Women Tagged 'Suffragette'

Portrait by Alec Grieve

Agnes Husband

Posted on May 28th, 2012 · Posted in Twenty-five Footsteps

One of Dundee’s first female councillors, she worked long and conscientiously on behalf of the poor and for better education. As a member of the suffrage movement, she spoke, wrote and campaigned with gusto. She also supported and encouraged her… read more

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Ethel Moorhead

Posted on May 28th, 2012 · Posted in Twenty-five Footsteps

Ethel has a double claim to fame – as the finest Dundee woman artist of her time and as, if not the leader, then certainly the ‘most turbulent’ of Dundee’s suffragettes! Younger sister of Alice [footstep six], they were daughters of… read more

Grant, Mary Pollock – Suffragette

Posted on November 14th, 2012 · Posted in Further Footsteps

May was the eldest daughter of the Rev Dr C M Grant, (who made his congregation ‘ a centre of religious and social influence’) and was educated at Dundee High School. In 1905 she went to India for six years… read more

Halley, Mary – Suffragette

Posted on November 14th, 2012 · Posted in Further Footsteps

Mary was born in Alyth, the daughter of Anne Teavendale and William Allen, an iron moulder who had trouble getting work because of his Trade Union activities. She married David Halley, a draper, director of Dundee United, and later the… read more

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Lila Clunas

Posted on May 28th, 2012 · Posted in Twenty-five Footsteps

An elementary school teacher with a sharp brain and a sharp tongue, Miss Clunas was one of Dundee’s foremost suffragettes. Although born in Glasgow, she spent her life in Dundee where she heckled, joined meetings and deputations, and wrote to… read more

Parker, Fanny – Suffragette

Posted on November 10th, 2012 · Posted in Further Footsteps

Fanny was born and brought up in New Zealand. She was the future Lord Kitchener’s niece, a connection useful to her in that he paid for her to come and study at Cambridge and later his influence helped her out… read more

Wilkie, Annot (Robinson) – Socialist, Suffragette Wilkie, Helen – Socialist, Suffragette

Posted on November 10th, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized

These sisters were born in Montrose, daughters of Catherine Jane Erskine, teacher, and John Wilkie, draper. It was a poor family.  Annot went to Montrose Academy where she worked as a pupil teacher, then attended teacher training college before taking… read more