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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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CAUGHNAWAGA TO BE EN-FETE TODAY (1932) | Surnames: Atrenho, Canadian, Tosini

Chief White Cloud’s Widow Marries Cesar Tosini of Montreal

Wedding bells in the historic St. Francois Xavier Church at Caughnawaga will ring this morning: tawny braves and dusky maidens will rejoice as the charming Marion Canadian widow of the late Chief White Cloud, better known to white men as James Atrenho, famous 72 year old Indian medicine man, who died on February 13, 1931, at Watertown, N.Y. will walk to the altar for the second time to be married to Cesar Tosini, proprietor of the Milano Cafe , 1235 Dorchester Street west, Montreal. Marion Canadian is 29 years of age. Continue reading

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Dark Angel Visits Caughnawaga With Tidings of Chief White Cloud’s Death (1931) | Surnames: Atrenho, Canadian/Canadien, Jocks

Caughnawaga, Que., February 13.-

Chief White Cloud is dead. Mumbling feebly the incantations that went with the mystic lore of the tribal medicine man, he died today at Watertown, N.Y. a victim of influenza. With him was extinguished an Iroquois line whose roots went deep into the days before the pale face trod the Canadian land which gave birth to one famed all over the Continent for his lore in medicine. He was fifty years old.

James Atrenho was the family name of the dead chief. He came of lusty stock and was a native of this reservation. In his younger days he was renowned among te braves as one of the fleetest of foot within the tribe. Reaching mature years, he turned to the medicien magic of is forefathers, and years of study enabled him to emerge with a reputation that soon spread across the line line to others of the Six Nations. Much of his life was spent in travelling from trbe to trib, bringing comfort to the suffering of his race. Several years ago, the cheif joined a show at Glen’s Falls, N.Y., and had been with that organization since. From tme to time, however, he returned here.

Chief Jocks, of the Caughnawaga police, received the news this afternoon: the reservation was plunged into gloom, but was somewhat consoled by the fact that the Chief’s wife, whose maiden name was Marion Canadian, was present at the last.

The funeral, with full tribal panoply, will take place here probably Tuesday morning, the body being due tomorrow. Six braves of the Iroquois will act as pall-bearers, while hundreds will attend.

Source: The Montreal Gazette, Feb. 14, 1931

Index: Historical Extracts Related To Kahnawà:ke 

CAUGHNAWAGA TO BE EN-FETE TODAY (1932) | Surnames: Atrenho, Canadian, Tosini

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Caughnawaga Census 1921 | Households 161 – 180

HOUSEHOLD 161  Iroquois

D’Ailleboust John M., 27  D’Ailleboust, Ida, 22

HOUSEHOLD 162   Iroquois

Jacobs Peter, 44   Jacobs Josephine, 34

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Caughnawaga Census 1921 | Households 81 – 100

HOUSEHOLD 81    Iroquois

Curotte Louis, 24   Curotte Suzanne, 24

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Caughnawaga Census 1921 | Households 61 – 80

HOUSEHOLD 61   Note: Iroquois with scrawled notation, couple is francais

Dulude Frederic, 57   Dulude Pamala, 57

Dulude Rosario, 21   Dulude Yvonne, 18

HOUSEHOLD 62   Iroquois

Lefebvre Georges, 41   Lefebvre Blondine, 37

Courtemanche, Eustache, 81

HOUSEHOLD 63   francaise

Duranceau Adelard, 46   Duranceau Maria, 7

Duranceau Yvonne, 15   Duranceau Marie-Rose, 13   Duranceau Laurette, 11 Continue reading

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Caughnawaga Census 1921 | Households 21 – 40

HOUSEHOLD 21   francaise

Payant Zenophile, 35   Payant Augustine, 24

Payant Lucile, 3   Payant Marcel, 2  Payant Rosaire, < 1

HOUSEHOLD 22   francaise

Barbeau Omer, 39   Barbeau Albertine, 39

Barbeau Alice, 15   Barbeau Aliette, 12   Barbeau Roma, 9   Barbeau Rita, 7   Barbeau Maurice, 5  Barbeau Fernande, 4   Barbeau Maria, 2

HOUSEHOLD 23   Iroquois

Canadien Mike, 53   Canadien Cecilia, 49 Continue reading

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Headstone: Alexandre Canadien (m. Celina Guerin) | Kahnawake Catholic Cemetery

Caughnawaga, Kahnawake, Quebec | Native American CemeteryAlexandre Canadien

Dec. 10 juin 1942 – A l’age de 72 ans

Epoux de Celena Guerin

Dec. 10 mai 1949 – A l’age de 84 ans.

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Genealogical Information – CANADIEN FAMILY

Index: Headstones of Kahnawak:ke Catholic Cemetery

The Iroquois of Kahnawake

Vintage Postcards of Quebec

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