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By Debbie Marshall

"Give Your different Vote to the Sister" tells the tale of Roberta MacAdams, the 1st girl elected to the Alberta legislature. in reality, she was once one of many first girls elected to a legislature wherever within the British empire. Her triumph was once notable for lots of purposes. not just did she run whereas serving as a nursing sister abroad through the nice battle, yet over ninety in keeping with cent of her electors have been males - Alberta infantrymen stationed in England and within the muddy trenches of the Western entrance. "Give Your different Vote to the Sister" describes MacAdams' trip abroad, her paintings at a wide army medical institution in London, and the non-public sacrifices she continued in the course of the conflict. It additionally chronicles Debbie Marshall's personal trip to reclaim MacAdams' lifestyles, one who took her throughout Canada and to the areas the place MacAdams lived and labored in England and France. It was once a seek that might swap her personal perceptions approximately how and why so may perhaps girls willingly participated within the world's first 'great war'.

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But his path to a life of genteel serenity was still haunted by the ghosts of his family’s Irish past. In the late 1860s and early 1870s, the yawning gap between Catholics and Protestants back in Ireland made itself felt in the comfortable parlours of southwestern Ontario. Newspapers reported that Canada was about to be invaded by the Fenians, a group of Roman Catholic Irish-Americans who opposed British rule in Ireland. In Lambton County, rumours flew from town to town. One “eyewitness” maintained that a seven-hundred-man army was massing just outside Port Huron, ready to invade Sarnia.

In 1900, he would leave Sarnia to move west to seek his fortune. William’s departure would leave Leslie and Johnston to carry on their father’s work in Sarnia. Today little is known about Leslie MacAdams. According to his granddaughter, Sheila Gormley (who still lives in Sarnia), he was the youngest child in the family, a friendly, outgoing young man who would one day become a town councillor. Of the three boys, he would show the most interest in running his father’s business. ” Much more was known about Johnston, the eldest of the three boys.

Its members included the Pousettes, Salters, Pardees and Gurds, the small group of families who formed the thick cream of Sarnia society. They were the doctors, lawyers, land speculators, and politicians who donated the church’s altar, ornate carvings, and stained glass windows. As a prominent local publisher, Robert wanted his family to take their rightful place among other movers and shakers. Each Sunday morning, the MacAdams family filled a pew at the cathedral-style Anglican church while white-bearded Rev.

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