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BLACK, Martha Louise
Picture of BLACK,  Martha Louise
© House of Commons 1936
Date of Birth (yyyy.mm.dd): 1866.02.24
Place of Birth: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Deceased Date (yyyy.mm.dd): 1957.10.31 (91 years old)
Profession | Occupation: Author, homemaker
Notes: First woman from Northern Canada (Yukon, 1935) elected to the House of Commons.
Federal Political Experience
Years of Service: 1625 Days (4 years, 5 months, 12 days)
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ConstituencyPolitical Affiliation at ElectionDate of Election (yyyy.mm.dd)Result
Yukon, Yukon Replaced her husband George Black who had retired due to ill health. She did not stand for the 1940 general election, when her husband was again elected. Independent Conservative 1935.10.14 Elected

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PartyTerm (yyyy.mm.dd)
Independent Conservative 1935.10.14 - 1940.03.25

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Family Ties in Parliament
RelativeNameDate of BirthDate of Death
Spouse Black, George
(M.P.)
1873.04.10 1965.08.23
Selected Publications This bibliography includes books, chapters in books and journal articles written, edited, compiled or translated solely by the parliamentarian or with others.

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^ Sole Author Books

  • A Klondike Christmas tale.
    [Whitehorse, Yukon : Private printing ; 19--] (Victoria : Acme Press). 11 p.

  • Klondike days.
    [Whitehorse, Yukon : Private printing; 1954]. 38 p.

  • Klondike days.
    [Victoria, B.C.] : Acme Press; [194-?]. 38 p.

  • Martha Black / Martha Louise Black ; edited and updated by Flo Whyard.
    Rev. ed. Anchorage, Alaska; Edmonds, Washington : Alaska Northwest Pub. Co.; 1986, c1980. x, 166 p.

  • Martha Black : her story from the Dawson gold fields to the halls of Parliament / edited by Flo Whyard.
    4th ed. Whitehorse, Yukon : Wolf Creek Books; 2003. 190 p.

  • Martha Black : her story from the Dawson gold fields to the halls of Parliament / Martha Louise Black ; edited and updated by Flo Whyard.
    3rd ed. Anchorage, Alaska : Alaska Northwest Books; Portland, Or. : Alaska Northwest Books, 1998. ix, 190 p.

  • My first Christmas memory during the Chicago fire of 1871 .
    [Victoria, B.C. : Acme Press; 1953?]. [12] p.

  • My ninety years / Martha Louise Black ; edited and updated by Flo Whyard.
    Anchorage, Alaska : Alaska Northwest Pub. Co.; c1976. ix, 166 p.

  • My seventy years.
    London ; Toronto : Nelson; 1938. vii, 317 p.

  • My seventy years / by Mrs. George Black ... as told to Elizabeth Bailey Price ; with sixteen illustrations.
    London ; New York : T. Nelson; [1939]. vii, [9]-317 p.

  • Two royal Elizabeths.
    [Whitehorse, Yukon? : Private printing?; 1953?]. 16 p.

  • Yukon wild flowers, with 100 illustrations from original photographs.
    Vancouver : Price, Templeton Syndicate; [1940]. ix, 95 p.

  • Yukon wild flowers. With 100 illus. from original photographs by Hon. George Black.
    Vancouver : Price, Templeton Syndicate; [1956?]. 95 p.


^ Multiple Authors Books

  • The birth of the Empire. Black, George and Martha Louise Black
    [Whitehorse, Yukon : s.n.; 1954] (Victoria : Acme Press). 22 p.

  • Memories of a Yukon summer. Black, George and Martha Louise Black
    [Ottawa? : The authors?; between 1935 and 1940?]. [20] p.

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