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McLachan, Alexander

  • CA QUA00002
  • Person
  • 1818-1896

Farmer, tailor and poet, Erin Township, Amarinth Township, Ont.

Masefield, John

  • CA QUA00003
  • Person
  • 1878-1967

John Masefield was born on 1 June 1878 in Ledbury, Herefordshire. He went to sea as a merchant marine in his youth and later spent several years in the United States. In 1897 he returned to England and was on the staff of the Manchester Guardian. Masefield was best known as a poet but was also a playwright and novelist of some note. He was poet laureate of Great Britain from 1930 until his death in 1967, and was awarded the Order of Merit in 1935.

Shaw, George Bernard

  • CA QUA00004
  • Person
  • 1856-1950

George Bernard Shaw was born in Dublin, Ireland on 26th July, 1856. A noted playwright, drama critic and socialist, Shaw was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1925. A few of his well-known plays include, "Arms and the Man" (1898), "The Doctor's Dilemma" (1906), and "Pygmalion" (1913). Shaw died on 2nd November, 1950.

McKim, E. Anson

  • CA QUA00005
  • Person
  • 2 May 1855-26 Jan. 1917

Anson McKim was an advertising executive, publisher, and businessman; b. 2 May 1855 in Ernestown Township, Upper Canada, son of John Nelson McKim and Jane Shibley; m. 1 Oct. 1884 Bessie True, daughter of George W. True of Portland, Maine, and they had one daughter; d. 26 Jan. 1917 in an accident at the railway station in Coteau Jonction (Coteau-Station), Que.

Hughes, Mary

  • CA QUA00008
  • Person
  • n.d.

No information available on this creator.

Leacock, Stephen Butler

  • CA QUA00001
  • Person
  • 1869-1944

Stephen Butler Leacock, Ph.D , FRSC (30 December 1869 – 28 March 1944) was a writer and economist. Born in Swanmore, Hampshire, England, at age six he and his family moved to Canada, settling on a farm in Egypt, Ontario. Leacock was sent to Upper Canada College in Toronto, where he was top of the class and so popular he was chosen as head boy. The same year, seventeen year-old Leacock started at University College at the University of Toronto, where he was admitted to the Zeta Psi fraternity, but found he could not resume the following year due to financial difficulties.

He left university to earn money as a schoolteacher at Strathroy, Uxbridge and finally in Toronto. As a teacher at Upper Canada College, he was able to simultaneously attend classes at the University of Toronto and, in 1891, earn his degree through part-time studies. It was during this period that his first writing was published in The Varsity, a campus newspaper. He began graduate studies at the University of Chicago where he received a doctorate in political science and political economy. He moved from Chicago, Illinois to Montreal, Quebec where he became a lecturer and long-time acting head of the political economy department at McGill University.

Leacock was awarded the Royal Society of Canada's Lorne Pierce Medal in 1937 for his academic work. He turned to fiction, humour and short reports to supplement his regular income. His stories, first published in magazines in Canada and the United States and later in novel form became extremely popular around the world.

During the summer months, he lived at Old Brewery Bay in Orillia, across Lake Simcoe from where he was raised and also bordering Lake Couchiching.

Leacock was predeceased by his wife and survived by his son Stephen Jr. In accordance with his wishes, after his death due to throat cancer, he was cremated and buried at Sibbald Point in Georgina Township near his boyhood home and across Lake Simcoe from his adult summer home.

Ade, George

  • CA QUA00007
  • Person
  • 1866-1944

Poet and author

Allen, Joseph Antisell

  • CA QUA00009
  • Person
  • 1814-1900

Clergyman, Kingston, Ont. and New Haven, Conn.

Bagot, Charles

  • CA QUA00017
  • Person
  • 1781-1843

Governor-general of British North America, 1841-1843.

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