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The Caughnawaga Ploughing Match (1883) | Surnames: Tehoniataronwe, Montour, Jocks, Sky, Phillips, Daillebout, Patton, DeLorimier, Leaf

A GRAND SUCCESS – TWENTY NINE ENTRIES — EXCELLENT WORK — PRESENTING THE PRIZES.

The first ploughing competition ever held in Caughnawaga was looked forward to by the residents with an intense interest, which was not confined to the Indian reserve but spread among the farmers for miles around. The farm of John Tehoniataronwe had been chosen as the scene of the completion, and early on Saturday morning spectators began to arrive in large numbers. It is estimated that between four and five hundred people were on the ground, among them many visitors from the neighbourhood of Chateauguay.

For the first class, over 18 years of age, there were twenty-three entires, a number which few older and more pretentious associations could equal. Each man had to plough a width of twenty four feet by about two acres in length, with a prize ridge in the centre. The competitors drew lots for position, and at the given signal started off, every man appearing to be perfectly at home with the plough. Excellent work was done, indeed some of the farmers present declared it equal to the best they had seen. One of the judges remarked that he had seen some of the best Canadian pressmen do worse work. After over an hour’s examination, in addition to watching the progress of the work, the judges awarded the prizes in this class as follows:-

Class I – 1st prize, $8, Chief Montour; 2nd prize, $5, Matthew Jocks; 3rd prize, $4, Francis Sky; 4th prize, $2, Thomas Phillips. Continue reading

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Chief’s Widow to Fight Extradition (1933) | Surnames: Canadian, Crankshaw, Delisle, Phillips, Tosini, White Cloud

Former Marion Canadian Appears Under Warrant Charging Perjury

The fourth person and the first woman to be haled before Judge J. O. Lacroix, extradition commissioner on charges of perjury arising out of evidence given at Watertown, N.Y. at the probating of the will of the late Chief White cloud of Caughnawaga, appeared yesterday before His Honor in the person of comely Marion Canadian – now Mrs. Cesare Tosini, of this city – the widow of White Cloud. Continue reading

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Caughnawaga Indian Troubles (1893) | Surnames: Daillebout, Forbes, Kanatsoare, Phillips, Tehotionwasere

CAUGHNAWAGA INDIAN TROUBLES

AN INCIPIENT REVOLT BECAUSE OF THE SALE OF CHURCH SEATS.

A meeting was held in Caughnawaga on Friday evening in the Council House, called by the priest, Father Forbes. Thos. Kanatsoare, Michel Tehotionwasere, John Daillebout (Sowates-Thawenrate), and James Phillips (Sok Tehotionwasere), were present, representing the Council. They had heard that the priest was willing to meet the wishes of the Indians in the matter of selling the church seats, and were satisfied to accept a change that would be agreeable to them. The priest suggested that matters remain as they are to-day, and that next year all the church seats be drawn for. The council Continue reading

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Caughnawaga Census 1921 | Households 181 – 200

HOUSEHOLD 181  Iroquois

Twoaxe, Martin, 64   Twoaxe, Marie, 60

HOUSEHOLD 182  Iroquois

Twoaxe Dominique, 35   Twoaxe Juliette, 37

Twoaxe Marie, 9 Continue reading

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Caughnawaga Council – Mayor Joseph Canadian and Two Members Re-elected (1924) | Surnames: Albany, Canadian, Phillips, Norton, DeLisle, Montour, Lacombe, Jacobs, Beauvais

CAUGHNAWAGA COUNCIL

Mayor Joseph Canadian and Two Members Re-elected

The annual election of Indian councillors and mayor for Caughnawaga resulted as follows:

Mayor – Joseph Canadian

Councillors – James Phillips, Louis Norton, Andrew DeLisle, Angus Montour, J. Lacombe Continue reading

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Caughnawaga Census 1921 | Households 1 – 20

HOUSEHOLD 1   Iroquois

Martin Laurent, 47   Martin Mary Ann, 25

Martin Cecile, 18, Martin Louise, 16, Martin  Mary-Ann, 14, Martin Angus, 8, Martin Agathe, 6 Continue reading

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Headstone: Phillips Sak, James | Kahnawake (Caughnawaga) Cemetery

Native American Surnames and GenealogyJames Phillips

Sept. 20, 1879

Jan. 28, 1966

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Kahnawake (Caughnawaga) Protestant Cemetery

Kahnawak:ke  Kateri  Catholic Cemetery

Index: Kahnawa:ke & the Iroquois | QC/ON

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Phillips, Mike & Alfred, Marion P. | Kahnawake (Caughnawaga) Protestant Cemetery

Native American Genealogy | SurnamesMike Phillips

Born Aug 20, 1874

Died Dec 22, 1944

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Marion P. Alfred

Born April 28, 1911

Died Feb. 16, 1964

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Kahnawake (Caughnawaga) Protestant Cemetery

Kahnawak:ke  Kateri  Catholic Cemetery

Index: Kahnawa:ke & the Iroquois | QC/ON

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