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INDIAN LOST LIFE (1911) | Normand, Stacey

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Fatal Fire at Caughnawaga in the Early Morning

Montreal, May 1 — Fire broke out early this morning in the Indian village of Caughnawaga, near Lachine, and resulted in a tragedy. The house was that of Mr. Isaac Normand, a white man, who had married an Indian girl and was received into the tribe. His father and mother-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Stacey, Indians, were in the burning building and neighbours rescued the old man but could not find the woman. In less than abhor the house was burned to the ground and the charred remains of Mrs. Stacey were found in the ruins.


May 2nd, 1911, Ottawa Citizen




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Norton | Mi’kmaq (1901)

Index: Native Surname Census Extracts


This is part of a larger project to locate surnames carried by Natives, First Peoples and Metis in Eastern Canada. In this series of posts, I list surnames carried by Aboriginal (or part Aboriginal) individuals in the 1901 and 1911 census for the eastern provinces of Canada. Note: There are regular updates including external links (e.g. maps, encyclopedia) and added information (e.g. specific tribal affiliations). The companion series – Native/First Peoples/Metis Surnames of Eastern Canada – Marriage Records contains many of the same surnames as well as others.


1. To reach the original census records for the district named below, you can click on the External Links at the bottom of the post.

2. You can also click on many of the individual surnames to reach that listing in one of the census records (usually 1901 or 1911).

3. Surnames highlighted in orange also appear in the Marriage Records (although often spelled differently). 




Census Data

Enumeration district: New Brunswick, Kings, Norton (1901)

[Mi’kmaq] Continue reading

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List of Wabanaki Confederacy Surnames (New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, PEI, Quebec)



This is a growing list of surnames carried by members of thenations connected to the Wabanaki Confederacy.  I’ve extracted the names from my transcripts of Canadian census and marriage records. The Wabanaki Confederacy includes the following peoples:

  • the Maliseet of New Brunswick and Quebec
  • the Mi’kmaq of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island, and finally
  • the Abenaki of Quebec

The American Passamaquoddy and Penobscot are also Wabanaki peoples but they are not included unless they happened to appear in Canadian census or marriage records. Continue reading

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