Born Helen (Nellie) Letitia Mooney on October 20
in Chatsworth, Ontario.
Family homesteads in Manitoba.
Becomes a teacher.
Meets social reformer Annie McClung and, in 1896, marries Annie’s son, Robert Wesley McClung, with whom she has five children.
Publishes her first novel — Sowing Seeds
in Danny — which becomes a bestseller.
Is one of the founding members of the Political
Women win the vote in Manitoba and later
The first temperance bills to control the sale
of alcoholic drinks are adopted in Manitoba,
Alberta, Nova Scotia and Ontario.
Canada recognizes the right of certain women,
such as the mothers and wives of servicemen,
to vote federally.
Elected as a Liberal member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta, where she had moved
with her family a few years earlier.
As a member of the “Famous Five”, wins
legal recognition of women as “persons”.
Dies on September 1 in Victoria, British Columbia.