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First Nations, French Canadians & Acadians

Town Topics (1957) | Surnames: Laroche, Nolan

Mr. and Mrs. J. Nolan and family, of Caughnawaga, called on Miss Geraldine Laroche on their way home from a trip through the New England states.

Source: The Stanstead Journal, Sept. 12th, 1957

 

 

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French Canadian Pioneers: The Nolans of Quebec

 

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Many Seek Honors (1931) | Surnames: Delisle, Jacobs, Jocks, Johns, Lacombe, Lawrence, Martin, McComber, Paul, Standup, Skye, Williams

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Caughnawaga Indian Reserve Name Aldermen Tomorrow

There are 15 candidates seeking aldermanic honors at Caughnawaga Indian reserve, out of which six will be chosen tomorrow morning. Of these six, one will be name mayor or chief of the Indian reserve.

The candidates are John Lacombe, John Skye, John F. Martin, Andrew Delisle, Peter J. Delisle, Peter Jacobs, Peter Williams, Frank P. Johns, Paul Paul, John Lawrence, Angus T. McComber, Angus Standup, John Norton, Joseph Martin and Dominic McComber. These candidates were chosen yesterday afternoon. Continue reading

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Indian Council (1878) | Surnames: Murray, Williams

The Chiefs of the Iroquois Indians held a meeting last Tuesday in their Council house at Caughnawaga. Grand Chief Joseph Williams was elected President of the Council house at Caughnawaga. Grand Chief Joseph Williams was elected President of the Council and Chief P. Murray, Secretary. Both these dignitaries bear a good record, and will no doubt rule with discretion.

Source: The Montreal Daily Witness, May 1st, 1878

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The Caughnawaga Murder (1888) | Surnames: Brousseau, Corneiller, Jocks, Lefort, Jacobs, Patton

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The Prisoner in Court – He Hears the Evidence, But Has Nothing to Say

The alleged murderer, Jacobs, of Caughnawaga, was brought before the Coroner, in the petit jury room at the Court House yesterday morning, where all the witnesses who had testified at the late inquest were assembled. Mr. Corneiller, Q.C., attorney for the defence, Mr. Jocks, student-at-law, Mr. Brousseau, Government agent at Caughnawaga, Dr. Patton, Moise Lefort, the interpreter, and Dominique, father of the prisoner, were also present. When Jacobs entered the room he shook hands all round. He looked sad and ill at ease, but had evidently somewhat recuperated since in jail. He still wore the bandage around his neck, but the self-inflicted wounds are almost healed.

The witnesses were all re-sworn and their evidence, as already given, was read to the prisoner. When asked at the end of each deposition if he had any questions to ask, he replied no and signified his statement to that effect. Two of the witnesses made trifling changes in the wording of their previous statements, and Jacobs was taken back to jail. On the way through the corridor he met his mother-in-law. He fell on his knees, and both wept bitterly. Rising he attempted to embrace her, but she pushed him quietly away, and they parted both sobbing.

The coroner will formally commit the accused on Saturday for trial at the Court of Queen`s Bench. Until then he will not be permitted to see anybody.

Source: Montreal Herald, August 17th, 1888

 

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