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Marriage with Amasa MacComber
Kate married Captain Amasa MacComber, a splendid sea captain, when she was young. She went on a honeymoon with him, travelled the world, and then returned home to their comfortable nest.
Captain Amasa MacComber had put various poplars about their home — thus, the name. Amasa rarely came back, which Kate always said was troublesome. Summerside occupants could never tell if that was because he didn't stay long when he came back, or that he came back at all.
The two never had any children.
Life at Windy Poplars
Life at Windy Poplars could have gotten dull, presumably after Amasa's death. Kate took in a distant relative of hers, Chatty MacLean. Later, she hired Rebecca Dew, made a home for Dusty Miller, and finally boarded Anne.
Kate was tall, silent, and pretty. Chatty always wondered that she didn't talk so much, and had so much to talk about—while she talked endlessly and didn't have anything much to talk about.
Kate is a female given name of Greek origin, short form of Katherine and means pure.
Behind the scenes
- Christel Merian provided the voice of Kate in the German audio drama Anne of Windy Willows (2009).
- Kate, the character from the 1940 film Anne of Windy Poplars, is based on Kate MacComber.
Audio drama appearances