Names

Anna Maria died on 27 March 1693.

Spouse: Casper Bidermann. Children were: Anna Elizabeth Bidermann.

 


Annie T. was born in 1882. She died in 1965 at the age of 83.

 

Spouse: Richard Jennings. Children were: Living, Ellen Mary Jennings, Mary Jennings, Ivan Jennings, Russell Jennings, Rita Jennings, Betty Jennings.

 


Bob was born (date unknown).

 

Spouse: Betty Jennings. Betty Jennings and Bob were married.

 


Claire was born in 1940. She was buried in Cache Bay, Ontario Cemetary.

 

Spouse: Sylvio Durette. Children were: Living, Living, Living.

 


Delina was born on 4 July 1851.

 

Spouse: George Mousseau. Delina and George Mousseau were married. Children were: John Mousseau, Edwardina Mousseau, Tom Mousseau, Samual Mousseau, Edmond Savard (Adopted).

 


Dorthy was born in Matise, Ontario. She died in Matise, Ontario.

 

Spouse: Phillip Joseph McCarthy. Dorthy and Phillip Joseph McCarthy were married. Children were: Living, Living.

 


Elisabeth was born in 1818.

 

 


Hazel was born (date unknown).

 

Spouse: Dalton Pigeau. Hazel and Dalton Pigeau were married.

 


Julia Adele "Addie" was born on 17 April 1880.

 

Spouse: Joseph Houle. Julia Adele "Addie" and Joseph Houle were married. Children were: Living, Living, Living, Living.

 


Margarite Denise Parrain was born (date unknown).

 

Spouse: Edmond Foisy. Margarite Denise Parrain and Edmond Foisy were married. Children were: Marie Angeline Foisy.

 


Mary was born in 1840.

 

Spouse: Robert Fletcher. Mary and Robert Fletcher were married. Children were: William Fletcher, George Fletcher, Henry Fletcher, Sarah Fletcher, Henry Fletcher.

 


Peter was born (date unknown).

 

Spouse: Living. Children were: Living.

 


Scotty was born (date unknown).

 

Spouse: Rita Jennings. Rita Jennings and Scotty were married.

 


Unknown was born (date unknown).

 

Spouse: Mary Jeanne Jean. Children were: Living.

 


Unknown was born (date unknown).

 

Spouse: Pigeau. Unknown and Pigeau were married. Children were: Orville Pigeau, Dalton Pigeau.

 


Unknown was born.

 

Spouse: Philippe. Unknown and Philippe were married. Children were: Wenceslas "Stanceslas" Phillips (Philippe), Honore Phillips.

 


unknown was born (date unknown).

 

Spouse: Living. A living couple was married. Children were: Hugh Daly.

 


Wilhelmina was born in January 1884.

 

Spouse: Hugh Daly. Wilhelmina and Hugh Daly were married. Children were: Herbert Daly/Bird, Hugh Daly.

 


Adrien Allard was born in 1887. Parents: Louis Allard and Catherine Lariviere.

 

 


Argentine Allard was born in 1883. Parents: Louis Allard and Catherine Lariviere.

 

 


Joseph Allard was born in 1879. Parents: Louis Allard and Catherine Lariviere.

 

 


Josephine Olive Allard was born in 1882. Parents: Louis Allard and Catherine Lariviere.

 

Spouse: David Pigeau. Josephine Olive Allard and David Pigeau were married in 1902 in @ca.on.nipissing.bonfield.sainte_bernadette_rc.

 


Louis Allard1 was born in 1853. He died between 1891 and 1901 at the age of 38. Louis and Catherine lived in Arnprior according to the 1881_census_113m_family_113

1891 census 095&1/2e family 071

@ca.on.nipissing.bonfield_chisholm_boulter_ferris p15 film T6355 lds1465780 <../9/9.htm>

17 ALLARD Louis m 38 married - Que Que Que RC lumberman's clerk
18 ALLARD Catherine f 45 married wife Que Que Que RC
Catherine 54 widow Bonfield 1901 census 092h.1 family 103 <../0/o92h0101.htm>

19 ALLARD Joseph m 12 - - Ont Que Que RC
20 ALLARD Josephine f 9 - - Ont Que Que RC
Josephine Olive married 1902 <../190/g1902p00.htm> @ca.on.nipissing.bonfield.sainte_bernadette_rc to PIGEAU David aka PUJOS son of PIGEAU Michel & LADOUCEUR Elmyre ( married 1860 <../186/g1860p00.htm> )
David 10 with parents Bonfield 1891 census 095&1/2e family 167 <../9/o095_e01.htm>

David widower m2 1911 <../191/g1911p00.htm> same church to AMYOT Lillianne dtr of AMYOT Joseph & LARIVIERE Adeline(1882)
21 ALLARD Argentine f 8 - - Ont Que Que RC
22 ALLARD Adrien m 4 - - Ont Que Que RC

PUJOS 1901 census 092h.1 family 103
@ca.on.nipissing.bonfield_township page 13 film T6483 lds1843565 <../0/0.htm>16 ALLARD Catherine f 54 widow head
Louis 28 & Catherine 33 Arnprior 1881 census 113m family 113 <../8/o113m001.htm>

Louis 38 & Catherine 45 Bonfield Chisholm Boulter Ferris 1891 census 095&1/2e family 071 <../9/o095_e00.htm>

17 ALLARD Joseph m 19 single son
18 ALLARD Josephine f 19 single dtr
Josephine Olive married 1902 <../190/g1902p00.htm> @ca.on.nipissing.bonfield.sainte_bernadette_rc to PIGEAU David aka PUJOS son of PIGEAU Michel & LADOUCEUR Elmyre ( married 1860 <../186/g1860p00.htm> )
David 10 with parents Bonfield 1891 census 095&1/2e family 167 <../9/o095_e01.htm>

David widower m2 1911 <../191/g1911p00.htm> same church to AMYOT Lillianne dtr of AMYOT Joseph & LARIVIERE Adeline(1882)
19 ALLARD Adeline ? f 16 single dtr
20 ALLARD Andrew m 13 single son
source: isbn-0-7779-1397-6 1901 Census Nipissing - Bonfield

47 page booklet detailing 1708 names available $6.00 <../0/nip01.htm> from OGS Nipissing Branch <../../branches.htm>

(Booklet includes colour birthplace birthdate origin religion occupation)

 

Spouse: Catherine Lariviere. Catherine Lariviere and Louis Allard were married. Children were: Josephine Olive Allard, Joseph Allard, Argentine Allard, Adrien Allard.

 


Alexander Amyot was born in February 1876. 13 142 Amyotte Alex M Head M Feb 1876 25 1901 </census/SurnameList.jsp?rid1911=408688513&province=ON&surname=Amyotte&givens=Alex&age=15&month=2&gender=M> 14 142 Amyotte Aurore F Wife M Nov 1892 18
Parents: Joseph Amyot and Adeline Lariviere.

 

Spouse: Aurore SAVARD. Aurore SAVARD and Alexander Amyot were married in 1910.

 


Joseph Amyot was born in 1857. Parents: Living and Living.

 

Spouse: Adeline Lariviere. Adeline Lariviere and Joseph Amyot were married in 1882.2 Children were: Lillianne Amyot, Alexander Amyot.

 


Lambert Amyot was born in 1874. Parents: Zepherine Amyot and Marie Lafromboise.

 

Spouse: Marie Hermaline Bouchard. Marie Hermaline Bouchard and Lambert Amyot were married on 6 July 1918 in Sault St. Marie, Ontario.

 


Lillianne Amyot was born in 1890. Parents: Joseph Amyot and Adeline Lariviere.

 

Spouse: David Pigeau. Lillianne Amyot and David Pigeau were married in 1911 in Bonfield Sainte Bernadette Roman Catholic Church. Children were: Living.

 


Zepherine Amyot was born (date unknown).

 

Spouse: Marie Lafromboise. Marie Lafromboise and Zepherine Amyot were married. Children were: Lambert Amyot.

 


Alexis Arbour was born on 17 June 1837. He died on 30 March 1926 at the age of 88. Initially, Alexis and Caroline may have settled in Joliette City but were
soon found to be living further north in Joliette County in the village

 

 

 

 


of St-Jean-de-Matha, which is where they lived when their son was born.

 

 

 

 


Later, they moved to another village nearby in order to be with family.

 

 

 

 


In 1871, Alexis was a farmer in St-Emelie-de-l'Energie, along with many

 

 

 

 


of his brothers. The family was still living there in 1881 and in 1891.

 

 

 

 


In addition to their own son, Alexis and Caroline became godparents to
nine family youngsters: niece Adriana ARBOUR in March 1864, nephew Edmond
ARBOUR in April 1866, nephew Joseph ARBOUR in January 1868, and niece
Alexina ARBOUR in July 1869, all of whom were baptised at
St-Jean-de-Matha, as well as niece Alexina ARBOUR in January 1876, niece
Carrie ARBOUR in April 1877, grandson Oscar ARBOUR in January 1879
(Caroline only), grandson Alexis ARBOUR in April 1881 (Alexis only), and
great-nephew Alexis William LASALLE, all of whom were baptised at
St-Emelie-de-l'Energie. Alexis also served as pallbearer at the funeral

 

 

 

 


of his nephew Edouard ARBOUR in January 1886.
Alexis and Caroline's son Joseph left the homestead in
St-Emelie-de-l'Energie and went to Ontario during the winter of 1898-1899
to work in the prospering lumbering industry. According to a
well-reported article, in the spring of 1899, Alexis and Caroline made
the journey to be with Joseph. Along with Joseph's wife and children,
they rode the train across the country to Verner, Ontario, then to
Notre-Dame-du-Lac, which is present-day Lavigne, Ontario.
The anomaly with this story is that during the 1901 Census, taken in
April of that year, Alexis and Caroline were reported to be living in
St-Emelie-de-l'Energie. They owned two houses and six outbuildings on 126
acres of the 1st Range, Joliette Canton. The couple supposedly lived in

 

 

 

 


the six-room house and rented the two-room house to Alfred JUNEAU and
Julienne CHARTIER-ROBERT, who were a young couple closely related to this
family. Alfred was a brother to Parmelia JUNEAU, Albina JUNEAU, Caroline
JUNEAU, and Agnes JUNEAU -- four sisters who all married into the ARBOUR
family. Julienne was a niece to Jean-Baptiste CHARTIER-ROBERT, Leocadie

 

 

 

 


CHARTIER-ROBERT, and Virginie CHARTIER-ROBERT -- three siblings who also
married into the ARBOUR family.
Perhaps an explanation for this duality is that Alexis and Caroline did

 

 

 

 


indeed go to Ontario, to help Alphonsine with all of the children during
the trip and to check out Ontario for themselves. Alfred and Julienne
could have been enlisted to watch over the property in
St-Emelie-de-l'Energie. Since Alexis and Caroline may not have intended

 

 

 

 


to stay in Ontario and they still owned the farm in Quebec, Alfred and
Julienne reported them as still living there when the Census enumerator

 

 

 

 


came to visit. However, an unexpected life adjustment seems to have
derailed any plans to return to Quebec.
Caroline was often a sickly woman and spent most of her time in bed,
which may explain why she did not have more children than Joseph. She
ended up dying while they were still in Ontario. She passed away in
Verner sometime in the early 1900s. It is unknown exactly when she died

 

 

 

 


or where she may have been buried. Alexis then decided to stay in
Ontario.
Alexis was a wholesome old man with a white beard. He was quiet and spoke
few words. In the farm days in Lavigne, he worked hard. He wore a yoke
upon his shoulders, fed the pigs, and farmed the far-reaches of the
property. He walked and retraced his routine several times during the
workday, proving his labor was of the heart.


Father: Jean-Baptiste ARBOUR b: 15 MAR 1806 in St Sulpice, L'Assomption

 

 

 

 


County, Quebec, Canada
Mother: Marie-Emelie DORVAL b: 2 AUG 1810 in L'Assomption, L'Assomption

 

 

 

 


County, Quebec, Canada

Marriage 1 Caroline JUNEAU b: 11 AUG 1831 in Joliette County, Quebec,
Canada
Married: 28 SEP 1858 in Joliette, Joliette County, Quebec, Canada
Event: Marriage Site in St-Charles-de-Borromee Catholic Church in
Joliette, QC
Children
Marie-Joseph ARBOUR b: 10 AUG 1859 in Joliette, Joliette County, Quebec,
Canada Parents: Jean Baptiste Arbour and Emelie "Marie-Emilie [Amelia]" Dorval.

 


Alfred Arbour was born on 5 November 1851. He died on 10 August 1852 at the age of 0. Parents: Jean Baptiste Arbour and Emelie "Marie-Emilie [Amelia]" Dorval.

 

 


Angelique Marie Madeleine Arbour was born on 6 August 1690. She died on 10 March 1754 at the age of 63. Marriage 1 Joseph Charland Francoeur
Married: 20 OCT 1710 in Quebec, Canada Parents: Michel Arbour and Marie-Catherine Constantineau.

 

 


Basile Arbour was born on 17 May 1846. He died on 15 May 1929 at the age of 82. All of his life Basile reportedly had magical properties and was
considered to have special "healing" gifts. As an adult, folks came to
his house for him to heal their minor ailments, especially nosebleeds.He
also used to make coffins and even helped to "lay people out" for wakes.
While still a bachelor, Basile moved to Ontario, probably in about the
summer of 1868 with his older brother Xavier and Xavier's family -
shortly after sister Zoe and her family. Basile, too, came for the
economic prosperity promised by the lumber trade. They all seem to have

 

 

 

 


gravitated toward Belle Ewart, Ontario, located in Innisfil Township,
Simcoe County, on the western shore of Lake Simcoe.
The first mention of Basile in Ontario is at the baptism of his godson,

 

 

 

 


nephew Xavier ARBOUR, in April 1869 at Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary
Catholic Church in Barrie, also located in Simcoe County.
After their wedding, Basile and Jane settled in Belle Ewart, where their
first three children were born. The young family was found with their
firstborn in Innisfil Township in April 1871. Basile was also recordedin
the Dominion Directory that year as being a laborer in Belle Ewart.
As the lumbering was drying up in Belle Ewart in the early 1870s, Basile
and Jane no doubt realized they had to make a change, one which included
uprooting their family and moving north. Basile's brother Xavier was on

 

 

 

 


his way to Waubaushene and sister Zoe was already there. In 1874, the
railroad was complete all the way to Severn Bridge. By March 1876, this

 

 

 

 


young ARBOUR family of five appears to have ridden the train to the end

 

 

 

 


and settled in Port Severn, where four more children were added, bringing
the total to seven, all of whom were baptised Catholic. The family was
recorded in Tay Township in the Census reports of 1881, of 1891, and of

 

 

 

 


1901. In 1878, there were only 100 Catholics in Port Severn. Did the
Basile and Jane family count themselves among this number? Or did they
align themselves with the Protestants? A family story does show that at

 

 

 

 


one point, the family did stop attending the Catholic Church.
One day Basile came home to find Jane very upset. Seems the local priest
had visited and found Jane reading to her children from the Bible.
Apparently, this did not please the priest. He told her to give him the

 

 

 

 


Bible, chastized her for reading it, and threw it outside. Basile, who
was quite angry when he heard her story, then went to see the priest and
have a chat. The family never went to the Catholic Church again.
In 1887 and in 1890, Basile was confirmed to be a tenant farmer on
Concession 12, Lot 18, in Port Severn. Also living on this lot were his

 

 

 

 


brother-in-law Octave GREGOIRE and Octave's son-in-law Henry GOYET. While
working as a farmer, Basile was also employed at the Port Severn Lumber

 

 

 

 


Mill.
On 16 August 1896, the Port Severn Mill was struck by lightning and
burned to the ground, taking with it the company's community store as
well as other properties. The small town was devastated. The livelihoods
of 100 families, including Basile and Jane's and that of other
French-Canadian settlers, had depended upon the mill. The mill was never
rebuilt and this family, like many others, moved away.
Basile and Jane did not travel far when they moved near family in
Waubaushene. On 17 February 1897, they bought their house on Pine Street
from Dr. J. F. HANLEY for $400. On 22 March 1897, they took out a
mortgage for $200 from the Ontario Permanent Building and Loan
Association: two shares of $100 each, interest due $2.40 per month for
154 months. Although Jane signed her name to the contract, Basile was
apparently illiterate as his signature was represented by an "x."
The 1901 Census shows Basile and his family as owning this five-room
house on acre of Concession 10, Lot 10. Basile earned $200 that yearat
the mill in Waubaushene. On 9 May 1910, the loan on the house was
discharged, having been considered paid in full. The house remained in
the family for many years until being sold by Basile's granddaughters,
the offspring of youngest daughter Annie Belle. However, just prior to
the house being sold, great-granddaughter Carolyn (SIMMONS) HUDSON
rescued a precious heirloom. Basile had handcrafted a corner cupboard
made of ash for Jane. Still in beautiful condition, Carolyn found the
piece in the summer kitchen and now it resides in her home in rural
Ontario.


Father: Jean-Baptiste ARBOUR b: 15 MAR 1806 in St Sulpice, L'Assomption

 

 

 

 


County, Quebec, Canada
Mother: Marie-Emelie DORVAL b: 2 AUG 1810 in L'Assomption, L'Assomption

 

 

 

 


County, Quebec, Canada

Marriage 1 Ann Jane MOONEY b: 12 OCT 1847 in Essa Township, Simcoe
County, Ontario, Canada
Married: 22 MAY 1870 in Belle Ewart, Simcoe County, Ontario, Canada
Event: Marriage By in Reverend J. O'DONOHOE of Sacred Hearts of Jesus and
Mary Catholic Church in Barrie, ON
Event: Marriage Witnesses in John DESCHENES and Caroline GREGOIRE
Note: Although Jane was not a Catholic, the priest must have given her
special dispensation to be married in his church.[ArbourBook]
Children
John Baptiste ARBOUR b: 26 FEB 1871 in Belle Ewart, Simcoe County,
Ontario, Canada
William Henri ARBOUR b: 9 JAN 1873 in Belle Ewart, Simcoe County,
Ontario, Canada
Emily May ARBOUR b: 3 AUG 1874 in Belle Ewart, Simcoe County, Ontario,

 

 

 

 


Canada
Henri Joseph ARBOUR b: 1 MAR 1876 in Port Severn, Simcoe County,
Ontario, Canada
Samuel Basile ARBOUR b: 29 APR 1878 in Port Severn, Simcoe County,
Ontario, Canada
Charles Felix ARBOUR b: 22 JUN 1880 in Port Severn, Simcoe County,
Ontario, Canada
Annie Belle ARBOUR b: 5 SEP 1882 in Port Severn, Simcoe County, Ontario,
Canada Parents: Jean Baptiste Arbour and Emelie "Marie-Emilie [Amelia]" Dorval.

 


Charles Arbour was born on 17 October 1843. He died on 5 January 1929 at the age of 85. In 1871, Charles and Odile were living a few miles away from St Come in

 

 

 

 


St-Emelie-de-l'Energie, along with many of his brothers. The family was

 

 

 

 


still there in 1881, in 1891, and in 1901. In 1886, Charles received a
Land Grant for property in Joliette County from the Canadian Government.
The farmer and his wife eventually had 11 children, six daughters and
five sons. The family of seven of them was listed in the 1891 Census in

 

 

 

 


St-Emelie-de-l'Energie, with son William living next door. In 1901, they
owned a five-room house plus three outbuildings on 303 acres, next door

 

 

 

 


to his brother Joseph ARBOUR and not too far away from their son William
ARBOUR.
Charles and Odile held quite the position of honor within their family,

 

 

 

 


as evidenced by the fact that they were chosen to become godparents ten

 

 

 

 


times. Their godchildren were nephew Alphonse ARBOUR in November 1868,
nephew Charles HOULE in August 1870, niece Marie ARBOUR in July 1872,
nephew Severe LASALLE in October 1873, niece Marie-Diana ARBOUR in May
1882, grandson Hermenegilde ARBOUR in July 1898, great-nephew Edouard
BEAUDOIN in February 1906, granddaughter Rosianne ARBOUR in July 1908,
grandson Hermenegilde ARBOUR in December 1908, and grandson Avila ARBOUR
in May 1909. Sadly, Charles was also witness to four funerals, including
one for a godson: niece Exerine ARBOUR died in June 1884, greatnieces
Anna and Rosianne ARBOUR died in February 1897, and grandson and godson

 

 

 

 


Hermenegilde ARBOUR died in August 1898.


Father: Jean-Baptiste ARBOUR b: 15 MAR 1806 in St Sulpice, L'Assomption

 

 

 

 


County, Quebec, Canada
Mother: Marie-Emelie DORVAL b: 2 AUG 1810 in L'Assomption, L'Assomption

 

 

 

 


County, Quebec, Canada

Marriage 1 Odile MORIN b: 30 SEP 1849 in St Come, Joliette County,
Quebec, Canada
Married: 3 FEB 1868 in St Come, Joliette County, Quebec, Canada
Children
William ARBOUR b: 5 MAR 1869 in Joliette County, Quebec, Canada
Georgina ARBOUR b: 23 NOV 1870 in St-Emelie-de-l'Energie, Joliette
County, Quebec, Canada
Julie ARBOUR b: 18 NOV 1872 in St-Emelie-de-l'Energie, Joliette County,
Quebec, Canada
Marie ARBOUR b: 5 NOV 1874 in St-Emelie-de-l'Energie, Joliette County,

 

 

 

 


Quebec, Canada
Marie-Alexina ARBOUR b: 2 JAN 1876 in St-Emelie-de-l'Energie, Joliette

 

 

 

 


County, Quebec, Canada
Emelie-Vercheres ARBOUR b: 27 FEB 1878 in St-Emelie-de-l'Energie,
Joliette County, Quebec, Canada
Joseph-"Seraphin"-Avila ARBOUR b: 4 SEP 1880 in St-Emelie-de-l'Energie,
Joliette County, Quebec, Canada
Edouard-Charles ARBOUR b: 14 NOV 1882 in St-Emelie-de-l'Energie,
Joliette County, Quebec, Canada
Joseph ARBOUR b: 24 MAR 1885 in St-Emelie-de-l'Energie, Joliette County,
Quebec, Canada
Marie-Regina ARBOUR b: 28 SEP 1887 in St Come, Joliette County, Quebec,
Canada
Georges ARBOUR b: 4 OCT 1892 in St-Emelie-de-l'Energie, Joliette County,
Quebec, Canada Parents: Jean Baptiste Arbour and Emelie "Marie-Emilie [Amelia]" Dorval.

 


Delia Marie Arbour was born on 7 March 1862. She died on 12 July 1920 at the age of 58. Delia and Joseph eventually had six children, two daughters and four
sons. In approximately summer 1889, the young family made the move --
like so many others before them -- from Quebec to Ontario, to be with
family.
Delia and Joseph were in Penetanguishene in December 1899, when they
became godparents to nephew Isidore ARBOUR. They also served as
godparents to three other children: niece Laurine ARBOUR in Midland in
April 1905, niece Edna ARBOUR in Waubaushene in May 1908, and grandson
Joseph RIVET in Victoria Harbour in April 1909.
In 1901, the family lived in Waubaushene on Concession 10, Lot 10, in a

 

 

 

 


four-room house on acre. Joseph earned $350 that year at the mill. In

 

 

 

 


1920, the family moved to Midland Parents: Louis-Edmund Arbour and Sidonie Ethier.

Spouse: Joseph Rivet. Children were: Joseph Adelar Rivet, Philbert Georges Rivet, Stanislas Alexandre Rivet, William "Omer" Rivet, Mary Ann Rivet, Regina Parmelia Rivet.

 


Edmond-Louis Arbour was born on 23 February 1878. He died on 13 April 1964 at the age of 86. Edmund was about six-years old when he moved with his family from Quebec
to Ontario. In 1901, Edmund lived with his widowed father and his two
younger brothers in Waubaushene. He earned $350 that year at the mill.
After their wedding, Edmund and Clemence settled into Victoria Harbour,

 

 

 

 


where they had nine children. They also became godparents to nephew
Lawrence ARBOUR in Midland in February 1907 and to grandson Allen ARBOUR
in Toronto in July 1935.
Edmund was a farmer and also worked as a lumberman in the bush during the
winters when the ground was frozen. Mostly, he worked in the area of the
Blind River on the northern shore of the Georgian Bay, just west of
Manitoulin Island. One year, Edmund was recruited to work on the upper
peninsula of the State of Michigan after a very bad forest fire. Many
loggers from Ontario went to cut down as many of the burnt trees as they
could so as to foster new growth. The men called it the Wanapitei Slash.
Edmund's true calling, however, lay in his woodworking. Although he had

 

 

 

 


no formal education and could not read - not even a ruler - Edmund
created many beautiful artifacts. While living in Victoria Harbour, he
made Clemence a table lamp from a block of maple, carved only with a
penknife. The lamp was perfectly square and straight and the decorative

 

 

 

 


sphere it held was perfectly round, as confirmed by his sons who measured
it with calipers. A more well-known tribute to Edmund's carpentry
abilities is the Martyrs' Shrine in Midland. The family says that he
helped to build the steeple on the Shrine in 1926.
Edmund and Clemence moved their family from Victoria Harbour to Toronto

 

 

 

 


prior to 1930, probably in about 1928. In the big city, Edmund worked for
a sheet metal company, where he hand-made sections of duct work that were
very intricate, requiring painstaking effort on their detail. The only
thing Edmund ever learned to write was his name because this company made
him sign for his paycheck. Clemence was the one who taught him to write

 

 

 

 


his name.
The family lived at 66 River Street in a semi-detached house until they

 

 

 

 


moved to 122 Ferrier Avenue in the early 1950s. Just after retiring,
while still living on Ferrier Avenue, Edmund was retained by a neighbor

 

 

 

 


lady to make a desk for her. When she began to give him measurements, he
stopped her and asked to go and see where she would place it and tell him
what shape she wanted. When he finished it, he took his youngest son
Bernard to the woman's house. The desk fit into the spot she wanted with
inch to spare. What a testament to his artistry!
When he was 83 years old, Edmund went to Clemence and told her that he
needed glasses. She laughed and asked why since he could not read. He
told her that he could not see the TV clearly. His grandson Allen
remembers that until he died, Edmund's hair was dark brown with only a
bit of grey over his ears. He was only five feet tall but broadly built

 

 

 

 


with very powerful arms.
When Clemence died first, Edmund was greatly saddened by the loss of his
soulmate. He had previously been in great health, but after Clemence's
death, Edmund stopped eating, was confined to bed, and died. Although the
official reason for death was cited as "old age," his family will always
believe that he truly died of loneliness and a broken heart. Parents: Louis-Edmund Arbour and Sidonie Ethier.

 


Elide-Emelie Arbour was born on 19 September 1870. She died on 31 January 1941 at the age of 70. Elide was about 14-years old when she moved with her family from Quebec

 

 

 

 


to Ontario. As a young woman, Elide became godmother to three childrenin
Midland: cousin Oscar ARBOUR in July 1888, nephew Omer RIVET in June
1890, and cousin's daughter Ethel BOURDON in August 1891. She also
witnessed her brother William's marriage in April 1891 in Waubaushene.
After their wedding, Elide and Bert settled in Waubaushene, where they
had five children, three daughters and two sons. They also served as
godparents to nephew Louis ARBOUR in January 1907 and to niece Emilie
ARBOUR in March 1907, both in Midland.
In 1901, the young family with two small children was living in a
four-room house on acre of Concession 10, Lot 10, in Waubaushene. Bert
earned $270 that year at the mill. While Elide and Bert did have five
children, they seem to have had just a lone granddaughter who married.As
a result, the BRODEUR name ended on this line Parents: Louis-Edmund Arbour and Sidonie Ethier.

 


Elmina Arbour was born on 11 March 1864. She died on 21 September 1877 at the age of 13. Parents: Louis-Edmund Arbour and Sidonie Ethier.

 

 


Emilie "Millie" Arbour was born on 3 June 1868 in Joliette County, Quebec, Canada. She died on 13 December 1954 at the age of 86. Parents: Magloire Arbour and Léocadie Chartier dit Robert.

 

Spouse: Sinai, (Joseph) Sanai Sr. Jean. Emilie "Millie" Arbour and Sinai, (Joseph) Sanai Sr. Jean were married in October 1885 in Waubaushene (Rom Cath). Children were: Marei Rose Anne Jean, Joseph Alphonse Jean, Marie Elmire Jean, Marie Exerine Jean, Oscar Joseph Jean, Albina Mary Jean, Joseph Jean, Eugene Jean, Sinai (Joseph) "(AKA Cynarie)" Jean Jr., Joseph E. Jean.

 


Francois Arbour was born on 22 March 1682. He died on 22 July 1686 at the age of 4. Parents: Michel Arbour and Marie-Catherine Constantineau.

 

 


Francois-Augustin Arbour was born on 10 September 1687. He died. Marriage 1 Marie Madeleine Proulx b: 23 AUG 1688 in Quebec, Canada
Married: 4 MAY 1711 in Neuville, Quebec, Canada Parents: Michel Arbour and Marie-Catherine Constantineau.

 

 


Francois-Xavier Arbour was born on 7 June 1839. He died on 27 April 1929 at the age of 89. Francois-Xavier ARBOUR I is the first in a line of several
Francois-Xaviers within the ARBOUR family. In the early years in Quebec,
when France was encouraging colonization and the expansion of
Catholicism, the Church sent a well-respected vicar apostolic. In 1659,

 

 

 

 


the Jesuit-trained Bishop Francois-Xavier deLAVAL-MONTMORENCY arrived to
take command of the missions and to found parishes. This is possibly whom
our Jean-Baptiste and Emelie ARBOUR were honoring when they named their

 

 

 

 


fifth son. However, they also may have been simply naming him after his

 

 

 

 


godfather, as was very common at the time. This Francois-Xavier was
simply known as "Xavier."
At the time of his wedding, Xavier was reportedly from St-Jean-de-Matha,
Quebec, a small village north of Joliette City. However, at least
initially, the young couple seems to have set up home in Joliette City,

 

 

 

 


where their first child was born. They did remain in Joliette County
after this, but it is unknown exactly where, perhaps near the parish of

 

 

 

 


St-Jean-de-Matha or the parish of St-Alphonse-de-Rodriguez. Xavier and
Natalie eventually had a large family of 13 children, although four of
them are believed to have died in childhood. They also became godparents
to the first two children of Xavier's brother Magloire's: niece Emelie
ARBOUR in June 1867 in St-Jean-de-Matha, Quebec, and nephew Alphonse
ARBOUR in November 1868 in St-Alphonse-de-Rodriguez, Quebec.
Simcoe County, Ontario, possibly around summer 1868, judging by the
locations of their children's births. Little Natalie was born in February
1868 in Joliette County, Quebec. The next child to be born was
Francois-Xavier in April 1869 in Belle Ewart, Ontario, which is located

 

 

 

 


in Simcoe County.
Xavier's family probably arrived with his younger brother Basile,
possibly just a few months after his sister Zoe and her family. Younger

 

 

 

 


brother Magloire and older brother Louis most likely did not arrive until
about 1883 to 1884.
Xavier and Natalie were recorded in the 1871 Census with their five
oldest children, living in Innisfil Township in Simcoe County, on the
western shore of Lake Simcoe. They seem to have settled in the town of
Belle Ewart, as four of their children were born there. In 1871, Xavier

 

 

 

 


was also recorded in the Dominion Directory, as a laborer living in Belle
Ewart. The family appears to have stayed in this community through about
July 1874 before moving again.
After the six- or seven-year stint at the Sage and McGraw Mill, Xavier
found his work disappearing along with the larger trees in the forests.

 

 

 

 


In 1875, the Midland Railway - so called because of its Midland terminus
- was completed to Waubaushene. The family knew of the Georgian Bay
Lumber Company in northern Simcoe County, centered in the community of
Waubaushene. Xavier and Natalie decided to move once again to seek their
fortunes elsewhere.
By April 1881, the family was living just outside Waubaushene in Tay
Township, on the south end of the Georgian Bay. In 1887 and in 1890,
Xavier was known to be a tenant farmer on Concession 11, Lot 10, in
Waubaushene. In 1887, records confirm that Xavier was indeed one of the

 

 

 

 


200 employees of the Georgian Bay Lumber Company, which shipped 27
million board feet of lumber by rail and 23 million board feet by water

 

 

 

 


that year.
In 1894, Xavier finally became a landowner when he purchased a farm in
Waubaushene on Concession 10, Lot 9. By 1901, the family owned 80 acres

 

 

 

 


of Concession 9, Lot 10. On that property they had two houses with six
rooms each, plus two barns. By the age of 62, Xavier appears to have
departed the lumber business to devote his efforts to farming.
After her children left home, Natalie appears to have begun her own
career. For many years, she was known as Mrs. ARBOUR, the Milliner.
Natalie was a fine, attractive woman with a great deal of talent. She
made splendid hats in her shop in the front part of their home, which sat
next to the Waubaushene Hotel. The large front window displayed her
wares.
Throughout their lives, Xavier and Natalie took on the responsibility of
being godparents to 12 more of the family's children: future
daughter-in-law Louise GRENIER in Barrie in September 1872, nephew
William ARBOUR in Barrie in January 1873, niece Emelie GREGOIRE (Xavier

 

 

 

 


only) in Penetanguishene in October 1876, niece Josephine GREGOIRE in
Penetanguishene in May 1880, granddaughter Delia RONDEAU in
Penetanguishene in August 1882, granddaughter Delia BOURDON in Midlandin
August 1884, granddaughter Mildred ARBOUR in Midland in June 1888,
grandson Stanley ARBOUR in Midland in April 1891, granddaughter Eve
ARBOUR in Midland in September 1896, granddaughter Hilda ARBOUR in
Midland in June 1898, granddaughter Marie Ellen May ARBOUR in Midland in
February 1899, and lastly grandson Philbert LORMAND in Midland in
September 1907.
Xavier and Natalie were obviously close to his brothers and their
families, as evidenced by all the baptism which took place. In his later
years, Xavier also wrote a small poem to his beloved niece Annie Belle
ARBOUR, who was brother Basile's youngest child. "La rose est la plus
belle des fleur, Et toi tu est Roi de mon coeur, Tu est la seul, dans ce
monde, Que puisse faire mon bonheur, From a friend, Xavier ARBOUR." Dated
Waubaushene 9 May 1897, the writing roughly translates to: "The rose is

 

 

 

 


the most beautiful of flowers, And you are the King of my heart, You are
the only one in this world, Who can greatly make me happy."
In his last years, Xavier lived in Victoria Harbour - probably with
daughter Delia's family - and still walked daily to meet the mail train.


Father: Jean-Baptiste ARBOUR b: 15 MAR 1806 in St Sulpice, L'Assomption

 

 

 

 


County, Quebec, Canada
Mother: Marie-Emelie DORVAL b: 2 AUG 1810 in L'Assomption, L'Assomption

 

 

 

 


County, Quebec, Canada

Marriage 1 Natalie DESMARAIS b: 11 APR 1843 in Joliette County, Quebec,

 

 

 

 


Canada
Married: 10 FEB 1862 in Joliette, Joliette County, Quebec, Canada
Event: Marriage Site in St-Charles-de-Borromee Catholic Church in
Joliette, Joliette County, Quebec, Canada
Children
Marie-Melina ARBOUR b: 1 MAR 1863 in Joliette, Joliette County, Quebec,
Canada
Wilfred Israel ARBOUR b: 7 DEC 1864 in Joliette County, Quebec, Canada

 

 

 

 


Edmond ARBOUR b: 23 APR 1866 in Joliette County, Quebec, Canada
Natalie ARBOUR b: 10 FEB 1868 in Joliette County, Quebec, Canada
Francois-Xavier ARBOUR II b: 7 APR 1869 in Belle Ewart, Simcoe County,

 

 

 

 


Ontario, Canada
Rosanna ARBOUR b: 5 JUL 1871 in Belle Ewart, Simcoe County, Ontario,
Canada
William ARBOUR b: 4 MAY 1873 in Belle Ewart, Simcoe County, Ontario,
Canada
Joseph-Merille ARBOUR b: 16 JUL 1874 in Belle Ewart, Simcoe County,
Ontario, Canada
Pierre ARBOUR b: 24 OCT 1876 in Waubaushene, Simcoe County, Ontario,
Canada
Jean-Baptiste ARBOUR b: 22 MAR 1878 in Waubaushene, Simcoe County,
Ontario, Canada
George-Henri ARBOUR b: 29 APR 1880 in Waubaushene, Simcoe County,
Ontario, Canada
Charles ARBOUR b: 23 FEB 1882 in Waubaushene, Simcoe County, Ontario,
Canada
Delia ARBOUR b: 7 AUG 1887 in Waubaushene, Simcoe County, Ontario,
Canada Parents: Jean Baptiste Arbour and Emelie "Marie-Emilie [Amelia]" Dorval.

 


George Arbour was born on 21 December 1859. He died on 8 June 1942 at the age of 82. As a young man, George travelled to Ontario and remained there for as
much as couple of years. In June 1882, he was present at the wedding of

 

 

 

 


his cousin Vercheres GREGOIRE in Port Severn, Ontario. He then
apprarently returned to Quebec.
Shortly after their wedding, George and Malvina travelled to Ontario for
a time. In June 1884, they were in Midland to act as godparents to
George's cousin William ARBOUR. In 1887, a George ARBOUR was farming part
of Concession 13, Lot 12, between Waubaushene and Port Severn. Perhapshe
is our George, as there are not known to be others in that area at this

 

 

 

 


time.
By the middle of 1887, the young couple had returned to Quebec and seem

 

 

 

 


to have stayed there for quite a while this time. They became godparents
to nephew Philibert RIVET in June 1887 at St-Emelie-de-l'Energie.
By April 1891, George and Malvina were known to be living in Quebec
during the Census. That year George was reportedly a farmer living in
St-Emelie-de-l'Energie.
After this, George and Malvina again became godparents: to his cousin's

 

 

 

 


daughter Anna ARBOUR in September 1891 and to his cousin's son Francois

 

 

 

 


COUTU in January 1901, both in St-Emelie-de-l'Energie.
In April 1901, during the Census of that year, George and Malvina still

 

 

 

 


lived in St-Emelie-de-l'Energie. They owned a four-room house plus three
outbuildings on one-acre of the 2nd Range, Joliette Canton. George was
reported to be a journeyman who earned $300 that year.
George and Malvina are thought to have had no children of their own. No

 

 

 

 


births have been connected to them. However, both in the 1891 Census and
in the 1901 Census, they were recorded with niece Domitille TALBOT, the

 

 

 

 


daughter of Malvina's sister Marie-Louise PARENT and her husband Narcisse
TALBOT. They seem to have adopted the girl.
The story of the girl's parents is somewhat unclear. Marie-Louise and
Narcisse appear to have married in about 1883. Their daughter Marie
TALBOT was born on 16 October 1884 in St-Emelie-de-l'Energie and baptised
there on 18 October 1884. Marie's stillborn twin was also born that day;
this baby was buried there on 20 October 1884. One year later, on 27
October 1885, Domitille TALBOT was born although her baptismal record has
not yet been located.
Young Marie TALBOT must have not been a healthy child as she died in
St-Emelie-de-l'Energie just three years later on 19 December 1883. Little
Marie was buried there on 23 December 1887. Perhaps it was shortly after
this that Marie-Louise and/or Narcisse passed away - although they were

 

 

 

 


not buried in St-Emelie-de-l'Energie - and Domitille came under the care
of her Uncle George and Aunt Malvina. The complete explanation for their
situation may never be known.
In later years, George and Malvina again returned to the baptismal font

 

 

 

 


at St-Emelie-de-l'Energie to hold more godchildren: George's cousin
Jeanne Domitille MORIN in May 1904 and George's cousin Georges Gerald
LASALLE in August 1912.[ArbourBook] Parents: Louis-Edmund Arbour and Sidonie Ethier.

Spouse: Living. A living couple was married in 1883.

 


Georgiana Arbour was born on 28 March 1849. She died on 26 November 1860 at the age of 11. Parents: Jean Baptiste Arbour and Emelie "Marie-Emilie [Amelia]" Dorval.

 

 


Jean-Baptiste Arbour was born on 6 October 1679. He died. Jean-Baptiste grew up and fell in love with Marie-Catherine PROUX, the
daughter of another long-time Neuville family. Catherine's sister
Madeleine married Jean-Baptiste's brother Augustin. Her brother
Jean-Baptiste married Jean-Baptiste's sister Marie-Genevieve. Their
father Jean PROU was born between 1638-1641 in St Jean Parish in
Montierneuf, Poitou, France. He was buried on 9 December 1703 in
Neuville. Their mother Catherine PINEL was born on 10 April 1658 in
Quebec, died on 13 June 1723, and was buried at Neuville the next day.
Jean-Baptiste and Catherine went on to have five daughters and five sons
over the following 19 years, all of whom were born and raised in
Neuville. On 12 July 1721, Jean-Baptiste signed a contract before Notary
Francois RAGEOT. He made an unknown agreement with Elie BOUCHER, master tailor from Quebec City. Perhaps he thought himself in need of a new coat
or pants.

In his later years, Jean-Baptiste served as witness at his son Joseph's


wedding in Neuville in 1753. On 6 February 1756, before Notary SANGUINET,
Jean-Baptiste and Catherine signed their will, leaving their estate to
their oldest living son, Jean-Baptiste. Their eldest son, Jean-Francois,
had died in 1749.
Both Jean-Baptiste and Catherine lived good, long lives, which far
exceeded the duration of most of their contemporaries. Catherine was
81-years old when she died in 1760. Jean-Baptiste was 86-years old when he died in 1766 in Quebec City, perhaps in one of the hospitals there.


Father: Michel ARBOUR b: ABT 1641 in Montmain, Rouen, Normandy, France
Mother: Marie-Catherine CONSTANTINEAU b: ABT 1658 in Riviere-St-Charles,
Quebec County, Quebec, Canada

Marriage 1 Marie-Catherine PROUX b: 24 OCT 1678 in Neuville, Portneuf
County, Quebec, Canada
Married: 19 APR 1700 in Neuville, Portneuf County, Quebec, Canada
Children
Marie-Genevieve ARBOUR b: 10 MAR 1701/02 in Neuville, Portneuf County,


Quebec, Canada
Marie-Madeleine ARBOUR b: 30 APR 1704 in Neuville, Portneuf County,
Quebec, Canada
Jean-Francois ARBOUR b: 16 NOV 1705 in Neuville, Portneuf County,
Quebec, Canada
Marie-Angelique ARBOUR b: 24 SEP 1707 in Neuville, Portneuf County,
Quebec, Canada
Jean-Baptiste ARBOUR b: 30 AUG 1709 in Neuville, Portneuf County,
Quebec, Canada
Joseph ARBOUR b: 14 AUG 1711 in Neuville, Portneuf County, Quebec,
Canada
Jean-Baptiste ARBOUR b: 8 OCT 1712 in Neuville, Portneuf County, Quebec,
Canada
Joseph-Louis ARBOUR b: 25 JAN 1714/15 in Neuville, Portneuf County,
Quebec, Canada
Marie-Joseph ARBOUR b: 8 FEB 1716/17 in Neuville, Portneuf County,
Quebec, Canada
Marguerite ARBOUR b: 9 JUL 1719 in Neuville, Portneuf County, Quebec,
Canada Parents: Michel Arbour and Marie-Catherine Constantineau.

Spouse: Marie-Catherine Proux. Children were: Joseph Louis Arbour.

 


Jean-Baptiste Arbour was born on 16 June 1830. He died on 3 February 1907 at the age of 76. Jean-Baptiste and Adeline settled in Joliette City, where they had 16
children over the next 23 years, seven daughters and nine sons. Sadly,
though, at least five of them did not live beyond childhood. Adeline also
became godmother to Jean-Baptiste's sister Marie-Adrianna in August 1854
in Joliette City. Both Jean-Baptiste and Adeline became godparents to his
cousin's son Jean-Baptiste ARBOUR in October 1856 in Joliette City.
Adeline then passed away in December 1892 at just 58-years old. To give

 

 

 

 


him a companion in his old age, Jean-Baptiste decided to remarry four
years after Adeline's death.
Jean-Baptiste and second wife Melina were living in Joliette City in
1901. They owned a five-room house on acre at 25 St Antoine Street.
That was also the location of Jean-Baptiste's blacksmithing shop, where

 

 

 

 


he earned $300 that year.
Jean-Baptiste was 66-years old when he passed away in February 1907.
Melina died sometime after that. At least one of Jean-Baptiste's sons
migrated to the United States of America to settle in the State of
Massachusetts. Perhaps there is a chance more of them left Canada and
maybe Melina went there, too

Marriage 1 Adeline BEAUPARLAND b: 5 JUL 1834 in St-Antoine-de-Lavatrie,

 

 

 

 


Berthier County, Quebec, Canada
Married: 5 JUL 1852 in Joliette, Joliette County, Quebec, Canada
Event: Marriage Site in St-Charles-de-Borromee Catholic Church in
Joliette, Joliette County, Quebec, Canada
Children
Joseph-Jean-Baptiste ARBOUR b: 11 JUN 1853 in Joliette, Joliette County,
Quebec, Canada
Marie-Melina ARBOUR b: BET 1854 AND 1859 in Joliette, Joliette County,

 

 

 

 


Quebec, Canada
Andre-"Emery" ARBOUR b: 4 JUN 1855 in Joliette, Joliette County, Quebec,
Canada
Marie-Adriana ARBOUR b: 24 MAR 1857 in Joliette, Joliette County,
Quebec, Canada
Marie-Louise ARBOUR b: 11 JUL 1859 in Joliette, Joliette County, Quebec,
Canada
Narcisse-"Henri" ARBOUR b: 30 AUG 1861 in Joliette, Joliette County,
Quebec, Canada
Pierre-Alexis ARBOUR b: 18 NOV 1863 in Joliette, Joliette County,
Quebec, Canada
Marie-Melvina ARBOUR b: 7 DEC 1865 in Joliette, Joliette County, Quebec,
Canada
Marie-Vercheres ARBOUR b: 27 JAN 1867 in Joliette, Joliette County,
Quebec, Canada
Louis-Napoleon ARBOUR b: 14 MAR 1869 in Joliette, Joliette County,
Quebec, Canada
Joseph-Edgar ARBOUR b: 28 FEB 1871 in Joliette, Joliette County, Quebec,
Canada
Joseph-Jean-Baptiste ARBOUR b: 15 APR 1872 in Joliette City, Joliette
County, Quebec, Canada
Alphonse-Telesphore ARBOUR b: 10 JUN 1873 in Joliette, Joliette County,
Quebec, Canada
Marie-Rose-Alba ARBOUR b: 31 JUL 1874 in Joliette, Joliette County,
Quebec, Canada
Marie-Anne ARBOUR b: 27 NOV 1875 in Joliette, Joliette County, Quebec,

 

 

 

 


Canada
Joseph-Edgar ARBOUR b: 6 OCT 1877 in Joliette, Joliette County, Quebec,
Canada
Alfred-Maxime ARBOUR b: 19 DEC 1878 in Joliette, Joliette County,
Quebec, Canada

Marriage 2 Melina DUCHARME b: 2 JUL 1834 in Quebec, Canada
Married: 25 MAY 1897 in Joliette, Joliette County, Quebec, Canada Parents: Jean Baptiste Arbour and Emelie "Marie-Emilie [Amelia]" Dorval.

 


Jean Baptiste Arbour was born on 15 March 1806 in St Sulpice, L'Assomption County, Quebec, Canada. He died on 12 December 1886 at the age of 80. He died. As a young man, Jean-Baptiste seems to have left the protection of the family flock. Most of his family remained in L'Assomption County, but he moved to neighboring Joliette County. His brothers Alexandre and Narcisse appear to have joined him at some point.

Jean-Baptiste was a farmer by vocation but still found time to serve his neighbors by fighting in the Papineau Rebellion (or French Uprising) at St Eustace in 1837 against the British and the Family Compact. This Rebellion was the result of Quebec citizens' dissatisfaction with their lack of autonomy and their resentment of the rigid, mainly English, political establishment.

Jean-Baptiste and Emelie apparently stayed in Joliette County for all of their married lives. Their 20 children are confirmed to have been born there. Initially, they lived in the city of Joliette, in the parish of St Paul l'Industrie, where thirteen children were born and baptised. We know they lived here at the beginning of 1842 because they were there for the Census. However, the baptism of daughter Zoe, born in October 1842 has not been found in St Paul's Church. Around this time, the family movedto the parish of St-Charles-de-Borromèe, also in Joliette City, where the last six children are confirmed to have been born and baptised. Some
speculation also exists that Jean-Baptiste may have even had two wives.

 

This idea seems to stem from the opinion proffered by a priest in Quebec in 1995, as related by Teresa and Irene ARBOUR. Theoretically, only a rare woman would give birth to this many children. However, all 20 children, born over 26 years, are confirmed to have been borne by our dear Emelie.

Emelie also became godmother to the couple's first grandchild, even while she would become a mother again herself. In June 1853, she held little Joseph Jean-Baptiste ARBOUR at the baptismal font at St-Charles-de-Borromèe Church in Joliette City. In July 1871, they both held their first great-grandson Joseph ARBOUR at the same church. Between 1854 and 1861, the family left the city to spread their wings in the countryside. In 1863, a new village was incorporated a little further north in Joliette County. St-Emelie-de-l'Energie is located along the
Black River and this is where the family settled. In 1870, the parish church opened there and by then it appears as though the ARBOURs dominated the town, as many of them farmed the area and they represented more than one-third of the 200 inhabitants. Prior to the parish church opening in 1870, the family attended church in the neighboring community of St-Jean-de-Matha.
Jean-Baptiste and Emelie's land later included a small trout-fishing lake. The property was located between St-Emelie-de-l'Energie and St Côme, about four miles inside the edge of the forest, and could very easily have been the farm on which the family lived when they moved to St-Emelie'de-l'Energie. They built a barn and a small house on the property. Eventually, the land was passed to their daughter, grandson, great-grandson, and then great-great-grandson. Regrettably, the great-great-grandson, Jean CHARTIER-ROBERT, was forced to sell the estate
in the 1960s due to his financial circumstances.

Jean-Baptiste and Emelie were still living in St-Emelie-de-l'Energie in April of 1881. They were recorded in the Census living with their son Joseph and his wife Virginie. They were not living with them in 1891, as they had both died by then.
The period from the 1860s through the 1880s was marked with great change for the country of Canada, due mostly to governmental and industrial forces. The large industry of the time was that of cutting and selling timber, as Canada had immense stands of red and white pine. There was a gradual migration of married French bushworkers from Quebec into Ontario during this heyday of lumbering and they brought their families with them. One group of immigrants followed the lumber trail up the Ottawa Valley to Mattawa and Timiskaming, then west to North Bay, Sturgeon Falls, and Sudbury. One of Jean-Baptiste and Emelie's descendants took this route and maybe others followed later on. In addition, five of the brood are known to have left the Joliette nest and migrated to Ontario via a different course. An early group advanced with the lumber trade through Glengarry County, along the north shore of Lake Ontario, up the Trent Valley to Lake Simcoe, and eventually into the Georgian Bay area.

This is where we can find many of Jean-Baptiste and Emelie's descendants
even today.

Although six of Jean-Baptiste and Emelie's children moved to Ontario, as
many as eight of them seem to have remained quite close to the family
homestead - at least for a time. Parents: Living and Therese Dalbec-Belair.

Spouse: Emelie "Marie-Emilie [Amelia]" Dorval. Children were: Magloire Arbour, Marie-Emelie Arbour, Mathilde Arbour, Jean-Baptiste Arbour, Louis-Edmund Arbour, Pierre Arbour, Pierre Arbour, Zoe-Caroline Arbour, Alexis Arbour, Francois-Xavier Arbour, Rose-Delima Arbour, Joseph Arbour, Marie-Zoe Arbour, Charles Arbour, Basile Arbour, Rosalie Arbour, Georgiana Arbour, Alfred Arbour, Marie-Eulalie Arbour, Marie-Adriana Arbour.

 


Joseph Arbour was born on 14 September 1841. He died on 6 November 1940 at the age of 99. Occupation: Churchwarden of St-Emelie-de-l'Energie (1921)
Note:
Joseph and Virginie had 14 children, although only four of them lived
into adulthood. In 1871, Joseph was a farmer in St-Emelie-de-l'Energie,

 

 

 

 


Quebec, alongside many of his brothers. The family was still living there
in 1881, in 1891, and in 1901. In 1901, they owned an eight-room house
plus five outbuildings on 303 acres. They also rented a two-room houseto
their son Joseph and his family.
Joseph and Virginie became godparents to 10 family youngsters: nephew
Joseph-Louis ARBOUR in January 1867, niece Virginie ARBOUR in October
1867, and nephew William ARBOUR in October 1868, all of whom were
baptised in St-Jean-de-Matha, as well as nephew Alfred ARBOUR in April
1870, nephew Joseph HOULE in April 1872, niece Marie ARBOUR in November

 

 

 

 


1874, great-niece Anne BEAUDOIN in September 1890, granddaughter Parmelia
ARBOUR in October 1893, grandson Raoul LeFRANCOIS in September 1900, and
great-nephew Robert Henri LASALLE in August 1911, all of whom were
baptised in St-Emelie-de-l'Energie. Joseph also witnessed four family
funerals: son Louis Napoleon died in February 1872, son Edouard Henri
died in January 1886, and granddaughters Anna ARBOUR and Rosianne ARBOUR
both died in February 1897.


Father: Jean-Baptiste ARBOUR b: 15 MAR 1806 in St Sulpice, L'Assomption

 

 

 

 


County, Quebec, Canada
Mother: Marie-Emelie DORVAL b: 2 AUG 1810 in L'Assomption, L'Assomption

 

 

 

 


County, Quebec, Canada

Marriage 1 Marie-Georginie CHARTIER-ROBERT b: 22 MAR 1845 in
St-Alphonse-de-Rodriguez, Joliette County, Quebec, Canada
Married: 15 JAN 1866 in St-Alphonse-de-Rodriguez, Joliette County,
Quebec, Canada
Children
Emelie ARBOUR b: 31 OCT 1866 in Joliette County, Quebec, Canada
Joseph-Hygin ARBOUR b: 9 JAN 1867 in Joliette County, Quebec, Canada
Ondoye ARBOUR b: 18 OCT 1869 in Joliette County, Quebec, Canada
Louis-Napoleon ARBOUR b: 7 OCT 1870 in St-Emelie-de-l'Energie, Joliette
County, Quebec, Canada
Marie ARBOUR b: 11 JUL 1872 in St-Emelie-de-l'Energie, Joliette County,
Quebec, Canada
Edouard ARBOUR b: 8 MAR 1874 in St-Emelie-de-l'Energie, Joliette County,
Quebec, Canada
Virginie ARBOUR b: 24 NOV 1875 in St-Emelie-de-l'Energie, Joliette
County, Quebec, Canada
Marie-Anne-"Exerine" ARBOUR b: 28 NOV 1877 in St-Emelie-de-l'Energie,
Joliette County, Quebec, Canada
Louis-Martial ARBOUR b: 24 AUG 1879 in St-Emelie-de-l'Energie, Joliette
County, Quebec, Canada
Rose-Anne ARBOUR b: 5 SEP 1881 in St-Emelie-de-l'Energie, Joliette
County, Quebec, Canada
Edouard-Henry ARBOUR b: 19 SEP 1884 in St-Emelie-de-l'Energie, Joliette
County, Quebec, Canada
Ormeline ARBOUR b: ABT 1885 in Joliette County, Quebec, Canada
Camille ARBOUR b: 14 OCT 1886 in St-Emelie-de-l'Energie, Joliette
County, Quebec, Canada
Marie-Jeanne ARBOUR b: 11 MAR 1888 in St-Emelie-de-l'Energie, Joliette

 

 

 

 


County, Quebec, Canada Parents: Jean Baptiste Arbour and Emelie "Marie-Emilie [Amelia]" Dorval.

 


Joseph-Alfred Arbour was born on 20 August 1872. He died in 1942 at the age of 70. Alfred was about 11-years old when he moved with his family from Quebec

 

 

 

 


to Ontario. As a young man, Alfred witnessed his brother Joseph's wedding
in Midland in August 1896.
After their wedding, the young couple initially settled in Waubaushene.

 

 

 

 


By April 1901, the family had moved to a house on 4th Street in Midland.
They owned a one-story, seven-room house on a regular city lot of
one-fifth of an acre. Alfred earned $320 that year at the mill. A couple
of years later - in August 1903 - the budding family experienced a
modern-day miracle when Midland's community electric power system went
into effect.
Alfred and Delia had six children, four daughters and two sons. In April
1907, Alfred also became godfather to his cousin's daughter Velma ARBOUR
in Waubaushene. Parents: Louis-Edmund Arbour and Sidonie Ethier.

Spouse: Living. A living couple was married in 1898.3

 


Joseph-Antoine Arbour was born on 6 December 1875. He died on 13 June 1932 at the age of 56. Joseph was about seven-years old when he moved with his family from
Quebec to Ontario. On 16 June 1891, 14-year old Joseph, along with
brother Edmund, was confirmed into the Catholic Church by Reverend John

 

 

 

 


McABLE, Archbishop of Toronto, while at St Margaret's in Midland.
After their wedding, Joseph and Mary settled in Waubaushene, where they

 

 

 

 


went on to raise nine children, three daughters and six sons. They also

 

 

 

 


served as godparents to niece Regina RIVET, who was baptised in Midland

 

 

 

 


in May 1901.
In 1901, the family lived with their first three children in a four-room
house on Concession 10, Lot 10, in Waubaushene. Joseph earned $335 that

 

 

 

 


year at the mill. He seemingly worked at the mill for many years.
At some point, the four oldest sons of Joseph and Mary migrated to the
United States of America via the State of Michigan. It is unclear exactly
when this occurred. Did they all go together or did one follow another?

 

 

 

 


What is known is that after the lumber mills began closing in the 1920s

 

 

 

 


and 1930s, work became scarce. The United States appeared to be the
promised land of opportunity for many from rural Ontario.

Collingwood (ON) Enterprise -- 16 Jun 1932 -- pg 6, c5
WORKER FALLS FOUR STOREYS TO DEATH IN MILL ACCIDENT
Midland, 13 June -- Hurtling four storeys to the basement of the Copeland
Flour Mill, when a conveyor on which he was riding from one floor to
another, broke, Mr. Joseph Arbour, aged 56 years, of 273 2nd Street,
received injuries which terminated in his death a few hours later.
The fatal accident occurred about 3 o'clock on Friday afternoon. Mr.
Arbour, who had been in the employ of the Copeland Mill for a number of

 

 

 

 


years, was riding from a lower floor to one above on what is known as a

 

 

 

 


"Fraser Converyor," so named from its inventor. It consistes of an
endless belt onto which platforms are stationed at intervals. The
conveyor travels vertically from the basement to the upper floor, and the
platforms are so arranged that the workmen may step onto one and travel

 

 

 

 


either to an upper floor or a lower floor with the converyor.
Belt Snapped -- For some unknown reason, the conveyor belt snapped in two
as Mr. Arbour was travelling on it, allowing him to hurtle from the thrid
floor to the basement.
Fellow workmen rushed to his assistance. Dr. T J. Johnston was called and
an ambulance summoned to bear the unfortunate man to the hospital. His
injuries were extensive and included a fracture of the pelvis, four
fractured ribs, a hemorrhage of the brain, and a hemorrhage of the
abdomen.
Remained Conscious -- In spite of his serious condition, he was conscious
when admitted to the hospital and was able to answer the questions of the
nurses as his injuries were being attended.
He rapidly lost strength, however, in spite of all that surgical and
nursing skill could do, he died at 7:30 pm, four and a half hours after

 

 

 

 


being admitted to the hospital Parents: Louis-Edmund Arbour and Sidonie Ethier.

 


Joseph-Louis Arbour was born on 22 January 1867. He died on 4 November 1867 at the age of 0. Parents: Louis-Edmund Arbour and Sidonie Ethier.