Catherine Parr Triall
Backwoods PioneerBook - 2004
Life should have been easy for Catharine Parr Traill. She grew up at the beginning of the nineteenth century in a big rambling country house in England with five sisters and two brothers, spending her days embroidering, reading Latin and Shakespeare, being cared for by servants and exploring the countryside. But things changed suddenly when the family business failed and her father died. For awhile Catharine wrote children's books to help earn money for the family. But eventually, like many others, she sailed to the New World to make a new life with her husband, Thomas Traill. Despite a long voyage on board a crowded ship and succumbing to cholera, she eventually made it to Ontario in 1832.