Monday, August 20, 2018
As early as 1824 a functioning school existed in Arichat under the tutelage of John Walsh who instructed 30 to 40 aspiring scholars. By 1834, the school faced insurmountable financial difficulties, and as a result, the creditors, primarily John Tyrrell,...
Part 6: Hake, Arthur H. 1869 – 1945 Hake, Margaret E. Dixon1883 – 1969 Wife Burton, Muriel E.1915 – 1946 Daughter __________, Margaret_________b. 12 Mar 1892 – d. 04 Apr 1974 Wife of John Thomas __________, John Thomasb. 05 May 1882 – d. 26...
Ephrem Boudreau was born in River Bourgeois in 1905. After his classical studies from 1922 to 1928 at the seminary at Trois Riviere, he spent three years at agricultural school at Sainte-Anne-de-la-Pocatiere. Here he earned bachelors’ degrees in arts...
In 1975, Richmond Amateur Baseball Association (RABA) players were prominently involved in senior baseball competitions. A senior elimination tournament was hosted by Arichat and Louisdale on June 21 and 22. The roster for the Richmond County team consisted of: Richie...
1954 Death Records Adelina Dorey died January 1, buried January 3, 1954 at age 99 years, Priest A. Doucet Alfred Walter Gerard died January 1, buried January 3, 1954 at age 61 years, Priest A. Doucet Mrs. Michel Forgeron died March 21,...
It is 1935, Main Street Arichat, and we are nearing “Godfrey’s Lane” passing a vacant area known as Cutler’s Field. It was not until the 1940s and 50s that the field bore two homes, that of Raymond Boucher and that...
Ephrem Boudreau wrote Riviere Bourgeois from which this history is taken and translated. Priests of River Bourgeois Joseph-Henri-Louis de Gonzague Chouinard (1875-1959) served as priest from October 1, 1904-December 1, 1909. He left Nova Scotia, once and for all, and returned to...
In 1974 there were nine teams in two divisions in the Richmond Amateur Baseball Association (RABA). The final league standings were as follows: Mainland St. Peter’s Royals 17-5 Port Hawkesbury 16-6 River Bourgeois 12-10 Louisdale 10-12 Island Arichat Triple A’s 15-9 Little Anse Golden Hawks 14-10 Petit de...
Ephrem Boudreau wrote Riviere Bourgeois from which this history is taken and translated. Fr. Alexander M. O’Handley (November 17, 1895-December 13, 1902) was the priest at River Bourgeois for seven or eight years. His conduct was not exemplary due to his...
The following excerpt is taken from Cape Breton Book of the Night edited by Ronald Caplan. This story was taped, transcribed, and translated into English by Jocelyne Marchand: “But it got so that even I didn’t want to stay there....
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