Farris, Evlyn Fenwick (Kierstead)

FARRIS, Evlyn Fenwick (Kierstead), education activist (b 21 Aug 1878, Windsor, NS; d 5 Nov 1971, Vancouver). She graduated with an MA from Acadia Univ in 1899 and taught school in Connecticut until 1905, when she married John Wallace deBeque FARRIS, a VANCOUVER lawyer, and moved to BC. In 1907 she organized the University Women's Club, a social club for university-educated women, the second in Canada. The club encouraged the founding of a provincial university and promoted a variety of socially...

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