A Canadian Family

First Nations, French Canadians & Acadians

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

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

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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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A WEDDING AT CAUGHNAWAGA (1882) | Surnames: Jacob, Burtin, Jamieson, Jacks, Jackson, Murray, Laurance

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

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JACOBE-JAMISON. – At Caughnawaga, on the 23rd instant,by the Rev. Father Burtin, Louis Jacobe, to Julia Ann Jamieson, third daughter of James Jamison, of Onediga Point.

It has of late years been much the custom for writers in describing a wedding like that which took place at Caughnawaga on Monday morning, to treat their readers to copious extracts from Tennyson’s “Maud” and to speak of the “garden of girls” that bloomed on Continue reading

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News of Chief Joseph’s Death (1881)

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CIRCUMSTANCES CONNECTED WITH HIS DEATH – WHAT IS THOUGHT OF HIM IN CAUGHNAWAGA – THE INDIAN BURIAL SERVICE

The news of Chief Joseph’s sudden and untimely death was read with deep interst by thousands throughout Canada and the United States yesterday. His work and intelligence were recognized throughout this continent, and friends and foes alike looked upon him as a man of power. Owing to Caughnawaga being inaccessible to ordinary means of communication, some inaccuracies have crept into the reports hitherto given of the circumstances attending his death. All that is known at present of the manner of his death is …. told. Continue reading

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John Canadian, Obituary (1936) | Surnames: Canadian,French, Jacobs, Filiatrault, Robin, Jodoin, Newell

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Note: This is a loose translation from the original French.

John.A. Canadian of Caughnawa, son of the late “Big John” Canadian, who gained a world-wide reputation by jumping the Lachine Rapids in a canoe, died yesterday afternoon at Saint-Mary’s Hospital at the age of 72.

He himself also had  a daring reputation because he had accompanied his father in several of his voyages over the rapids. Continue reading

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They Passed Through Kahnawake: Edouard Bougie and Juliette Anctil

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The couple Edouard and Juliette Bougie who are found living in Caughnawaga at the time of the 1921 census. might be the couple Edouard Bougie (son of Philias Bougie and Amanda Guillemet) and Juliette Anctil (daughter of Cyprien Anctil and Delima Tremblay) who were married in Notre-Dame-du Perpetual-Secours on May 21st, 1919 in Montreal. Continue reading

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