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The Famous Five <3
Transcript of The Famous Five <3
I am researching the Famous Five because they were all heroes to me.
Nellie McClung was a strong advocate for the rights of women. Among other causes, she promoted .
DATE OF BIRTH : OCTOBER, 20, 1873
DIED : September, 1, 1951 ( AGED 77 ) Emily Murphy Emily Murphy was a prominent suffragist and reformer. In 1917, she spearheaded the fight to have women declared "persons" in Canada and, therefore, eligible to serve in the Senate. She became the first female police magistrate in the British Empire and wasn't afraid to face a battle. If she had a good cause in hand, she was prepared to see it through to a successful end.
For Murphy, the Persons' Case was only one triumph in a lifetime of achievement. She combined family life with a writing career and a wide variety of reform activities in the interests of women and children. Murphy was a member of the Canadian Women's Press Club (president, 1913-1920), the National Council of Women, the Federated Women's Institutes, and 20 other organizations. Nellie McClung had a meeting with women for having rights to vote. Yay were done :D McKinney ran for a seat to the Alberta Legislature in the 1917 Alberta general election. She won the electoral district of Claresholm as a candidate for the Non-Partisan League by defeating Liberal incumbent William Moffat in hotly contested race.
McKinney believed in temperance education, stronger liquor control, women's property rights and the Dower Act. She was one of two woman sworn into the Alberta Legislative Assembly on 7 June 1917. The other being Roberta MacAdams. McKinney became one of "The Famous Five" (also called "The Valiant Five"), along with Irene Parlby, Henrietta Muir Edwards, Emily Murphy and Nellie McClung
She ran for a second term in the 1921 Alberta general election, running under the United Farmers banner. She was defeated and lost her seat to Independent Farmer candidate Thomas Milnes in a hotly contested race.
Info fromhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louise_McKinney Irene Parlby was born on January 9 1868. She came to Canada in 1896. Irene Parlby was elected to the Alberta Legislature in 1921. She was the first female Cabinet Minister in Alberta history and only the second in the British Empire. She represented Canada at the League of Nations in Geneva in 1930, and was the first woman awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of Alberta in 1935. Louise Mckinney Louise Mckinney was the second women to be elected to the alberta assembly and one of the first two women elected. In Canada and in the British Empire Louise mckinney was
also one of the famous five. Albeta woman who fought and won
the political and legal batttle. Irene Parlby joined in a fight to give women the right to vote and run for office. She also wanted to improved health care facilities, better educational opportunities and protection for children. Hi :D Louise McKinney was the first woman elected to government in Canada--a choice made by both men and women. In 1917, in the first election in which women were allowed to run for office or given the vote, McKinney ran as a Non-Partisan League (NPL) candidate in Alberta. She ran for the NPL because she believed liquor and brewing companies influenced the major political parties through their donations. She won a seat in the election, as did Nursing Sister Roberta MacAdams, but because she was sworn into the Alberta Legislature before Sister MacAdams, McKinney has the distinction of being the first. http://www.abheritage.ca/famous5/achievements/louise_mckinney.html Irene Parlby's work as a politician earned international respect. Some people called her the "Minister of Cooperation." This title recognized her ability to work cooperatively with others. In 1928, she delivered a speech. She talked about her conviction that women were needed in the political realm. Irene said that by entering politics, women would learn politics. In recognition of her years of service on the Board of Governors at the University of Alberta, this nation-builder was also granted an honorary law degree.
Info from: http://www.abheritage.ca/famous5/achievements/irene_parlby.html Henrietta Muir Edwards was born on December 18 1849 in Montreal, Quebec. She died on November 10th 1931 at Fort Macleod, Alberta. As a young girl, she espoused various feminist causes, forming the Working Girls' Association in 1875 to provide vocational training for women and editing the journal, Women's Work in Canada. In 1893 she found the National Council of Women and the Victorian Order of Nurses. Henrietta was one of The Famous Five A.K.A The Valiant Five who established that women were indeed, people and therefore entitled to sit in the Senate of Canada. Among other honours, in October 2009, the Senate voted to name Edwards and the rest of the Five Canada's first "honorary senators. She was an artist and a legal expert. Henrietta Muir Edwards once said "If women had the vote there would be no need to come twice asking for better legislation for women and children, no need to come again and again for the appointment of women inspectors where women and children are employed; we would not ask in vain for the raising of the wage or consent. We do not want to vote as men, we want to vote as women—the more womanly the better. The Calgary Women's Canadian Club held a celebratory lunch for the Famous 5 on January 23, 1930. As noted in the Albertan, when it came her time to speak, Edwards said she must give credit where credit was due. She acknowledged the support of many women but said that it was equally important to thank the men who had helped with the cause. "Well, not perhaps the Judges on the Supreme Court of Canada, but certainly the Lords on the Privy Council!"
Henrietta Muir Edwards died in Fort Macleod on November 10, 1931, aged 82, and was buried in Edmonton with her husband and son. Her gravestone lists only family dates and a Bible verse. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henrietta_Edwards http://www.abheritage.ca/famous5/achievements/henrietta_edwards.html Louise Mckinney Barely a year earlier, Canada's provinces had begun to recognize the right of women to vote and run for office at the provincial level. Alberta was actually the third province to do so, in the spring of 1916, on the heels of Manitoba and Saskatchewan. McKinney became a member of the Alberta legislature the year before the right to vote in federal elections was extended to Canadian women at least 21 years of age, and two years before they would become eligible for election to the House of Commons. (Agnes Macphail from Ontario was the first woman elected at the federal level in 1921.)
While McKinney made history on her own, it is likely that she is actually more widely recognized as a member of the Famous Five. This was the group of five Alberta women who went all the way to the Privy Council in Britain to establish the right of women to be recognized as persons and, therefore, eligible to be appointed as senators. But McKinney's life included other remarkable achievements. She was a "homesteader" south of Calgary, a temperance advocate and the driving force behind a 1915 Alberta vote to prohibit alcohol, and the only Western Canadian woman to sign the Basis of Union, which brought three denominations together as the United Church of Canada. After her retirement, Irene Parlby continued to live where she and her husband Walter had originally settled. She died at the age of 97 on July 12, 1965, on the ranch she and her husband had built many years before. Her gravestone reads: "Irene Parlby, LLD." Irene Parlby was born in London, England on January 9th, 1868. Her maiden name was Irene Maryatt.
When she was 13, her five siblings, mother and herself joined her father in India. Irene had a pretty good life in India, but when she was sixteen they returned to England, because her father had retired.
She married Walter Parlby on March 15, 1896.
Irene became president of the United Farm Women of Alberta in 1916.
Wix.com Emily Murphy was born march 14 1868 and sadly died on 17 October 1933. Emily Murphy and the other famous five which are Nellie Mclung, Louise Mcckinney and Irene Parbly the women were know as the famous five . They were also called by the Valiant five Nellie McClung had a Irish father and a Scottish Presbyterian mother .
nellie moved to Manitoba Homestead in 1880.
She learned to read at the age of 5. Here is a picture of all the famous five... Henrietta Muir Edwards Irene Parlbly