1837, Kilmallie (near Fort William), Scotland.

March 3, 1879, New Edinburgh, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

Cataraqui Cemetery, Kingston, Ontario, Canada.

Emigrating to Canada in 1858, Cameron attended Queen’s College, Kingston, Ontario, where he graduated, then studied for three years at the Theological Hall and in Glasgow. Ordained in 1865, he went to India as a missionary for the Church of Scotland, but later was compelled to leave due to ill health.

He tried to work in Australia for a time, but returned to Canada in 1875 and took charge of a congregation at New Edinburgh, in the Presbytery of Ottawa. In a brief time his health again gave way, and he had to resign his work, dying shortly afterwards. He wrote a number of poems which were published in a small volume after his death.

  1. Oh, Fair the Gleams of Glory