Looking back over the decades and, indeed, centuries, it is amazing to observe the numerous family names that once were common in Isle Madame. One of those names that no longer hold a place...
As early as 1824, a functioning school existed in Arichat. By 1834, the school faced insurmountable financial difficulties, and as a result, the creditors – primarily John Tyrrell, a prominent Arichat merchant – foreclosed...
In 1935, the area from the main highway running east on Rocky Bay Road contained seven homesteads: The first belonged to Peter Paon (1875-1942), who married Mary Fougere in 1897 (1872-1971) and had Amedee...
Matheson, Isabella, born November, 1824, St. Esprit, parents Roderick and Martha Matheson, Christian, born Sept. 26, 1826, St. Esprit, parents Roderick and Martha McDugald, Alexander, born Feb. 13, 1827, Grand Anse,...
The first recorded killer gale in this area was that of August 1725. The exact date fluctuates from the 24 to the 27 but old documents indicate that Le Chameau, a French ship, went down with 316...
The first missionary to visit Arichat was Father Bailly de Messein, a native of France serving in the diocese of Quebec. Fr. Bailly was replaced by Father Bourg who directed the parishioners to build...
Population Trends Arichat 1771: 174 residents 1803: 331 1811: 475 1832: 2,000 1901: 1,435 1911: 1,500
Let’s take a short walk along the beach northward to what is known as the Pondville Beach Road. As of 1935 the first homestead, behind the pond and along the lane, was that of...
John Josselyn Latimer married Hilda Marie Leslie Dec. 29, 1921 Charles John Howard Latimer married Annie Esther Stewart (Boston) Sept. 14, 1921 Harry J. Murray (Methodist, Lynn, Massachusetts) married Agnes J....
Jan. 7, 1901: Jeffrey LeBlanc, widower of Liza Babin, married Marie Louise Rogers, daughter of Theophile Roger and Clara Fougere, witnesses were Simon LeBlanc and Marie Luvina Roger Jan. 16, 1901: Edouard McDonald, son...




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