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Maitland in Leeds and Grenville United Counties, Ontario — Central Canada
 

Dorothy Martha Dumbrille

1897-1981

 
 
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Photographed By Kevin Craft, October 14, 2015
1. Dorothy Martha Dumbrille Marker
Inscription.  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.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicWomen. A significant historical year for this entry is 1897.
 
Location. 44° 38.169′ N, 75° 36.725′ W. Marker is in Maitland, Ontario, in Leeds and Grenville United Counties. Marker is at the intersection of Church Street and Ontario
Wideview of Dorothy Martha Dumbrille Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kevin Craft, October 14, 2015
2. Wideview of Dorothy Martha Dumbrille Marker
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Highway 2, on the right when traveling south on Church Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Maitland ON K6V 5T1, Canada. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Douglas Rupert Dumbrille (here, next to this marker); Lieut.-Col. Thain Wendell MacDowell, V.C., D.S.O. (a few steps from this marker); The Founding of Maitland (within shouting distance of this marker); 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.). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Maitland.
 
Also see . . .  Who was Dorothy Dumbrille?. Brief biography in the North Grenville Times. (Submitted on July 30, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 
 
Dorothy Dumbrille image. Click for full size.
Photographed By North Grenville Times, unknown
3. Dorothy Dumbrille
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 30, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 27, 2015, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. This page has been viewed 313 times since then and 66 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 27, 2015, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec.   3. submitted on July 30, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.

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Nov. 29, 2022