FOSTER, Annie H.




Author Tags: First Nations

According to the University of New Brunswick Library: “Born in Fredericton on 15 February 1875, Annie H. Ross received her early schooling in Woodstock, New Brunswick and earned a B.A. at UNB in 1896. In 1901 she graduated as a nurse from the Philadelphia Polyclinic and worked in hospitals in her native Carleton Co. In 1905 she began her teaching career in the Canadian west, becoming a Principal in Nelson, BC by 1914. Miss Ross married her first husband, W. Garland Foster, in 1914 and worked as a nursing sister with the British Red Cross when he was posted to England. After his death in 1918, she returned to British Columbia where she became active in municipal politics. In the mid-1920s she began writing seriously. In addition to numerous newspaper, magazine and journal articles, her publications include The Mohawk Princess; Being Some Account of the Life of Tekahion-Wake (E. Pauline Johnson) (1931), High Days and Holidays in Canada (1938), and Makers of History (1946). Annie Ross studied at McGill University for her B.L.S. in 1931 and she received an M.A. from UNB in 1932, submitting her manuscript of The Mohawk Princess in lieu of a thesis. In 1945 she married Patrick Hanley and moved to White Rock, B.C. where she lived until her death on 18 June 1974.”

BOOKS:

Foster, Annie H. The Mohawk Princess: Being an Account of the Life of Takahion-Wake (Vancouver: Lions Gate Publishing, 1931).

[The commonly accepted spelling for Pauline Johnson's Mohawk name is Tekahionwake.]

[BCBW 2005] "First Nations"