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Phyllis Turner Ross: Career Woman and Single Mother

October 25, 2023 - 19:00 - 20:00

Paul Litt & Christine Jackson,Authors, ‘Phyllis Turner Ross: Career Woman and Single Mother’, Bytown Pamphlet Series #120


The story of John Napier Turner, Canada’s 17th Prime Minister, is well known. Less known is the story of his remarkable mother, Phyllis Gregory Turner Ross, a single mother who came to Ottawa in the 1930s looking for work to support her two children… and worked her way up to become the highest-ranking woman in Canada’s wartime civil service.

This speaker series presentation will take place on Zoom. Registration details on The historical Society of Ottawa Website. All are welcome to attend without charge.


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