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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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Man’s Strange Disappearance 15 Years Ago Linked With Discovery (1933) | Surnames: Decaire (Dicaire), Goodleaf, Fontaine, Jargaille, Jocks, Lasnier, Mayo, Robertson

Warning: contents slightly graphic!

POLICE HARD ON TRAIL

Workman’s Gloves Worn by Victim, Pipe and Other Articles Turned Over For Investigation

The gruesome discovery of a skeleton in the Caughnawaga Cemetery on Saturday afternoon, made my three Indians digging a grave, may be linked with the strange disappearance 16 years ago of Mike Decaire, an Indian of Caughnawaga, who has never been found. Provincial detectives are at present checking up on those details as the missing man’s age and height correspond with the data given concerning the skeleton examined by Dr. Rosario Fontaine, provincial medico-legal expert. 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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