Mabel Burkholder

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Mabel Grace Burkholder (1881–1973) was a Canadian writer and historian.


Burkholder was born in 1881 to a family of German settlers. She taught for a short time after obtaining a teaching certificate before turning to writing. She published poetry, short stories, poems and books about the history of Hamilton, Ontario from 1911 to 1968. Burkholder had a regular local history column in The Hamilton Spectator and was a member of the city's branch of Canadian Women's Press Club.[1][2] In 1938, Burkholder was named Hamilton's first Citizen of the Year.[3]



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Further reading[edit]

  • Watters, Reginald Eyre. A Checklist of Canadian Literature and Background Material, 1682-1960. (2nd Revised Ed.) Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1972.


  1. ^ Dagg, Anne Innis (2001). The feminine gaze: a Canadian compendium of non-fiction women authors and their books, 1836-1945. Wilfrid Laurier University Press. p. 51. ISBN 978-0-88920-355-6. 
  2. ^ Campbell, Sandra; Lorraine McMullen (1991). New women: short stories by Canadian women, 1900-1920. University of Ottawa Press. p. 179. ISBN 978-0-7766-0323-0. 
  3. ^ "Businessman, student named Hamilton's Citizens of the Year". The Hamilton Spectator. 16 March 2016. Retrieved 7 November 2016. 

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