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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 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 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?]