Characters

First appearance: 1.1: The Journey Begins
Born in 1890, Felicity was the first child of Alec and Janet King. She was vain and frequently bossy over her siblings and cousins. Felicity was especially harsh toward her cousin, Sara Stanley, and was often jealous of the gifts that Blair Stanley would send his daughter.

First appearance: 1.1: The Journey Begins
Arguably the single most important character in the series, Hetty King embodied the spirit of the King family and the town of Avonlea. Hetty's strong stand for tradition and the importance of family and community was reflected in her fierce resistance to change. Her traditional beliefs would often conflict with the inevitable changing of times, not only among her family, but with the world at the beginning of the twentieth century.

First appearance: 1.1: The Journey Begins
Felix King was the second born child of Alec and Janet King. In his youth, he was often seen as a prankster with a witty sense of humor. Felix would often be at odds with his bossy sister Felicity and he would carry out schemes with his cousin, Sara Stanley.

First appearance: 1.1: The Journey Begins
Cecily King was the third child born to Alec and Janet King. She had a mild temperament and would often act as an intermediate between her bossy sister Felicity and her free spirited cousin Sara Stanley.

First appearance: 1.1: The Journey Begins
Sara Stanley was the daughter of Blair and Ruth Stanley. Blair was a wealthy businessman who provided a life of luxury for his family in Montreal. Tragedy struck when Ruth died of tuberculosis when Sara was very young. When her father was accused of embezzlement, Sara was sent to live in Avonlea with her King relatives.

First appearance: 2.2: How Kissing Was Discovered
Gus Pike was the son of Eliza Pike, and for many years, he believed that his true father was Abe (Abraham) Pike. His mother was taken away from him when he was very young and placed in an asylum by the villainous Abe. Gus became a sailor and travelled the world, visiting exotic locations such as the Spice Islands in the West Indies. When his droller went down off the coast of Nova Scotia, he arrived back in Avonlea.

First appearances: 1.1: The Journey Begins
Alec King was born in 1859, the second child and the first son born to Heziah King. When his younger brother Roger suffered an accident, which impaired him from most physical work, Alec was the obvious choice to succeed his father in tending the King farm.

First appearances: 1.1: The Journey Begins
Janet was the daughter of Walter Ward, a strict minister who was highly overprotective of his daughters. She had a sister named Abigail, but they seldom got along.  Janet was pursued by Alec King, but her father refused to allow them to court. Janet's Aunt, Eliza Ward, stood up to the reverend and convinced him otherwise.  Alec and Janet were married in 1888.

First appearance: 2.4: Of Corsets, Secrets and True True Love
Davy Keith and his sister Dora were orphaned when their mother Mary passed away. With their uncle Willy in prison, Davy and Dora went to stay with their blood relative, Marilla Cuthbert, and her friend, Rachel Lynde at Green Gables.

First appearance: 2.4: Of Corsets, Secrets and True True Love
Dora Keith and her brother Davy were orphaned when their mother Mary passed away. With their uncle Willy in prison, Davy and Dora went to stay with their blood relative, Marilla Cuthbert, and her friend, Rachel Lynde at Green Gables.

First appearance: 1.2: The Story Girl Earns Her Name
Jasper Dale's parents had high expectations of their young son. When his mother took sick, Jasper fell in love with her nurse, Addy McNeil. His mother disapproved of his relationship and refused to accept their marriage.  After his mother died, Jasper became engaged to McNeil, but he was stood up at the alter.

First appearance: 1.3: The Quarantine at Alexander Abraham's
As one of the most fiercely opinionated Avonlea villagers, Rachel Lynde would not hesitate to speak her mind. In her adolescence, Rachel Lynde would begin a bitter fued with Hetty King that would last for 36 years.

At the Avonlea Christmas ball in 1868, Romney Penhallow invited Rachel Lynde to the party to make Hetty jealous. The plan backfired and Hetty swore she would never talk to either one of them again.

First appearance: 4.2: The Lady and the Blade
Isolde Pettibone, nicknamed "Izzy," was the only daughter of Clive and Jessica Pettibone. She had two older brothers, Arthur and Morgan. At an early age, Izzy had aspirations to be the first woman general of the British army.

Her tomboy appearance was backed up by her ability to beat the Avonlea boys at sports. Izzy became friends with Felix King and during one altercation punched him in the nose.

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