Toronto. Agnes Chamberlin was born in Coburg. She was the first Canadian-born child of famous author Susanna Moodie. Agnes was twice married and gave birth to nine children. Her legacy is wildflower books like Canadian Wild Flowers and Studies of Plant Life. These books have roots in Lambton Mills (now part of Toronto in the west end).
Joy Cohnstaedt sent me an email on the 23rd noting that, “Heritage Talk by Madeleine McDowell on one woman’s life, Agnes Dunbar Moodie Fitzgibbon Chamberlin (1833-1913), in early Canada.
“Born in Cobourg, Agnes Dunbar Moodie was the first Canadian child of author Susanna Moodie and her husband. She was twice married, experiencing life in many places and levels of society. Agnes Dunbar Moodie is buried in St James Cemetery, Toronto.
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