Elizabeth Smith Shortt

Born Winona, Ontario, 1859; died Ottawa, Ontario 1949; pioneer physician; feminist; promoted the National Council of Women of Canada, YWCA, and the Victorian Order of Nurses.

Further reading:

Sheryl Ann Stotts, “Becoming Indispensable: A Biography of Elizabeth Smith short (1859-1949), Phd diss., York University (Canada), 2002.

Peter E. Paul Demski, “An English, Protestant, Upper-Canadian Feminist on the Grand Tour: Elizabeth Smith short in Great Britain and Europe, 1911,” Journal of Canadian Studies v. 28, iss. 4 (Winter 1993-94): 72-87.

Elizabeth Smith Shortt, “A Woman with a Purpose”: the Diaries of Elizabeth Smith, 1872-84, edited with an introduction by Veronica Strong-Boag (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1980)

Edith MacTavish Rogers

Born Norway House, Rupert’s Land, 1876; died Colborne, Ontario, 1947; prominent Winnipeg reformer; first woman elected to the Manitoba Legislative Assembly (1920-32)

Further reading:

Mary Kinnear and Vera Fast, Planting the Garden: an annotated archival bibliography of the history of women in Manitoba (Winnipeg: The University of Manitoba Press, 1987)

Walter McRaye,  Pioneers and Prominent {eople of Manitoba (Winnipeg: Canadian Publicity Co., 1925).

“Edith MacTavish Rogers,” Celebrating Women’s Achievements, Library and Archives Canada,  HYPERLINK “http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/women/030001-1328-e.html” http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/women/030001-1328-e.html

Nahnebahwequay (Nahneebahweequa)

(also known as Catharine Bunch Sonego Sutton)

Born 1824 Credit River flats, Ontario; died 1865, Sarawak Township, Canada; Ojibwa spokeswoman; with marriage lost Indian status; Native land activist

 Further reading:

Donald B. Smith, “Nahnebahwequay,” Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online, v. IX (1861-1870), http://biographi.ca/009004-119.01-e.php?id_nbr=4621