The author of the famous Canadian novel Anne of Green Gables, Lucy Maud Montgomery, was born at Clifton, Prince Edward Island, Nov. 30, 1874. Her father, Hugh John Montgomery, was a local merchant with a failing business. Her mother’s name was Clara Woolner MacNeil and she died just 2 years after LMM was born. LMM was sent to live with her MacNeil grandparents in Cavendish, PEI. LMM started keeping a journal when she was 9 years old. She wrote many stories and poems in her early years, but she burned all the stories, poems, and journals that she wrote when she was 14. In 1892 LMM attended Prince of Wales College. Her first teaching post was in Bideford, PEI. On July 11, 1911 on Prince Edward Island She married Rev. Ewen Macdonald. Her three children were born at Leaskdale. She died in Toronto April 24, 1942 and was buried at Cavendish, Prince Edward Island.