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St. Constant Cemetery | Fortier, Lefort, Provost

 

A LA MEMOIRE DE

ANTOINE FORTIER Continue reading

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Defect in Steering Wheel (1928) | Surnames: Lefort, Lazarre

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

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Defect in Auto Steering Wheel Caused Fatal Injuries

to Retired Caughnawaga Constable (1928)

 

Some defect in the steering wheel of an automobile led to the accident which caused the death of Moise Lefort, aged 77, retired constable, of Caughnawaga, on Saturday. Charles Lazarre, of Caughnawaga, whose automobile struck the victim as he returned from the St. Joseph Hospital, from seeing his wife, testified yesterday that his wheel suddenly began to twist in his hands as he neared the victim, walking along there roadside. He was unable to prevent the automobile from swerving towards the edge of the road where Lefort was walking. Continue reading

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

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

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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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Caughnawaga Census 1921 | Households 161 – 180

HOUSEHOLD 161  Iroquois

D’Ailleboust John M., 27  D’Ailleboust, Ida, 22

HOUSEHOLD 162   Iroquois

Jacobs Peter, 44   Jacobs Josephine, 34

Jocks Marie, 74 Continue reading

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They Passed Through Kahnawake: Arthur Gelineau and Marie Louise Boyer

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Arthur Gelineau, son of Narcisse Gelineau and Esther Daragon, married Marie-Louise Boyer, daughter of Cyprien Boyer and Eulalie Lefort on November 11th, 1875 in Laprarie in La-Nativite-de-la-Ste-Vierge church. Continue reading

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They Passed Through Kahnawake: John Forbes and Octavie Leger

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John  Forbes (son of Alexandre Forbes and Anastasie Leger) married Octavie Leger (daughter of Antoine Leger and Christine Lefort) on February 16th, 1863 in St-Michel Parish in Vaudreuil.

At the time of the 1901 census,  this French-speaking couple were living in the Sault-St-Louis census district in a household headed by  their son, Father Joseph-Guillaume-Laurent Forbes (St-Francois-Xavier Parish). The household also included their three children John, Joseph and Seraphine as well as a cousin named Maria Barbeau and the vicar Albert Lessard.

 

 

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Index: They Passed Through Kahnawà:ke

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French Canadian Pioneers: The Leforts of Quebec

Early French Canadian Pioneers of Quebec

 

Antoine Lefort | Marie Doyon

February 9th, 1666, Chateau-Richer Continue reading

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