Carrie Matilda Derick (1862 - 1941)
14 Jan 1862
Clarenceville, Missisquoi, Québec
10 Nov 1941
Montréal, Québec, Canada
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When Carrie Matilda Derick was born on January 14, 1862, in Clarenceville, Quebec, her father, Frederick, was 28, and her mother, Edna Colton, was 26. She had two sisters.
She was a Canadian botanist and geneticist, the first female professor in a Canadian university, and the founder of McGill University's Genetics Department.
She advocated for women's education, served as President of the Montreal Suffrage Association and was a lifelong member of the National Council of Women.
She died on November 10, 1941, in Montréal, Quebec, at the age of 79, and was buried in Montréal, Québec.
In 2007 she was designated as a Person of National Historic Significance for her outstanding contribution to science and as the first woman to be appointed to a full professorship in Canada.
↑ Find A Grave: Memorial #108912511 ↑ Parks Canada Directory of Federal Heritage Designations
Residence (1871) Saint-Georges-de-Clarenceville, Missisquoi, Quebec, Canada
Residence (1891) St Georges de Clarenceville, Missisquoi, Quebec, Canada
Find A Grave: Memorial #185556649 duplicate FAG in her parent’s cemetery. see bio.
Book Title: A genealogical record of the descendants of Quartermaster George Colton page 203
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