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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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The Caughnawaga Murder (1888) > Surnames: Brousseau, Corneiller, Jocks, Lefort, Jacobs, Patton

The Prisoner in Court – He Hears the Evidence, But Has Nothing to Say

The alleged murderer, Jacobs, of Caughnawaga, was brought before the Coroner, in the petit jury room at the Court House yesterday morning, where all the witnesses who had testified at the late inquest were assembled. Mr. Corneiller, Q.C., attorney for the defence, Mr. Jocks, student-at-law, Mr. Brousseau, Government agent at Caughnawaga, Dr. Patton, Moise Lefort, the interpreter, and Dominique, father of the prisoner, were also present. When Jacobs entered the room he shook hands all round. He looked sad and ill at ease, but had evidently somewhat recuperated since in jail. He still wore the bandage around his neck, but the self-inflicted wounds are almost healed.

The witnesses were all re-sworn and their evidence, as already given, was read to the prisoner. When asked at the end of each deposition if he had any questions to ask, he replied no and signified his statement to that effect. Two of the witnesses made trifling changes in the wording of their previous statements, and Jacobs was taken back to jail. On the way through the corridor he met his mother-in-law. He fell on his knees, and both wept bitterly. Rising he attempted to embrace her, but she pushed him quietly away, and they parted both sobbing.

The coroner will formally commit the accused on Saturday for trial at the Court of Queen`s Bench. Until then he will not be permitted to see anybody.

Source: Montreal Herald, August 17th, 1888


 Index: Historical Extracts Related To Kahnawà:ke 

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Short On Salaries (1913) | Surname: Jacobs

Indian Player Suing For Three Weeks 

The Caughnawaga Indian council of the Indian village opposite Montreal intends to appeal to the Indian department about the back salary due Paul Jacobs. Continue reading

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Past And Future Meet in Caughnawa (1949) | Surnames: Beauvais, Bechard, Bernier, Jacobs, Karhaienton, Lalonde, Piche, Tekakwitha

Past And future Meet in Caughnawaga


Caughnawaga, Que. –

Nation-wide attention will be focussed on this little village on the banks of the St. Lawrence River later this month, when one of the most modern schools in Canada is officially opened here n the presence, it is hoped, of Prime Minter St. Laurent.

For the Indian boys and girls who fill its bright, attractive classrooms, however, school days began at Tekakwitha School in September, not later, or earlier, than in other schools throughout the Dominion. Continue reading

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Caughnawaga Census 1921 | Households 181 – 191| Caughnawaga genealogy

Caughnawaga Census 1921 | Households 161 – 180

HOUSEHOLD 181  Iroquois

Twoaxe, Martin, 64   Twoaxe, Marie, 60

HOUSEHOLD 182  Iroquois

Twoaxe Dominique, 35   Twoaxe Juliette, 37

Twoaxe Marie, 9 Continue reading

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Fishermen Make Gruesome Catch (1932) | Surnames: Jacobs, Jock, Lapointe


Body of Man Found in Water Identified as Rosaire Lapointe, Rosemount

Caughnawaga, Que., April 20, –

While fishing near a creek situation beneath the Lachine-Caughnawaga bridge here early this evening, two villagers discovered the body of a man, later identified Rosaire Lapointe, 33 years of age, of 5623 Eighteenth avenue, Rosemount. The body of the Montrealer, who had been missing from his home since last Sunday, was found entangled in the barbed wire of a fence sunk beneath an Continue reading

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Gets Damages For Slip On Tramway (1935) | Surname: Jacobs


Mrs. Paul Jacobs, of Caughnawaga, Given $1,292 for Fractured Ankle


Slippery steps of a Montreal Tramways street car which caused the wife of Paul Cecil Jacobs, of the Indian Reserve of Caughnawaga, to fall and fracture her ankle, will cost the company $1,292 in damages. Judgment to this effect was handed down yesterday by Mr. Justice Alfred Forest of the Superior Court. Continue reading

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Headstone: Tom Sky (m. Annie Canadian) & Angus Sky (m. Marion Jacobs) | Kahnawake (Caughnawaga) Protestant Cemetery

Native American Surnames

Tom Sky


Beloved Husand Of

Annie Canadien

Born March 3, 1892

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Jacobs, Helena Kawennotas – 1949

Helena Kawennotas Jacobs

Oct 29, 1896  – Mar 04, 1949

Of possible interest

Index: Headstones of Kahnawak:ke Catholic Cemetery

The Iroquois of Kahnawake

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