Tuesday, October 16, 2018
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....
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....
The 1972 RABA season ended with a three-play-down format, quarter-final, semi-final, and championship rounds. In one quarter-final best-two-out-of-three round, the Red Caps defeated Little Anse 16-4 and 11-6. The round of River Bourgeois versus Port Hawkesbury went the distance with...
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...
May 24, 1947 - Alice Amélie Boudreau - Herbert E. Boudreau and Rose Boudreau - Alphonse V. Boudreau and Mme. Wilfred Joshua May 21, 1947 - Marie Thérèse Landry - Charles H. Landry and Marguerite Boudreau - Harry H. Landry...
January 9, 1912: Charles Henri Shannon, son of Charles Shannon and Marie Samson, married Marie Aida Landry, daughter of the late Alexander Landry and Adeline Richard, witnesses were Wallace Kavanagh and Marie Landry January 22, 1912; William Fougere, son of...
Isidore LeBlanc’s grandfather, Mathurin LeBlanc, was born in Grand Pré. He escaped deportation in 1755 and settled in Arichat some 20 years later. At the time, Arichat was a thriving fishing community based on the entrepreneurial efforts of the Robins,...
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 included an interview with Walter Dugas of West Arichat: “…I...
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 1970’s. The following excerpts are taken from the Richmond County...
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...
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