Adelaide Hoodless Family Papers


Adelaide Hoodless (1857-1910) of Eastcourt, Hamilton, Ontario, the wife of John Hoodless, furniture company head, was the first Treasurer (1893-1901) of the National Council of Women; founded the Women’s Institutes at Stoney Creek, February 1897, which became a worldwide movement, and the Hamilton Normal School of Domestic Science and Art in 1900; and enlisted the interest of William Macdonald, the tobacco magnate of Montreal, who gave financial aid to found Macdonald Institute at Guelph (in 1903) and Macdonald College at Ste. Anne de Bellevue, Quebec.

Adelaide Hoodless died February 26, 1910.



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XR1 MS A001

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