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HOODLESS, Adelaide Sophia (nee Hunter)

Published:Feb 26, 2012

Event Date:Feb 25, 2012


Adelaide Sophia HOODLESS (nee Hunter)

HOODLESS, Adelaide Sophia (nee Hunter) Died suddenly on February 26, 1910 in the midst of a speech in Toronto - the day before what would have been her 53rd birthday. Her public life began after the tragic death of her fourth child, John Harold, from what was then called the "summer complaint" - drinking impure milk. Adelaide thereafter campaigned to raise the level of education for girls and to put supports in place for women so that they might safeguard their families. She is credited as a co-founder of the now international Women's Institute movement, the Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA), the National Council of Women and the Victorian Order of Nurses (VON), and she was a major force behind the formation of three faculties of Household Science. On Monday, February 27, 2012, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., you are cordially invited to the Adelaide Hunter Hoodless Homestead, National Historic Site, to celebrate her life and legacy, and the anniversary of her birth. There will be tours, tea, snacks and birthday cake. Admission is $3 for Adults, WI members $2, Children ages 5 - 12 $1; family rate $6. 359 Blue Lake Road, just west of Brant Road (Hwy 24), St. George, ON.


Category: Memorial Services

Newspaper(s): Hamilton Spectator

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