Sir Gilbert Parker 1862-1932

In this community of Camden East, where his father was a storekeeper and justice of the peace, was born Gilbert Parker, Canadian novelist and poet. Educated at the University of Toronto, he became a journalist and later turned to writing fiction. He moved to England in 1889 and achieved a considerable reputation as an author of historical novels, many of which, such as "The Seats of the Mighty", had a Canadian setting. Parker sat in the British House of Commons 1900-1918 as member for Gravesend and was knighted in 1902 for his literary achievements.


On the grounds of St. Luke's Anglican Church, County Road 4, Camden East

Region: Eastern Ontario

County/District: County of Lennox and Addington

Municipality: Township of Stone Mills