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Richard m. Labrie of Riviere-Ouelle and Michigan (USA)


I am pleased to find these articles, my family is Antione(Antwine) Richard, and wife Harriett Labrie from Riviere – Ouelle. They are my grt Grandparents, their son Jos Antwine(Antione) is my Mom’s father,. They came to BayCity, Mich in 1885 and grt grandparents separated and returned to Que. from 1900-1910 separately. Some of the kids stayed here including my GrPa, and several we do not know where they moved to, a couple died in Mich. We think they moved back to Que.  I think that maybe Clopha, Geo and Frank and Wm may have went back to Que, maybe Geo to Ont. If some of you are from my family, would love to hear from you. Continue reading

September 19, 2017 Posted by | . | , | 2 Comments

Reader Query: A Labrie / Berthelette Lineage

My grandmother’s father was Mohawk. Her maiden name was Rose Berthelet (surname of the non-Mohawk man with whom Rose’s mother was married). Rose married Edouard Labrie of Cyrville (in Ottawa). Rose and Edouard eventually lived at Lac des Iles near Mont-Laurier in Quebec. I would really appreciate knowing if anyone knows who my grand-mother’s Mohawk father was and how much time they spent together. Thank you. Louise Labrie


I don’t have an answer to your specific request however I’ve turned your query into a post and added the following information in the hopes that someone will come across it! Continue reading

July 8, 2015 Posted by | . | , | 6 Comments

French Canadian Pioneers: The Naults of Quebec

Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers


QUEBEC SURNAMES: Nault + Bonhomme, Garand, Jobidon, Labrie, Nault LOCATIONS: L'Ange Gardien, Quebec, St-Laurent on Ile d'Orleans | Vintage image of Mrs. Andre Nault's Maniwaki Central Hotel


Francois Nault / Nau  | Marguerite Jobidon

August 20th, 1676, L’Ange Gardien

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Labrie, Lizotte | Riviere-Ouelle – Chemin de la Haute-Riviere

Labrie, Lizotte | Riviere-Ouelle - Chemin de la Haute-Riviere


Auguste Lizotte

1865  –  1940 Continue reading

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Paquetville Cemetery: World War I Memorial to Fallen Soldiers

Paquetville CemeteryWhenever I visit a cemetery I always stop and pay my respects to any fallen heroes. Since Remembrance Day is this week in Canada, I’m sharing a memorial stone I saw several years ago when I was visiting Paquetville (Gloucester County) New Brunswick. As you will see from the genealogy notes below, these soldiers never came back home to Paquetville. They rest on the battlefields of Europe.

A la memoire de nos bien aimes soldats

(in the memory of our beloved soldiers)

Frederic Theriault

Felix Labrie

Alfred Gallant

Jacques Theriault

Ernest Pinette

Docithe Hebert

Francois Savoie

Joseph Hache

Frederic Vautour



Some Historical/Genealogy Notes:

Louis-Felix Labrie (b. 13 Jan 1897, Shippegan) died on August 28th, 1918 at the age of 21 yrs. and is buried at Quebec Cemetery in Pas de Calais, France. His parents were David Labrie and Hombeline Hebert of Paquetville. He had served with the Canadian Infantry (Quebec Regiment) of the 22nd Bn. Sources: Registers of the Parish of St-Jerome, Commonwealth War Graves & CEF.

Frank Savoie died on June 2nd, 1916. He had enlisted at the age of only 15 years old and was dead just after his 16th birthday. His parents were Henri and Marie Obeline Savoie. He served with the 42nd Bn. of the Canadian Infantry (Quebec Regiment) and is buried at Memin Gate (Ypres) Memorial in Belgium. Sources: Commonwealth War Graves

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November 10, 2009 Posted by | . | , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments