Lansdowne in Leeds & Grenville Counties, Ontario — Central Canada
Elizabeth Rabb Beatty
1856 - 1939
One of the earliest Canadian female medical missionaries, Elizabeth Rabb Beatty was born near Caintown and moved to Lansdowne where she attended local schools. She taught in Leeds County before entering Queen's University, Kingston, to study medicine. Graduating in 1884, she was sent by the Presbyterian Women's Foreign Missionary Society to Indore, Central India. Two years later she was joined by another medical missionary, Dr. Marion Oliver, with whom she co-operated in the opening of a women's hospital in 1891. By winning the confidence of the local population, the doctors helped to lay the foundation of the success of the mission's educational and religious work. Forced to return to Canada because of illness, Dr. Beatty retired in 1892 and lived here until her death.
Erected 1978 by Ontario Heritage Foundation, Ministry of Culture and Recreation.
Location. 44° 24.513′ N, 76° 1.095′ W. Marker is in Lansdowne, Ontario, in Leeds & Grenville Counties. Marker is at the intersection of Prince Street and Beatty Street, on the right when traveling north on Prince Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 Beatty Street, Lansdowne, Ontario K0E 1L0, Canada.
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within Gananoque (approx. 14.5 kilometers away); Colonel Joel Stone (approx. 14.6 kilometers away); Private John Henry (Harry) Brown (approx. 14.7 kilometers away); Gananoque Town Hall (approx. 14.7 kilometers away); Raid on Gananoque (approx. 14.7 kilometers away); War of 1812-1814 (approx. 14.9 kilometers away); Chimney Island (Bridge Island) (approx. 15.7 kilometers away).
Also see . . . Leeds & 1000 Islands Historical Society. Walking Tour of Lansdowne (scroll down to see Beatty House) (Submitted on August 15, 2015, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec.)
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