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Buckingham Sawmill and Dufferin Falls, Quebec | Forestry Fridays

This is a vintage postcard of the Buckingham Sawmill and Dufferin Falls in Buckingham, Quebec. In recent times, Buckingham has been amalgamated into Gatineau. Gatineau is located in Quebec’s Outaouais region.

Vintage postcard of the Saw Mill and Dufferin Falls in Buckingham, Quebec | Gatineau, Outaouais, Quebec

 

 

Reverse of Postcard

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November 27, 2009 - Posted by | . | , ,

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  1. Joseph Dufresne married Mathilde Daoust in Buckingham,Quebec on Aug. 30,1879.Joseph Dufresne ran a sawmill and grist mill in Buckingham.
    Before arriving in Buckinhham,Joseph Dufresne supposedly met Mathilde Daoust(possably Indian) while working on the Canadian Railroad.
    Any more information on this family would be appreciated.

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    Comment by Michele Dufresne | May 9, 2011 | Reply

  2. In addition to the above comment about Joseph Dufresne;
    the pronunciation of the name “Dufresne” sounds like Dufrain.Sounding simiar to the name of Dufferin Falls

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    Comment by Michele Dufresne | May 14, 2011 | Reply

  3. This Joseph sounds like the father of a Joseph Dufrense/ Dufrane who moved from Canada to Escanaba, MI where he married an Olson. They had several children including my grandmother, Hedwig. Her father Joseph had several brothers no sisters and his mother was of that name. She was Native and supposedly of mixed descent being of Cree and another tribe whose name is lost to us, We confirmed she was native from a family photograph. Our family story says that she was “adopted” and brought back east after her parents were killed and while she was still a child during the construction of the railroad and that she later married into her adopted family. What happened to my grandmother’s uncle’s descendants I don’t know. Its uncertain to me whether they also settled in Escanaba or stayed behind in Canada. I do believe that Joseph and Matilde stayed in Canada after the collapse of the saw mill industry. My grandmother and my grandfather moved out to Long Beach, CA during world war II.

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    Comment by Nicole | September 22, 2015 | Reply


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