Tuesday, May 22, 2018


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, and at the time of the interview, Joseph D. Samson...
January 20, 1908: John MacDonald of Arichat (son of Angus MacDonald and Mary Normuth), married Marie Elizabeth Poirier (daughter of Elie Poirier, Captain and Julie LeBlanc), witnesses were John Forrest and Seraphine MacDonald January 11, 1908: Freddie Fougere married Marie...
Edward McNamara and Mary Kelly married on April 22, 1907 son of James McNamara and Mary Cruikshanks (River Habitants) to daughter of Martin Kelly and the late Maria Boudrot witnesses Oscar McNamara and Marguerite Benoit Priest J. Ed. Robitaille Peter J....
In West Arichat in 1862, a portion of land was procured from the diocese, and a two-storey building was erected to accommodate classrooms on the first floor and a convent on the second. Les Freres des Ecoles Chretiennes oversaw the...
February 1, 1910, Wallace Fougere, son of Firmin Fougere and Anne Boudreau, married Ella Jeanne LeBlanc, daughter of Capt. Augustin LeBlanc and Gertrude Josse, witnesses were Jacques Josse and Amanda Fougere February 2, 1910, Henry McDonald, son of Urbain McDonald...
Pierre Hudon LeNoir was the son of Thomas Mélaine Lenoir and Victoire Ursule Thériault. Pierre was a lawyer in Halifax. He married Fannie Sophie Smith and they were prominent citizens in the social circles in Halifax. Fannie lived to...
On the lower street near the site of the Government Wharf now stand the Premium Seafood shrimp plant and the C.H. Boudreau Funeral Home. In 1935, this latter site accommodated the home of Roddie and Ethel (Boucher) MacDonald. The front...
What did the main street of Arichat look like in 1935, over eighty years ago? Roughly in the center of the village stood the stately and unique Commercial House, a hotel servicing the needs of salesmen, businessmen, and travelers...
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 one in agricultural science. In addition, he acquired a diploma in...
January 29, 1906: Henri Boudrot, son of Jeffrey Boudrot and Marie Hebert, Arichat, married Louise Pertus, daughter of Jean Pertus and Adele Benoit, witnesses Alexandre Boudrot and Lybie/Lydie LeBlanc February 7, 1906: Beni Boudrot, son of Charles Boudrot and the...
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