A Canadian Family

First Nations, French Canadians & Acadians

Beauharnois Old Cemetery: Grenier, Groulx, Martel

Headstone: JOLIVET    | Cimetière de la Paroisse Saint-Clément, Beauharnois   | Quebec Cemeteries




1854 – 1928 Continue reading

November 22, 2018 Posted by | . | , , , , , | Leave a comment

French Canadian Pioneers: The Martels of Quebec

Early French Canadian Pioneers


Etienne-Joseph Martel | Antoinette Boucher

November 20th, 1695, Montreal (Notre-Dame)

[Occ. settler] Continue reading

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Cote & Martel | Evelyn in Montreal

Query: I have Cote and Martel in my line as well, and many questions (gaps to fill in).  Have you heard of a Celina Cote who m. Victor Martel (supposed to be her cousin, I think). She was his second wife. They married December 7, 1908, in Mansonville (I believe). His first wife, was Ida Castonguay. I have a picture of Victor and Celina at their farm in Mansonville, around 1908. I know who Celina’s parents are, but not Victor’s. I am trying to figure out how they are cousins. My mother knew Celina, and said she married a cousin.  My great grandmother was Sophie Martel m. Hipolite (Paul) Royer. Sophie’s sister Rosalie Martel m. Celestin Cote. I’ve come to realize, that many of the brothers and sisters of one family, married brothers and sisters of another. There are many Cote/Martel marriages like this, which makes things get a little confusing. Continue reading

February 22, 2015 Posted by | . | , , , | Leave a comment

Four Persons Injured (1941) | Surnames: Diabo, Jocks, Martel, Poirier

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

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Four persons were injured when an automobile in which they were riding struck a horse on the Montreal – Caughnawaga road at 8 o’clock Saturday night.

The injured, all of whom were taken to Caughnawaga Hospital for treatment, were Paul Emile Martel, 40 of St Maurice (Terrebonne), driver of the auto: Mr. and Mrs. A. Poirier, 40 and 32 years old respectively of 1027 Woodland avenue, Verdun and Victoran Poirier, 27 of Valleyfield. Martel suffered a broken arm and the other tree victims excaped with mnor cuts and bruises. Continue reading

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French Canadian Pioneers: The Loiselles of Quebec

Early French Canadian Pioneers of Quebec


first Quebec settlers | Loiselle surname


Louis Loiselle / Loisel  |  Marie-Madeleine Martel

June 12th, 1696, Quebec (Notre-Dame)

[Occ. military, Quebec City Garrison]

[Baptismal record] Continue reading

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