Maitland in Leeds and Grenville Counties, Ontario — Central Canada
Dorothy Martha Dumbrille
Described as a writer "having a mission", this novelist, poet and historian authored ten books. Born in Crysler, she was the daughter of an Anglican priest, The Venerable Archdeacon Rupert J. Dumbrille and his wife. She lived in many Eastern Ontario communities, including Alexandria, where her husband James T. Smith was high school principal. During World War II she wrote and published several patriotic poems followed by a novel 'All This Difference' which addressed the tensions between the French Canadian inhabitants and the descendents of early Scots living in Glengarry County. This house, her ancestral home, was the setting of a subsequent novel, 'Deep Doorways', first published in 1947.
Erected by Ontario Ministry of Culture and Communications.
Location. 44° 38.169′ N, 75° 36.725′ W. Marker is in Maitland, Ontario, in Leeds and Grenville Counties. Marker is at the intersection of Church Street and Ontario Highway 2, on the right when traveling south on Church Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Maitland, Ontario K0E 1P0, Canada.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lieut.-Col. Thain Wendell MacDowell, V.C., D.S.O. (a few steps from this marker); The Founding of Maitland Dumbrille's Store (within shouting distance of this marker); St. James's Masonic Lodge No. 74 (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); Pointe Au Baril (about 210 meters away); St. James Church 1826 (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); War of 1812 (approx. 2.4 kilometers away in the U.S.); Homewood (approx. 2.9 kilometers away). Click for a list of all markers in Maitland.
Also see . . . RomanceWiki - Dorothy Dumbrille. (Submitted on October 27, 2015, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec.)
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