White Farmers in Caughnawaga (1880) | Surnames: Beauvais, Delisle, DeLorimer, Jocks, Murray, Williams
Interview with Chief Jocks and others – the question of white labour – the case fairly and fully stated
Yesterday we had an opportunity of meeting three of the prominent Indians from Caughnawaga, namely, Chief Jocks and Messrs. DeLorimier and Francois Delisle from whom we learned something of the difficulties which are prevailing in Caughnawaga, to which frequent references has been made in the newspapers. The following interview with the Chef will give our readers, perhaps, a better understanding of the whole question than they could get in any other way.
Rep.– I understand that the difficulties in connection with white residents n the reservation of Caughnawaga have not been settled?
Chief– They have not.
Rep.- What has given rise to this difficulty? Continue reading
Past And Future Meet in Caughnawa (1949) | Surnames: Beauvais, Bechard, Bernier, Jacobs, Karhaienton, Lalonde, Piche, Tekakwitha
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 n the presence, it is hoped, of Prime Minter 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
HOUSEHOLD 181 Iroquois
Twoaxe, Martin, 64 Twoaxe, Marie, 60
HOUSEHOLD 182 Iroquois
Twoaxe Dominique, 35 Twoaxe Juliette, 37
Twoaxe Marie, 9 Continue reading
CHIEF RED EAGLE DIES IN 48TH YEAR
Blood-Poisoning Fatal – To Brave Whose English Name Was Mike Stacey
Chief Red Eagle, known to thousands of United States tourists for his famous Red Eagle village at Caughnawaga, and to thousands of Canadians for his rope tricks and archery skill died Saturday at the Lachine General Hospital of blood poisoning. Continue reading
Surnames: Beauvais, Boudrias,de Lorimie, Poirier
Suit for Assault Accordingly Dismissed in Superior Court
ALIBI IS PRESENTED
Mr. Justice de Lorimier Comments on Ability of Plaintiff to Travel Despite Alleged Injuries
Beaten near the Caughnawaga highway, Magloire Poirier identified Joseph Boudrias as his assailant and sued him for $530, but Mr. Justice de Lorimier, of the Superior Court, dismissed his action for lack of positive identification of Boudrias as the aggressor and commented on the fact that despite his allege injuries, Poirier was able to come to Montreal on the same afternoon to consult a lawyer.
Poirier alleged that on September 22, 1930, at Caughnawaga, near the main highway Boudrias attacked him maliciously without cause, striking him on the head and shoulders with a metal bar while he was stooping to remove a small gate. Later, he claimed, Boudrias boasted of having kicked hm on the head. Continue reading
New Council Elected At Caughnawaga (1958) | Surnames: Albany, Beauvais, Deer, Lazare, Marquis, Woodlands
Surnames: Albany, Beauvais, Deer, Lazare, Marquis, Woodlands
NEW COUNCIL ELECTED AT CAUGHNAWAGA
Caughnawaga, P.Q. – On July 4 Mike Lefebvre was elected Mayor of Caughnawaga, getting 73 votes.
Other councillors elected were: John Lazare, L.L. Deer, Angus Marquis, T. Montour, Mattie Deer, Constant Albany, James Lazare, Bernard Beauvais, John Woodlands, and John Lazare. Continue reading
Surnames: Beauvais, Maloney, Stacey
MAYOR BEAUVAIS DEAD
First Citizen of Caughnawaga Was in 65th Year
Louis K. Beauvais, mayor of Caughnawaga, die yesterday afternoon after a lingering illness. He was in his 65th year.
The distinction of being the first citizen of the village of Caughnawaga was less to Mr. Beauvais than his knowledge of the craft of the woods and his learning concerning the ways of fish. He was known to sportsmen all over America who look to the wilds of Quebec for their diversion during the summer. Continue reading
This is another image of Sose Akwiranoron from the private collection of American collector Douglas Buchholz. Douglas likes to research the history behind the people, places and events depicted in the images he’s found. His collection includes antique postcards as well as lantern slides and paper ephemera and one of his interests is with First Peoples and in particular with their involvement in the entertainment industry in the early 20th century.
What you see here is an image from a pamphlet (probably from a lantern slide) titled: Hiawatha, in the drama of 1904, which shows Joseph Beauvais dressed in the regalia of the famous Onondaga chief. If you are unfamiliar with First Peoples cultures, please note that although Haie’wa’tha was the founder of the Iroquois Confederacy, what you see in this image is not the traditional garb of the people of Kahnawak:ke.
Douglas is already in contact with one descendant of Sose Akwiranoron (Lynn Beauvais) and has done research through the Kahnawak:ke Cultural Centre and other sources, however he is always interested in communicating with others who have an interest in this fascinating person.
If you’d like to talk to Douglas, drop me a line in the comment box below and I’ll forward your email address to him.
KA – HE – RIE – NEN- THA
Born April 28, 1875
Died March 3,1923
Beloved Wife of
Beauvais St-Gemme, Jacques | Soldé, Jeanne
January 7th, 1654
Beauvais Bouvet St-Joseph, Joseph-Xavier, Jacques | Desnoyers, Marie-Josephe
February 21st, 1757
Beauvais Variations or associated surnames
Atientonko – Bauvais – Berlinguette – Bigones(s)e – Bigunese
Coderre – Crenet – de Beauvais – Delisle – Emery Continue reading
Douglas left a message recently requesting information about the parentage of Sose Akwiranoron Beauvais, and I was curious as to the source of his “genealogical itch” . I’m sharing his story with you as I think it’s a great example of what I like to call “artefact-driven family research”. Perhaps his search will inspire you – who knows what stories might be lying around in your attic?
This is the photograph my ancestors’ descendants had in their possession down in CT and NJ. Woodbine Township to be exact. The Woodward’s from Newark, Vermont – they moved down to the Putnam/ Daysville, CT area sometime around the 1930’s I think (probably because of a lack of work here and the job market down there).
Anyway, I got a duplicate print and negative from the relative down that way, who stated that this was her ancestor Parker Preston Woodward who died around Continue reading
This request for information was left by Douglas and I’m looking forward to working with him however I thought I would also share his request with readers in case someone can help. If you prefer to contact him directly, please send me your contact information and I’ll forward it to him!
Kindly I am seeking the parentage of Sose Akwiranoron Beauvais (1870/1872-1913) to “push the lineage back but no, I am not related to anyone (that I know of) within the Kahnawa:ke Community. This is mostly to satisfy my own genealogical itch.
I see his death record, and his marriage record, but MY eyes are either failing me miserably or else the ancestry.com viewer of documents is not-as-great as they say it is. Or else they scanned the records poorly. He was allegedly born April 20, 1870 or 1872 and married Nov 04 1890 per the Ste. Francois Xavier du Sault St. Louis, Caughnawaga (Kahnawa:ke) Mohawk Community, Quebec, Canada Church to Marie Ioriwiioston Kelly. He was a “Hiawatha” Indian actor. Sose died on March 4-5-6 (?), 1913. Continue reading