pictorial history with French and English translation by Pierre Cormier
looked like she was set to do business at the kitchen table. She took
the wooden pencil crayon that marked white and placed it near to her
photo album with the black pages. She asked Cliff to get her five-year
diaries and the small calendar notebook from the bedroom.
As soon as Dad was washed up from the evening chores, he sat down at
the table beside her.
I was curious as to “what” was going on. I didn’t need to wait long.
Tonight’s project was a “must” for Mum. She wanted Dad to help her
identify the people in all the snaps in the album to enable her to
write their names plus the date and location the picture was taken with
a short description as to the occasion.
By 1984, Pierre Cormier had gathered a collection of nearly four
hundred photographs for publication to commemorate the bicentennial of
the event that had taken place on June 24, 1785, when Francois and
Charlitte LeBlanc carved a cross in the bark of a huge pine tree to
mark their taking possession of Bouctouche.
Although Pierre Cormier’s book, Bouctouche - A pictorial history with
French and English translation is not a history as
such, the series of photographs with comments may awaken memories for
the folk with connections to the area and to others with little
knowledge of this village, it provides a pictorial view of the life and
The comments included with the picture of Clothilde LeBlanc, reveal she
was born in 1811, the daughter of Charlitte LeBlanc and Marie Breau and
became the wife of Elie Allain and the mother of seven children.
Aime Cormier, born in 1823, was a grandson of Jacques Cormier who came
to Bouctouche in 1790. His was first married to Judith Doucet and
secondly to Marguerite Cassie, whose picture has been included.
Robert Douglas, teacher, land surveyor, harbour master and customs
officer, was born in Ireland of Scottish parents and arrived circa 1840
is shown with the young Frederick Douglas.
Corinne and Rodrigue, children of Francois-X. LeBlanc and Genevieve
Bastarache were dressed in their Sunday clothes when they posed for
photographer Edouard Richard.
Ornamented parlour stoves are visible on the verandah of Patrick M.
Leger’s ironmongler shop.
Hotels such as the Seaside Hotel, Queen Hotel, Victoria Hotel, Center
Hotel and the Bellevue Hotel played an important role in the village.
In 1924, K. C. Irving built his first garage and service station in
Bouctouche, where he operated a Ford car dealership.
Photos of the harbour, railway, automobiles, fishing industry,
businesses, houses, churches, schools and recreation provide a glimpse
into this village that was originally called Chebooktoosk.
The 1985 publication, Bouctouche - A
pictorial history with French and English translation by
Pierre Cormier is available for viewing at several research
Magee: I seek
information on Frank Magee (1885-1924) who is listed in the 1919 Saint
John City Directory as living at 107 Wright Street and manager at the
Imperial Tobacco Co.
26 Frier St.
Canada, E1A 4L8
McDonald - Nelson:
Almira (Elmira) Elizabeth McDonald was married to John Nelson circa
1870’s, and lived most of her life in the St. Martins and Saint John
area. She was born in the 1850’s in either Upton or Upham, New
Brunswick to Eliza Harding and Henry MacDonald. According to her
obituary, she had a brother living in May of 1934. Her children were:
Charles D. Nelson, Henry Nelson, Alice J. Nelson, John Newton
Nelson, William Roy Nelson, and Freddie Nelson.
4432 Fern Resort Road
RR#5, Orillia, Ontario
Otty Glen in Quispamsis:
Can anyone provide information as to the origin of the name Otty Glen
in Quispamsis which is shown on an old New Brunswick Natural Resources
map? The area is bordered by the Gondola Point Road, the Meenan’s
Cove Road, and the Chamberlain Road.
13 Lillooet Drive
Canada, E4A 1V8
Mason: I am seeking the
birthplace in England, parents and siblings of William Mason, who
appears in the 1851 Census Parish of Studholm, Kings County, New
Brunswick as age 35, a farmer who came from England in 1828 at what
appears to be aged 12 years. His wife Catherine is 29. Children listed
were, Joseph D, John, George, Alfred and Malcolm.
156 Foxfield Drive
Canada, K2J 2T1
Parker - Court - Stanley - Mackee:
Jennie Parker, daughter of Robert Leonard Parker and Eleanor Court was
born in Tynemouth Creek, New Brunswick in 1886. On 15 Aug 1927,
she married George Eldon Stanley, the son of Joseph Stanley and Maggie
Mackee. It is possible Jennie died in Vancouver, British Columbia. I
seek information of the dates of death, place of burial, wills or
letters of probate for Jennie and George Stanley.
Macfarlane: I am trying
to locate an obituary for William S. Macfarlane, 23 July 1896 or Ewen
Cameron Macfarlane, 5 May 1926. Both had connections to Saint John, New
101 Creswell Drive
Tribe - Stapleford - Doyle:
James S. Tribe married Deborah Stapleford 29 Jun 1837 at Saint John,
New Brunswick. George Ezra Tribe married Mary Katherine Doyle 11 Feb
1867 in Sussex, Kings County. I am interested in any information
pertaining to these people, their children, and parents.
624 Cowan Street
Canada, V2C 3G4.
Parker - Judd - Perkins:
Titus Parker born circa 1756 in Connecticut or Massachusetts married
Molly / Mary Judd (born in 1761 in Connecticut) in 1778 in
Massachusetts. Children born in Kingston Parish of Kings County, New
Brunswick were Deborah (1792), Craig (1796), Samuel (1800),
Elizabeth A.W. (1806) and John (1808). There may have been other
children. The will of Titus Parker of 1824 granted administration to
Mary Perkins Parker to whom he was married in 1813 in Kings County. I
am searching for a death date for Molly / Mary Judd which occurred
65 Summer St.
Lisbon Falls, ME
Gamble: I would like to
hear from anyone who has done research on or is related to the Gamble
families from the St. Martins or Musquash areas of New Brunswick.
11 Ambassador Drive
Canada, E3A 7X9
McHale - Brannen: Michael McHale and Martha
Brannen were married in Castlebar, Ireland 17 Mar 1859. They had 11
children, living at Cappagh Co. Mayo. Removed from shared, "big house"
to Logue Rusheen. Boys possibly emigrated to Canada.
26 Grange Road,
Sheehan - Farrell:
Searching for information on the family of Mary Elizabeth Sheehan, born
15 Jul 1842, in New Brunswick, who married William Henry Farrell (or
Robert Farrell) of Ireland. The widowed Mary Farrell is found in 1881
Census in Leslie, Pontiac, Quebec with children Napolian, William,
Emily, Mary, Annie, and Robert; living in household of Henry Lunam, age
66, Scottish and next door to Robert and Sarah Farrell. In the
1901 Census Mary Farrell is Head of household in Hull, Wright, Quebec
with children Napoléon W., Robert T., Annie. Any
information on Sheehan of New Brunswick, or Farrell families in Quebec
JANE A. GAROUTTE
307 N. Main St., Three Rivers
MI, 49093, USA