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Dorothy Dumbrille (1897–1981)

Author of Up and Down the Glens; the Story of Glengarry

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Dumbrille, Dorothy (25 Sept. 1897-11 Nov. 1981), author. (Mrs J.T. Smith, Dorothy Smith, but she wrote under the name of Dorothy Dumbrille) Born at Crysler, Ont. Parents: the Rev. Rupert John Dumbrille (Venerable Archdeacon Dumbrille), an Anglican clergyman, and his wife Minnie Fulton. Minnie Fulton was the daughter of Oscar Fulton, MP for Stormont, and was a cousin of the second Mrs John A. ("Cariboo") CAMERON.
After Kempville High School, Dorothy Dumbrille attended a business college in Philadelphia. From 1916 to 1921, she worked for the Dept of Militia and Defence, Ottawa. She began writing at this time but did not resume it until World War II. From 1921 to 1924, she worked for the Provident Mutual Life Insurance Company, Philadelphia.
On 27 December 1924 she married J.T. SMITH, who was at that time a science teacher in the Alexandria High School and who was afterwards for many years the principal of the school. A few days after the marriage, Mrs Smith arrived in Alexandria, which was to be her home for the remainder of her life.
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