrrrp!

Births 1924:
1924 -
Born May Kearney (1924?-1999) professional figure skater.
1924 -
Born
Lillian McGregor (1924-2012)  the 1st Elder in residence at the University of Toronto and the 1st Aboriginal  woman awarded an honorary doctorate.
1924 - Born Stella Avura Panarites (1924-1986)
the 1st woman lawyer of Greek heritage in Ontario.
1924 -
Born Mary Clark Payne (1924-   ) medical missionary with the United Church of Canada.
1924 -
Born Lucille Johnstone (1924-2004) volunteer social worker and entrepreneur who is in both the Order of British Columbia and the Order of Canada.
January 1, 1924 - Born Clara Balinsky (1924-2006) volunteer at local, provincial, national and international levels on behalf of the Canadian Jewish community.
January 1, 1924 -
Born Arleene 'Johnnie' Johnson Noga (1924-2017) played with the All American Girls Professional Baseball League.
January 10, 1924 -
Born Ludmilla Chairiaeff Riga, Latvia. (1924-1996) Founder of Les Grands Ballets Canadiens.
January 20, 1924 - Born Marcelle Ferron (1924-2001) a member of a group of artists known as Les Automatistes.
January 29, 1924 - Born Lois Catherine Marshall (1924-1997)  international Opera singer.
February 2, 1924 - Born Geneviève Salbaing (1922-2016) co-founder of Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal.
February 19, 1924 - Born Suzanne Eon (1924-1994) synchronized swimming coach.
March 1, 1924 -
Born Anne Kahane (1926-   ) international prize winning sculptor
March 11, 1924 -
Born Eva Von Gencsy (1924-2013) founder of Les Ballets Jazz de Montreal.
March 16, 1924 - Born Phyllis 'Pat' Grosskurth (1924-2015) author & 1st female professor in English Department, University of Toronto.
March 23, 1924 - Born Amy Louise Marsland (1924-2013) journalist
March 28 1924 - Born Claire Gagnier (1924-   ) opera singer and actor.
April 4, 1924 -
Born Sarla Bedi (1924-2013) in 1976 she became the 1st woman to be registered as a Hindu priest in Ontario.
May 14, 1924 -
Born Sonia 'Toni' Esmée Florence d'Artois (1924-2014) secret agent during World War ll.
May 16, 1924 -
Born
Died Marion Adams Macpherson (1924-1998) Foreign Service Officer, 1st woman Secretary of the High Commission in Accra.
May 28, 1924 - Born
Lily Rosebush (1924-2013) pioneer worker against drunk drivers.
June 2, 1924 - Born June Callwood (1924-2007) author and officer of the Order of Canada.
June 13, 1924 - Born Blossom Temkin Wigdor (1924 -   ) psychologist
August 28, 1924 - Born Pat Holden Collins (1924-2011) one of the world's first women photo journalists.
September 8, 1924 - Born Marie-Claire Kirkland-Casgrain (1924-2016) 1st woman appointed to the Quebec provincial cabinet.
November 11, 1924 -
Born Evelyn Moroz Wawryshyn (1924 -    ) played with the All American Girls Professional Baseball League
December 20, 1924 - Born Judy Verlyn LaMarsh (1924-1980) Liberal Politician, & Doyenne of Canada's Centennial celebrations 1967.
December 30, 1924 -
Born Yvonne Brill (1924-2013) award winning, pioneering engineer and space scientist and inventor

Deaths 1924:
January 24, 1924 - Died Ellen Mary Knox (1858-1924) founding principal of Havergal Ladies College, Toronto, Ontario.
March 2, 1924- Died Adeline Margaret Teskey (1853-1924) author.
March 20, 1924 - Died Sara Anne McLagan (1855-1924) first Canadian woman newspaper editor.
May 1924 - Died Margaret "Miggsy" Graham (1870-1924) journalist.
August 12, 1924 -
Died Matilda Moore Churchill (1840-1924) missionary to India from Baptist church
September 28, 1925 -
Died Louisa Townsend-Mallandaine (1831-1925) 'Ship-Bride' and pioneer in British Columbia.
November 24, 1924 -
Died Blanche Lucile Macdonald (1853-1924) author.
 

1925
 
April 13, 1925 - Newfoundland women won the rights to vote and to hold provincial office.

1925 -
The Federal Divorce Law allows women to obtain a divorce on the same grounds as men, simple adultery. Previous to this woman had to prove 'Bestiality" on the part of their husband.

June 10,1925 - The United Church of Canada is formed with the unification of the Methodist Church, the Congregationalist Church and some of the Presbyterian Churches. At the time of church union, the Women's Association of the United Church of Canada is formed with a mandate to assist the pastor in his work, to have genera oversight of the furnishing of the manse, to assist in the socials and welfare work of the congregation, to raise money for local church purposes and to promote a spirit of goodwill and Christian fellowship through out congregations. Source: Voices of the United Church Women 1962-2002 Edited by Elizabeth Gillan Muir (Toronto: United Church of Canada, 2002)

1925 -
 The Pioneer Women, a Labor Zionist group branches into Canada from the United States. Its main goals are to raise funds for the support of working people’s  institutions in the land of Israel and to sponsor the Habonim Youth Movement in Canada.

September 1925 - Alex Gibb (1891-1958) helps write the constitution of the Women's Amateur Athletic Union. Sources: “Queen of the Ice Lanes: the Preston Rivulettes and Women’s Hockey in Canada 1931-1940” by Carly Adams in Sport History Review no. 39 pages 1-29 2008; 100 more Canadian Heroines by Merna Forster Dundurn Press, 2011.

December 7, 1925 - The Women's Amateur Athletic Foundation of Canada is founded. Sources: “Queen of the Ice Lanes: the Preston Rivulettes and Women’s Hockey in Canada 1931-1940” by Carly Adams in Sport History Review no. 39 pages 1-29 2008; 100 more Canadian Heroines by Merna Forster Dundurn Press, 2011.

Births 1925:
1925 -
Born Dorothy Harley Eber (1925-   ) author
1925 -
Born Janet Leys Shaw Mactavish (1925-1972) architect
1925 -
Born Mary Majka (1925-   ) Canadian Maritimes naturalist.
February 10, 1925 -
Born Mary Elizabeth Bayer (1921-2005) pioneer of daytime television programming in Manitoba
March 13, 1925 -
Born
Susan Douglas Rubes (1925-2013) an actress with a long distinguished career on stage, TV and film. inducted into the Order of Canada.
April 1, 1925 -
Born Tobie Thelma Steinhouse, artist and printmaker.
April 9, 1925 - Born
Goldie 'Red' Burns (1925-2013) academic, enthusiastic teacher  
April 16, 1925 -
Born
Jeannine Lock (1925-2012) award winning journalist, broadcaster and producer.
May 9, 1925 -
Born Pamela Ann McDougall (1925-2015) 1st Foreign Service Officer appointed as Deputy Minister level of federal government
May 14, 1925 - Born Rose Eleanor Milne (1925-2014) sculptor
May 14, 1925 - Born June Rowlands (1925-2017) 1st woman to be mayor of Toronto.
June 10, 1925 -
Born Francoise Sullivan (1925-  ) renowned artist.
June 21, 1925 - Born Mildred 'Millie' Sarah Maria Tremblay (1925-2014) award winning poet.
July 20, 1925 -
Born Alice Mildred Heap (1925-2012) social activist & pacifist.
August 22, 1925 -
Born Terry Donahue (1925-   ) played with the All American Girls Professional Baseball League
October 5, 1925 -  
Born Dorothy Charlotte Johnson (1925-2017) National President of the Women's Institutes and community volunteer.
October 26,1925 -
Born Lena "Lee" Delmonico (1925-2012) played with the All American Girls Professional Baseball League.
November 22, 1925 -
Born Dormer M. Ellis (1925-  ) acclaimed engineer.
December 10, 1925 -
Born Mary Kustra (1925-1999) played with the All American Girls Professional Baseball League
December 10, 1925 -
Born Margaret 'Maggie" Glenesk Beal Morris (1925-2014) radio and TV personality and Bell telephone voice.
December 29, 1925 -
Born Coleen Tibaudeau (1929-2012) poet

Deaths 1925:
1925 -
Died
Georgea Powell (1857-1925) Headed the first group of nurses to the Yukon in 1898
1925 -
Died
Josephine Dandurand (1862-1925) journalist who used the pen name "Josette"
1925 -
Died Dr Lenora King (1851-1925) 1st doctor to serve in China, she was made a Mandarin by the Chinese.
January 4, 1925 - Died Ellen 'Nellie' Cashman (1845?-1925) businesswoman
March 2, 1925 -
Died Josephine Herélle-Henriette Marchand-Dandurand (1861-1925) 1st woman to edit a French language periodical in Canada.
April 3, 1925 - Died Jane Stafford (1842-1925) pioneer of the Canadian North West
April 27, 1925 -
Died Norah Mary Holland (1876-1925) poet

April 27, 1925 -
Died Katherine Angelina Hughes (1876-1925) journalist one of the 16 founders of the Canadian Womens Press Club in 1904 & 1st provincial archivist of Alberta.
May 28, 1925 -
Died
Roberta Elizabeth Tilton (1837-1925) social activist with the Women's Christian Temperance Union
July 16, 1925 -
Died Wilhelmina 'Minnie' Smith (1849-1925) social activist and community volunteer
November 20, 1925 -
Died
Clara Morrison (1848-1925), stage actress known as the "Queen of the Melodramas"
 

1926 November 18, 1926 - The Balfour Commission declares all British dominions as autonomous and equal in status

1926 - Women over 25 years of age in the colony of Newfoundland gain the right to vote while men of 21 were allowed to vote

1926 - Mlle Thais Frémont founds the Conservative Women's Association for Quebec City

1926 - The memorial in honour of nursing sisters of World War I, located in the Hall of Honour, centre block Parliament Buildings, Ottawa is unveiled Source: Canadian Nurses in World War I. Trent University Archives: Fowlds Exhibit http://www.trentu.ca/library/archives/ffowldswelcome.htm (accessed July 22, 2005)

1926 - The Women's Amateur Athletic Federation (WAAF)  of Canada is formed  Source: Status of Women Canada.  Adult fact Sheet Women and sports in Canada: an historical overview. (Ottawa, 2002)

1926 - Lela Brooks,(1908-   ) a speed skater, wins the world title  Saint John New Brunswick…Canada’s 1st woman to be a world champion.

1926 - Dr. Allie Vibert Douglas
(1894-1988) is the 1st woman in Canada to graduate with a PhD in astrophysics Source: Historical figures in Astronomy by Carmen Rush, Royal Astronomy Society of Canada http://www.ottawa.rasc.ca/astronomy/history/av_douglas/ (accessed July 28, 2005)

1926 - Dr. Mattie Rotenberg
(1897-1989)  is the 1st woman and 1st Jew to earn a PhD in Physics at the University of Toronto
Sources: Mattie Levi Rotenberg by Nessa Rapoport. We Remember, Jewish Women’s Archives. Online Accessed December 2012.

1926 - Four new vitamins are identified by the mid 1920's

1926 - Cod Liver Oil is recommended for children as a supplement for vitamin D. It is administered in a liquid form and has its original fish flavour, no "taste good" flavorings are added. Shudddder!

Births 1926:
1926 -
Born Jean Roberts (1926-2012) stage actor
1926 -
Born June Rose Schofield (1926- 2002) played with the All American Girls Professional Baseball League
1926 -
Born Evelyn Shapiro (1926-2010) health administrator
1926 -
Born Patricia Jenkins Blondal (1926-1959) broadcast journalist, journalist & novelist
1926 -
Born Margaret Beckman (1926-2008) internationally acclaimed modern pioneer in Library Science
January 1, 1926 -
Born Phyllis Fay Gotlieb (1926-2009) poet
January 4, 1926 - Born Betty Kennedy (1926-2017) well known radio & television personality, appointed to the senate in 2000
February 3, 1926 -
Born Winnie Roach-Leuszler (1926-2004) acclaimed international swimmer who was the 1st Canadian woman to swim the English Channel
March 9, 1926 -
Born Flavia Elliott Redelmeier (1926-   ) social volunteer
March 17, 1926 - Born Marjory Shedd (1926-2008)  champion badminton player who also excelled in volleyball and basketball
April 29, 1926 - Born Gene Anne 'Jan' Turner (!926-2012) physician
May 13, 1926 -
Born Joy Dorothy Coghill-Thorne (1926-2017) actor & promoter of theatre arts
May 18, 1926 - Born Joanna Miller (1926-2012) well known award winning peace activist
May 25, 1926 -
Born Phyllis Fay Gotlieb,(1926-2009) author
June 3, 1926 - Born Flora MacDonald (1926-2015) politician and 1st woman to hold a major cabinet post as secretary of State for External Affairs
June 21, 1926 - Born Dorothy 'Dee' Anne Read (1926-2004) an avid ski enthusiast and coach
July 14, 1926 - Born Doreen Hume (1926-  ) operatic soprano
July 18 , 1926 - Born Margaret Lawrence (1926-1987) award winning author
July 26, 1926 - Born Erminie Cohen (1926-   ), respected businesswoman recognized with an award from the United Nations & Senator
August 3, 1926 - Born Christine Lorna Beckett (1926-2018) member of the All American Girls Professional Baseball League.
August 9, 1926 - Born Mabel M. DeWare (1926-  ) appointed to the Canadian Senate 1990.
August 27, 1926 - Born Juliette Augustina Sysak Cavazzi (1926 -2107) singer & CBC TV personality
August 31, 1926 - Born Elaine Anna Fildes (1926-   ) Champion tennis player
September 22, 1926 -
Born Angela Elizabeth Davis (1926-1994) teacher, professor, historian & art consultant
November 9, 1926 - Born Mary Louise Morrison (1926-   ) acclaimed soprano & Officer of the Order of Canada
November 26, 1926 - Born Rose Fleury (1926 -  ) renowned Métis genealogist
December 29, 1926 - Born Verna Marguerite 'Marg' Osborne (1926-1977) singer of country, folk & gospel with Don Messer's Jubilee.

Deaths 1926:
1926 -
Died Julia Smith Winder (1846-1926) pioneer of the Canadian North West

March 31, 1926 -
Died
Jemima Bray (1858-1926) pioneer in Canadian northwest
March 31, 1926 - Died Janet Carnochan (1839-1926) teacher & historian
December 4, 1926 - Died
Marie Jeanne Antoinette Antctil (1875-1926) educator

 

1927 February 7, 1927 - Queen's University ice hockey goaltender, Elizabeth ‘Bessie’ Graham (1905-1989) , donned a wire fencing mask to protect herself against shots to the face and became the 1st goalie to wear a mask (32 years before Jacques Plante set the standard for all future goalies)

1927 -
The 1st coast-to-coast radio network broadcast celebrations of the Diamond Jubilee of Confederation

1927 - L’Alliance Canadienne pour le vote des femmes du Québec is formed led by Idola Saint-Jean (1880-1945) is formed as is the League for Women’s Rights led by Thérèse Casgrain (1896-1931).

1927 - Mary Travers (La Bolduc) (1894-1941) is asked to sing to replace an ailing colleague at an event. The audience appreciated her talent and she began an successful singing career. Source : 100 Canadian heroines : Famous and forgotten faces by Merna Forester. Toronto : Dundurn Press, 2004.

1927 - Everyday an average of 4 Canadian women die from childbirth. Source: http://www.niagara.com/`merrill/trivia.html (Accessed 1998)

1927 - the 1st Quebec provincial bill to give women in the province the right to vote is introduced but defeated in the Quebec Legislature. Source: Herstory 2008: The Canadian  Women's Calendar (Coteau Books, 2007)

1927 -
Girl Guide Leader Christina Riepsamen baked cookies as a fund raiser. Who knew that Girl Guide cookies would become a lasting symbol.

1927 - Mazo de La Roche
(1897-1961) publishes her 1st novel and begins a series called Jelna

1927 - The Calgary Current Events Club is founded and rapidly gains popularity with professional women of the city. In 1929 the group changed its name to the Calgary Business and Professional Women's Club (BPW)

Births 1927:
1927 -
Born Fran Herman (1927-   )  pioneer of music therapy to help disabled people

1927 - Born  June Kander (1927-2004) educator & humanitarian
January 10 1927 - Born Gisele Mackenzie (1927-2005) accomplished violinist, singer & star of TV & movies
January 15, 1927 -
Born Gretta Chambers (1927-2017) university leader, columnist, broadcaster, & 1st woman chancellor of McGill University
January 24, 1927 -
Born Phyllis Lambert (1927-   ) accomplished architect & founder of the Canadian Centre for Architecture
January 27, 1927 - Born Edith Firth (1927-2005) librarian, bibliographer & author
February 14, 1927 - Born Lois Maxwell (1927-2007) actor who was Miss Moneypenny in 14 James Bond films
February 15, 1927 - Born Marketa Gotz-Stankiewicz (1927-   ) award winning educator.
April 7, 1927 - Born Elsie Dorothy Knowles, internationally acclaimed water colour artist
April 8, 1927- Born Lois Miriam Wilson, (1924 -  ) 1st woman president Canadian Council of Churches & 1st woman Moderator of the United Church of Canada
April 1927 - Born Phyllis Webb (1927-   ) prolific poet
April 29, 1927 - Born Aideen Nicholson (1927-    ) Member of Parliament of Canada
April 30, 1927- Born Marie Warder (1927-2014),journalist & author of 24 books
May 2, 1927 - Born Budge Wilson (1927-    ) award winning author
May 7, 1927 - Born Sally Crooks (1927-2011) Well respected educator
May 9, 1927 -  Born Audrey Hines Daniels (1927-  ) played with the All American Girls Professional Baseball League
May 26, 1927 - Born Elizabeth "Betty" Ann Berthiaume Wicken (1927-2011) played with the All American Girls Professional Baseball League
June 1, 1927 - Born Barbara Kathleen Buchner (1927-2011) medical researcher in virology, hepatitis and radioimmunoassay
June 25, 1927 - Born Patricia Bates (1927-   ) highly innovative artist
July 3, 1927 -  Born Thérèse Renaud(1927-2005), author, poet, & painter
July 22, 1927 - Born Dorothy Dearborn (1927 -   ) well known New Brunswick journalist & author 
August 8, 1927 - Born Eleanor Callow (1927-   ) "Squirt" played with the All American Girls Professional Baseball League
August 21, 1927 - Born
Helen Dacey Wilson (1927-2015) author, broadcaster & civil servant
September 20, 1927 -
Born Helen Huston (1927 -   ) missionary to India and China, holds the Order of Canada
September 26, 1927 -
Born Monique Correveau (1927-1976) award winning author of French language books for children
September 28, 1927 - Born Yolande "Yoyo" Schick (1927-2006) played with the All American Girls Professional Baseball League.
October 3, 1927 - Born Ashevak Kenojuak,(1927-2013) Inuit artist famous for her native prints
December 12, 1927 - Born Doreen Paterson Reitsma (1927-2000) one of the 1st women to join the Women's Division of the Royal Canadian Navy

Deaths 1927:
January 16, 1927 -
Died
Jeannie Isabelle Dow (1870-1927) Presbyterian medical missionary in China
January 24, 1927 -
Died Agnes Maule Machar (1837-1927) author, biographer & poet.
January 27, 1927- Died Margaret Smith Polson Murray (1844-1927) social activist & founder of the Independent Order of the Daughters of the Empire.
July 2, 1927- Died Annie Rothwell Christie (1837- 1927) author.
 
1928 March 14, 1928 - The "Famous Five", Emily Murphy, Nellie McClung, Irene Parlby, Henrietta Muir Edwards and Louise McKinney, ask the Supreme Court of Canada if the word "person" in Section 24 of the British North America Act included persons that were female

March 28, 1928 - Chatelaine Magazine  is published for the 1st time

1928 - Eileen Vollick (1908-1968) of Hamilton Ontario becomes the 1st Canadian woman to earn a private pilot's license

April 24, 1928 - The Supreme Court of Canada unanimously decides in the famous "Persons Case" that women were not "persons" who could hold public office as Canadian senators. (In 1929 the British Privy Council will reverse this decision)

1928 - The Alberta Sexual Sterilization Act comes into force. It is not repealed until 1972. 2, 822 people are sterilized up to 1972. Many of the operations were illegal under the act itself

1928 - Mona and Agnes Harrigan
stood firm and became the 1st women guides in Canada National Parks Service.
Source:  Harrigan Sisters by Frances Rooney Section15.ca accessed June 2009.

1928 - Rose-Anna Vachon (1870ca - 1948)  begins baking individual snake cakes that she will name for her sons, Joe-Louis. Source:  http://www.vachon.com/  (accessed may 23, 2004)

1928 - Women are allowed to compete in the modern Olympic Games for the first time. Canada sends a team that brings back gold medals!!

Births 1928:
1928 -
Born Rhoda Pendleton Baxter (1928-2012) singer
1928 -
Born Mira Goddard Bennett (1928-2010) Business woman and art Gallery owner.
1928 -
Born Norma Eloise West Linder (1928-   ) author
1928 -
Born Magda Pennington (1928-2012) architect noted for her design of houses.
1928 -
Born Twyla Elizabeth "Tees" Hendry (1928-1997) social activist
1928 -
Born Therese Champagne (1928-2007) an educator.
1928 -
Born Theresa Helen McNeil, ONS 1st woman in Canada appointed  High Sherriff (Annapolis County N S
January 7, 1928 - Born Jenny Belzberg (1928 -   ) philanthropist.
January 31, 1928 - Born Gathie Falk. A Canadian artist working in multimedia.
February 22, 1928 - Born Shirley Theresa Dysart (1928-2016) 1st woman to serves as interim leader of opposition in New Brunswick.
February 26, 1928 -
Born Monique Leyrac first great international star from French Canada.
March 12, 1928 - Born Therese Lavoie-Roux (1928-2009) politician who served in Quebec & in the Senate of Canada
March 19. 1928 -
Born Betty Goodwin, artist.
April 21, 1928 - Born Joan Weir, author of novels for youth.
May 9, 1928 - Born Barbara Ann Scott(1928-2012)  winner of the gold medal in ladies figure skating in the 1948 Olympics.
May 23, 1928 - Born Pauline Julien, actress, singer and songwriter.
June 21, 1928 - Born Hana Veverka Brabenec (1928-   ) champion tennis player in Czechoslovakia, coach and masters champion  in Canada.
July 5, 1928 -
Born Patricia 'Pat' Macken-Smart (1928-   ) champion tennis player
July 18, 1928
- Born Nora A. Cebotarev (1928-2007) professor and renowned sociologist
August 17, 1928 - Born Jennie Huie (1928-2009) academic
October 31, 1928 - Born Diane Foster, (1928-   ) accomplished television actor.
December 4, 1928 - Born Marianne Florence Scott 1928-   ) first woman to be appointed as National Librarian (1984).

Deaths 1928:
1928 -
Died Margaret Blair Gordon (1861-1928) Indomitable early Canadian woman doctor.
1928 - Died Rosa Portlock (1839-1928) author.
February 22, 1928 - Died Marion Fraser (1877-1928) pioneer hockey player.
March 4, 1928 -
Died Victoria Grace Blackburn, journalist and noted dram critic.
May 2, 1928 - Died
Marie--Louise-Joséphine-Ester-Eliza Marmette (1870- 1928) Pioneer journalist
August 4, 1928 - Died Annette Saint-Amant Frémont (1892-1928) 1st francophone woman journalist in Saskatchewan.
August 15, 1928 -
Died Isabel Ecclestone MacKay (1875-1928) author, poet and playwright.
September 18, 1928 - Died
Kate Reed (1856-1928) 1st Canadian woman who worked as a professional decorator.
October 4, 1928 -
Died
Elizabeth Annie McGillivray Knowles (1866-1928) nature study artist.
 

1929 April 24, 1929 - The Supreme Court of Canada decides to say "NO" In 1928 women's right advocates appealed to the Supreme Court to clarify whether or not the word "persons" in the British North America Act included women. The women then took the case to the British Privy Council. The women became known as the Famous Five; Emily Murphy, Henrietta Edwards, Nellie McClung, Louise McKinney, and Irene Parlby.

October 18, 1929 -
The British Privy Council reverses the decision of the Supreme Court of Canada in the "Persons Case" and Canadian women become "Persons" with all rights accorded to the definition of persons including the right to sit in the Senate of Canada.

1929 - Helen Irene Battle (1903-1994) is the 1st Canadian women to earn a PhD in Marine Biology and goes on to teach for over 50 years earning awards and honours for her research and teachings.
Sources: Canadian Encyclopedia  Online. (accessed June 2010; University of Western Ontario, A part of our History: Helen Irene Battle. www.uwo.ca (accessed July 2015)

1929 - Agnes Macphail (1890-1954) is sent to Geneva, Switzerland as Canada's 1st woman delegate to the League of Nations.

1929 - Annie Epstein Baker
(1908-2005) may have been the 1st Jewish woman called to the Bar in Ontario.
Source Diversifying the Bar: Lawyers make history. Online Accessed May 2013.

1929 -
Edith Louise Patterson (1891-1980) in 1929 was appointed a judge in the juvenile court and became the 1st woman to be a member of the Law Society of British Columbia.  Source: Diversifying the bar; Law Society of Upper Canada online accessed January 2013.:

1929 - Fewer than 4% of Canadian women work outside the home. Source: The Timechart of Canadian history by Meredith Macardle (2004)

1929 - Canadian Girl Guide Cookies are now being sold at National Headquarters, and by 1936 they are sold across the nation.

1929 - Sophie Strub
s (  -1949) husband trades a barrel of her homemade pickles for food during the Great Depression. A family pickle business is born. Source: I know That Name by Mark Kearney & Randy Roy (Toronto: Hounslow, 2002)


1929 -
The Calgary Business and Professional Women's Club (BPW) is established from the former Calgary Current Events Club that was founded 2 years before.

1924 - Ada Mackenzie
(1891-1973) forms the 1st all women golf club in Toronto, Ontario.

Births 1929:
1929 - Born Hilary Corbett (1929-   ) costume designer for theatre and television
1929 - Born Patricia Claxton (1929-   ) translator
1929 - Born Eva Kushner (1929-    ) University Professor & President of Victoria University.
1929 -
Born Judith Taylor Mappin (1929-2014) renowned bookstore owner Montreal.
1929 -
Born Shirley M. Stinson, (1929 -  ) nursing teacher, researcher & administrator
1929 -
Born Dorothy Turcotte (1929-   ) journalist, author, & family historian
1929 -
Born Ernestine van Merle (1929-2006) social activist
January 2, 1929 -
Born Marion Loretta Reid (1929-   ) 37th Lieutenant Governor of Prince Edward Island
January 4, 1929 -
Born Marion Loretta Reid (1929-  )  1st woman to be appointed Lieutenant Governor of Prince Edward Island ( 1990)
January 17, 1929 -
Born Frances Dafoe-Melick (1929 -   ) a figure skater in Pairs events, the 1st Canadians to win World Pairs event.
January 30, 1929 -
Born Dr. Lucille Teasdale-Corti (1929-1996) international renowned medical doctor
February 8, 1929 -
Born Thelma Chalifoux, Aboriginal member of Canadian Senate appointed 1997
February 12, 1929 -
Born Marion Dewar, politician who was a mayor of Ottawa & social activist
March 26, 1929 - Born Virginia Luella 'Ginger' Byfield (1929-2014) journalist & editor
March 31, 1929 -
Born Irene Marie Strong-Watler (1929-   ) record setting Canadian swimmer
April 29, 1929 -
Born Doris Elsie Guyatt (1929-2012) politician & acclaimed civil servant
May 10, 1929 - Born Antonine Maillet, (1929-  a novelist & supreme storyteller
May 11, 1929 - Born
Inger Hansen (1929-2013) Justice in Ontario  Court of Justice
May 22, 1929 - Born Doris Witiuk (1929-2014) played with the All American Girls Professional Baseball League
May 29, 1929 - Born Flora Velma Abbott (1929-1987) played with the All American Girls Professional Baseball League
May 29, 1929 - Born Fernande Chiocchio (1929 -  ) Mezzo-soprano, pianist, & teacher
June 9, 1929 - Born Louise Maheux-Forcier (1929-2015) award winning novelist
June 10, 1929 - Born Pearl McGonigal (1929-   ) 1st woman to be Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba
June 26, 1929 -
Born Dorothy Betz (1929-2007) she served  with a lifelong career in aboriginal law and community service.
August 3, 1929 - Born Eleanor Joan "Dusty" Miller (1929-2012) theatre administrator.
August 15, 1929 - Born Dorothy Muriel Wylie (1929-2015) nurse & educator
August 21, 1929 -
Born Jeannine Vanier (1929-  ) musician, organist & composer.
August 26, 1929 -
Born Madeleine Bernier (1929 -   ) Pianist and accompanist
September 4, 1929 - Born Joyce Marguerite Brennan (1929-2011) 1st woman elected to Smith Falls, Ontario Town Council
September 10, 1929 - Born Mimi Matte (1929-   ) artist of popular works unique in their image.

Deaths 1929:
1929 -
Died
Eliza Victoria Hardisty (1849-1929) pioneer of the Canadian Northwest
January 29, 1929 -
Died
Evelyn Jane Tanner Burns (1890-1961) Politician, and civil servant, municipal official Rosser Manitoba for 48 years.
May 10, 1929 - Died Aletta Elise Marty (1865-1929) Canada's 1st woman inspector of schools & author
December 7, 1929 - Died
Sibella Annie Barrington (1867-1929) pioneer nurse in Canada's Maritimes
December 24, 1929 - Died
Adaline Augusta 'Ada' Marean-Hughes (1848-1929) 1st woman hired by the Toronto Board of Education
 

   

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