Nellie L. McClung - Ontario Heritage Trust

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Nellie L. McClung

This outstanding suffragette, author and teacher was born near 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 Women's Christian Temperance Union and began the writing of "Sowing Seeds in Danny", the 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 the conditions of women factory workers. As a member of the Alberta Legislature, 1921-1926, she championed legislation for mothers' allowances, improved public health care and fairer property rights for women. She died in British Columbia in 1951.

Location

At the Chatsworth United Church, Highway 10, near Crawford Street, Chatsworth

Region: Southwestern Ontario

County/District: County of Grey

Municipality: Township of Chatsworth

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