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Caughnawaga Census 1921 | Households 281 – 300


HOUSEHOLD 281  Iroquois

Dorion Isidore, 28    Dorion Mariea , 25

Dorion Paul,  4  Dorion Rene, 1 Continue reading

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

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 the occasion. I do not intend to follow this example, neither do I mean to discourse in rapturous terms about the glories of Mrs. Jacobe’s wedding dress or the marvellous beauties of her bridesmaids’ costumes. How is it possible, indeed, that anyone should do so. Continue reading

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News of Chief Joseph’s Death (1881)


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

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

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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Caughnawaga Census 1921 | Households 281 – 300

HOUSEHOLD 281   Iroquois

Dorion Isidore,  28    Dorion Mariea, 25

Dorion Paul, 4       Dorion Rene, 1

HOUSEHOLD 282   Iroquois

Dawny Frank, 26    Dawny Marguerite, 19

Dawny Frank, 1     Dawny Doris, 1

HOUSEHOLD 283  Iroquois

Phillips Joseph,  35   Phillips Marguerite, 25

Phillips Monique, 2

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They Passed Through Kahnawake: Anastas Brault & Germaine Cabana

In 1921 Anastas Brault (son of Louis Brault and Marie-Virginie Carey) was living in Caughnawaga with his wife Germaine Cabana (daughter of Adelard Cabana & Marie Dame) and their infant son Gerard Brault. Continue reading

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Caughnawaga Census 1921 | Households 261 – 280


HOUSEHOLD 261  Iroquois

Montour Mathieu, 21   Montour Mary-Ann, 18

HOUSEHOLD 262  Iroquois

Delisle Michel, 68 Delisle Therese, 60

Albany Annie, 15

HOUSEHOLD 263  Iroquois

Martin Angus, 36     Martin Maggie, 29

Martin Peter, 12  Martin Stephen, 7

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Cholera (1832) | Surnames: Harlan

CAUGHNAWAGA – This settlement has been visited by Dr. Harlan, of Philadelphia, with a view to see patients attacked with cholera. He reports the existence of 123 cases from the 18th to the 29th June, of which fifty-nine had proved fatal, and 43 remained sick.

Source: The Courier – Jul 14, 1832

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VISIT THE INDIANS (1906) | Surnames: Bruyais, Granger, Thanenrison, Twenitaneken, Walworth, Sicotte

Numismatic and Antiquarian Society Had Outing to Quanit Village, Caughnawaga.


Church Contains Gifts From Kings as Well as Commoners, and Is Full of Interest

Three hundred members and guests of the Montreal Numismatic and Antiquarian Society enjoyed an excursion to the quaint Iroquois village of Caughnawaga on Saturday afternoon. This Indian hamlet, which is situated on the banks of the St. Lawrence, but half an hour’s ride by train from Windsor Street Station, teems with unrecorded traditions, relics and customs that are closely connected with the early history of the country. Continue reading

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