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Train Crashes Into Station (1909) | Surname: Goodleaf, DeLisle

Montreal, Canada.- At a speed of forty miles an hour the Boston express on the Boston and Maine Railroad, due at Windsor Street Station at 8:20 a.m. crashed through the thick granite walls of the station into the women’s waiting room, where engine, tender and baggage car were smashed into a shapeless mass of iron and steel.

Four persons were killed and thirty others seriously injured. The dead are:

Mrs. W.J. Nixon, Montreal; her thirteen-year-old son and nine-year-old daughter.

Elsie Villiers, twelve years old, Montreal. 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

Continue reading

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Caughnawaga Census 1921 | Households 221 – 240

HOUSEHOLD 221   Iroquois

Deer Thomas, 47     Deer Helene,  32

Deer Michel, 20    Deer Marie,  16

Deer Anne, 13  Deer Lazare, 10

Deer Guillaume, 9      Deer John, 3

Phillips Magdeleine,  47

HOUSEHOLD 222   Iroquois

Lazare Lazare, 44   Lazare Marie, 56

Lazare James, 25  Lazare Anne, 13 Continue reading

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Many Seek Honors (1931) | Surnames: Delisle, Jacobs, Jocks, Johns, Lacombe, Lawrence, Martin, McComber, Paul, Standup, Skye, Williams

Caughnawaga Indian Reserve Name Aldermen Tomorrow

There are 15 candidates seeking aldermanic honors at Caughnawaga Indian reserve, out of which six will be chosen tomorrow morning. Of these six, one will be name mayor or chief of the Indian reserve.

The candidates are John Lacombe, John Skye, John F. Martin, Andrew Delisle, Peter J. Delisle, Peter Jacobs, Peter Williams, Frank P. Johns, Paul Paul, John Lawrence, Angus T. McComber, Angus Standup, John Norton, Joseph Martin and Dominic McComber. These candidates were chosen yesterday afternoon. Continue reading

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Chief’s Widow to Fight Extradition (1933) | Surnames: Canadian, Crankshaw, Delisle, Phillips, Tosini, White Cloud

Former Marion Canadian Appears Under Warrant Charging Perjury

The fourth person and the first woman to be haled before Judge J. O. Lacroix, extradition commissioner on charges of perjury arising out of evidence given at Watertown, N.Y. at the probating of the will of the late Chief White cloud of Caughnawaga, appeared yesterday before His Honor in the person of comely Marion Canadian – now Mrs. Cesare Tosini, of this city – the widow of White Cloud. Continue reading

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Ex-Chief Delisle (1886) | Surnames: De Lisle

Ex-Chief De Lisle, an aged Indian chief, died at the Caughnawaga Reserve on Monday evening. He is to be buried with honours tomorrow. The deceased was formerly one of the best pilots, knowing the Lachine rapids thoroughly.

Source: Montreal Daily Witness, June 30th, 1886

 

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Indian Chief Considers Military Act Unfair (1918) | Surnames: Delisle, Scar Face Bear, White Cloud

At Meeting of Tribe in Montreal Chief Delisle Tells of Indians’ Services to the Dominion

Montreal, May 26.-

Claiming that, as the Indians had no right to vote, they should not be forced to fight under the Military Service Act, Chief Delisle said at a picnic and gathering of the tribe in the ground of Chief White Cloud at Caughnawaga yesterday that he had given up much of his time to prevent the application of the act to the Indians. The chief went on to point out that eight thousand of the 110,000 Indians in Canada had gone to fight the Germans voluntarily. He claimed that the Indians were an unconquerable people with whom the government had made treaties, and stated that he had seen the central appeal judge of the Military Service Act in order to see that justice was done his people.

Indians and a sprinkling of white people gathered at Caughnawaga for the Empire Day festival. The performances were inaugurated by a great welcome dance, while Chief Scar Face Bear beat the war drum. Chief Delisle hopes to develop a council for all Indians, who will form a federation to defend their rights.

Source: The Toronto World, May 27th, 1918

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Iroquois Decry Paleface Rule (1938) | Surnames: Delisle, Garlow,

Pow-wow at Caughnawaga Advised Against Citizenship

Chief Garlow of N.B. Stresses Great Debts and Counsels Native Ways

Iroquois of the Caughnawaga Reservation and delegates representing other Indian communities in Eastern Canada, meeting in the “grand national pow-wow” now being held on the South Shore reservation, were advised yesterday to refuse Canadian citizenship if it were offered to them.

According to Chief Chency Garlow, spokesman for the Indians of Restigouche, N.B. the pale faces had “made a mess of this country, and their ways led only to trouble.” Continue reading

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White Farmers in Caughnawaga (1880) | Surnames: Beauvais, Delisle, DeLorimier, 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

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