"Long-time home of Green Gables author finally emerging from years of disrepair"
by Toronto Star Staff Reporter, Carola Vyhnak, Monday February 12, 2007
The author of the famous Canadian novel Anne of Green Gables, Lucy Maud Montgomery, was born at Clifton, Prince Edward Island, Nov. 30, 1874. She came to live at Leaskdale, north of Uxbridge Ontario, in 1911 after her wedding with Rev. Ewen Macdonald on July 11, 1911 in Prince Edward Island. Her three children were born at Leaskdale, and she wrote close to a dozen books while she was living in the Leaskdale Manse before the Macdonald family moved to Norval, Ontario in 1926. Maud died in Toronto April 24, 1942 and was buried at Cavendish, Prince Edward Island.
Maud's husband Rev. Ewen Macdonald was in charge of 2 churches:
St. Paul's Presbyterian Church, Leaskdale, and St. Paul's Presbyterian Church, Zephyr. Rev. Ewen Macdonald died in Toronto December 1943 and was buried at Cavendish, Prince Edward Island.
Maud's mother, Clara Woolner MacNeil died when Maud was 21 months old. Maud's father, Hugh Montgomery, married Maud's step-mother, Mary Anne McCrae in 1887. Mary Anne had attended high school in Uxbridge. Sir William Mackenzie of railroad fame was her uncle, and thus he became Maud's step-grand uncle.
|1908 Anne of Green Gables||1909 Anne of Avonlea||1910 Kilmeny of the Orchard|
|1911 The Story Girl||1912 *Chronicals of Avonlea||1913 *The Golden Road|
|1915 *Anne of the Island||1916 *The Watchman & Other Poems||1917 *Anne's House of Dreams|
|1919 *Rainbow Valley||1920 *Further Chronicles of Avonlea||1921 *Rilla of Ingleside|
|1923 *Emily of New Moon||1925 *Emily Climbs||1926 *The Blue Castle|
|1927 Emily's Quest||1929 Magic for Marigold||1931 A Tangled Web|
|1933 Pat of Silver Bush||1934 Courageous Women (with others)||1935 Mistress Pat|
|1936 Anne of Windy Poplars||1937 Jane of Lantern Hill||1939 Anne of Ingleside|
|1974 The Road to Yesterday|
* published while living in Leaskdale, Ontario
Canadian TV Series - Road To Avonlea
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