|Title:||Men and Money|
|Tags:||Canadiana, fiction, short story|
Note.—There is a purpose in this story by Mrs. McClung. It is designed to show the need for more recognition of the mothers who gave their sons that the world might be saved. Every Canadian should read it. In addition it is a splendid story, one of the best that Mrs. McClung has written. [Suggest a different description.]
Author Bio for McClung, Nellie Letitia
Nellie McClung (1873-1951) was a Canadian author, social activist and politician. Born Nellie Letitia Mooney in Ontario, her family move to Manitoba in 1878 to take up farming. She attended Winnipeg's Normal School and began teaching herself in rural Manitoba. An avid reader of fiction, she aspired to write stories about her life amidst country-people where she grew up. In addition to raising a family, participating in temperance and suffrage movements, she wrote a book "Sowing Seeds in Danny" which was published in 1908 and sold over 100,000 copies. The income she received from her writing helped finance her political achievements. She was a prominent member of Winnipeg's Political Equality League and the Women's Press Club. She was a front-line campaigner in Manitoba elections that led to the enfranchisement of women in 1916. A family relocation to Alberta in 1914 gave her a chance to be elected to the Alberta legislature and she was elected in 1921. She was one of the 'famous five' women who sponsored the successful Persons Case allowing women to sit as Canadian senators. Her writing career led to the publishing of sixteen books and many articles in newspapers and magazines. (Oxford Companion to Canadian Literature)
Author Bio for Dinsmore, E. J. (Edward Jackson)
E. J. (Edward Jackson) Dinsmore (1885-1936) was a Canadian artist and illustrator. He was a frequent contributor to MacLean's Magazine in the 1920's and 1930's.
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