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Fire At Caughnawaga (1889) | Surnames: Jocks, Murray, Lalonde

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

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The stone houses of Chief Jocks (now Mayor) and James Murray, and the wooden house of John Price, with thier contents and the stables, were destroyed by fire last evening at Caughnawaga. By bringing pails up from the river the Indians – men, women and children – kept the neighboring houses wet enough to prevent the fire from spreading further, though the breeze was pretty strong. About $?,000 damage was done. Miss Lalonde had her shoulder broekn by a box thrown out of her father’s upper window.

Source: The Montreal Daily Witness – Apr 20, 1889


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  1. Was this Thomas Jocks who was married to Lydia Smith? Lydia Smith was my 2nd great aunt. My 2nd great grandmother, Susan Powles Smith, died while visiting Lydia at Caughnawaga in 1890 and I have not been able to locate a death certificate or burial location. Do you have any ideas on where to look?


    Comment by Bob Saber | April 7, 2017 | Reply

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