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The Reverend Charles W. Gordon 1860-1937

The Reverend Charles W. Gordon 1860-1937

Photo by Alan L Brown - Posted June, 2005

The Reverend Charles W. Gordon 1860-1937

Photo from Google Street View ©2010 Google - Posted October, 2010

The Reverend Charles W. Gordon 1860-1937

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Plaque Location

The United Counties of Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry
The Township of North Glengarry
In St. Elmo, on Road 20 just east of Concession 8
4.0 km south of Highway 417

Coordinates: N 45 18.700 W 74 52.470


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Plaque Text

Born at Indian Lands (St. Elmo), Gordon was ordained a Presbyterian minister in 1890. He served as a missionary in the North West Territories until 1893 and the following year was called to St. Stephens in Winnipeg. A chaplain during the War of 1914-18, he was Moderator of the Presbyterian Church in Canada 1921-22. Under the pen name of Ralph Connor, Gordon became one of Canada's leading authors and wrote such books as "The Man from Glengarry", "The Sky Pilot" and "Glengarry School Days". The themes of many of his novels were drawn from his missionary experiences and boyhood memories of Glengarry.



Other Plaques in St. Elmo
Glengarry Congregational Church 1837
Sir Edward Robert Peacock, G.C.V.O. 1871-1962

North Glengarry Plaques

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