Birth in Dublin of Margaret Tennant, Née Abraham; Trade Unionist and Campaigner for Improved Working Conditions

  • April 5, 1869

Margaret Edith (May) Tennant, (1869 — 11 July 1946), née Abraham, born in Rathgar, County Dublin, Ireland, was a civil servant, trade unionist, factory inspector, and campaigner, who worked to improve conditions for industrial workers and was also involved in women’s health and education. She was one of the first people to be appointed to the Order of the Companions of Honour in 1917

She was born in Rathgar, County Dublin, and educated at home. Following her father’s death in 1887, she decided to move to London in search of employment.