Drummond, William Henry
|born on||13 April 1854 at 05:10 (= 05:10 AM )|
|Place||Leitrim, Ireland, 54n00, 8w04|
|Timezone||LMT m8w04 (is local mean time)|
|Astrology data||22°58' 22°50 Asc. 22°35'|
Irish-born poet, he moved to Montreal, Canada with his family at age 10. Trained as a physician, he published "'The Habitant and other French-Canadian poems' in November 1897. The collection was well received and he continued to turn out volumes of his poetry. Perhaps his most anthologized work is "The Wreck of the 'Julie Plante'", which he wrote in the late 1870s. In mourning after his son died in September 1904, he wrote "The Last Portage" a result of a dream on Christmas Eve that year.
He suffered a fatal cerebal hemorrhage on April 6, 1907 in Cobalt,Ontario, a week before his 53rd brthday.
- Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1897 ("The Habitant")
Sy Scholfield calculates a sunrise chart based on a statement about Drummond's birth by his widow, May Harvey Drummond, in her introduction to the book, 'The Great Fight: Poems and Sketches' (Putnam's, 1908), p. 3: 'At sunrise on Holy Thursday, April 13, 1854, in Currawn House, near the village of Mohill, County Leitrim, Ireland, where his father, George Drummond, was then stationed, William Henry Drummond, 'Poet of the Habitant' was born.' (same passage transcribed in Walter Pilling Percival's book, 'Leading Canadian Poets' [Ryerson Press, 1948], p. 71).
- Vocation : Writers : Poet
- Family : Parenting : Kids -Traumatic event (Death of his son)
- Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Stroke (Fatal cerebral hemorrhage)