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Fanny Wright

Other names: 
Frances Wright. Her husband's surname was Phiquepal d'Arusmont.
6 Sept 1795-1852

Frances (Fanny) Wright was born in Dundee on 6 Sept 1795, but was orphaned and sent to live with her grandfather in London before her third birthday. After her grandfather's death she lived with an aunt and uncle in London, and then with her great-uncle, James Mylne, Professor of Moral Philosophy at the University of Glasgow.

In August 1818 she and her younger sister Camilla travelled to New York.


Sheila Marshall McKechnie

Born 3 Mary 1948, died 2 January 2004

Sheila McKechnie was born in Camelon, Falkirk, the daugher of Christina Marshall, and Hugh McKechnie, baker. She grew up and went to school in Falkirk, and read politics and history at Edinburgh University. She then studied for an MA in industrial relations at Warwick University, and at Oxford was on the board of the radical feminist publication, Red Rag.
She Worked as a Trade Union official and a university lecturer before moving to Shelter in 1985 where she helped change and focus government policy.

Dame Sheila McKenzie
Herald Scotland News Article
Online publication of Scottish Newspaper
Falkirk Herald Newspaper Article
Online version of Local Newspaper covering the unveiling of the memorial.
Sheila McKechnie Foundation
Foundations set up in memory of Sheila to ensure her work continues into the next generation.
The Biographical Dictionary of Scottish Women
Entry by Kath Davies

Ruth Margaret Adler

born 1 October 1944, died 18 February 1994

A feminist human rights and child welfare campaigner, Ruth Adler was the daughter of two German Jewish lawyers, Charlotte Kissinger and Rudolf Oppenheimer, who emigrated to Britain in the 1930s. She was born in London, and after graduating from Oxford she moved to Scotland with her husband and taught philosophy part-time at the University of Edinburgh while her two sons were young. She was a founding member of Scottish Women’s Aid (1974), and later became a member of the Lothian Region Children’s Panel.

The Biographical Dictionary of Scottish Women
Entry on Ruth Margaret Adler by Fran Wasoff
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