Major-General D.R. Cameron

1888-1896
Mackenzie Building at the Royal Military College (RMC), Kingston, Ontario with Fort Frederick in the foreground. Source: Library and Archives Canada.Pinterest
Mackenzie Building at the Royal Military College (RMC), Kingston, Ontario with Fort Frederick in the foreground. Source: Library and Archives Canada.

Sir Charles Tupper makes frequent trips to Kingston to campaign for Macdonald, but also to visit his daughter Emma and her husband Major-General D. R. Cameron, the commandant at Royal Military College from 1888 to 1896. Described by historians as a weak commandant who got the job through his father-in-law, Cameron is dismissed when the Liberals win the 1896 election. During their stay in Kingston, Emma becomes involved with supporting the poor and homeless.