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Nellie L. McClung

Nellie L. McClung

Photo by contributor Karl Jacob - August, 2007

Nellie L. McClung

Photo by contributor Wayne Adam - Posted October, 2011

Nellie L. McClung

Photo Source - Wikimedia Commons

Plaque Location

The County of Grey
The Township of Chatsworth
In Chatsworth, at a church on the northeast corner of
Highway 10 and Crawford Street

Coordinates: N 44 27.282 W 80 53.688


Plaque Text

This outstanding suffragette, author and teacher was born south of Chatsworth in 1873 and moved with her family to Manitoba in 1880. Ten years later she commenced her teaching career in Manitou, where she became an active member of the Woman's Christian Temperance Union and began the writing of Sowing Seeds in Danny (1908), best known of her published works. An indomitable fighter for equal rights, Nellie McClung was a militant member of the Winnipeg Political Equality League which sought the vote for women and the improvement of conditions for women factory workers. As a member of the Alberta Legislature, 1921-1926, she championed legislation for mother's allowances, improved public health care and fairer property rights for women. She died in British Columbia in 1951.

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> Posted March 13, 2009
See Emily Ferguson Murphy plaque for the Alberta Five and "Persons" Case saga, ending 80 years ago October 18 this year. Three Ontarians, one Quebec, and one born UK, all ending up in the young Province of Alberta to make legal and women's history.

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