Skip to main content

PARLINFO

 

Martha Louise Black

Date of Birth (yyyy-mm-dd):  1866-02-24

Place of Birth:  Chicago, Illinois, United States

Deceased Date (yyyy-mm-dd):  1957-10-31 (91 years old)

Profession | Occupation:  homemaker, author

Notes: First woman from Northern Canada (Yukon, 1935) elected to the House of Commons.

Federal Political Experience

Years of Service: 1,625 days (4 years, 5 months, 12 days)

House of Commons

Constituency Political Affiliation at Election Date of Election Result
Yukon
Replaced her husband George Black who had retired due to ill health. She did not stand for the 1940 general election, when her husband was again elected.
Independent Conservative 1935-10-14 Elected

Parliamentary Group

Party Term
Independent Conservative 1935-10-14 - 1940-03-25
Committees - House of Commons

Committee membership is shown below by session. All members who served on a committee at any time during a session are listed.

Committee Role Term
Standing Committee on Marine and Fisheries Member 18th Parliament, 4th Session
(1939-01-12 - 1939-06-03)
Standing Committee on Mines, Forests and Waters Member 18th Parliament, 4th Session
(1939-01-12 - 1939-06-03)
Standing Committee on Industrial and International Relations Member 18th Parliament, 4th Session
(1939-01-12 - 1939-06-03)
Standing Committee on Marine and Fisheries Member 18th Parliament, 3rd Session
(1938-01-27 - 1938-07-01)
Standing Committee on Mines, Forests and Waters Member 18th Parliament, 3rd Session
(1938-01-27 - 1938-07-01)
Standing Committee on Industrial and International Relations Member 18th Parliament, 3rd Session
(1938-01-27 - 1938-07-01)
Standing Committee on Mines, Forests and Waters Member 18th Parliament, 2nd Session
(1937-01-14 - 1937-04-10)
Standing Committee on Industrial and International Relations Member 18th Parliament, 2nd Session
(1937-01-14 - 1937-04-10)
Standing Committee on Mines, Forests and Waters Member 18th Parliament, 1st Session
(1936-02-06 - 1936-06-23)
Standing Committee on Industrial and International Relations Member 18th Parliament, 1st Session
(1936-02-06 - 1936-06-23)
Committees - Joint

Committee membership is shown below by session. All members who served on a committee at any time during a session are listed.

Committee Role Term
Standing Joint Committee on the Restaurant of Parliament Member 18th Parliament, 6th Session
(1940-01-25 - 1940-01-25)

Family Ties in Parliament

Relative Name Date of Birth Date of Death
Spouse George Black
(M.P.)
1873-04-10 1965-08-23

Selected Publications

The following is a select bibliography, representing key titles or contributions from the parliamentarian’s collection of published works. To learn more about this parliamentarian’s written works please consult a library near you.

Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the following information. Should you find any errors please contact us via e-mail at: parlinfo@parl.gc.ca.

Klondike days. [Victoria, B.C.]: Acme Press; 38 p. [194-?]

The birth of the Empire. [Whitehorse, Yukon: s.n.; 22 p. 1954] (Victoria : Acme Press)

Two royal Elizabeths. [Whitehorse, Yukon?: Private printing?; 16 p. 1953?]

My seventy years. London ; Toronto: Nelson; vii, 317 p. 1938

My seventy years / by Mrs. George Black ... as told to Elizabeth Bailey Price ; with sixteen illustrations. London ; New York: T. Nelson; vii, [9]-317 p. [1939]

Yukon wild flowers, with 100 illustrations from original photographs. Vancouver: Price, Templeton Syndicate; ix, 95 p. [1940]

A Klondike Christmas tale. [Whitehorse, Yukon: Private printing; 11 p. 19--] (Victoria : Acme Press)

Martha Black : her story from the Dawson gold fields to the halls of Parliament / edited by Flo Whyard. 4th ed. Whitehorse, Yukon: Wolf Creek Books; 190 p. 2003

Martha Black / Martha Louise Black ; edited and updated by Flo Whyard. Rev. ed. Anchorage, Alaska; Edmonds, Washington: Alaska Northwest Pub. Co.; x, 166 p. 1986, c1980

Martha Black : her story from the Dawson gold fields to the halls of Parliament / Martha Louise Black ; edited and updated by Flo Whyard. 3rd ed. Anchorage, Alaska: Alaska Northwest Books; ix, 190 p. 1998

Yukon wild flowers. With 100 illus. from original photographs by Hon. George Black. Vancouver: Price, Templeton Syndicate; 95 p. [1956?]

Klondike days. [Whitehorse, Yukon: Private printing; 38 p. 1954]

My ninety years / Martha Louise Black ; edited and updated by Flo Whyard. Anchorage, Alaska: Alaska Northwest Pub. Co.; ix, 166 p. c1976

Memories of a Yukon summer. [Ottawa?: The authors?; [20] p. between 1935 and 1940?]

My first Christmas memory during the Chicago fire of 1871. [Victoria, B.C.: Acme Press; [12] p. 1953?]

Federal Political Experience

Years of Service: 1,625 days (4 years, 5 months, 12 days)

House of Commons

Constituency Political Affiliation at Election Date of Election Result
Yukon
Replaced her husband George Black who had retired due to ill health. She did not stand for the 1940 general election, when her husband was again elected.
Independent Conservative 1935-10-14 Elected

Parliamentary Group

Party Term
Independent Conservative 1935-10-14 - 1940-03-25
Committees - House of Commons

Committee membership is shown below by session. All members who served on a committee at any time during a session are listed.

Committee Role Term
Standing Committee on Marine and Fisheries Member 18th Parliament, 4th Session
(1939-01-12 - 1939-06-03)
Standing Committee on Mines, Forests and Waters Member 18th Parliament, 4th Session
(1939-01-12 - 1939-06-03)
Standing Committee on Industrial and International Relations Member 18th Parliament, 4th Session
(1939-01-12 - 1939-06-03)
Standing Committee on Marine and Fisheries Member 18th Parliament, 3rd Session
(1938-01-27 - 1938-07-01)
Standing Committee on Mines, Forests and Waters Member 18th Parliament, 3rd Session
(1938-01-27 - 1938-07-01)
Standing Committee on Industrial and International Relations Member 18th Parliament, 3rd Session
(1938-01-27 - 1938-07-01)
Standing Committee on Mines, Forests and Waters Member 18th Parliament, 2nd Session
(1937-01-14 - 1937-04-10)
Standing Committee on Industrial and International Relations Member 18th Parliament, 2nd Session
(1937-01-14 - 1937-04-10)
Standing Committee on Mines, Forests and Waters Member 18th Parliament, 1st Session
(1936-02-06 - 1936-06-23)
Standing Committee on Industrial and International Relations Member 18th Parliament, 1st Session
(1936-02-06 - 1936-06-23)
Committees - Joint

Committee membership is shown below by session. All members who served on a committee at any time during a session are listed.

Committee Role Term
Standing Joint Committee on the Restaurant of Parliament Member 18th Parliament, 6th Session
(1940-01-25 - 1940-01-25)

Family Ties in Parliament

Relative Name Date of Birth Date of Death
Spouse George Black
(M.P.)
1873-04-10 1965-08-23

Selected Publications

The following is a select bibliography, representing key titles or contributions from the parliamentarian’s collection of published works. To learn more about this parliamentarian’s written works please consult a library near you.

Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the following information. Should you find any errors please contact us via e-mail at: parlinfo@parl.gc.ca.

Klondike days. [Victoria, B.C.]: Acme Press; 38 p. [194-?]

The birth of the Empire. [Whitehorse, Yukon: s.n.; 22 p. 1954] (Victoria : Acme Press)

Two royal Elizabeths. [Whitehorse, Yukon?: Private printing?; 16 p. 1953?]

My seventy years. London ; Toronto: Nelson; vii, 317 p. 1938

My seventy years / by Mrs. George Black ... as told to Elizabeth Bailey Price ; with sixteen illustrations. London ; New York: T. Nelson; vii, [9]-317 p. [1939]

Yukon wild flowers, with 100 illustrations from original photographs. Vancouver: Price, Templeton Syndicate; ix, 95 p. [1940]

A Klondike Christmas tale. [Whitehorse, Yukon: Private printing; 11 p. 19--] (Victoria : Acme Press)

Martha Black : her story from the Dawson gold fields to the halls of Parliament / edited by Flo Whyard. 4th ed. Whitehorse, Yukon: Wolf Creek Books; 190 p. 2003

Martha Black / Martha Louise Black ; edited and updated by Flo Whyard. Rev. ed. Anchorage, Alaska; Edmonds, Washington: Alaska Northwest Pub. Co.; x, 166 p. 1986, c1980

Martha Black : her story from the Dawson gold fields to the halls of Parliament / Martha Louise Black ; edited and updated by Flo Whyard. 3rd ed. Anchorage, Alaska: Alaska Northwest Books; ix, 190 p. 1998

Yukon wild flowers. With 100 illus. from original photographs by Hon. George Black. Vancouver: Price, Templeton Syndicate; 95 p. [1956?]

Klondike days. [Whitehorse, Yukon: Private printing; 38 p. 1954]

My ninety years / Martha Louise Black ; edited and updated by Flo Whyard. Anchorage, Alaska: Alaska Northwest Pub. Co.; ix, 166 p. c1976

Memories of a Yukon summer. [Ottawa?: The authors?; [20] p. between 1935 and 1940?]

My first Christmas memory during the Chicago fire of 1871. [Victoria, B.C.: Acme Press; [12] p. 1953?]