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French Canadian Pioneers: The Brunets of Quebec

Index: Filles du Roi 

Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers 

Brunet - French Canadian Pioneers

 

Alexis Brunet / Dauphine  |  Marie-Josephe Harnois

November 25th, 1732 Quebec

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French Canadian Pioneers: The Larivieres of Quebec

Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers 

 

Andre La Riviere / Chapdelaine  |  Anne Chevrefils

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French Canadian Pioneers: The Bourbonnais of Quebec

Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers 

 

Francois Bourbonnais / Brunet   |  Barbe Beauvais 

July 11th, 1672 Montreal

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The Beauvais/Canadien Families of Kahnawake and Maine

Awhile back Brian Hinkley shared some really interesting local history about one branch of  the  Beauvais & Canadien Families  in Oquossoc, Maine. Today he’s sharing some period photographs that he believes to be Aida Canadian and her husband Frank King (along with the mysterious brook trout.

 

 

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Att: Beauvais & Canadien Families of Kahnawake or New York

Beauvais Cabin | Canadien Beauvais | Maine

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If you belong – or know something – about  the Beauvais or Canadien families, you may be interested in this message from Brian Hinkley which apparently connects to a piece of the family history in mid-20th century Maine. [You can leave a reply for Brian in the comment boxes below and I’ll forward him your message and email].

“I live in a cabin in Oquossoc, Maine on the Rangeley River that I believe Big John Canadien may have originally built. Aida Canadien married Frank C. King and they lived in the cabin, adding to it in the 1940s. Can anyone add to the history of the cabin? Of particular interest is the trophy brook trout that was mounted by Herbie Welch, the most famous taxidermist of the Rangeley Lakes region.

I have many old photos of the King family (Frank and Aida) and possibly of the Canadien family and the Beauvais family. My family bought the house in the 1970s from the French Canadian family that owned it – Beauvais family (I may have the Continue reading

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Caughnawaga Census 1921 | Households 241 – 260

HOUSEHOLD 241  Iroquois

Curotte Louis, 31      Curotte Therese, 29

Curotte Magdeleine,  6      Curotte John, 4

Curotte Arthur, 4 months

HOUSEHOLD 242  Iroquois

Montour Ignace, 39       Montour Laura, 35

Montour John, 15        Montour Ida, 13

Montour Florence, 8     Montour Marguerite, 3

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St. JEAN BAPTISTE FETE (1935) | Surname: Beauvais

Index: Newspaper Clippings & Other Extracts Related To Kahnawà:kenewspapers in a stack b

 

Caughnawaga Reserve Stages Annual Celebration

 

Caughnawaga Indian Reserve yesterday celebrated the feast of St. Jean Baptiste, parading in the streets with the Caughnawaga officers of the order at the head. Later the residents adjourned to the grounds at the back of St. Francois Xavier Church where a French flag was hoisted.

Several Indians then competed with rifles to break off the top of the mast carrying the flag. Eddy Beauvais was the winner, receiving the $5 annually awarded for the feat.

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