Quebec History Marianopolis College

Date Published:
June 2005

L’Encyclopédie de l’histoire du Québec / The Quebec History Encyclopedia


Mrs Clementina Fessenden


Fessenden, Mrs. Clementina, née Trenholme (d.1918), imperialist, was born in the province of Quebec, the daughter of Edward Trenholme, of Trenholme, Quebec, and Marian Kidley. She was educated in Montreal , and in 1867 married the Rev. E. G. Fessenden, who died leaving her a widow. She became organizing secretary of the Imperial Order of the Daughters of the Empire; and it was largely owing to her efforts that Empire Day (May 24, the birthday of Queen Victoria ) was established in Canada. She died at Hamilton, Ontario, on September 14, 1918. She was the author of Our Union Jack, The genesis of empire day, and other pamphlets.

Source  : W. Stewart WALLACE, ed., The Encyclopedia of Canada, Vol. II. Toronto, University Associates of Canada, 1948, 411p., p. 331-332.


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