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Historical Markers in Maitland, Ontario

 
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By Kevin Craft, October 14, 2015
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1Ontario (Leeds and Grenville United Counties), Maitland — Dorothy Martha Dumbrille1897-1981
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 . . . Map (db m89998) HM
2Ontario (Leeds and Grenville United Counties), Maitland — Douglas Rupert Dumbrille1889-1974
Pax Alma Redit DOUGLAS RUPERT DUMBRILLE 1889-1974 A Canadian pioneer in early Hollywood, this character actor was born in Hamilton, Ontario. He frequently vacationed here at "Sprucelawn,” his father's birthplace. Sometimes . . . Map (db m204922) HM
3Ontario (Leeds and Grenville United Counties), Maitland — Dumbrille's Store
Built as a house in the 1850s, this sturdy stone building was altered in 1877 by John Dumbrille, when he relocated his general store from across the street in front of his residence "Sprucelawn". In 1879 he was appointed Maitland's postmaster and . . . Map (db m89979) HM
4Ontario (Leeds and Grenville United Counties), Maitland — Homewood
Construction of Homewood was begun in 1800 by Dr. Solomon Jones, a prominent Loyalist, local officeholder and early resident of this region. With its balanced five-bay façade, centre hallway plan and classical detailing, it reflects the influence of . . . Map (db m205243) HM
5Ontario (Leeds and Grenville United Counties), Maitland — Lieut.-Col. Thain Wendell MacDowell, V.C., D.S.O.1890-1960
Born in Lachute, Québec, MacDowell moved to Maitland in 1897. He attended local schools and graduated from the University of Toronto in 1915. During World War I, he enlisted, on January 9, 1915, in the 38th Battalion, C.E.F. On April 9, 1917, during . . . Map (db m89999) HM
6Ontario (Leeds and Grenville United Counties), Maitland — Pointe Au Baril
English text: The barques "Iroquoise" and "Outaouaise", the last French ships of war that navigated Lake Ontario, were built on this point, then called Pointe Au Baril. On 17th August, 1760, the Outaouaise, commanded by Captain La Broquerie, . . . Map (db m87011) HM
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7Ontario (Leeds and Grenville United Counties), Maitland — St. James Church 1826
Among Augusta Township's earliest settlers were a number of Anglican Loyalists who, by 1785, we're holding services in private houses. The first resident missionary, the Reverend John Bethune, was appointed to this area in 1814. Reverend Robert . . . Map (db m90002) HM
8Ontario (Leeds and Grenville United Counties), Maitland — St. James's Masonic Lodge No. 74A.F. & A.M.
In a building on property contiguous to this site, St. James Lodge No. 74 (originally No. 40) was founded 9 February 1857. The Christian Order of Masonry, then known as the Sovereign Grand Conclave of England and Wales was instituted here 6 March . . . Map (db m90000) HM
9Ontario (Leeds and Grenville United Counties), Maitland — The Founding of Maitland
In this vicinity, the site of a shipyard used during both the late French and early British periods, a village plot was laid out in 1824 for Jehiel and Ziba Phillips. Adjacent to it George Longley, a recent English emigrant, acquired an estate on . . . Map (db m89996) HM
 
 
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Sep. 29, 2022