A Canadian Family

First Nations, French Canadians & Acadians

They Passed Through Kahnawake: Andre Newton And Marie Anne Irene Savaria

Index: They Passed Through Kahnawà:ke

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In 1911, Andre Newton, his wife Irene and their daughter Juliette were living in Caughnawaga. Juliette’s full baptismal name was Margurite Zephirine Irene Juliette Newton and she had been baptised on July 22nd,  1906 in St-Vincent-de-Paul Parish in Montreal.  Continue reading

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Caughnawaga Chief To Visit Queen Victoria (1898) | Surname: Tehuhonevake

Index: Newspaper Clippings & Other Extracts Related To Kahnawà:ke

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Nowi Tehuhonevake, the chief of the Iroquois Indians at Caughnawaga, Canada is preparing to visit Queen Victoria in order to secure a renewal of the American treaty of 1878, under which his people can  cross the border without paying duty on their manufactures. Continue reading

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Napoleon Dubuc and Marie Angelina Duranceau | They Passed Through Kahnawake

Index: They Passed Through Kahnawà:ke

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In 1921, this French-Canadian Dubuc couple  were living in Caughnawaga with their children  11 year old Annette,  9 year old Hermosa and 4 year old Gustave. Continue reading

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Victor Desgrosseilliers and Albertine Duranceau | They Passed Through Kahnawake

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In 1921, French Canadians Victor and Albertine Desgroselliers were living in Caughnawaga with their son one year old son Lucine.

Victor Desgroselliers  and Albertine Duranceau had been married on  July 14th,  1919 in St-Joachim Parish Continue reading

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Hormidas Perras & Mathilda Macomber | They Passed Through Kahnawake

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At the time of the  1921 Census,  Hormidas Perras (French-Canadian son of Leon Perras and Marguerite Dupuy) was living in Caughnawaga with his Iroquois wife  Mathilde McComber  (daughter of Ignace Otonirionk and Mary Continue reading

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Leboeuf, Pitre | Cimetiere Sainte-Philomene (Mercier, Roussillon, QC)

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ALEXANDRE PITRE

DEC. LE 12 MARS 1919

A L’AGE DE 71 ANS Continue reading

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Past And Future Meet in Caughnawa (1949) | Surnames: Beauvais, Bechard, Bernier, Jacobs, Karhaienton, Lalonde, Piche, Tekakwitha

Index: Newspaper Clippings & Other Extracts Related To Kahnawà:ke

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Past And future Meet in Caughnawaga

by MARY BRANSWELL

 

Caughnawaga, Que. –

Nation-wide attention will be focussed on this little village on the banks of the St. Lawrence River later this month, when one of the most modern schools in Canada is officially opened here in the presence, it is hoped, of Prime Minister St. Laurent.

For the Indian boys and girls who fill its bright, attractive classrooms, however, school days began at Tekakwitha School in September, not later, or earlier, than in other schools throughout the Dominion. Continue reading

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