Flora MacDonald Denison


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(b. Feb. 1867, d. 23 May 1921).

President of the (Canadian) National Suffrage Association 1911–14 Born in Hastings County, Canada West (later Ontario), she ran a dressmaking business and participated in the Toronto women's suffrage movement from 1906. She became widely known through her column in the Toronto Sunday World (1909–13). Always on the radical edge of the movement, in 1914 she had to resign because of her support for the English militant suffragettes. She was horrified by World War I, which she felt needed to be followed by a spiritual renewal among Canadians, part of which would involve giving women equal rights. In the last years of her life, she became a theosophist.

Subjects: History of the Americas — Contemporary History (Post 1945).

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