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Sir Charles G.D. Roberts
Birth: Jan. 10, 1860
Death: Nov. 26, 1943

Canadian Poet and Writer. A native of Douglas, New Brunswick, he was born on January 10, 1860, and was considered one of Canada's better early writers of prose. He became 'Known as the Father of Canadian Poetry' and was one of the "Confederation Poets' along with the likes of Archibald Lampman and Bliss Carman. A graduate of the University of New Brunswick in 1879, he published his first book, entitled, "Orion And Other Poems" in 1880. After graduating and the success of his first work, he took a teaching job in Chatham, New Brunswick, and Fredericton, New Brunswick, as well as working as editor of the literary magazine, "The Week", and as a professor at King's College in Windsor, Nova Scotia, all from 1879 to 1895. His next two works include, "In Divers Tones" (1887), and "Songs Of The Common Ave! An Ode For The Shelley Centenary" (1893). In 1897 he moved to New York with his family where he began to write prose. He later moved to Europe, where he continued his writing, but also served in the British Army as a commissioned officer during World War I. In 1925 he moved back to Canada and lived in Toronto, Ontario, where again he began writing, as well as lecturing throughout Canada, and becoming a member of the Royal Society of Canada. In 1925 he was awarded the Lorne Pierce Medal for his distinguished service to Canadian literature and was also honoured with a knighthood in 1935. He passed away on November 26, 1943, at the age of 83. Roberts other works include, "Earth's Enigmas" (1896), "The Kindred Of The Wild" (1902), The Book Of The Rose" (1903), "The Vagrant Of Time" (1927), "Eyes Of The Wilderness" (1933), "The Iceberg And Other Poems" (1934), and "Selected Poems" (1936). (bio by: K) 
Forest Hill Cemetery
York County
New Brunswick, Canada
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