The British Isles Family History Society of Greater Ottawa will be holding its April Meeting online on the subject of Maud Lampman, the first woman to work on Parliament Hill. You must register in advance to attend.
As a descendant of one of Toronto’s earliest settlers, Emma Maud (Playter) Lampman came from a privileged background, and she married young. By the age of 32 she had suffered the loss of a baby and her husband, and she was forced to find employment to support her remaining two children. The daughter of a prominent doctor, and the widow of a “Confederation Poet”, her story is a textbook example of an educated, genteel woman who entered the Canadian Civil Service around the turn of the 20th century, mirroring the experience of women in Britain and the US.
Open to the public