Joseph-Merrille Arbour was born on 13 May 1873 in St. Emelie de L'Energie, Joliette County, Quebec, Canada. Parents: Magloire Arbour and Léocadie Chartier dit Robert.

 


Joseph-Narcisse-Arsene Arbour was born on 24 February 1874. He died on 12 November 1950 at the age of 76. Narcisse was about nine-years old when he moved with his family from
Quebec to Ontario.
After their wedding, Narcisse and Mary Jane settled in Waubaushene, where
their first two children were born. They then moved to Victoria Harbour

 

 

 

 


in about 1898. In 1901, the family owned a three-room house on acre of
Concession 7, Lot W13, in Victoria Harbour. Narcisse earned $320 that
year at the mill. The couple eventually shared a family of five children,
two daughters and three sons, and were also godparents to five nieces and
nephews: Norman ARBOUR in Midland in March 1897, Mary Ann RIVET in
Midland in April 1897, Louis Herbert ARBOUR in Midland in February 1908,
Emma ARBOUR in Waubaushene in July 1908, and Lloyd ARBOUR in Midland in

 

 

 

 


May 1910.
Between the Census of April 1901 and the birth of their daughter in
December 1904, Narcisse became a butcher. It is believed that he ran the
butcher shop which was located adjacted to the grocery store owned by the
BRODEUR family on Richard Street in Victoria Harbour, near St Mary's
Church. Narcisse later took his son Isadore out of school at a young age
so he could work in the shop, increasing production and affording his
siblings the opportunity for an education.
Mary Jane was just 44-years old when she died at their home in Victoria

 

 

 

 


Harbour. Son Isadore forever remembered his mother with only love and
admiration. However, Narcisse was not always known to be such a faithful
family man, although dear Mary Jane never knew this.
Sometime after Mary Jane's death, Narcisse remarried to a woman named
Philomene LORMAND, who was a sister to Delia, who married Narcisse's
brother Thomas. She was also a sister to John, who married Narcisse's
cousin Delia. Narcisse and Philomene then had a daughter of their own,
who was born in 1925. Parents: Louis-Edmund Arbour and Sidonie Ethier.

 


Joseph-William-Edward Arbour was born on 18 October 1869. He died. After their wedding, the bright young couple of William and Pamela
settled in Waubaushene, but a year later tragedy came to their home. Dear
Pamela never regained her health after the birth of their daughter Maria
Ava in early 1892. Pamela died on 24 June 1892 and was buried in St
John's Cemetery in Waubaushene. Their baby girl followed shortly
thereafter.
When William married second wife Zephyrine, they returned home to
Waubaushene, where they had a son, Norman. Then came young Zephyrine's
turn to depart this world. She died on 24 June 1899 and was buried in St
Margaret's Cemetery in Midland.
Our courageous William - weakened in heart but not in spirit - decidedto
take refuge with his parents for a time to collect himself.
Although uncommon grief seemed to beset William's marriages, he
eventually decided to try once again. William married a third time to a

 

 

 

 


woman named Florence Theresa GUERTIN in 1903. Florence was married
earlier to a Mr. LeGARRY and had a son, Leo LeGARRY, whom she brought to
live in William's house. Leo later served with the Merchant Marines.
At some point before November 1917, William and Florence moved their
blended family to Espanola, Ontario, on the north side of the Georgian
Bay, in the Sudbury District. Here, William continued to work as a
lumberjack. William and Florence eventually had three children together,
one daughter and two sons.
A family story tells that William was once involved in a fight in a
lumber camp. A man stole his gold watch. Later in a bar, William saw the
man place the watch on the table as his bet in a card game. The story
says that during the ensuing fight, William killed a man, perhaps even
the thief himself.[ArbourBook]
William's suspected death date of 1948 has been difficult to confirm.
There seems to be no obituary in the Windsor paper and it has been
difficult to ascertain his death record from the Province of Ontario. Parents: Louis-Edmund Arbour and Sidonie Ethier.

 


Joseph Louis Arbour died on 5 April 1780. Joseph and Josette were married during the long French and Indian War. They went on to have 17 children, eight daughters and nine sons, during this time, although only seven appear to have lived beyond childhood. In 1758, the British Army, under command of the impulsive young General James WOLFE, won the crucial Battle of the Plains of Abraham against the French, led by the experienced Marquis L. J. deMONTCALM. At one point in the battle, our Joseph was forced to lead General WOLFE down the St Lawrence River, quite the humiliating act, per Memoirs of Archbishop ROY. Apparently after this experience, Joseph and Josette decided to move over 200 kilometers away, down along the river, from Neuville to the community of St Sulpice in L'Assomption County. Their move marks the arrival of the ARBOURs in the Lanaudiere District, which includes the counties of L'Assomption, Joliette, Montcalm, Berthier, as well as the city of
Montreal. Quebec finally fell to the British in 1759, heralding the beginning of
relative peace and opening the way for the 1763 Treaty of Paris, in which France ceded the colony of Quebec to Britain. At the time, Joseph and Josette lived in Neuville, where they remained through 1767. By 1772, they had moved to St Sulpice, Quebec, where they stayed through 1778. In the 1774 Quebec Act, the British allowed the people of Quebec to keep their Roman Catholic religion and their French language. By 1780, the family lived in Repentigny, Quebec, in L'Assomption County.[ArbourBook]

Father: Jean-Baptiste ARBOUR b: 6 OCT 1679 in Neuville, Portneuf County,
Quebec, Canada
Mother: Marie-Catherine PROUX b: 24 OCT 1678 in Neuville, Portneuf
County, Quebec, Canada

Marriage 1 Marie-Josette AUGER b: OCT 1736 in Neuville, Portneuf County,
Quebec, Canada
Married: 24 SEP 1753 in Neuville, Portneuf County, Quebec, Canada
Marriage Contract: 23 SEP 1753 in Notary SANGUINET

Children
Joseph-Louis ARBOUR b: 31 MAY 1754 in Neuville, Portneuf County, Quebec,
Canada
Marie-Joseph ARBOUR b: 15 JUL 1755 in Neuville, Portneuf County, Quebec,
Canada
Jean ARBOUR b: 26 DEC 1756 in Neuville, Portneuf County, Quebec, Canada
Jean-Francois ARBOUR b: 22 APR 1758 in Neuville, Portneuf County,
Quebec, Canada
Pierre ARBOUR b: ABT 1760 in St Sulpice or Neuville, Quebec, Canada
Marie-Josephe ARBOUR b: 14 MAR 1761 in Neuville, Portneuf County,
Quebec, Canada
Isabelle ARBOUR b: 8 JUL 1762 in Neuville, Portneuf County, Quebec,
Canada
Marie-Anne ARBOUR b: 29 JUL 1764 in Neuville, Portneuf County, Quebec,


Canada
Jean-Baptiste ARBOUR b: 26 DEC 1765 in Neuville, Portneuf County,
Quebec, Canada
Suzanne ARBOUR b: 18 MAR 1767 in Neuville, Portneuf County, Quebec,
Canada
Francois ARBOUR b: 8 APR 1768 in Ecureuils, Quebec, Canada
Marie-Helene ARBOUR b: BET 1768 AND 1775 in St Sulpice, L'Assomption
County, Quebec, Canada
Marie-Reine ARBOUR b: 26 JAN 1772 in St Sulpice, L'Assomption County,
Quebec, Canada
Laurent ARBOUR b: 7 AUG 1773 in St Sulpice, L'Assomption County, Quebec,
Canada
Francois ARBOUR b: ABT MAY 1776 in St Sulpice, L'Assomption County,
Quebec, Canada
Marie-Louise ARBOUR b: 12 SEP 1778 in St Sulpice, L'Assomption County,


Quebec, Canada
Charles ARBOUR b: 7 APR 1780 in Repentigny, L'Assomption County, Quebec,
Canada Parents: Jean-Baptiste Arbour and Marie-Catherine Proux.

Spouse: Marie Josette Auger. Children were: Living.

 


Joseph Oscar Arbour was born on 11 June 1888 in Wabaushene, Simcoe County, Ontario Canada. He died in 1970 at the age of 82. He was buried in 1970 in St. Mary's RC Cemetary in Victoria Harbour, Midland, Ontario , Canada Plot R09PO5.4 Parents: Magloire Arbour and Léocadie Chartier dit Robert.

 

Spouse: Victoria Boyer. Victoria Boyer and Joseph Oscar Arbour were married.

 


Joseph William Arbour was born on 8 June 1884 in Wabaushene, Simcoe County, Ontario Canada. Parents: Magloire Arbour and Léocadie Chartier dit Robert.

 

 


Julienne Arbour was born on 3 September 1875 in St. Emelie de L'Energie, Joliette County, Quebec, Canada. Parents: Magloire Arbour and Léocadie Chartier dit Robert.

 

 


Louis-Edmund Arbour was born on 11 April 1832. He died on 3 April 1916 at the age of 83. BIOGRAPHY: Louis and Sidonie added 13 children to their family, four
daughters and nine sons, all of whom were born in Joliette County. While
their first child was born in Joliette City in 1859, by the year 1870,
the family was part of the brand new St-Emelie-de-l'Energie Parish
located further north in Joliette County. In 1871, Louis was a farmer in
St-Emelie-de-l'Energie, along with many of his brothers. The family was

 

 

 

 


still living there in 1881. Louis and Sidonie also became the godparents
of four children while living in St-Emelie-de-l'Energie: niece Emelie
HOULE in May 1877, nephew Martial ARBOUR in August 1879, niece Albina
LASALLE in October 1881, and grandson Joseph RIVET in January 1886.
From the 1860s through the 1880s, Louis saw his siblings slowly leave
Joliette County in search of better opportunities elsewhere. Younger
sister Zoe and her family migrated to Ontario in about 1867. Younger
brother Xavier and his family, along with younger brother Basile,
migrated to Ontario in about 1868. Lastly, younger brother Magloire
followed them in about 1883.
Sometime thereafter, this branch of the ARBOUR family made the big move

 

 

 

 


to the Province of Ontario and settled in Simcoe County. The exact date

 

 

 

 


of their move has yet to be determined, although it was most likely
around spring 1886. In January 1886, Louis and Sidonie served as
godparents to their grandson in St-Emelie-de-l'Energie. Their next
appearance was in Midland, Ontario, as godparents for their niece Mary
Louise ARBOUR in July 1886.
Once in Ontario, Louis and Sidonie settled in Waubaushene to begin
employment with the Georgian Bay Lumber Company. They then served as
godparents to several additional family youngsters: great-nephew Alphonse
JEAN in June 1887, granddaughter Maria Ava ARBOUR in January 1892, and
grandson Armos ARBOUR in January 1895, all baptised in Midland.
In 1890, Louis was a tenant farmer on Concession 10, Lot 10, in
Waubaushene. The 1891 Census also shows them living in Waubaushene.
Soon after Sidonie's death, Louis appears to have abandoned his farming

 

 

 

 


efforts and moved into town. By April 1901, widowed and living with his

 

 

 

 


three youngest sons, Louis owned a four-room house with an outbuildingon
acre of Concession 10, Lot 10, in the town of Waubaushene. He earned
$275 that year at the mill.

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

Spouse: Sidonie Ethier. Sidonie Ethier and Louis-Edmund Arbour were married in 1859 in Joliette, Saint Alphonse, Quebec, Canada. Children were: George Arbour, Delia Marie Arbour, Elmina Arbour, Joseph-Louis Arbour, Joseph-William-Edward Arbour, Elide-Emelie Arbour, Joseph-Alfred Arbour, Joseph-Narcisse-Arsene Arbour, Joseph-Antoine Arbour, Edmond-Louis Arbour, Regis-"Alexandre" Arbour, Marie-Diana Arbour, Thomas-Albert Arbour.

 


Louis Oscar Arbour was born on 15 May 1879 in St. Emelie de L'Energie, Joliette County, Quebec, Canada. Parents: Magloire Arbour and Léocadie Chartier dit Robert.

 

 


Magloire Arbour was born on 30 March 1845 in St-Charles-de-Borromee, Joliette, Qc.5 He was baptized on 31 March 1845 in St-Charles-de-Borromee, Joliette, Qc.5 He appeared in the census in 1881 in Ste Emilie de l'Energie, Joliette, Qc.6 Magloire Arbourg, married, age 35 years, francais, born Quebec,
cultivateur, catholique Magloire died on 3 February 1924 at the age of 78 in Victoria Harbour, Simcoe Co., Ontario.5 He was buried in St Mary's Cemetery, Victoria Harbour, Simcoe Co., Ontario.5 He has reference number 43762. Information by Shannon O'Hara-Haworth

Major world changes took place during Magloire and Leocadie's life together. In the year following their marriage, the British North America Act united all British colonies in North America and created the Dominion of Canada. The British intended one country and one culture but did allow the Quebecois to retain their Catholic religion and their French language.

In 1871, Magloire was a farmer living in St-Emelie-de-l'Energie, along
with many of his brothers. Magloire and Leocadie then appeared in the
1881 Census with eight of their children still living in St-Emelie-de-l'Energie.

During the 1870s, the entire world suffered an economic depression, touching even the smallest villages, including St-Emelie-de-l'Energie. Word then came from brother Xavier in Ontario that 1881 was a great year in the lumber industry. Magloire and Leocadie thought it was their time to join the newfound prosperity in the west. The Waubaushene Mill had
recently been rebuilt following its August 1881 fire. The main building of the new facility was 126'x70' with an attached engine room housing two 250-horsepower steam engines. The bottle-shaped burner, 28' in diameter and 125' high, incinerated sawdust and other refuse. The most modern saws and equipment kept the mill running.

Magloire and Leocadie then uprooted their family and made the journey from Quebec to Ontario, settling in the Waubaushene area, following in the footsteps of Magloire's brothers Xavier and Basile and his sister Zoe. Their exact date of migration may never be known but approximates spring 1883. We know that they moved between the time of daughter Diana's birth in October 1882 and Magloire's presence at his nephew Joseph GREGOIRE's baptism in Penetanguishene in June 1883. Their own son William was born in Waubaushene in June 1884. The year 1884 was also the first year of publication of Eaton's Catalog, which brought much magic to the lives of the rural folk. They spent countless hours leafing through each year's edition, marveling at the endless items available. All they hadto do was fill out and mail a form and whatever they ordered would be waiting for them at the nearest railroad station a week or so later -- provided, of course, that they had the money to pay for it. Before buying a farm, Magloire and Leocadie possibly moved into one of the 15 new homes built in Waubaushene to accommodate the population surge. During the time of Magloire and Leocadie's migration, Waubaushene grew to over 1800 souls.

In 1887, Magloire was farming part of Concession 13, Lot 12, between Waubaushene and Port Severn. In 1890, he owned his farm in Waubausheneon
Concession 11, Lot 10. The 1891 Census also shows them in Waubaushene.By
1901, the family lived in a four-room house on Concession 10, Lot 10, in the town of Waubaushene. Magloire must have risen to a position of some stature at the mill as he made $850 that year.

Shortly after this Census, Magloire and Leocadie seem to have moved to Victoria Harbour, where they bought themselves a house on William Street West. According to his obituary, Magloire then found employment with the Victoria Harbour Lumber Company, which was run by John WALDIE until 1907 and later his son Fred WALDIE ran it until his death in 1927.

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 Leocadie CHARTIER-ROBERT b: 18 FEB 1850 in ?Montreal,
Hochelaga County, Quebec, Canada
Married: 15 JAN 1866 in St-Alphonse-de-Rodriguez, Joliette County,
Quebec, Canada
Event: Marriage By in Reverend P. BEAUDRY
Event: Marriage Witnesses in her brother Merille CHARTIER-ROBERT and his
brother Francois-Xavier ARBOUR

Children

Emelie-Leocadie ARBOUR b: 7 JUN 1867 in Joliette County, Quebec, Canada


Magloire-"Alphonse" ARBOUR b: 19 NOV 1868 in St-Alphonse-de-Rodriguez,
Joliette County, Quebec, Canada
Alfred-Joseph ARBOUR b: 13 APR 1870 in St-Emelie-de-l'Energie, Joliette


County, Quebec, Canada
Napoleon ARBOUR b: 1 OCT 1871 in St-Emelie-de-l'Energie, Joliette
County, Quebec, Canada
Joseph-Merrille ARBOUR b: 13 MAY 1873 in St-Emelie-de-l'Energie,
Joliette County, Quebec, Canada
Julienne ARBOUR b: 3 SEP 1875 in St-Emelie-de-l'Energie, Joliette
County, Quebec, Canada
Marie-Caroline ARBOUR b: 6 APR 1877 in St-Emelie-de-l'Energie, Joliette


County, Quebec, Canada
Louis-Oscar ARBOUR b: 15 MAY 1879 in St-Emelie-de-l'Energie, Joliette
County, Quebec, Canada
Marie-Regina ARBOUR b: 20 MAR 1881 in St-Emelie-de-l'Energie, Joliette
County, Quebec, Canada
Marie-Diana ARBOUR b: 28 OCT 1882 in St-Emelie-de-l'Energie, Joliette
County, Quebec, Canada
Joseph-William ARBOUR b: 8 JUN 1884 in Waubaushene, Simcoe County,
Ontario, Canada
Mary Louise ARBOUR b: 30 JUN 1886 in Waubaushene, Simcoe County,
Ontario, Canada
Joseph-Oscar ARBOUR b: 11 JUN 1888 in Waubaushene, Simcoe County,
Ontario, Canada
Mary Alice ARBOUR b: 31 AUG 1892 in Waubaushene, Simcoe County, Ontario,
Canada

Will: 4 JUL 1914 specified entire estate would go to Leocadie
Occupation: Farmer and Millworker Parents: Jean Baptiste Arbour and Emelie "Marie-Emilie [Amelia]" Dorval.

Spouse: Léocadie Chartier dit Robert. Léocadie Chartier dit Robert and Magloire Arbour were married on 15 January 1866 in St Alphonse, Joliette, Qc.7 Children were: Emilie "Millie" Arbour, Nepolian Arbour, Magloire ("Alphonse") Arbour, Napoleon Arbour, Joseph-Merrille Arbour, Julienne Arbour, Marie Caroline Arbour, Louis Oscar Arbour, Marie Regina Arbour, Marei Diana Arbour, Joseph William Arbour, Mary Louise Arbour, Joseph Oscar Arbour, Mary Alice Arbour.

 


Magloire ("Alphonse") Arbour was born on 19 November 1868 in St. Alphonse de Rodriquez, Joliette County, Quebec, Canada. Parents: Magloire Arbour and Léocadie Chartier dit Robert.

 

 


Marei Diana Arbour was born on 28 October 1882 in St. Emelie de L'Energie, Joliette County, Quebec, Canada. Parents: Magloire Arbour and Léocadie Chartier dit Robert.

 

 


Marie Arbour was born on 14 July 1672. She died on 1 June 1742 at the age of 69. Father: Michel Arbour Harbour b: ABT 1641 in St-Romain-du-Montmains,
Rouen, France
Mother: Marie Catherine Constantineau b: BEF 1656 in St-Martin, Ile de
Re, LaRochelle, Aunis (Charente-Marititme) France

Marriage 1 Innocent Laroche b: ABT 1662 in St. Martin, Paris, France
Married: 9 FEB 1689 in Neuville, Portneuf, Quebec 2
Children
Marie Josephe Laroche b: 30 OCT 1689 in Neuville, Portneuf, Quebec
Marie Madeleine Ursule Laroche b: 12 JUN 1692 in Neuville, Quebec,
Canada
Jean Baptiste Laroche b: 23 OCT 1694 in Neuville, Portneuf, Quebec
Noel Laroche b: 17 JAN 1697 in Neuville, Quebec, Canada
Jean Francois Laroche b: 11 NOV 1699 in Neuville, Quebec, Canada
Marie Marguerite Laroche b: 3 APR 1703 in Neuville, Quebec, Canada
Marie Charlotte Laroche b: 4 FEB 1705 in Neuville, Quebec, Canada Parents: Michel Arbour and Marie-Catherine Constantineau.

 


Marie-Adriana Arbour was born on 13 August 1854. She died on 30 August 1854 at the age of 0. Parents: Jean Baptiste Arbour and Emelie "Marie-Emilie [Amelia]" Dorval.

 

 


Marie-Diana Arbour was born on 17 May 1882. She died on 24 February 1883 at the age of 0. Parents: Louis-Edmund Arbour and Sidonie Ethier.

 

 


Marie-Emelie Arbour was born on 15 March 1828. She died on 8 January 1904 at the age of 75. Marriage 1 Alexis DESMARAIS II b: ABT 1824 in Quebec, Canada
Married: 6 MAR 1848 in Joliette, Joliette County, Quebec, Canada
Event: Marriage Site in St-Charles-de-Borromee Catholic Church in
Joliette, Joliette County, Quebec, Canada
Children
Charles-Antoine-Alexis DESMARAIS b: 12 JAN 1849 in Joliette, Joliette
County, Quebec, Canada
Alexis-Jean-Baptiste DESMARAIS b: 4 NOV 1850 in Joliette, Joliette
County, Quebec, Canada
Emelie DESMARAIS b: 4 NOV 1850 in Joliette, Joliette County, Quebec,
Canada
Georges DESMARAIS b: 4 SEP 1852 in Joliette, Joliette County, Quebec,
Canada
Alphonse-Rodrigue DESMARAIS b: 17 JUL 1854 in Joliette, Joliette County,
Quebec, Canada
Marie-Adrienne DESMARAIS b: 9 JUL 1856 in Joliette, Joliette County,
Quebec, Canada
Marie-Emelie DESMARAIS b: 30 AUG 1858 in Joliette, Joliette County,
Quebec, Canada
Marie-Louise DESMARAIS b: 30 AUG 1860 in Joliette, Joliette County,
Quebec, Canada
Pierre-Arthur DESMARAIS b: 21 AUG 1862 in Joliette, Joliette County,
Quebec, Canada
Henri-William DESMARAIS b: 4 APR 1864 in Joliette, Joliette County,
Quebec, Canada
Louis DESMARAIS b: 25 JAN 1866 in Joliette, Joliette County, Quebec,
Canada Parents: Jean Baptiste Arbour and Emelie "Marie-Emilie [Amelia]" Dorval.

 

 


Marie-Eulalie Arbour was born on 24 March 1853. She died on 7 March 1857 at the age of 3. Parents: Jean Baptiste Arbour and Emelie "Marie-Emilie [Amelia]" Dorval.

 

 


Marie-Zoe Arbour was born on 27 October 1842. She died. After their wedding, Zoe and Octave only remained in Quebec for a short

 

 

 

 


time, probably about two years. They then made the tremendous move from

 

 

 

 


their hometown in Quebec all the way to the western shore of Lake Simcoe
in Ontario. Although exact reasons may never be known, we can speculate

 

 

 

 


that they made the move in order to reap the benefits of the growing
lumber industry. Many of the large lumber companies in Ontario were in
desperate need of hands to cut trees and operate their their mills. One

 

 

 

 


of these lumber magnates was Henry W. SAGE, who opened a large mill at
Belle Ewart, in Simcoe County, Ontario, in 1852, and was widely known as
"King of the Trade." Word travelled to Quebec and many French-Canadians

 

 

 

 


migrated for work to mills throughout Ontario. The Sage and McGraw Mill

 

 

 

 


at Belle Ewart appears to have become the new GREGOIRE home.
Zoe and Octave's second child was born in March 1866 in Quebec and their
third child was born in May 1868 in Belle Ewart. This means the family
migrated during this time, most likely in the summer of 1866 or 1867.
They were enumerated in the Census reports of April 1871, living in
Innisfil Township, Ontario. 1871 was also the year Zoe and Octave became
godparents to Charles GOUETT, the son of family friends John GOUETT and

 

 

 

 


Philomene PELLETIER. In addition, 1871 was the year that Octave was
recorded in the Dominion Directory as being a laborer living in Belle
Ewart. At that time, Belle Ewart was a flourishing village with a
population of 600.
Octave's sister Caroline GREGOIRE also appears to have moved with themto
Ontario, perhaps as an aide with the children, perhaps to open new doors
for her own future. Over the next several years, she became godmother to
some of the family's youngsters. At some point, Caroline married a man
named Jules BOURGEOIS. Caroline was born in 1840 and died in 1917. Jules
died on 21 December 1910 at age 70. Both of them were buried in St Ann's
Cemetery in Penetanguishene.
The GREGOIRE family remained in Belle Ewart at least through March 1872,
before moving again. By this time, the stands of pine in that area had
dwindled significantly. Further north in Simcoe County was the relatively
young Georgian Bay Lumber Company, which had recently purchased more
timber rights in northern Ontario and promised great growth. The Georgian
Bay Lumber Company was headquartered in Barrie, the county seat of
Simcoe, and had a central mill in Waubaushene.
The Georgian Bay Lumber Company was so named because of its prominencein
the Georgian Bay area. The Georgian Bay is the large, northeastern armof
Lake Huron, and is about 124 miles long and 50 miles wide. It is
partially separated from Lake Huron by Manitoulin Island and by the Bruce
Peninsula. Numerous rivers, which drain the lake regions of southern
Ontario, empty into the Bay. It is today linked with Lake Ontario by the
Trent Canal system. Georgian Bay has a very irregular shoreline.
Limestone cliffs line the western shore. Numerous bays, inlets, sounds,

 

 

 

 


and islands mark the eastern shore, which cuts into the Canadian Shield.
Modern vacationers frequent many of the islands, including the Thirty
Thousand Islands and those of the Georgian Bay Islands National Park.
Forestry has long been an important industry in the region surrounding
the Bay. The Bay was sighted in 1612 by the French explorer Etienne
BRULÉ, the first viewing by a Caucasian. The Bay was later named for King
George IV of Great Britain.
So the family moved once again, possibly by train, from Belle Ewart,
through Barrie and Orillia, to Waubaushene. Zoe and Octave are confirmed
to be in Waubaushene in February 1874, when their daughter was born. In

 

 

 

 


the 1881 Census, they were recorded in Tay Township, Ontario. Octave was
no doubt among the vast majority of residents who were millworkers
earning between $25 and $35 per month. Waubaushene eventually became the
largest of the mill villages and also the most attractive. The charming

 

 

 

 


and neat little community held about 500 inhabitants, including about 36
families. Each company-built house was laid out nicely and surrounded by
a white picket fence. Temperance was the rule of the day in the strongly
Protestant town. Our French-Canadian ancestors must have felt a little
out of place.
Between 1880 and 1883, the family moved again, this time just the
relatively short distance to Port Severn, just to the north-northeast of
Waubaushene. Their reason for this is unclear. Perhaps they felt more
comfortable living among other French-Canadians instead of among the
mostly-British Protestants in Waubaushene. By the 1930s, nearly all of
the 200 or more residents of Port Severn were French-Canadian. Perhaps
their sons were working in the Port Severn Mill or Octave was offered a

 

 

 

 


better job there.
Zoe and Octave had nine children in all, although three of them were lost
early in life. Zoe then died sometime after the 1881 Census, perhaps as

 

 

 

 


the result of the birth of her last child in June 1883. It is unknown for
sure when or where she died or where she was laid to rest, but she
definitely passed away prior to September 1887, when Octave married
again.


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 Octave GREGOIRE b: 1843 in Joliette County, Quebec, Canada
Married: 11 APR 1864 in St-Alphonse-de-Rodriguez, Joliette County,
Quebec, Canada
Children
Marie-Verchere GREGOIRE b: ABT JUN 1864 in Joliette County, Quebec,
Canada
Marie-Caroline GREGOIRE b: 11 MAR 1866 in St-Alphonse-de-Rodriguez,
Joliette County, Quebec, Canada
Octave GREGOIRE II b: 18 MAY 1867 in Belle Ewart, Simcoe County,
Ontario, Canada
Charles GREGOIRE b: 24 MAY 1870 in Belle Ewart, Simcoe County, Ontario,
Canada
Peter GREGOIRE b: 25 MAR 1872 in Belle Ewart, Simcoe County, Ontario,
Canada
Rose-Anna GREGOIRE b: 8 FEB 1874 in Waubaushene, Simcoe County, Ontario,
Canada
Marie-Emelie GREGOIRE b: 17 OCT 1876 in Waubaushene, Simcoe County,
Ontario, Canada
Alfred GREGOIRE b: 1 APR 1878 in Waubaushene, Simcoe County, Ontario,
Canada
Josephine GREGOIRE b: 16 MAY 1880 in Waubaushene, Simcoe County,
Ontario, Canada
Joseph GREGOIRE b: 26 JUN 1883 in Port Severn, Simcoe County, Ontario,

 

 

 

 


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

 


Marie Caroline Arbour was born on 6 April 1877 in St. Emelie de L'Energie, Joliette County, Quebec, Canada. Parents: Magloire Arbour and Léocadie Chartier dit Robert.

 

 


Marie Elizabeth Arbour was born on 20 September 1684. She died on 11 March 1755 at the age of 70. Father: Michel Arbour Harbour b: ABT 1641 in St-Romain-du-Montmains,
Rouen, France
Mother: Marie Catherine Constantineau b: BEF 1656 in St-Martin, Ile de
Re, LaRochelle, Aunis (Charente-Marititme) France

Marriage 1 Joseph Dery Larose-Lafleur
Married: 8 JUN 1705 in Neuville, Quebec, Canada

Marriage 2 Louis Bluteau Larabelle b: 7 OCT 1682 in Ste-Familie I.O.,
Quebec, Canada
Married: 12 SEP 1718 in Quebec, Canada Parents: Michel Arbour and Marie-Catherine Constantineau.

 


Marie Genevieve Arbour was born on 20 August 1692. She died. Marriage 1 Jean Baptiste Proulx b: 24 DEC 1679 in Quebec
Married: 16 JAN 1713 in Neuville, Quebec, Canada Parents: Michel Arbour and Marie-Catherine Constantineau.

 

 


Marie Madeleine Ursule Arbour was born on 9 February 1677. She died on 12 October 1747 at the age of 70. Father: Michel Arbour Harbour b: ABT 1641 in St-Romain-du-Montmains,
Rouen, France
Mother: Marie Catherine Constantineau b: BEF 1656 in St-Martin, Ile de
Re, LaRochelle, Aunis (Charente-Marititme) France

Marriage 1 Pierre Pelletier b: 3 AUG 1673 in Quebec, Canada
Married: 20 NOV 1696 in Neuville Parents: Michel Arbour and Marie-Catherine Constantineau.

 


Marie Regina Arbour was born on 20 March 1881. Parents: Magloire Arbour and Léocadie Chartier dit Robert.

 

 


Mary Alice Arbour was born on 31 August 1892 in Wabaushene, Simcoe County, Ontario Canada. Parents: Magloire Arbour and Léocadie Chartier dit Robert.

 

 


Mary Louise Arbour was born on 30 June 1886 in Wabaushene, Simcoe County, Ontario Canada. She died in 1972 at the age of 86. Parents: Magloire Arbour and Léocadie Chartier dit Robert.

 

Spouse: Sylvester Cadeau. Mary Louise Arbour and Sylvester Cadeau were married. Children were: Isabel Cadeau.

 


Mathilde Arbour was born on 25 July 1829. She died on 8 October 1829 at the age of 0. Parents: Jean Baptiste Arbour and Emelie "Marie-Emilie [Amelia]" Dorval.

 

 


Michel Arbour died on 30 August 1699. As a young man Michel made the long and arduous trek across the Atlantic
Ocean to New France. New France was present-day Quebec, Canada. In 1608,
Samuel deCHAMPLAIN claimed the land for France by establishing the first
successful French settlement, a trading post which later became known as
Quebec City.
In 1627, Cardinal RICHELIEU, minister of France's King Louis XIII,
organized the Company of One Hundred Associates. The Company of One
Hundred Associates was a joint-stock company empowered to grant
seigneuries, which were large tracks of land, to seigneurs, who were men
who would find suitable French colonists to settle the land. The first
land grant was made in 1634, when there were fewer than 100 people in New
France. One restriction the French Government placed upon its colonists


was that they be Roman Catholic. French Protestants, having been defeated
in France, were prohibited from settling in the new colony. Catholic
religious orders were charged with maintaining and spreading the faith.

 

The ARBOUR family history is one of the many which can be traced through
the Catholic Church, even through today.
By 1663, New France had grown to over 2000 inhabitants and that year
became a royal colony under King Louis XIV. It was during this phase of growth that our Michel became one of the many hardy, adaptable, and tenacious individuals who were lured by the promise of a new life in this exciting place.

Michel ARBOUR was confirmed to be living in Quebec City, Quebec, on 11
November 1665. On that day, Monsignor deLAVAL of Notre Dame Cathedral in
Quebec City held a confirmation ceremony to welcome 10 newcomers to New France. One of these men was our Michel. The following year, 1666, marked
the beginning of a 22-year period of peace - the longest the colony saw until 1760. At first, trouble was caused from clashes with the Iroquois and, later, with the British. In the 1667 Census, Michel was reported as being 23 years old and living on the Ile d'Orleans, a large island northeast of Quebec City, as a servant to Pierre CHALEAU, Master Butcher.

The inhabitants of New France followed primarily one of three different lifestyles: that of the forests, that of the towns, and that of the countryside. The life of the forest was that of the fur trader's; he lived beyond the settlements and outside of white civilization. In complete contrast to his life in the vast wilderness was that of the towns of New France: Quebec City, Trois-Rivieres, and Montreal. The first
was the capital and center of urban life, the second was a small manufacturing center, and the third was the gateway to the west where furs were traded and cultures clashed. However, the real life of the colony was lived in the quiet, peaceful countryside.

Most new immigrants, like our Michel, began their new lives in one of the
major towns. Most initially came to Quebec City, as this was the center of government and the first city reached along the St Lawrence River -
today, the St Lawrence Seaway - from an Atlantic crossing. Trois-Rivieres
and Montreal can be found by travelling southwest along the St Lawrence.
After some time, many settlers, including our ARBOURs, moved away from
the cities and into the countryside to propagate their families.

Michel was still working for Mr. CHALEAU at the time of his engagementto
Marie-Catherine CONSTANTINEAU. He became engaged to young Marie on 12
January 1670 at Riviere St Charles, Quebec, before Notary Pierre DUQUET.
Signing a marriage contract was somewhat akin to today's prenuptial
agreement. The paper specified what each party was bringing into the
marriage. However, as 13-years old was the minimum age for marrying,
Marie could only be promised to Michel. They could not actually celebrate
their marriage until after her birthday.

Although Marie's exact birth date remains unknown, she was probably born
in the summer or early fall of 1658. Exactly where she was born also
remains part of speculation. Some say she was a Quebec native born in the
Riviere St Charles area; some say she was born in France, where her
parents were married. At some point, Marie was reported as being an
immigrant who was born in about 1656 in St Martin Parish on the Ile de
Re, District of Larochelle, in Aunis, France.
In any event, on 8 October 1671 at Notre Dame Cathedral in Quebec City,


Michel married his 13-year old bride. Their wedding began the legacy
which you hold before you. Although it spans the globe, you will discover
that most of our ARBOURs originated from Quebec. Indeed, much of our
early history can be traced within New France and the Province of Quebec,
for not until nearly 200 years later did the ARBOURs appear in Ontario
and elsewhere.

Marie is confirmed to have been a daughter of Julien CONSTANTINEAU and
Marie LANGLOIS. Julien and Marie were married in about 1657 or 1656 inSt
Martin Parish in Ile de Re, District of LaRochelle, in Aunis, France. By
30 September 1669, their family was living in Quebec City. Together they
had nine children, of whom our Marie appears to have been the eldest. By
11 August 1678, her father Julien had died at Neuville, Quebec. Neuville
is located about 25 kilometers southwest of Quebec City and was also
known as Point-aux-Trembles. Marie LANGLOIS remarried in Quebec City on 8


October 1678 to Denis GENTIL. She was said to be 42 years old at the time
of the 1681 Census and living in Neuville.

Another source for the wedding of Michel and Marie states that they were
both residents of Petite-Riviere, Quebec. It also claims that the parents
of Michel were also residents of Petite Riviere. This means that Pierre


and Jeanne also came to New France. However, this could have been an
assumption made on the part of the secretary or on the part of the
modern-day transcriber, as there appears to be no other mention of them and no concrete evidence of their presence in New France.

Our Michel and Marie remained in the Riviere St Charles area for a few
years after their marriage. Upon her father's death, however, the young


family moved to Neuville to be near her mother. They could then be found
in the Neuville area for years to come. In the 1681 Census, Michel was
reported to be a 34-year old farmer living in Neuville. Neuville was one
of many communities along the St Lawrence River. In fact, spread out
along the banks of the river, like an endless village street, were the
little whitewashed cottages of the habitants, the fields behind them, and
rising not far beyond, the dark green wall of the forest.
Naturally, land which had water frontage was essential to the farmer and
more valuable than inland property. The amount of frontage determined a


great portion of the land's value. A typical property had three arpents of frontage and two to ten times that in length, or more. An arpent is equal to 192 feet. Just such a property was purchased by our Michel on26 February 1683, from a man named Pierre BOIVIN. However, on the same day, Michel is recorded in another source as having bought the Neuville farm from Mr. Francois-Madelein RUETTE-d'AUTEUIL. He reportedly paid 400 livres for the land and another 100 livres for some miscellaneous personal property. It is unknown which information is correct. The latter source states that Michel worked on this farm as early as 1668. Also,
that on 27 February 1684, Michel signed a contract agreeing to work on
this farm for seven years. Why would someone agree to work on land they


had recently purchased? Seems like this should be a given understanding.
While these specifics leave room for dispute, Michel and Marie's way of


life is more easily described.

The sparkling St Lawrence River was the main highway of New France,
whether by boat in the summer or sleigh in the winter. Summer was the
time of hard work for our farmer Michel and his family. However, winter was the social season when little work was done. Aside from the cutting of firewood and the few household chores, the day was free. Family and friends spent it driving about and visiting neighbors, drinking and smoking, dancing and playing cards.
Michel and the other habitants built their homes of felled timbers or rough-hewn stone. His house would have been a solid, low, stocky building, probably about 20 feet by 40 feet in size with a single doorway and very few windows. The typical dwelling had only one or two rooms at most, consisting of a large greatroom comprising the kitchen and dining room, and may have included a bedroom or two. Michel and Marie's children most likely slept upstairs in a loft on straw or feather mattresses place on the floor.

While Michel was working in their fields, Marie was cooking, cleaning,
and taking care of the children. In her spare time, she made all the
family's clothes, which were certainly intended to be functional rather than stylish. Men such as Michel wore a pair of roomy trousers and a long
frock coat which reached to the knees and was tied around the waist with
a belt of knitted leather or yarn. Women such as Marie wore heavy skirts
topped with calico blouses in the winter and calico dresses in the
summer. Everyone in the family wore boots or moccasins made of leather, usually deerskin.

As food was plentiful and the weather tolerable year-round, Michel no
doubt felt his life much improved over his opportunities in France. He
and Marie prospered along with their country.

During the married years of Michel and Marie, Quebec grew to 10,000
inhabitants. As a result, in 1683, the same year Michel became a
landowner, France ended its policy of colonial encouragement, which it
saw as a drain on the French population and as a threat to French
commerce. Quebec's growth then relied solely on its large Catholic
birthrate. Michel and Marie did not disappoint them and neither did
successive generations of ARBOURs.

In the 20 years after their marriage, Michel and Marie had nine children.
The first two offspring were named after their parents, Marie and Michel.
Marie-Madeleine-Ursule, Jean-Baptiste, Francois, Marie-Elisabeth,
Francois-Augustin, Marie-Angelique, and Marie-Genevieve followed them.
Little Francois was lost at the tender age of four, but all of the others
grew to adulthood and are known to have left descendants. Michel and
Marie are even confirmed to have left 85 grandchildren.
Marie's mother saw many of her grandchildren's births and even a couple of marriages before her death in 1698. Marie LANGLOIS was buried on 7
June 1698 in Neuville at the age of 56.

Our ancestor Michel passed away the following year when he was only 58
years old on 30 August 1699 in Neuville. He was buried there the next day
in St-Francois-de-Sales Cemetery. His daughter Marie and her husband
continued to work the Neuville farm.[ArbourBook]

Father: Pierre ARBOUR b: in Montmain, Rouen, Normandy, France
Mother: Jeanne PREDAN

Marriage 1 Marie-Catherine CONSTANTINEAU b: ABT 1658 in
Riviere-St-Charles, Quebec County, Quebec, Canada
Married: 8 OCT 1671 in Quebec City, Quebec County, Quebec, Canada
Marriage Contract: 12 JAN 1669/70 in Riviere St Charles, Quebec, Canada,
by Notary Pierre DUQUET
Event: Marriage Witnesses in Jean JOLI, Petit-Riviere, and Claude
DEMANGUE, Petit-Riviere
Event: Marriage By in Reverend Henri DEBERNIERES
Children
Marie ARBOUR b: 14 JUL 1672 in Petite Riviere St Charles, Quebec County,
Quebec, Canada
Michel ARBOUR II b: ABT OCT 1674 in Petite-Riviere-St-Charles, Quebec
County, Quebec, Canada
Marie-Madeleine-Ursule ARBOUR b: 9 FEB 1676/77 in l'Ancienne-Lorette,
Quebec, Canada
Jean-Baptiste ARBOUR b: 6 OCT 1679 in Neuville, Portneuf County, Quebec,
Canada
Francois ARBOUR b: 22 MAR 1681/82 in Neuville, Portneuf County, Quebec,
Canada
Marie-Elisabeth ARBOUR b: 20 SEP 1684 in Neuville, Portneuf County,
Quebec, Canada
Francois-Augustin ARBOUR b: 10 SEP 1687 in Neuville, Portneuf County,
Quebec, Canada
Marie-Angelique ARBOUR b: 2 AUG 1690 in Neuville, Portneuf County,
Quebec, Canada
Marie-Genevieve ARBOUR b: 20 AUG 1692 in Neuville, Portneuf County,
Quebec, Canada Parents: Pierre Arbour and Jeanne Predan.

Spouse: Marie-Catherine Constantineau. Children were: Marie Arbour, Michele Arbour, Marie Madeleine Ursule Arbour, Jean-Baptiste Arbour, Francois Arbour, Marie Elizabeth Arbour, Francois-Augustin Arbour, Angelique Marie Madeleine Arbour, Marie Genevieve Arbour.

 


Michele Arbour was born on 25 October 1674. He died on 23 October 1758 at the age of 83. Parents: Michel Arbour and Marie-Catherine Constantineau.

 

 


Napoleon Arbour was born on 1 October 1871 in St. Emelie de L'Energie, Joliette County, Quebec, Canada. Parents: Magloire Arbour and Léocadie Chartier dit Robert.

 

 


Nepolian Arbour died. Parents: Magloire Arbour and Léocadie Chartier dit Robert.

 

Spouse: Emma Dupuis. Emma Dupuis and Nepolian Arbour were married in 1872 in Tiny Township.

 


Pierre Arbour died. Marriage 1 Jeanne PREDAN
Married: in Rouen, Normandy, France
Children
Michel ARBOUR b: ABT 1641 in Montmain, Rouen, Normandy, France

 

Spouse: Jeanne Predan. Children were: Michel Arbour.

 


Pierre Arbour was born on 11 December 1833. He died on 5 September 1834 at the age of 0. Parents: Jean Baptiste Arbour and Emelie "Marie-Emilie [Amelia]" Dorval.

 

 


Pierre Arbour was born on 1 January 1835. He died on 24 March 1906 at the age of 71. After their wedding, Pierre and Caroline lived in Joliette City for a
time. By 1871, they lived in St-Emelie-de-l'Energie, where they had 17
children, eleven daughters and six sons. In 1871, Pierre was reported as
a farmer in St-Emelie-de-l'Energie, as were many of his brothers. Perhaps
Pierre received one of the two Land Grants for property in Joliette
County, Quebec, that were given to Pierre ARBOURs in 1876 and in 1880.
The family was still living in St-Emelie-de-l'Energie in 1881, in 1891,

 

 

 

 


and in 1901. In 1901, they owned an eight-room house plus 10 outbuildings
and one vacant house on 282 acres of the 1st Range, Joliette Canton.
Over their lives, Pierre and Caroline became godparents to seven family

 

 

 

 


youngsters: nephew Octave HOULE in September 1873, niece Exerine ARBOUR

 

 

 

 


in November 1877, grandson Eldege BLAIS in December 1886, grandson Homer
Elize COUTU in March 1889, granddaughter Esther Eulalie COUTU in April
1896, grandson Joseph Thomas Camille ARBOUR in April 1901, and grandson

 

 

 

 


Lucien ARBOUR in April 1905, all in St-Emelie-de-l'Energie. Pierre was
also witness at the funeral of niece Georgiana ARBOUR in March 1879 in
St-Emelie-de-l'Energie.
Three or four of Pierre and Caroline's children are known to have
migrated to the United States of America to settle in the State of
Massachusetts. Perhaps more of them also left Canada and that is why we

 

 

 

 


find no trace of them in Quebec.


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 PERREAULT b: 15 APR 1843 in Joliette County, Quebec,
Canada
Married: 7 MAR 1859 in Joliette, Joliette County, Quebec, Canada
Children
Marie-Caroline ARBOUR b: 27 FEB 1860 in Joliette, Joliette County,
Quebec, Canada
Marie-Louise-"Caroline" ARBOUR b: 5 MAR 1861 in Joliette County, Quebec,
Canada
Emelie ARBOUR b: 24 OCT 1862 in Joliette County, Quebec, Canada
Rosalie ARBOUR b: 18 APR 1864 in Joliette County, Quebec, Canada
Alexandrine ARBOUR b: 30 JAN 1866 in Joliette County, Quebec, Canada
Aurelie-"Virginie" ARBOUR b: 27 NOV 1867 in Joliette County, Quebec,
Canada
Marie-Alexina ARBOUR b: 17 JUL 1869 in Joliette County, Quebec, Canada

 

 

 

 


Marie-Diana ARBOUR b: 27 MAR 1871 in St-Emelie-de-l'Energie, Joliette
County, Quebec, Canada
Marie-Louise ARBOUR b: 24 JAN 1873 in St-Emelie-de-l'Energie, Joliette

 

 

 

 


County, Quebec, Canada
Pierre ARBOUR II b: 1875 in Joliette County, Quebec, Canada
Marie-Regina ARBOUR b: 6 AUG 1876 in St-Emelie-de-l'Energie, Joliette
County, Quebec, Canada
Thomas-Leonide ARBOUR b: 22 APR 1878 in St-Emelie-de-l'Energie, Joliette
County, Quebec, Canada
Moise-"Camille" ARBOUR b: 23 MAY 1880 in St-Emelie-de-l'Energie,
Joliette County, Quebec, Canada
Adelard ARBOUR b: 29 MAR 1884 in Joliette County, Quebec, Canada
Joseph-Basile-Honore-"Omer" ARBOUR b: 30 APR 1885 in
St-Emelie-de-l'Energie, Joliette County, Quebec, Canada
Marie-Regina-Eulalie ARBOUR b: 22 SEP 1887 in St-Emelie-de-l'Energie,
Joliette County, Quebec, Canada
Joseph-"Martial"-Sylvestre ARBOUR b: 31 DEC 1888 in
St-Emelie-de-l'Energie, Joliette County, Quebec, Canada Parents: Jean Baptiste Arbour and Emelie "Marie-Emilie [Amelia]" Dorval.

 


Regis-"Alexandre" Arbour was born on 30 March 1880. He died on 9 September 1923 at the age of 43. Alexandre was only about three-years old when he moved with his family
from Quebec to Ontario. Alexandre was with them in the 1891 Census in Tay
Township, Ontario. In 1901, he lived with his widowed father and two of

 

 

 

 


his brothers in Waubaushene.
Alexander seems to have been an unhealthy young man. At the time of his

 

 

 

 


death in Midland on 9 September 1923, he was reported to be an invalid.

 

 

 

 

Parents: Louis-Edmund Arbour and Sidonie Ethier.

 


Rosalie Arbour was born on 7 July 1847. She died on 8 May 1928 at the age of 80. Jean-Baptiste and his four brothers, Napoleon, Arvin, and Jules, were
apparently quite the hell-raisers. In the spring time, when they came out
of the woods, their carousings could turn any joint upside down for they
were known to be very thirsty drinkers.
Perhaps Jean-Baptiste sobered up after marrying, as he and Rosalie
eventually had 13 children, seven daughters and six sons, for whom he had
to provide. They also served as godparents to niece Rose-Anne ARBOUR in

 

 

 

 


September 1881 and niece Diana ARBOUR in October 1882, both of whom were
baptised at St-Emelie-de-l'Energie.
In 1881, the family lived in St Come, Quebec, also in Joliette County.By
1891, they lived in the village of Joliette. They were still there in
1901, living at 8 deLanaudiere Street, where they owned 130 acres and a

 

 

 

 


10-room house. Jean-Baptiste was a journeyman and a farmer.

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 Jean-Baptiste CHARTIER-ROBERT b: 26 JAN 1844 in Rawdon,
Montcalm County, Quebec, Canada
Married: 3 OCT 1864 in Joliette, Joliette County, Quebec, Canada
Children
Rosanna ROBERT b: ABT 1865 in Joliette County, Quebec, Canada
Celina ROBERT b: ABT 1867 in Joliette County, Quebec, Canada
Octave CHARTIER-ROBERT b: 14 DEC 1868 in Joliette County, Quebec, Canada
Emelie CHARTIER-ROBERT b: 6 JAN 1870 in Joliette County, Quebec, Canada
Georgina ROBERT b: ABT 1871 in Joliette County, Quebec, Canada
Alcide ROBERT-CHARTIER b: 3 JUL 1871 in St Come, Joliette County,
Quebec, Canada
Sinai ROBERT b: ABT 1875 in Joliette County, Quebec, Canada
Marie ROBERT b: ABT 1877 in Joliette County, Quebec, Canada
Delvia ROBERT b: ABT 1879 in Joliette County, Quebec, Canada
Leonard ROBERT b: SEP 1880 in Joliette County, Quebec, Canada
Arvin ROBERT-CHARTIER b: 10 JUL 1883 in Joliette County, Quebec, Canada
Evelina ROBERT b: 12 SEP 1885 in Joliette County, Quebec, Canada
Arthur ROBERT b: 6 JUL 1888 in Joliette County, Quebec, Canada Parents: Jean Baptiste Arbour and Emelie "Marie-Emilie [Amelia]" Dorval.

 


Rose-Delima Arbour was born on 25 July 1840. She died on 22 December 1906 at the age of 66. Delima and Medard eventually had 16 children, four daughters and 12 sons.
They also became godparents to ten family youngsters. In March 1862, the
newlyweds became godparents to her niece and namesake Delina ARBOUR (aka
Delia ARBOUR) in St-Jean-de-Matha, Quebec. In January 1867, the couple
became godparents to niece Vercheres ARBOUR in Joliette City. After
moving north to St-Emelie-de-l'Energie, they became godparents to niece

 

 

 

 


Virginie ARBOUR in November 1875, grandson Philibert Medard LASALLE in
May 1887, granddaughter Diana ARBOUR in April 1889, grandson Medard
Albert LASALLE in December 1892, granddaughter Cecilia Alexandrina
LASALLE in February 1896, greatniece Olympe ARBOUR in December 1896,
granddaughter Rose-de-Lima LASALLE in June 1898, grandson Charles Medard
LASALLE in November 1899, granddaughter Rose-de-Lima LASALLE in July
1901, and granddaughter Rose-de-Lima LASALLE in December 1901. Sadly,
they also witnessed the funerals of two of these little girls, Virginie

 

 

 

 


died in February 1886 and Olympe died in August 1897. Medard was also
witness to the funeral of Pierre ARBOUR, Delima's brother, in March 1906.
By 1871, Medard was a shoemaker living with his family in
St-Emelie-de-l'Energie. They were still living there in 1881,193 in
1891,194 and in 1901. In 1901, they owned two houses plus 14 outbuildings
on 200 acres of the 2nd Range, Joliette Canton. Delima and Medard lived

 

 

 

 


an eight-room house and they rented a two-room house to son Severe and
his wife Palma. Also living with Delima and Medard was their adopted son
Romuald COUTU. Medard worked as a farmer.


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 Medard LASALLE b: 8 DEC 1839 in Joliette, Joliette County,
Quebec, Canada
Married: 7 JAN 1862 in Joliette, Joliette County, Quebec, Canada
Event: Marriage Site in St-Charles-de-Borromee Catholic Church in
Joliette, Joliette County, Quebec, Canada
Children
Medard-"Amedee" LASALLE b: 5 OCT 1862 in Joliette County, Quebec, Canada
William LASALLE b: ABT 1864 in Joliette County, Quebec, Canada
Pierre LASALLE b: ABT 1865 in Joliette County, Quebec, Canada
Delima LASALLE b: ABT 1867 in Joliette County, Quebec, Canada
Basile LASALLE b: 7 SEP 1868 in Joliette County, Quebec, Canada
Joseph LASALLE b: 4 AUG 1869 in Joliette County, Quebec, Canada
Emelie LASALLE b: 15 AUG 1870 in Joliette County, Quebec, Canada
Charles LASALLE b: 15 JUN 1871 in St-Emelie-de-l'Energie, Joliette
County, Quebec, Canada
Rodolphe-"Romulus" LASALLE b: 28 OCT 1872 in St-Emelie-de-l'Energie,
Joliette County, Quebec, Canada
Severe LASALLE b: 26 OCT 1873 in St-Emelie-de-l'Energie, Joliette
County, Quebec, Canada
Joseph-Jean-Baptiste LASALLE b: 6 APR 1875 in St-Emelie-de-l'Energie,
Joliette County, Quebec, Canada
Marie LASALLE b: 8 MAR 1876 in Joliette County, Quebec, Canada
Joseph-Severe LASALLE b: 30 MAR 1877 in St-Emelie-de-l'Energie, Joliette
County, Quebec, Canada
Joseph-Martial LASALLE b: 9 OCT 1879 in St-Emelie-de-l'Energie, Joliette
County, Quebec, Canada
Marie-Albina LASALLE b: 30 OCT 1881 in St-Emelie-de-l'Energie, Joliette
County, Quebec, Canada
Romuald COUTU b: 12 MAR 1885 in Quebec, Canada Parents: Jean Baptiste Arbour and Emelie "Marie-Emilie [Amelia]" Dorval.

 


Thomas-Albert Arbour was born on 10 October 1883. He died. Thomas was probably only an infant when his family moved from Quebec to

 

 

 

 


Ontario. In April 1901, he lived there with his widowed father and two
older brothers. In July 1903, he witnessed his brother Edmund's wedding

 

 

 

 


in Victoria Harbour.
After their wedding, Thomas and Delia settled in Victoria Harbour, where
their nine children were born, four daughters and five sons. The couple

 

 

 

 


also became godparents to nephew Edgar ARBOUR in Midland in July
1908.[ArbourBook] Parents: Louis-Edmund Arbour and Sidonie Ethier.

 


Zoe-Caroline Arbour was born on 24 March 1836. She died. Initially, the young family lived in Joliette City. However, by 1870,
they moved further north to settle in St-Emelie-de-l'Energie, along with
other family. They lived there through 1880. After this time, though,
they may have moved away, but it is unknown when or where.
Caroline and Elie had 11 children, five daughters and six sons. They also
became godparents four times, once at St-Jean-de-Matha and thrice at
St-Emelie-de-l'Energie: niece Emilie ARBOUR in October 1862, nephew
Charles LASALLE baptised in June 1871, as well as niece Vercheres ARBOUR
and nephew Louis ARBOUR, both baptised in February 1878.
It is unknown exactly when or where Caroline and Elie passed away. They

 

 

 

 


had both passed away prior to the wedding of their daughter Georgiana in
September 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 Elie HOULE b: in Quebec, Canada
Married: 28 OCT 1856 in Joliette, Joliette County, Quebec, Canada
Event: Marriage Site in St-Charles-de-Borromee Catholic Church in
Joliette, Joliette County, Quebec, Canada
Children
Georgiana HOULE b: 2 AUG 1857 in Joliette County, Quebec, Canada
Marie-Anne HOULE b: 15 NOV 1861 in Joliette County, Quebec, Canada
Octave HOULE b: 1867 in Quebec, Canada
Basile HOULE b: 14 JUL 1868 in Joliette County, Quebec, Canada
Charles HOULE b: 20 AUG 1870 in St-Emelie-de-l'Energie, Joliette County,
Quebec, Canada
Joseph HOULE b: 16 APR 1872 in St-Emelie-de-l'Energie, Joliette County,
Quebec, Canada
Joseph-Octave HOULE b: 15 SEP 1873 in St-Emelie-de-l'Energie, Joliette

 

 

 

 


County, Quebec, Canada
Alexis HOULE b: 2 MAY 1875 in St-Emelie-de-l'Energie, Joliette County,

 

 

 

 


Quebec, Canada
Emelie-Parmelia HOULE b: 30 MAY 1877 in St-Emelie-de-l'Energie, Joliette
County, Quebec, Canada
Marie-Regina HOULE b: 7 MAY 1880 in St-Emelie-de-l'Energie, Joliette
County, Quebec, Canada Parents: Jean Baptiste Arbour and Emelie "Marie-Emilie [Amelia]" Dorval.

 


William James Argyle was born on 15 October 1928. She died on 3 March 1997 at the age of 68.

 

Spouse: Hilda Anne Peterson. William James Argyle and Hilda Anne Peterson were married on 13 June 1953. Children were: Living, Living.

 


Marie Josette Auger died. Father: Joseph AUGER
Mother: Marie-Genevieve GAUDIN

Marriage 1 Joseph-Louis ARBOUR b: 25 JAN 1714/15 in Neuville, Portneuf
County, Quebec, Canada
Married: 24 SEP 1753 in Neuville, Portneuf County, Quebec, Canada
Marriage Contract: 23 SEP 1753 in Notary SANGUINET
Children
Joseph-Louis ARBOUR b: 31 MAY 1754 in Neuville, Portneuf County, Quebec,
Canada
Marie-Joseph ARBOUR b: 15 JUL 1755 in Neuville, Portneuf County, Quebec,
Canada
Jean ARBOUR b: 26 DEC 1756 in Neuville, Portneuf County, Quebec, Canada
Jean-Francois ARBOUR b: 22 APR 1758 in Neuville, Portneuf County,
Quebec, Canada
Pierre ARBOUR b: ABT 1760 in St Sulpice or Neuville, Quebec, Canada
Marie-Josephe ARBOUR b: 14 MAR 1761 in Neuville, Portneuf County,
Quebec, Canada
Isabelle ARBOUR b: 8 JUL 1762 in Neuville, Portneuf County, Quebec,
Canada
Marie-Anne ARBOUR b: 29 JUL 1764 in Neuville, Portneuf County, Quebec,


Canada
Jean-Baptiste ARBOUR b: 26 DEC 1765 in Neuville, Portneuf County,
Quebec, Canada
Suzanne ARBOUR b: 18 MAR 1767 in Neuville, Portneuf County, Quebec,
Canada
Francois ARBOUR b: 8 APR 1768 in Ecureuils, Quebec, Canada
Marie-Helene ARBOUR b: BET 1768 AND 1775 in St Sulpice, L'Assomption
County, Quebec, Canada
Marie-Reine ARBOUR b: 26 JAN 1772 in St Sulpice, L'Assomption County,
Quebec, Canada
Laurent ARBOUR b: 7 AUG 1773 in St Sulpice, L'Assomption County, Quebec,
Canada
Francois ARBOUR b: ABT MAY 1776 in St Sulpice, L'Assomption County,
Quebec, Canada
Marie-Louise ARBOUR b: 12 SEP 1778 in St Sulpice, L'Assomption County,


Quebec, Canada
Charles ARBOUR b: 7 APR 1780 in Repentigny, L'Assomption County, Quebec,
Canada Parents: Living and Marie Genevieve Gaudin.

Spouse: Joseph Louis Arbour. Children were: Living.

 


John / James Bashford O'Hara was born in 1841. OHARA 1891 census 058a3 family 048
@ca.on.durham_east.cavan_township division 3 page 10 film t6332 lds1465757 <../9/9.htm>

23 O'HARA James m 50 married - Ire Ire Ire Presb farmer
24 O'HARA Agnis f 51 married wife Ire Ire Ire Presb
marital status code f in original census document
25 O'HARA James m 21 - son Ont Ire Ire Presb farmer
indexed 2001 by OGS Whitby Oshawa Branch <../../branches.htm>

Parents: Patrick O'Hara and Catherine Anne O'Neil.

 

Spouse: Agnes Liddell Megowan / McGowan. Agnes Liddell Megowan / McGowan and John / James Bashford O'Hara were married on 6 July 1869. Children were: Patrick James O'Hara, Agnes Liddell McKechnie O'Hara, Thomas McGowan O'Hara, John O'Hara, Mary Bashford O'Hara, Rose Ann O'Hara.

 


Mary Bashford O'Hara was born in 1881. Parents: John / James Bashford O'Hara and Agnes Liddell Megowan / McGowan.

 

 


Noelle Bastard was born about 1575 in Azay-le-Rideau, Indre-et-Loire, Touraine, Tours, France.

 

Spouse: Nicolas Mousseaux. Noelle Bastard and Nicolas Mousseaux were married about 1593. Children were: Nicholas Mousseaux.

 


Clare Baucher was born on 8 April 1668. She died. Parents: Living and Marie Paradis.

 

Spouse: Jean Choret. Children were: MARGUERITE Catherine Choret.

 


Urbain (Abraham) Baudreau-Graveline was born on 12 May 1822. He died. The family name was also known as Baudreau in the early 1800s, something to keep in mind in any research. Married in Chapeau, Prov of Québec.

 

 

 

 

Parents: Living and Living.

Spouse: Philomene (Felome) Bélair. Philomene (Felome) Bélair and Urbain (Abraham) Baudreau-Graveline were married on 3 November 1867 in Chapeau, Pontiac, Quebec. Married in Chapeau, Prov of Quebec. Children were: Marie Louise Graveline.

Spouse: Virginia Foisy. Virginia Foisy and Urbain (Abraham) Baudreau-Graveline were married about 1847 in Quebec. Children were: Pierre Joseph GRAVELINE, Thomas GRAVELINE, Elizabeth Graveline, Isias Graveline, Narcisse Graveline, Felix GRAVELINE, Isabelle GRAVELINE, Delima GRAVELINE.

Spouse: Living.

 


Elisabeth Beauchesne died.

 

Spouse: Amable Charlebois. Elisabeth Beauchesne and Amable Charlebois were married in 1832. Children were: elisabeth Charlebois.

 


Marie Madeleine Beaudry was born in 1762 in St. Roch, L'Assomption Quebec.

 

Spouse: Louis Rene dit Leveille. Marie Madeleine Beaudry and Louis Rene dit Leveille were married on 23 January 1783 in St. Roch, L'Assomption Quebec. Children were: Marie Des Anges Rene-Levelle.

 


Augustin or Ausistin Bechant-Pinakisikoque was born (date unknown). From The Algonquins in Golden Lake reserve.

 

Spouse: Josephte WAPASEKANIKOKWE KEKIROCOHOE. Children were: Marianne Deschamps-Bechand-Pinakisikoque.

 


Jean-Baptiste Bélair was born in 1805. He died. Born in Québec,Canada

 

Spouse: Marie-Anne Mirault. Children were: Philomene (Felome) Bélair.

 


Marie-Susanne BÉLAIR was born on 25 February 1791 in Vaudreuil, Québec.

 

Spouse: Bruno "dit Bergeron" Racicot. Marie-Susanne BÉLAIR and Bruno "dit Bergeron" Racicot were married on 21 September 1818 in Ste-Madeleine-de-Rigaud, Vaudreuil, Québec. Children were: Rosalie Racicot.