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Charlotte Whitton (March 8, 1896 – January 25, 1975)

Charlotte Elizabeth Whitton OC CBE was a Canadian feminist and mayor of Ottawa. She was the first woman mayor of a major city in Canada, serving from 1951 to 1956 and again from 1960 to 1964.
Born: March 8, 1896, Renfrew, Canada
Died: January 25, 1975, Ottawa, Canada
Education: Queen's University
Buried: Thompson Hill Cemetery, Thompson Hill, Renfrew County, Ontario, Canada
Buried alongside: Margaret Grier
Party: Progressive Conservative Party of Canada
Previous offices: Mayor of Ottawa (1960–1964), Mayor of Ottawa (1951–1956)

Charlotte Whitton was a Canadian feminist and mayor of Ottawa. She was the first female mayor of a major city in Canada, serving from 1951 to 1956 and again from 1960 to 1964. Whitton never married, but lived from 1915 to 1947 with her partner, Margaret Grier, whom she had met at Queen's University. Grier died in 1947 at the age of 55 years. Grier's tombstone reads: “Beloved Daughter of Robert and Rose Grier and Dear Friend to Charlotte Whitton.” Her relationship with Grier was not widespread public knowledge until 1999, 24 years after Whitton's death, when the National Archives of Canada publicly released the last of her personal papers, including many intimate personal letters between Whitton and Grier. The release of these papers sparked much debate in the Canadian media about whether Whitton and Grier's relationship could be characterized as lesbian, or merely as an emotionally intimate friendship between two unmarried women.
Together from 1915 to 1947: 32 years.
Charlotte Elizabeth Whitton, OC, CBE (March 8, 1896 – January 25, 1975)
Rose Margaret Grier (1892-1947)



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Horton is a township in eastern Ontario, Canada, at the confluence of the Bonnechere River and the Ottawa River in Renfrew County. The Town of Renfrew was originally part of Horton Township. Communities: Castleford, Castleford Station, Cotieville, Fergusons Beach, Goshen, Lochwinnoch, Mayhew, Thompson Hill
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Who: Charlotte Whitton (March 8, 1896 – January 25, 1975) and Margaret Grier (1892-1947)
Born in a family of rather modest means, Whitton grew to become the first female mayor of the City of Ottawa, a tireless defender of the less fortunate and a relentless crusader for professional standards of juvenile immigrants and neglected children. She was the driving force behind the Canadian Council on Child Welfare and was in high demand, across North America, as a lecturer on social programs. Charlotte Whitton was a study in the modern woman. Never married, Whitton lived for 32 years with her companion, Margaret Grier, whom she had met at Queen’s University. Grier died in 1947 at the age of 55 years. Her relationship with Grier was not widespread public knowledge until 1999, 24 years after Whitton's death, when the National Archives of Canada publicly released the last of her personal papers, including many intimate personal letters between Whitton and Grier. Charlotte Whitton died on January 25, 1975 and was laid to rest in the Thompson Hill Cemetery in Renfrew, near Margaret. Grier's tombstone reads: “Beloved Daughter of Robert and Rose Grier and Dear Friend to Charlotte Whitton.”



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