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A pictorial history with French and English translation by Pierre Cormier

Mum 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 history.

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 institutions.

Query 1408
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.
Moncton, NB
Canada, E1A 4L8

Query 1409
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
Canada,L3V 6H5.

Query 1410
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
Chipman, NB
Canada, E4A 1V8

Query 1411
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
Ottawa, Ontario
Canada,  K2J 2T1

Query 1412
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.
SUSAN EWING                                                                     
443 Shore Rd                                                                         
Tynemouth Creek
NB, Canada
E5R 1V6                            

Query 1413
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 Brunswick
101 Creswell Drive
Beaconsfield, Quebec
H9W 1E1

Query 1414
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  
Kamloops, BC
Canada, V2C 3G4.

Query 1415
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 between 1808-1813.
65 Summer St.
Lisbon Falls, ME 
04252, USA

Query 1416
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
Douglas, NB
Canada, E3A 7X9

Query 1417
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,
Cradley Heath
West Midlands
B64 6RS

Query 1418
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 welcome.
307 N. Main St., Three Rivers
MI, 49093, USA
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