Elizabeth BINMORE

From: "Canadian Men & Women of the Time 1912"
Ed. Henry James Morgan, Toronto, William Briggs, Richmond St. W., 1912

BINMORE, Elizabeth - Educationist.  Daughter of the late Thomas Binmore, a native of  London, England, who served as an officer in the Canadian Militia during the Fenian Raids, and of  Mary C. Morton

Elizabeth Binmore was born in Montreal and educated at McGill Normal School (elementary, model and academic diplomas), Pa. Normal School (Teaching certificate), McGill Unversity (B.A., 1890;  M.A. 1894) and Harvard Summer School. She was the first woman graduate of McGill to obtain the degree of  M.A. 

Miss Binmore has been in the teaching profession since 1878, having taught at Bradford Pa., Clarenceville, Longueuil and Montreal. She introduced manual training into Quebec in 1885 and has held a variety of offices including president and treasurer of  the McGill Alumnae, and was the first women president of the Teachers' Association in conjunction with McGill Normal School

She has lectured on manual training and other subjects, has travelled extensively in Europe, and was at the head of the movement for erecting a public memorial to Miss Sarah Maxwell, the heroine of Hochelaga, 1907.

Religion : Anglican
Residence : 311 Elm Ave., Montreal

[member of the Montreal Women's Club]

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