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

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1800 Births 1800:
1800 -
Born Elizabeth Jane "Eliza" Barnes, (1800?-1893) 'Granny Barnes' was a well known clairvoyant
April 22, 1800 - Born Henrietta Feller (1800-1868) founder of the protestant mission at Grande-Ligne, Quebec
 
1802
 

 

Births 1802:
January 9, 1802 -
Born  Catherine Parr Traill (1802-1899) Pioneer and author in the province of Canada
1803 1803 - Mary Fubbester, disguised as a man,  works as a clerk for the Hudson Bay Company in Rupert's Land. She was forced to quit  in 1807 when she gave birth to a child in 1807 Source : Cool Chronology at www.coolwomen.org (accessed July 2005)

Births 1803:
1803 -
Grezelda Elizabeth Cottnam Tonge (1803-1825) Maritime poet
September 25, 1803 -
Born Mary Scovil (1803-   ) teacher, farmers wife & mother
 
1804 Births 1804:
1804 -
Born "Ruthie" Lucie Blackburn (1804-1895) escaped slave & person of National Historic Significance
June 1894 - Born Elizabeth 'Eliza' Field Jones (1804-1890) painter & author writing of the Ojibwa peoples

Deaths 1804:

August 17, 1804 -
Died Barbara Heck (1734-1804) founder of early Methodist followings in New York City & Upper Canada (Ontario)
 
1805 Births 1805:
March 10, 1805 - Born Susanna Maxwell (1805-1923) Black pioneer of Toronto
 
1806
 
1806 - Marie-Anne Lagemodiére  (1780-1875.)  traveling with her fur trading husband, is  one of the 1st white women to visit such outposts as Red River and Fort Edmonton

1806 - The Ursuline Sisters convent is destroyed by fire.
Mother Marie Anne de Sain Olivier remains on site for two years to gain support to reconstruct the convent

Births 1806:
June 25, 1806 - Born Mary Love (1806-1866) 1st Canadian born artist to have works lithographed (drawn to stone for printing and reproduction)
 
1807 1807 - Slavery is abolished in British colonies

1807 - Marie-Anne Lagemodiére (1780-1875) gives birth to a daughter, Reine, the 1st legitimate white child born in the Canadian west

Births 1807:
July 3, 1807-
Born Eliza Ann Chipman (1807-1853) Diarist & teacher
 
1808 July 2, 1808 - Nor West explorer Simon Fraser reaches the mouth of what is now called the Fraser River.

Births 1808:
1808 -
Born Ann Martyn (1808-   ) 1st Canadian woman photographer

Deaths 1808:
March 29, 1808 - Died Frederika Charlotte Louise Riedesel (1746-1808) put up 1st Christmas tree in Canada
 
1809 1809 - Quebec women with property have the right to vote from 1809-1949 when the word "male" is added to the Quebec franchise act Source: History of Women's Rights, Nellie McClung Foundation online accessed April 2013
 
1811 Births 1811:
1811 - Born Marianne Creedon, Sister Mary Frances of the Congregation of the Sisters of Mercy, Ireland (1811-1855)
1811 -
Born Isabella Macdonald (1811-1857) wife of Sir J. A. Macdonald (1815-1891), 1st Prime minister of Canada.
1811 -
Born Ann Harvey (1811-1860) heroine who risked her life to save people from floundering ships off Newfoundland
October 6, 1811 - Born Mother Marie-Rose (Elalie Durocher) (1811-1849) founder of Sisters of the Holy Name of Jesus & Mary. Beatified 1982
 
1812 June 18, 1812 - The United States declares war one Britain beginning the War of 1812

June 22, 1812 - Laura Secord (1775-1868) overhears American Troops plotting an attack against the British and walks 30 km to sound the warning to Colonel James FitzGibbon (1780-1893)

Births 1812:
1812 -
Born Margaret Arnold McEwan (1812-1883) heroine of the cholera epidemic in Sandwich, Ontario 1854

March 28, 1812 - Frances Ramsay Simpson (1812-1853) Lady Simpson, for whom Fort Frances was named
 
1813 April 1813 - Penelope Beikie remains to defend her home when the Americans raided the Town of York (Toronto) and many families fled to safety to avoid the coming attack  Source: Letter to her brother John. Letter 4 Letters from 1812. Historic-Canada.com/1812LetterFour.htm (Accessed March 2015); Women of Valour , in Canadian History Aug-September 2013

April 27, 1813 - Angelica Givins
treats wounded soldiers in her house in York during retreat of her husband's forces. The blood stains on her floor remained on the floor boards until the house was demolished in 1891 Source: Letter to her brother John. Letter 4 Letters from 1812. Historic-Canada.com/1812LetterFour.htm (Accessed March 2015); Women of Valour , in Canadian History Aug-September 2013

September 1813-August 1816:  "Black Refugees" Set Sail - British Vice-Admiral Alexander Cochrane's offer of transportation for anyone wanting to leave the United States was widely circulated among the Black population. Four thousand former slaves deserted to the British side and were transported to the British colonies. About 2000 refugees set sail for Nova Scotia from September 1813- August 1816


Births 1813:
1813 - Born Letitia Hargrave (1813-1854) fur trading era pioneer
1813 - Born  Maria Miller (1813-1875) artist of wild flowers
February 12, 1813 - Born Mary Frances Ann Morris Miller (1813-1875) 1st professional woman artist in Nova Scotia
 


1814
 
1814 - The population of Canada in 95,000

July 25, 1814 -
The battle of Lundy's Lane raged and each side of the battle suffered over 500 wounded. Catherine Lundy opened her home to the wounded and tended to their care. Her contribution was considered so important that a senior British officer paid her a visit and presented her with his sword.Source: Parks Canada

December 24, 1814 - The Treaty of Ghent is signed, ending the War of 1812 and restoring Canada-U.S. borders
 
1815 Births 1815:
1815 -
Born Harriet Powel (1815?- 1860) escaped slave who used the underground railroad
 
1816 Births 1816:
June 27, 1816 - Born Maria Monk (1816- 1849) author of disrepute
 
1818 Births 1818:
1818 -
Born Elizabeth Chandler McDougall (1818-1903) pioneer of the Canadian North West
March 1, 1818 -
Born L
éocadie-Romaine Gascoin / Sister Marie des Septs-Douleurs (1818-1900) religious leader and mother Superior of her order
March 19, 1818 -
Born Elizabeth Bruyère (1818-1876) founder of Grey Sisters of Ottawa, & founder of schools and hospitals in Ottawa
May 24, 1818 - Born Louisa Annie Murray (1818-1894) author
November 1, 1818 - Born Lydia Campbell (1818-1905) diarist of life & lore of 19th century Labrador
 
1819 Births:
July 6, 1819 -
Born Isabella Binney Cogswell (1819-1874) humanitarian & philanthropist
 
1820 Births 1820:
1820 -
Born Fanny Bendixen (1820-1899) businesswoman who ran boarding houses & saloons in Cariboo region of British Colombia
1820 -
Born Mary Elizabeth Bibb (1820-1877) 1st black woman journalist in Canada
1820 -
Born Matilda Davis (1820-1873) pioneer educator
1820 - Born Elizabeth Frame (1820-1913) teacher & author
1820 - Born Maria Wait (1820 ca- 1948) heroine who travelled to plead for her husband's life

May 7, 1820 -
Born
Mary Teresa Dease (1820-1889) Superior-general of the Institute of Blessed virgin Mary in America
December 31, 1820 - Born Mary Anne Sadlier (1820-1903) prolific author
 
1821 Births 1821:
1821 -
Born Augusta Baldwin (1821?-1884) poet

Deaths 1821:
August 1, 1821 - Died Catherine Anne Prevost (1766-1821) wife of Sir George Prevost (1767-1816), Governor General of  British North America
 
1822 1822 - Marguerite Magdelaine Marcot La Famboise (1780-1846) retires as a wealthy Métis fur trader in Michilmackinac territory in present day Michigan Source: Women in History: a timeline by Kirsten Smith, Postmedia news March 3, 2011.

Births 1822:
August 1, 1822 - Born Amelia Lemon Burritt (1822-1929) pioneer & suffragist

Deaths 1822:
1822 -
Died Sally Ainse Montour (1728-1822) an historic plaque in Chatham, Ontario commemorates the life of this fiery aboriginal woman
 
1823 1823 - Shawandithit, (1801-1829)  last member of the native Beothuk tribe, is captured by fur traders

Births 1823:
1823 - Born Mary Abbott (1823-1898) wife of Prime Minister John Joseph Abbott (1821-1893)
1823 -
Born Charlotte deGrassi (1823-1872) heroine of the 1937 rebellion in Upper Canada (Ontario)
October 9, 1823 -
Born Mary Ann Shadd Cary (1823-1893) 1st free black in North America to edit a newspaper
April 161823 - Born Ester Pariseau, Mother Joseph (1823-1902) Member of Sisters of Charity & pioneer of the northwest coast of North America
 
1824 1824 - Julia Catherine Hart  (1796-1867)  writes the 1st  work of fiction by a native born Canadian to be published in Canada

June 8,1824 - The 1st Canadian Patent for a washing machine is granted to Noah Cushing Source: The Kid's book of Canadian Firsts by Valerie Wyatt (Toronto : Kids Can Press, 2001) pg. 32

Births 1824:

April 8, 1823 - Born Anne Molson (1824-1899) philanthropist wife of John Molson
May 25, 1824 - Born Nancy Alexander (1824-1912) Black pioneer
 
1825 1825 – The latest census puts the population of Lower Canada (Quebec) at 479,288, and Upper Canada (Ontario) at 157,923

Births 1825:
1885 -
Born Cornelia deGrassi (1825-1885) heroine of the 1837 rebellion in Upper Canada
March 22, 1825 -
Born Jane Mackenzie (1825-1893), wife of Prime Minister Alexander Mackenzie (1822-1892)

Deaths1825:
May 19, 1825 -
Died Grezelda Elizabeth Cottnam Tonge, (1803-1825) Maritime poet.
 
1826 Births 1825:
1826 - Born Kate M. Buckland (1826?-1896) stage actor
1826 -
Born Sister Zoe Leblanc-Emery (1826-1885) religious pioneer of the Canadian North West
1825 -
Born Margaret Dixon McDougall (1826?-1898) author & poet
1825 - Born Rhoda Ann Page (1826-1863) author
March 14, 1826 - Born Frances Amelia Tupper (1826-1912) wife of Prime Minister Sir Charles Tupper (1821-1915)
 
1827 Births 1827:
January 3, 1827 -
Born Lititia Youmans (1827-1896) the 1st president of the Canadian Women's Temperance Union (CWTU)
April 15, 1827 - Born Louisa Goddard Frothingham-Molson (1827-1910) social activist & philanthropist

Deaths 1827:
1827 -
Died Elizabeth Mitchell (ca 1761-1827) heroine of the War of 1812

January 16, 1827 - Died Catherine Norton (1797? - 1827) Karighwahcagh, accompanied her husband John Norton in War of 1812
 
1828 1828 - Teenager Anne Harvey insists on accompanying her father and younger brother and their dog is saving 163 lives off the brig The Dispatch which sank off Port aux Basques Newfoundland

Births 1828:
1828 - Born Mary Jane Lawson (1828 - 1890)  poet & historian
January 15, 1828 - Born Mary Jane Katzmann (1828-1890) businesswoman, poet, editor, and historian
May 11, 1828 -
Born Harriet Louise Bowell (1828-1884) wife of Prime Minister Mackenzie Bowell
February 9, 1828 - Born  Marie Angèle Gauthier(1828-1898) author & teacher, who taught aboriginal people in Duncan BC, knitting of Cowichan sweaters
December 25, 1828 - Born Margaret Moran Dixon MacDougall/McDougall (1828-1899) poet, author & journalist
 
1829 February 9, 1829 - The 1st temperance meeting in Canada is held in Montreal

1829 -
Shawandithit, (    -1829) the last member of the  native Beothuk tribe, dies of tuberculosis

Births 1829:
1829 - Born Harriet Annie Wilkins (1829-1888) teacher & poet
January 12, 1829 - Born
Rosanna Eleanora Leprohn (1829-1879) novelist & poet
 
1830 1830 - Only four women voted in the New Brunswick provincial election. At this point in time, women who owned property in New Brunswick could vote

Births 1830:

1830 -
Born ca 1830 Annie McDermot Bannatyne (1830 ca - 1908) social activist
1830 -
Born Marjory McLaren (MacLaren) 1830-1910)  volunteer & worker for the Women's Missionary Society of the Presbyterian Church of Canada.
January 22, 1830 -
Born Albine Gadbois (1830-1874) Sister Marie d'Bonsecoues, founder and director of the Institution des sourdes-muettes de Montreal
February 24, 1830 -
Born Charlotte Selina "Nina" Bompas (1830-1917) Anglican Church missionary to the Canadian Northwest
March 14, 1830 -
Born Abigail Becker Rohrer,(1830-1905)  a heroine who helped save lives of crew member of the schooner, Conductor, her story seems to have been forgotten
 
1831 1831 - The population fo Canada is  236,000

1831 - The earliest known Canadian cook-book is published in Kingston, Upper Canada (Ontario) Source : Cool Chronology at www.coolwomen.org (accessed July 2005)

Births 1831:

May 1, 1831 - Born Emily Stowe (1831-1903) social activist & feminist, studied medicine & became 1st  woman to practice medicine in Canada

September 24, 1831 - Born Louisa Townsend-Mallandaine (1831-1925) 'Ship-Bride' & pioneer in British Columbia
October 4, 1831 -
Born Martha Hamm Lewis (1831-1892) a teacher, 1st woman to become a teacher in New Brunswick


Deaths 1831:
1831 -
Died
Marie Catherine Pélissier Sales Laterière (1755-1831) a woman who is a true symbol of one who fought for the rights of individuals
January 25, 1831 - Died Marie Anne Paquet (de Saint Olivier) (1755-1831) Ursuline Mother Superior
 
1832 1832 - Catherine Parr Trail (1802-1899) emigrates to Canada where she became a respected author

Births 1832:

1832 -
Born Mary Eliza Herbert (1832-1872) 1st woman editor and publisher of a magazine in Nova Scotia
June 21, 1832 - Born Alice Theodosia Shaw-Chipman (1832-1921) teacher in New Brunswick
October 23, 1832 -
Born Emma Sophia Fiske (1832-1914) active volunteer & social activist
 
1833 Births 1833:
1833 -
Born Sarah Anne Curzon, (1833-1898) champion of Canadian women's rights & author

Deaths 1834:
1834 -
Died Rhoda Skinner (1775-1834) pioneer mother to 37 children
 
1834 August 1,1834 - Emancipation Day, the Slavery abolition Act ban slavery in the British Empire

Births 1834:

January 17, 1834- Born Hannah Maynard (1834-1918),  renown portrait photographer
May 21, 1834 - Born Charlotte Mont Brock Schreiber (1834-1922) artist and 1st woman book illustrator in Canada
October 27, 1834 - Born Helen Mar Johnson (1834-1863) poet
 
1835

Births 1835:
February 29, 1835 - Born Teresa Margaret McDonnell (1835-1917) Sister Therese, pioneer pharmacist & country doctor
May 11, 1835 -
Born Elizabeth Lee Macdonald (1835-1901) social activist & author 

1836 1836 - Opening of Canada's1stt Railroad. It runs from St Johns, Quebec to La Prairie, Quebec

Births 1836:
1836 -
Born Catherine Beaulieu Bouvier Lamoureaux (1836-1918) pioneer of Northwest Territories & National Historic Person
1836 - Born Anna Louisa Walker Coghill (1836-1907) poet and hymn writer
August 24,1836 - Born Susan Agnes Bernard Macdonald (1836-1920), Baroness Macdonald of Earnscliffe, 2nd wife of Sir John A. Macdonald (1815-1891)
 
1837 1837 - Political uprisings known as Rebellions of 1837 occur in both Upper and Lower Canada

1837 - Teenagers Cornelia (1825-1885) and Charlotte de Grassi, ( 1823  -1872) daughters of a British officer, Captain Phillipe de Grassi, help during the rebellion in Toronto by spying on the rebels and reporting to the British military. Source: Ontario Women's Directorate http://gov.on.ca/mczer/owd/english/students/de_grassi.htm (accessed February 5, 2003)

Births 1837:
1837 -
Born Anne Brown (1837?-1906) wife of Sir George Brown and Mother of Confederation
1837 -
Born Mary Macdonald-Leech (1837-1892) Bride ship pioneer of British Columbia
1837 -
Born Polly Verner (1837-1918) a citizen of Toronto
1837 -
Born Jane Buchan (1837-1904) social activist
1837 -
Born Catherine McLennan (1837-1892) west coast social activist
January 23, 1837 -
Born Agnes Maule Machar (1837-1927) author, biographer & poet
March 31, 1837 - Born Annie Rothwell Christie (1837- 1927) author.
September 20, 1837 - Born Roberta Elizabeth Tilton (1837-1925) social activist with the Women's Christian Temperance Union (WCTU).
October 28, 1837 -
Born Sarah Hanna Roberta Coome (1837-1921) co founder of the Anglican Sisterhood of St. John The Devine, Toronto, Ontario
November 6, 1837 - Born Marie-Eleonore Malvina Gagne (1837-1920) Mother Saint Raphael of Ursuline order.

Deaths 1837:
November 23/24, 1837 - Died
Catherine Brant (ca 1759-1837) Ohtowa kéhson head woman of the Turtle Clan & 3rd wife of Chief Joseph Brant (1743-1807)
 
1838 1838 - Elizabeth Lount of York, Upper Canada presents her petition of 35,000 signatures demanding clemency for her husband, sentence to hang for his part in the Rebellion of 1837. The Governor turned a deaf ear to her pleas

1838 - Maria Wait (1820 ca-1848) travels over 900 kilometers to plead with Lord Durham to spare her husband who has been sentenced to death for his participation in the 1837 Rebellion in Upper Canada Source Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online edition.  Under Benjamin Wait.  (Accessed June 2006) The information is found under the entry of her husband. There is no entry for Maria herself in the Dictionary of Canadian Biography

Births 1838:
1838 - Born
Jessie Kerr Lawson, (1838-1917)  journalist
1838 - Born Tookoolito (1838-1876) Inuit interpreter and life skills teacher to Arctic explorers and National Historic Person
February 1, 1838 - Born Mercy Anne Coles (1838 - 1921) diarist during pre-confederation Canada
 

1839 Births1839:
1839 - Born Rosa Portlock (1839-1928) author
January 1, 1839 -
Born  Annie L. Jack ,  (1839-1912) Canada's 1st professional garden writer
November 14, 1839 - Born
Janet Carnochan (1839-1926) Teacher & historian

Deaths 1839:
April 9, 1839 -
Died
Nancy Purvis (1790-1839) teacher & school administrator
September 18, 1839 -
Died Jeanne Charlotte Allamand Berczy (1760-1839) pioneer, painter, teacher & one of the founders of Toronto
 
1840
1840 - After the death of her husband, Sophia Sims Dalton (1785c-1859) takes over, and becomes the 1st woman in Toronto to run a newspaper, The Patriot

Births 1840:
July 17, 1840 - Born Philomene Gendron (1840-1921) religious Superior of a mission in Campbelton, New Brunswick
October/November 1840 - Died
 Matilda Moore Churchill (1840-1924) missionary to India from Baptist Church
 
1841 February 10, 1841 -  The Act of Union unites Upper and Lower Canada  as the Province of Canada

1841 - Mrs. John Fletcher may have been the first woman to be a commercial daguerreotypist ( early photographic process) in North America if not the world. She accompanied her husband, a doctor and phrenological lecturer about the Canadian Maritimes producing some photographs of their trip. The couple disappear from all records after this time and it is assumed they returned to England Source : Graham Garrett.

1841 -
The Dawn Settlement, in what is now Dresden, Ontario, is established to provide self-help for Blacks in agricultural communities

Births 1841:
1841 -
Born Elizabeth Secord (1841-1916) 1st qualified registered physician in the province of New Brunswick 1883
1841 -
Born Anne Marie Weems (1841-   ) a former slave who survived the underground railroad
April 21, 1841 - Born Jenny (Jennie) Trout (1841-1921) pioneer medical doctor, 1st Canadian woman licensed to practice medicine in Canada
July 25, 1841 - Born Marie de Kerstrat (1841-1920) exhibitor of early silent movies
August 3, 1841 -
Born Juliana Horatia Ewing (1841-1885) poet & writer of children's novels set in Canada
November 7, 1841 - Born
Mary Elizabeth Jane Muchall (1841-1892) poet, journalist & writer of short stories
November 21, 1841 - Born Ellen Agnes Bilbrough-Wallace (1841-1900) manager of Marchmont Home, Belleville, Ontario
December 1841 - Born Sarah Emma Evelyn Edmonds (1841-1898) army nurse and spy in the American Civil War

Deaths 1841:
February 15, 1841 -
Died
Mary Barbara Fisher (1749-1841)  loyalist pioneer of Canadian Maritimes
April 25, 1841- Died Charlotte Taylor (1752?-1841) Mother of Tabusintac. New Brunswick. * May have been born between 1752-1755)
 
1842 Births 1842:
February 15, 1841 - Died Mary Barbara Fisher (1749-1841) loyalist pioneer of Canadian Maritimes
March 7, 1842 -
Born Jane Stafford (1842-1925) pioneer of the Canadian North West
March 29, 1842 -
Born Amelia Yeomans (1842-1913) pioneer medical doctor & feminist
June 11, 1842 - Born Mary Leslie (1842-1920) revered poet
 
1843 September 1, 1843 - Sir John A. Macdonald (1815-1891) weds Isabel Clark (1811- 1857), he would become Canada's 1st Prime Minister

1843 - The New Brunswick Legislative Assembly changes the provincial Elections Act to state that only men who owned property could vote.

Births1843:
1843 -
Born Helen Mary 'Marie' Grant (1843-1907) in 1885 1st women school trustee in Canada
1843 -
Born Charlotte Whitehead Ross (1843-1916)  first woman doctor in Montreal and in the province of Manitoba
May 4, 1843 - Born Clemetina Fessenden (1843 - 1918) founder of the I.O.D.E.
October 10, 1843 - Born Alice Star Tilly (1843-1921) social activist and "Mother of Confederation"
 
1844 Births:
1844 -
Born Jane Ann Saunders-Nesbit (1844-1897) 'Ship-bride and businesswoman in British Columbia
June 1, 1844 -
Born Margaret Smith Polson Murray (1844-1927) social activist & founder of the Independent Order of the Daughters of the Empire
September 29, 1844 - Born Matilda Edgar (1844-1910) historian
 
1845 February 20, 1845 - Elizabeth Bruyère  (1818-1876) and three other Sisters of Charity arrive by sled on the frozen Ottawa River. They were dispatched from Montreal to help the beleaguered parish priest who was threatening to leave. They would establish a school, an orphanage and a hospital to help the small settlement survive

Births 1845:
1845 -
Born Rosetta Ernestine Carr (1845?-1907) photographer
1845 -
Born Ellen 'Nellie Cashman (1845?-1925) businesswoman
1845 -
Born Onésime Dorval (1845-1932) the 1st trained teacher in the Red River area and a National Historic Person of Canada
January 9, 1845 -
Born Felicité Angers (Laure Conan), (1845-1924) The 1st French Canadian woman novelist. A witness to her time.
April 12, 1845 - Born Caroline Blowers Gaetz (1845-1906) Pioneer in Alberta
June 26, 1845 - Born Annie Emma Affleck Thompson (1845-1913) wife of Prime Minister Sir John Thompson (1845-1894)
July 5, 1845 - Born Margaret Ross (1845-1935) Biographer
July 27, 1845 - Born Marie Louise Amanda Viger (1845-1906) Sister St.-Jean-De-Goto Sister Superior
August 3, 1845 -
Born Onésime Dorval (1845-1932) 1st certified teacher in Saskatchewan.
August 15, 1845 - Born Joanna Harrington, Sister Mary Benedicta (1845-1895) Mother superior of her convent.
August 18, 1845 -
Born Susan Louise Moir Allison (1845-1937) pioneer and author, British Columbia, in 2010 became National Historic Person.
December 14, 1845 - Born Mattie Cartmell (1845-1945) educator & missionary to Japan.

Deaths 1845:
September 9, 1845 -
Hannah Jarvis (1763-1845) pioneer, diarist, & letter writer

 
1846 October 8, 1846 - Frances Amelia Morse (1826-1912) marries Charles Tupper (1821-1915)  a Nova Scotia physician and future Prime Minister of Canada

Births 1846:
1846 -
Born Julia Smith Winder (1846-1926) pioneer of Canadian North West
January 30, 1846 -
Born Charlotte Sarah Canham (1846-1921) Anglican Church missionary to the Yukon
August 7, 1846 - Born Anna Swan (1846-1888) in her day she was the tallest woman in the world some 228 cm (7'6").
October 14, 1846 - Born Marion Stirling (1846 -1923) social activist, medical doctor & missionary

Deaths:
April 4, 1846 -
Marguerite Magdelaine La Framboise (1780-1846 fur trader and businesswoman
July 4 1846 - Died
Marie-Louise McLoughlin (1780-1846) Sister se Saint Henri. Mother Superior of Ursuline order.
 
1847 1847 - Ottawa is hit with a typhus epidemic. Elizabeth Bruyère (1818-1876) and the Grey Nuns are instrumental is establishing an hospital and caring for victims. Shortly after an Orphanages is established by Bruyère for the surviving children who are without family

December 23, 1847 - Harriet Louise Moore
(1828-1994) marries Mackenzie Bowell (1823?- 1917)  future Prime Minister of Canada

Births 1847:
1847 - Born Adelaide Morin-Thomas (1847-1957) pioneer in Canadian northwest
November 12, 1847 - Born Mary Agnes Snively (1847-1933) 'Mother of Canadian nurses'
 
1848 Births 1848:
January 9, 1848 -
Born Adaline Augusta 'Ada' Marean-Hughes (1848-1929) 1st woman hired by the Toronto Board of Education

January 29, 1848 -
Born Frances Ester 'Hester' How, (1848-1915) teacher
March 17, 1848 - Born Clara Morrison (1848-1925), stage actress known as the "Queen of the Melodramas".
March 17, 1848 - Born Ruth Morton (1848-1939) west coast pioneer
October 11, 1848 - Born Sara Riel (1848-1883) 1st Métis Grey Nun from Red River District

Deaths 1848:
1848 -
Died Maria Wait (1820 ca- 1848) heroine who travelled to save her husband's life
 
1849 1849 - under the leadership of La Fontaine-Baldwin, this "historical irregularity" (of the 1791 Constitution Act  which allowed certain owners and tenants were granted qualified voter status, without distinction as to sex. Some women of Lower Canada who met the prerequisites interpreted this constitutional "oversight" as an authorization to vote. It would seem that they were the only women in the British Empire to avail themselves of this right ), was rectified when women were formally prohibited from voting

July 26, 1849 -
John Joseph Caldwell Abbott
(1821-1893) future Prime Minister of Canada marries Mary Martha Bethune (1823?-1898)


Births 1849:
1849 -
Born Sarah Foulds Camsell (1849-1939) pioneer of Red River Manitoba.
1849 -
Born Eliza Victoria Hardisty (1849-1929) pioneer of the Canadian Northwest.
1849 -
Born Jean Anne Pinkham (1849-1940) social activist and volunteer in Saskatchewan and Alberta
February 5, 1849 -
Born Wilhelmina 'Minnie' Smith (1849-1925) social activist & community volunteer
March 10, 1849 -
Died Anne Powell (1755-1849) Doyenne of Toronto during War of 1812
March 26, 1849 -
Born Zoe Lafontaine Laurier (1849-1930) wife of Prime Minister Sir Wilfrid Laurier (1841-1919)
March 26, 1849 -
Born
Marie Louise-Emilie Lavergne (1849-1930) close friend of Sir Wilfrid Laurier.(1841-1919)
August 2, 1849 -
Born Bertha Rosenthal 1849- 1922) a leading woman in the Ottawa Area
September 21, 1849 - Born Maria Louisa Angwin (1849-1898) 1st woman licensed medical doctor in Nova Scotia.
October 10, 1849 - Born Mary Jane McQuesten (1849-1934) social activist, supported the Women's Foreign Mission Society of the Presbyterian Church
December 18, 1849 -
Born Henrietta Louise Edwards  (1849-1931) Member of the "Famous Five"

Deaths 1849:
1849 -
Died  Maria Monk ( 1816-1849) author of disrepute
October 6, 1849 - Died Mother Marie-Rose (Elalie Durocher) (1811-1849) founder of local community of Sisters of the Holy Name of Jesus and Mary. Beatified by Pope John Paul ll 1982
 

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