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First Nations, French Canadians & Acadians

Jonquiere (Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean), rue St-Dominique

Quebec Vintage Postcard | vintage retail signs | Canadian Family

Jonquiere (like numerous other Quebec communities) has now been amalgamated into a larger city (Saguenay). It is located in the modern region of Saguenay-Lac-St-Jean. The modern Jonquiere  had also been the result of an amalgamation (Jonquiere, Kenogami and Arvida). The original settlement of Jonquiere has existed since the mid 19th century, but the regional population really exploded in the second decade of the 20th century with the opening of Alcan’s  Shipshaw hydroelectric station which served their Arvida aluminium plant in Arvida, as well as the Price lumber operations in Kenogami.

The surnames below were present in Jonquiere  proper at the time of the 1911 census. it will be interesting to see the changes when the 1921 census is published – although I imagine that the changes will be more dramatic in the 1931 returns!



Click on name to access 1911 Canada Census

Beaudoin   Belley   Bergeron   Bilodeau   

Boily   Bouchard   Boudreau   Boulianne   Brassard 


Dallaire   Deschêne   Duchêne   


Fortin   Gagnon   Gauthier   Girard       

Kironack   Laberge

Lapointe   Larouche   

Lavoie   Lemieux   

Maltais   Plaskett   Potvin   

Ratté   Savard   St-Gelais

Tremblay   Vézina   Villeneuve



Related Posts

Index: Vintage Postcards of Quebec

Kenogami, Quebec (Price Bros.)

Shipshaw  | Chute a Caron



External Links

Panoramio – Modern Photo of Rue St-Dominique Jonquiere – Ptitpere

Tourism – Ville de Saguenay

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