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Early French Canadian Pioneers: The Menards of Quebec

Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers 

Adrien Menard | Marie-Angelique DupontCap-St-Ignace, Menard Pioneer Genealogy

November 19th, 1764, Cap-St-Ignace

[Occ. sailor/navigator]

Jean-Baptiste Menard / Minard / Vive L’Amour | Marie-Josephe Ethier

May 1st, 1758, Repentigny

[Occ. military, troupes de Montcalm, La Sarre, de d’Oms] Continue reading

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Evelyn in Montreal: Gerard Theriault m. Muriel French | Cochrane, Ontario

As a follow-up to Jonathan Theriault’s query about Gerard Theriault (son of Joseph Theriault and Liliane Malo of Timmins, Ontario) who married Muriel French (daughter of Felix French and Anna Wilda Swan of Iroquois Falls) in Notre Dame Assomption Parish (Hearst, Cochrane, Ontario on October 16th, 1948), here is more information from the maternal French line.

Information 1

From the Mattawa Parish Registers, John Joseph French and Henrietta Jane Shields were married on October 13th, 1872. French’s parents appear to be – if I am deciphering it correctly – Francois French and Helena Brown.

Another Generation

Felix French

son of John French (of Ville-Marie)  and Henriette Shields


Wilda Swan

daughter of Herman Swan and Anne Wienka

Ste-Anne Parish

Iroquois Falls – Cochrane, Ontario

June 4th, 1923


Alfred Yves Fontaine

son of Jacques Fontaine and Antoinette Roy Continue reading

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