Born on a farm near St. George, Ontario
on February 27.
Marries businessman John Hoodless, and
moves to Hamilton. They would have four children.
In Hamilton, participates in the creation of
the first Young Women’s Christian Association
(YWCA). Her youngest child dies after drinking
Co-founder of the National Council of Women
Opens a school of domestic science at
the Hamilton YWCA.
Becomes president of the national YWCA.
Public schools in Ontario yield to her lobbying and become the first in Canada to offer domestic
science courses. She participates in founding the first Women’s Institute and is named honorary president.
Writes Canada’s first domestic science textbook.
Creates the Ontario Normal School of Domestic
Science and Art at Hamilton.
Presides over the formation of the Macdonald
Institute of Home Economics in Guelph.
Dies suddenly on February 26 in Toronto
in the midst of a speech.