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historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1OVW_dorothy-martha-dumbrille_Ontario.html
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 Ontar…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1OVV_lieut-col-thain-wendell-macdowell-v-c-d-s-o_Brockville-Ontario.html
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, 191…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1OVT_st-jamess-masonic-lodge-no-74_Ontario.html
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 …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1OVS_st-james-church-1826_Ontario.html
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 Bl…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1OVQ_war-of-1812-1814_Gananoque-Ontario.html
During the war of 1812, Gananoque was a strategic point along the St. Lawrence River corridor. All supplies heading west to support British and Canadian forces had to pass through this channel.On September 21, 1812, a company of U.S. army rifleman…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1OVH_colonel-joel-stone_Gananoque-Ontario.html
Born in Connecticut, Stone forfeited his home and property there when he fled to New York to serve with the Loyalist militia during the American Revolution. He came to Canada in 1786, settled with his family in New Johnstown (now Cornwall) and was…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1OV7_the-founding-of-spencerville_Spencerville-Ontario.html
By 1821 Peleg Spencer was operating a grist-mill and sawmill on the South Nation River on a Clergy Lot he had leased in 1817, having previously owned a sawmill on the site from 1811 till 1814. David Spencer, son of Peleg, took over the mills in 18…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1OV6_roebuck-indian-village-site_North-Augusta-Ontario.html
Approximately 500 years ago an Iroquoian agricultural community of about 1600 persons occupied this site. Archaeological excavations suggested approximately 40 communal longhouses, averaging nearly 100 feet in length, stood in this village, palisa…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1OV5_homewood_Ontario.html
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 fa├žade, centre hallway plan and classical detailing, it reflects the influence…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1OV4_dumbrilles-store_Ontario.html
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 …
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