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First Nations, French Canadians & Acadians

Index: Cimetière des Soeurs Grises | Grey Nuns / The Sisters of Charity of the Hôpital Général of Montreal



Bastien, L.

Bayeur, M.L.

Beliveau, M. Continue reading

May 17, 2019 Posted by | . | , , , | Leave a comment

Motoring Accident Has Fatal Issue (1930) | Surnames: Jocks, Latour

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

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Young man Dies at Caughnawaga as Result of Road Mishap

The body of Georges Latour, 21 years of age, of Caughnawaga, was removed from his home to the morgue yesterday afternoon. Latour, was one of a quintette of victims injured when the motor car in which they were travelling on the highway near Chateauguay overturned several times and was wrecked on October 9 last, died at the Sacred Heart Hospital at Caugnawaga, on Tuesday night. Continue reading

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Reader Query: Duquettes in Caughnawaga – Disaster Strikes! | Part 3/3

This is the third part of a series examining Duquettes associated with the history of Caughnawaga/Kahnawake.

Chateauguay Duquettes in Caughnawaga/KahnawakeThe 1881 census for Sault-St-Louis shows a Pierre Duquette and wife Celanire living in Caughnawaga with their children Pierre, Delima, Marie and Joseph. Pierre was a “pilote” (captain/navigator) – for a steamboat that was plying the waters between Kahnawake and Lachine.

Pierre Duquette parents were Paul Duquette and Catherine Auger. Pierre’s grandparents were Paul Duquette and his second wife Marie Louise Primeau,and his grandparents were Jean Baptiste Duquette and Francoise Daigeault Deniau (which intersects with Donna Lee Duquette’s line).

Celanire’s parents were Clement Chateauguay Caughawaga DuquetsBouthillier and Marie Louise Gagnon.

Pierre Duquette and Celanire Bouthillier had been married on July 29th, 1865 in Chateauguay’s St-Joachim Parish (Witnesses: Clement Bouthillier, Pierre Primeau).

Unfortunately, just one year after this census a great tragedy ensued. On September 21st, the Richelieu steamer had left Lachine headed for the Chateauguay Basin with Pierre Duquette as Captain. Pierre’s son was also on board as Purser, as well as his nephew Joseph Duquette who was at the helm at the time of the accident. In addition to other crew the Richelieu carried about Continue reading

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Video – Incendie au Bar/Pub William | Fire at William’s Bar/Pub | September 2012

Posted this morning by Bill Franchini

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Gros Feu A Chateauguay | Sir William Pub on Blvd. Youville Burns Down | Pt.2/3

These are more pictures that I took of the fire that swept through the Sir William Bar a few hours ago – and which was still threatening adjacent homes when I left. Bravo to our brave firefighters who were battling the fire from atop the buildings. Unfortunately, I only had my Iphone and was some distance so I have no high quality shots of that.

Please free feel to leave any comments below – and you can also forward any pictures that you would like to see published.

Other images at Sir William Pub Fire Pt.1/3 Sir William Pub Fire   at  Pt.3/3 Sir William Pub Fire.

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September 2, 2012 Posted by | . | | 2 Comments

Gros Feu A Chateauguay (Fire) | Sir William Pub on Blvd. Youville Burns Down | Pt.1/3

I was out for my Sunday afternoon drive today when I happened on this fire at the well-known Sir William Bar on d’Youville in Chateauguay. I only had my Iphone with me so please excuse the quality.

This was a moment early on in the fire when the clouds almost blocked out the sun.

See also

Gros Feu A Chateauguay | Sir William Pub on Blvd. Youville Burns Down | Pt.2/3

Gros Feu A Chateauguay | Sir William Pub on Blvd. Youville Burns Down | Pt.3/3

September 2, 2012 Posted by | . | | 1 Comment

Headstone: Gilmour, Wright | Old Chateauguay Cemetery – Protestant

Headstone: WRIGHT    | Chateauguay Old Protestant Cemetery  | Quebec Cemeteries


William Wright, Sr.

Died February 17th, 1918

Aged 78 years

Also his wife

Agnes F. Gilmour

Died June 21, 1922

Aged 87 years


Possibly this family in the 1881 Census Records for St-Joachim, Chateauguay

 Name  Marital Status Gender Ethnic Origin Age Birthplace Occupation Religion
 Willim WRIGTH  M  Male  Scottish  43  Ecosse  Cultivateur  Protestant
 Agnes WRIGTH  M  Female  Scottish  43  Ecosse  Protestant
 Willim WRIGTH  Male  Scottish  17  Ecosse  Protestant
 Mathuser WRIGTH  Male  Scottish  15  Ecosse  Son  Protestant
 David WRIGTH  Male  Scottish  13  Ecosse  Protestant
 Jhon WRIGTH  Male  Scottish  10  Ecosse  Protestant
 Agnes WRIGTH  Female  Scottish  6  Ecosse  Protestant
 Andrant WRIGTH  Male  Scottish  4  Ecosse  Protestant


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Index: Old Chateauguay Protestant Cemetery

Index: Quebec & New Brunswick Cemeteries



March 11, 2012 Posted by | . | , , , , | Leave a comment