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Chief of the Caughnawaga Indians Died, 1902 / Surname: Sky

Chief of the Caughnawaga Indians

Mr. Joseph Sky, eighty-three years old, a chief of the Caughnawaga Indians, died on Tuesday night at his home in Caughnawaga, N.Y. He was elected chief in 1852, wand was chief when the first Indian lacrosse team went to Europe. He was chief when King Edward visited Canada in 1860. He was a noted Athlete. The chief was with Dawson when he surveyed the route to Manitoba over which the troops went at one time. Continue reading

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Indians in British America, 1898 (Caughnawaga Excerpts)

(Note: Several extracts from longer article, link follows)

Nearly 100,000 on the Canadian Reservation at Present

 

In Quebec there are 10,622 Indians …..

The most interesting reservations are those of eastern Canada, continuing the remnants of the nations who figure so prominently in the early history of this continent; the tribes who ruled over the dark forests before Champlain had landed at Quebec or the Pilgrim Fathers on New England’s coast. There are two Iroquois reservations in Quebec.

One is at Caughnawaga, on the south bank of the St. Lawrence, ten miles above Montreal. It is an old settlement, established under the French regime Continue reading

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Destructive Fire 1888 / Surnames: Stacey, Gay (?)

Destructive Fire

Dedham, Mass, May 27-

The chocolate factory of C.D. Brooks was burned this morning. Loss, $80,000; insurance, $40,000.

It is now believed the explosion was caused by a fitter incautiously approaching a leak with a lamp while endeavouring to locate the leak. The damage to property is estimated at from $150,000 to $200,000. It is possible the walls of the adjoining gas meter are so shaken that a large portion will have to be taken down. The excitement in th east end of the city is great. The scene presented while the bodies of the victims were being removed was very pathetic.

Another name, that of a young man O’Brien has been added to the list of killed. His body and that of Joseph Angel are still under the debris.

The following is the lsit of fatally injured: Angus Gay, a Caughnawaga Indian, Continue reading

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Early French Canadian Pioneers: The Lauriers of Quebec

Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers 

Francois Laurier Cottinault Coutineaud, Francois / Madeleine Milot

January 7th, 1677, Montreal (Notre-Dame)

[Occ. military, l’Estrade Regiment]

Variations and associated surnames

Cham, Cotineau, Cotino, Larochelle

 

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Reader Query: A Labrie / Berthelette Lineage

Evelyn in Montreal: Cote & Moreau, Vercheres

 

Image Source:

McCord Museum

 


This series of Early French Canadian Pioneer microposts is dedicated to the earliest settlers of Quebec. If you are new to the genealogy of French-speaking Canadians, please be aware that the earliest French settlers can also descend from the Acadian pioneers who originally settled in what are now Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. In addition, please note that any Native related links refer back to other posts citing census, marriage or other documents with indigenous or Metis individuals of that surname, however those individuals do not necessarily descend from these particular French Canadian settlers. All these posts are intended as Finding Aides – a place to find possible clues and start your own research!

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French Canadian Pioneers: The Lacoutures of Quebec

Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers

Montreal Notre-Dame - Lacouture genealogy

Etienne Lacouture Canac  | Marie-Josephe Rouillard

October 10th, 1763, Montreal (Notre-Dame)

[Occ. military, troupes de Montcalm, Guyenne]

Jean Lacouture Gonneau |  Marie-Andree Hurtebise

June 16th, 1734, Montreal (Notre-Dame)

[Occ.-]

Francois Lacouture Liandra(t) | Marie-Anne Deschamps dit Roger

January 12th, 1761, Montreal (Notre-Dame)

[Occ. military, troupes de Montcalm, Bearn, de Figuery]

Variations and associated surnames

Baillon – Bridel – Bridet – Bussot – Cauchy – Cayer – Chatignon

Clement – Cochy – Dufort – Goneau – Gueneau – Liondras – Mailly

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Acadian & French-Canadian Genealogy and History

Early French Canadian Pioneers: The Letourneaus of Quebec

French Canadian Pioneers: The Bouchards of Quebec

Chief John Jocks Near Anniversary (1934) Surnames: Bouchard, Jocks, Lacouture, Letourneau, Palmer, Two Axe


This series of Early French Canadian Pioneer microposts is dedicated to the earliest settlers of Quebec. If you are new to the genealogy of French-speaking Canadians, please be aware that the earliest French settlers can also descend from the Acadian pioneers who originally settled in what are now Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. In addition, please note that any Native related links refer back to other posts citing census, marriage or other documents with indigenous or Metis individuals of that surname, however those individuals do not necessarily descend from these particular French Canadian settlers. All these posts are intended as Finding Aides – a place to find possible clues and start your own research!

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