Sunday, November 18, 2018
Ephrem Boudreau was born in River Bourgeois in 1905. After his classical studies, he spent three years at agricultural school. Here he earned bachelors’ degrees in arts and agricultural science. He wrote Riviere Bourgeois from which this history is taken...
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...
Cecile Boudrot, daughter of Louis Boudrot and Barbe Fougere, was married at around 1780 to Simon Forest. At her husband’s death she became a tavern keeper at Arichat. She was grandmother to MLA Honore Martell and Rev. Guillaume Marin LeBlanc...
Andrew Madden was born at Dramore, County Down, Ireland, on February 2, 1772. He studied medicine at Glasgow University, receiving diplomas as surgeon and physician in 1817. In the same year, he emigrated, settling at Arichat where he practiced his...
In 1897 Bertram Bourinot began the Richmond County Record, a periodical that lasted for almost 80 years. Marshall Bourinot worked with his father and continued the paper into the 1970s. The following are excerpts from the November 17, 1951 edition...
Bourke, Marie December 29, 1899 to January 1, 1900. age eight months, parents Vital Bourke and Louise Langlois, present Neuman Pertus and Vital Landry Petitpas, Joseph Louis January 12, 1900 to January 14, 1900, age six weeks, parents Jerome Petitpas...
The following officers served the Isle Madame RCMP detachment from its inception in 1952: · Kennedy, J.F.G.A. (Jerry): October 22, 1952-October 4, 1953 ·  Stewart, W.W.: July 1953-August 17, 1953 ·  Spooner, M.J.: December 1951 August 1953-September  1954 ·  Cormier, J.E.: November 1955-December 11, 1955 · ...
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. “I was born in Petit de Grat in 1911. The old women...
The book Acadian Lives consists of interviews with Cape Breton Acadians and was collected and edited by Ronald Kaplan with Rosie Aucoin Grace. The book was published in 2004. The following is an excerpt from an interview with Maria...
Arichat 1935: Main street, center of the village. This house, originally built by Constant P. Terrio, was subsequently owned by Alphonse J. Benoit, Wilfred Samson and currently by Wilfred’s daughter Yvonne and her husband Gilles Boudreau. The foundation of the house...
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