Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Community Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Sponsor This Memorial! Advertisement
Dr Emily Howard Jennings Stowe
Learn about removing the ads from this memorial...
Birth: May 1, 1831
Ontario, Canada
Death: Apr. 30, 1903
Ontario, Canada

Physician, Suffragist, Educator. Canada's first practicing female physician. Dr. Stowe began her working career as a teacher at the age of fifteen. She would become the first woman principal of a Canadian public school. When she later decided to study medicine, no Canadian medical college would allow her admission. She enrolled at the New York Medical College for Women, a homoeopathic institution in New York City, receiving her degree in 1867. Upon graduation she set up practice in Toronto. Unable to obtain a medical license she practiced without one. She was finally allowed to attend classes at the Toronto School of Medicine in 1870; however, there is no record of her having taken the exams necessary to obtain her license. The College of Physicians and Surgeons finally granted her one on July 16, 1880. Dr. Stowe organized the Women's Medical College in Toronto in 1883. An advocate of votes and equality for women, in 1889 she founded and was the the first president of the Dominion Women's Enfranchisement Association. (bio by: Red) 
Family links: 
  Solomon Jennings (1802 - 1881)
  Hannah Lossing Howard Jennings (1809 - 1888)
  John Stowe (1831 - 1891)
  Augusta Stowe Gullen (1857 - 1943)*
  John Howard Stowe (1861 - 1926)*
  Frank Jennings Stowe (1863 - 1939)*
  Emily Howard Jennings Stowe (1831 - 1903)
  Cornelia Lossing Jennings Tilden (1834 - 1916)*
*Calculated relationship
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Red
Record added: Aug 20, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 75191979
Dr Emily Howard <i>Jennings</i> Stowe
Added by: Red
Photos may be scaled.
Click on image for full size.

In remembrance. God Bless.
- Heavenly Realm
 Added: Jun. 16, 2016

- Isabella Oliva
 Added: Oct. 4, 2015

- Tracey Reid
 Added: May. 1, 2015
There are 26 more notes not showing...
Click here to view all notes...

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service