Laura secord homespun heroine history is making other's experiences our own for bravery above and beyond the call of duty during the war of 1812, laura secord earned the honour and distinction of being named the heroine of beaver dams canadians take great pride in the name and the fame of the. Laura secord's father supported the americans during the american revolutionary war thomas lost all of his money, so he wanted to start a new life it was very cheap to buy land in canada, so they moved to the niagara peninsula in 1795 and opened a tavern this is where she met james secord who. Laura secord was a heroine of the war of 1812 unsung in her lifetime, she has her father was a patriot (to patriotic canadians, he was a rebel) in the american war of independence he arrived in canada he never moved to ingersoll, remaining an inn-keeper the rest of his life when her father moved. Laura secord (1775-1868) was a wartime heroine whose story became mythologized and engrained in canadian history, yet to this day many of the details are still quite murky when the war of 1812 broke out, the secords were on great britain's side and james was a sergeant in the first lincoln militia. In 1797, barely 2 years after arriving in upper canada, laura married james secord and settled down in queenston as a merchant's wife by the time the war of 1812 began, laura and james had 5 children ranging in age from 2 to 10 [heroine of the battle of beaver dams, war of 1812 - 1814. The free event at the laura secord homestead saturday celebrates her place in canadian history with period activities, a village fair and the fourth annual laura the walk began three years ago to commemorate the 200th anniversary of secord's 32-kilometre trek during the war of 1812-14 to warn british. Laura secord is someone whose legend is tied to the very history of canada, and is especially significant for the niagara region secord is famous for her bravery during the war of 1812 as a young mother, she trekked more than 30 kilometres over 18 hours through dangerous territory, dodging enemy.
A ya history about the canadian heroine laura secord apart from raising a huge family and being a generally well-loved person, her claim to fame is her 19 mile hike through the wilderness to warn the british of an imminent american attack in the war of 1812 a female paul revere the book does a lot to set the historical. Laura secord: heroine of the war of 1812 (quest biography) [peggy dymond leavey] on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers 2013 speaker's book award — shortlisted laura secord is now famous for her singular feat of bravery during the war of 1812. Laura secord lesson overview in this lesson, students will investigate the role of laura secord in the war of 1812 they will explore the vital roles women played instruct students to record their definition of a 'hero' in the space provided enquire: “what types of roles and responsibilities existed during the war of 1812.
For weeks there was a laura secord biography sitting on my desk i had another book about the war of 1812 to read so i ignored the laura secord really, how much can one non-historian take in what i knew about laura secord is what most canadians know: there is a candy store chain named after her. History: laura ingersoll secord was a heroine of the war of 1812 it was from this queenston homestead that laura secord began the journey that has earned her a place in canadian history despite the danger and harsh unsettled country, laura secord is a heroine due to her heroic journey to warn. Winnipeg manitoba free press company 1907 laura secord a study in canadian ptriotism (1907) page 1 portraitjpg laura secord born 1775 the guest of the canadian club at their luncheon yesterday afternoon, and delivered an address on the gallant deed of laura secord, the heroine of 1812.
Biography of laura secord (from the dictionary of canadian biography online at libraries and archives canada) ingersoll, laura (secord), heroine b 13 sept 1775 in great barrington, mass, eldest daughter of thomas ingersoll and elizabeth dewey d 17 oct 1868, at chippawa (niagara falls, ont) when laura. Laura secord was a canadian heroine of the war of 1812 she is known for having walked 20 miles (32 km) out of american-occupied territory in 1813 to warn british forces of an impending american attack her contribution to the war was little known during her lifetime, but since her death she has been frequently.
Laura secord the lost canadian heroine of the war of 1812 - blake sullivan - essay - cultural studies - canada - publish your bachelor's or master's thesis specifically, laura secord, an american born loyalist whose family moved to upper canada, “lured by cheap land and low taxes”, dramatically changed the course. With the bicentennial celebrations of the war of 1812 in full swing, laura secord is the lady of the hour laura secord is one of the most famous heroines ever born on canadian soil false feeding and billeting enemy soldiers has been the lot of families in occupied territory for much of history 3 laura.
Explore genealogy for laura (ingersoll) secord born 1775 great barrington, massachusetts died 1868 niagara falls, ontario, canada including canadian heroine of the war of 1812, famous for her twenty-mile walk through enemy lines to warn the british command of a pending american attack also see. Laura secord (ingersoll) also known as: uel birthdate: september 13, 1775 ( 93) birthplace: great barrington, berkshire county, massachusetts, united states death: october 17, 1868 (93) chippewa, lennox-addington, ontario, canada place of burial: drummond hill cemetery, niagara falls,.
“by staying true to laura's undertaking while adding an interesting twist (fictional, of course), connie brummel crook has taken this book from biography to historical fiction with an “aha it dramatizes the life of laura secord from her childhood to her famous trek through the canadian wilderness during the war of 1812. Home of canada's most famous heroine during the war of 1812, a brave woman set out on a perilous journey in the service of her country and stepped forever into the history and folklore of niagara travel back in time to the lovingly restored laura secord homestead and be enchanted by stories of her adventures and. Secord has been memorialized in books, plays, music and even a postage stamp historian pierre berton asserted that her story would be used to underline the growing myth that the war of 1812 was won by true-blue canadians the story of laura secord has been told in. Laura secord (september 1775 - october was a canadian heroine of the war of she is known for warning british forces of an impending american attack that led to the british victory at the battle of beaver rosemary brown was the first black woman in canadian history to be elected to a canadian provincial legislature.
Connie brummel crook is the author of fifteen picture books and novels of historical fiction her most recent, acts of courage: laura secord and the war of 1812, tells the story of laura ingersoll secord, one of the most celebrated (and sometimes controversial) figures in canadian history today connie. Laura secord and the war of 1812 how did a pioneer woman called laura secord become the most famous heroine in canadian history it was the summer of 1813 british and american troops were fighting for control of the niagara peninsula when laura secord happened to hear about a secret american plan to. By randy boswella us historian who unearthed new evidence about the life of a war of 1812 heroine from new york has dismissed laura secord's famous midnight dash to save canada from invasion as a mere “sunday walk” in the woods compared to the exploits of betsy doyle, her america.