Toronto's Historical Plaques
Learn a little of Toronto's history as told through its plaques
Rhoda Skinner Scarborough Pioneer
Photos by Alan L Brown - Posted August, 2007
Plaque coordinates: 43.757600 -79.254754
This plaque is dedicated to the women who pioneered the wilderness of Ontario in the early 19th century and, in particular, to Rhoda Skinner (1775 1834).
In addition to laborious household chores, assisting with the farming, and coping with fears and challenges unheard of today, they were often called upon to raise huge families. Rhoda was the mother to 37 children by two husbands.
Posted May 21, 2012
Wow a family of 37 children! I definitely wish to includ Rhoda on my web site http://famouscanadianwomen.com. The plaque does not give her tombstone information...dob/dod and place of birth. I shall definitley have to work on this. Thanks for all the work you do to foster enjoyment of history.
Dawn Monroe MLS
Posted November 29, 2010
Rhoda Skinner was my husband's gt-gt-gt-grandmother, through daughter Eliza Terry.
Posted June 3, 2008
Rhoda Skinner was actually the birth mother of only 18 children. The other 19 were step-children, 7 from her first husband's previous marriage and 12 step-children from her second husband's first marriage. Rhoda gave birth to 12 children by her first marriage and 6 be her second. In summary, she was mother AND STEP-MOTHER to 37 children.
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