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Historical Society of Ottawa (Virtual): Phyllis Turner Ross: Career Women and Single Mother

October 25 @ 7:00 pm

Guest speakers: 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. See Historical Society of Ottawa website for details.

All are welcome to attend without charge.