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Rue principales. City of Coaticook

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  • 1992-

The organization Rues principales Coaticook was established in Coaticook around 1992 with the mission to support the regional service network and to assure the commercial leadership in Coaticook’s downtown as part of a broader initiative to revitalise Coaticook’s commercial sector. Among the activities pursued and/or supported by Rues principales in the early years were special publicity campaigns (particularly for holidays). Their mission has evolved over time and presently is to offer training to merchants, to organize interactive activities, and joint promotions. It collaborates on the commercial diversification of Coaticook’s downtown by supporting developers and also takes an interest in projects that encourage development, sustainability, and vitality in a diversified commercial sector. In 2009, Rue principales Coaticook received its first 4 As certification from the Fondation Rues principales, which was renewed in 2012 at the same time as receiving a “silver” designation.

Nicolls-Mountain

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The Nicolls and Mountain families lived in Quebec and Lennoxville in the nineteenth century. The founders of the connection were George Jehoshaphat Mountain, a young Anglican clergyman, and Gustavus Nicolls, a Captain of Engineers. Mountain married Mary Hume Thomson, the daughter of a British official in Quebec in 1814. Nicolls married Mary Thomson's elder sister Heriot Frances, in 1812. Gustavus Nicolls became Commander of Royal Engineers in Canada, while Mountain became Bishop of Quebec. In 1845, Mountain appointed his nephew, Jasper Nicolls, the General's third son, as Principal of the newly established Anglican institution in Lennoxville, Bishop's College. Jasper fell in love with his cousin Harriet, the Bishop's daughter. They were married in Quebec in 1847. The correspondence which flowed between the Mountain family in Quebec and the Nicolls family in Lennoxville provided the basis for Ten Rings on the Oak, 1847-1856 by Donald C. Masters and Marjorie W. Masters.

Edgar William Smith

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Edgar William Smith received a B.A. from Bishop's University in 1919. Edgar Nelson Smith also received a B.A. from Bishop's in 1955.

Jenks (family)

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Leslie Hall Jenks, son of Nathaniel Jenks and Lucy Thornton, was born in Barnston on 28 December 1849. He was a dentist in Coaticook and had a practice at the corner of Pleasant and Cutting Streets. Leslie married Nancy Cushing on 30 October 1879. Together they had four children: Charles Nathaniel (1882-1888), Cushing (1885-1885), Archibald Nathaniel (1889-1938) and Abbott Cushing (1893-1957). Leslie died 5 October 1910 and is buried at the Mount Forest Cemetery in Coaticook.

John Nathaniel Jenks, son of Nathaniel Jenks and Lucy Thornton, was born in Barnston on 18 July 1848. He studied at Darmouth College and eventually became the principal of the Barnston Academy and also worked as a border agent. He married Kate Cole on 23 September 1902. Together they had one child: John (a.k.a. Donald) Leslie Jenks (1909-1973). John died on 5 December 1937.

Cobleigh

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Charles was born in Northumberland, NH on July 4th, 1835. He died on August 21st, 1907. Charles married Janet Parker in West Stewartstown, NH in 1885. Janet Parker was born in Cannan, VT on October 8th, 1853, and died on March 1st, 1925. They are both buried in Eaton Cemetery. Charles came to Scotstown from Gillhall, NH in 1884, moving to Eaton Corner in 1888. Charles served in the American Civil War, from 1861-1865. He contracted yellow fever and left the army with a pension of $5.00 a month for life. Charles was a qualified accountant. His wife took an active part in the community. Their children were: Ina Laura (1886 to May 12th, 1957 in Sherbrooke), Eva Janet (July 11th, 1888 to 1967), Beatrice Emma (Bessie) (January 31st, 1890 in Eaton to May 30th, 1968 at the Wales Home in Richmond). Eva married Dr. Robert H. MacRae on September 2nd, 1914. Beatrice married Oscar Honore Seveigny on October 18th, 1911.

Picard

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George Rafael Picard (1808 - Oct. 25, 1892) was married to Emma Sawyer (Jan. 15, 1817 - Jan. 18, 1858). Emma was George's first wife. Emma was the daughter of Mary (Polly) Hall Sawyer and Peter G. Sawyer. George Picard came from France. He was a tanner in Eaton, right on the corner at the Lower Road. George was said to be a dapper gentleman when dressed in his Prince Albert coat and tall silk hat. He was a Catholic, as well as fluent in both languages. George is said to have made the first wagon in this area. He used leather for springs. All of George and Emma's children were baptized in the Catholic Church in Cookshire. Both George and Emma are buried in Eaton Cemetery. Matilda French was George's second wife.

Bowen

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Ezekiel Elliott Bowen was a blacksmith and farmer. He was born in Compton on June 19th, 1842. Ezekiel lived in Ascot, Moe's River, and Island Brook. Ezekiel married Susan (daughter of Lyndolph Caswell of Johnville) at Huntingville on March 26th, 1863. Ezekiel held the office of school commissioner, and financial secretary of the I.O.F.. Ezekiel and Susan had three children. Their first son was Maurice W. (b. May 4th, 1871) who married Jennie I. Chandler of Bartlett, NH on January 1st, 1896. Their second son was Henry L. (b. July 2nd, 1872). Henry married Lizzie M. Tracey of Bartlett, NH on May 22nd, 1895. Their daughter was Inez E. B. (b. June 17th, 1876). Ezekiel’s brother Anthony Frederick Bowen was a farmer. He was born in Ascot on June 14th, 1847. He moved to his farm in Learned Plain in 1878. Before farming he was a teacher and a photographer. He held various municipal offices including office of secretary of the Patrons of Industry of Compton County in 1895. He was married in Newport on December 31st, 1867 to Marion (daughter of Silas Harvey). They had five children: Archibald R. (b. June 10th, 1874), Ernest I.S. (b. October 20th, 1881), Beatrice M. (b. November 24th, 1869), Viviane A. (b. March 10th, 1871), Mehitable E. (b. July 11th, 1877). Beatrice married H. C. Bailey on June 18th, 1890. Ezekiel and Anthony's father, Israel Bowen died at Island Brook on December 18th, 1887, aged 77 years. Their mother, Mehitable Elliott was born in Lennoxville on August 30th, 1802, and died at Island Brook in September 1889.

Chapman

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Reverend Thomas Shaw Chapman was born in Melbourne, Quebec on January 10th, 1824. He was ordained a priest in Quebec City in 1849. He arrived in Dudswell Township on January 1st, 1849 as an itinerant missionary. He undertook the building of St. Paul's Anglican church in Marbleton in 1850, it being the oldest church in all of Dudswell Township. He married his cousin Jane Green Early at St. George's Church, Lennoxville on June 2nd, 1851. They had five children between 1853 and 1866. Rev. Chapman involved himself in the school system and founded the Marbleton Model School in 1870 under the auspices of the Church Society. Rev. Chapman proposed a plan of construction linking a railway system from Lime Ridge to the Quebec Central Railway, which the engineers eventually used and as a result he was assigned the directorship of the company. His wife Jane died in 1886. They are both buried in the Marbleton Anglican Cemetery.

Cushing, family

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  • fl. 1914-1994

Charles Jackson Cushing, son of Manda T. Cushing and Patsy Eliza Abbott, was born in Barnston on 1 February 1850. He was educated at Barnston Academy. During his lifetime, Charles J. Cushing served as mayor, school commissioner, and Justice of the Peace. He married Amelia Carr on 17 June 1885. Following Amelia Carr’s death in June 1915, he married Emily A. Hadlock in October 1915. Among Charles J. Cushing’s nieces and nephews were Abbott Jenks and Emily Cushing Sheldon. Heber Cushing Peters, son of Alexander Peters and Sarah Elizabeth Cushing Haselton, was another relative. Charles J. Cushing spent his life on the family homestead and passed away on 19 April 1931.

Lefebvre, family

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  • fl. [191-]-1986

David Lefebvre (1888-1955), son of François Xavier Lefebvre and Léocadie Lapointe, married Adélina Lebel (1893-1987), daughter of Paul Lebel and Geneviève Bouchard, on 27 September 1910 in St-Herménégilde. Together they had two children: Normand (married Germaine Labbé in June 1936) and Francella (married Florian Ménard in October 1940). In 1919, David Lefebvre started a funeral service, along with a taxi and ambulance service, in Coaticook. He carried out this work until his death in 1955. Later on, Fernand Riendeau became director of the Frais Funeraires. Florian Ménard also worked for the Lefebvre funeral service as an ambulance driver and embalmer.

Mason, Edward (family)

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  • 19th cent.-20th cent.

Edward Mason, son of James Mason and Mary Armstrong, was born in Rawdon in 1829. He married Mary Ellen Copping in Rawdon in 1861. Together they had ten children: James Charles (b. 1862), Mary Ellen (be. 1864), Eliza Jane (b. 1865), George William (b. 1867), Annie Mariah (b. 1869), Sarah Alice (b. 1873), Charlotte Edith (b. 1877), Edward Armstrong (b. 1878), Thomas Albert (b. 1880), and Ethel Maude (b. 1882). Annie Mariah Mason married John Richard Copping. Mary Ellen Mason married Richard F. Boyce. Sarah Alice Mason married John Alex. Copping.

Allsopp-McCorkill

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The journals are mostly those of the sons and grandsons of George Allsopp, secretary to Sir Guy Carleton 1768-1775. In the correspondence there are some letters written by George Allsopp. The collection seems to be mostly connected with his son Carleton Allsopp's family and preserved by Carleton's son, John Charles Allsopp who married into the McCorkill family at Farnham.

Elvyn M. Baldwin (family)

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The family of Levi Baldwin immigrated to Canada from Connecticut, USA, in 1799. They settled in Barnston Township where he was a farmer. Levi Baldwin (d. 1843) was first married to Experience Goff (d. 1815) and, second, to Abigail Mills (d. 1830). The children by his first marriage were: Huldah, Lotes, Richard, Deborah and Patience. The children by his second marriage were: Elizabeth, John Percival and Huldah. John Percival Baldwin married Jeanette Baker and they settled near the outlet of Lake Lyster. He became a very successful businessman, having established a sawmill on the Lake. John's youngest son was Willis Keith (W. K.) Baldwin, who married Lill Ferrin from Holland, Vermont. In his lifetime, W. K. was well-regarded and successful in business as wells as politics. While many of the descendants of W. K. and Lill have left, a number still remain in Baldwin's Mills and in the Townships.

The family of Hezikiah May (1775-1857) immigrated to Canada from Vermont, USA, in 1806. The settled in Stanstead Township where he was a farmer. Hezikiah was married to Sarah (Sally) Hayes (1784-1871) and they had eleven children together: Electa, Sylvester, Hannah, Willard, Lyman, Lorenzo, Ruby, Louisa, James, Mary Ann and Maria. Sylvester May moved from Stanstead Township to Barnston Township, near Lake Lyster. Sylvester's oldest son, Darius, also a farmer, married Emma Stevens. One of their daughters, Ruth, married Harold Baldwin, which is how the Baldwins and Mays are related.
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Warren

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Charles Warren (1834 - November 14th, 1911) arrived with his parents, Reverend John Warren and Eliza Gaskin in Compton in 1836. Twenty years later he took up residence in Brookbury where he was a successful farmer, a councillor, clerk of the Advent Church Society. Charles married Lydia Rowell (August 30th, 1834 to December 9th, 1914, in New York state) in 1856. Lydia was the daughter of Kendrick Rowell and Sarah Hawes of Hatley. Charles and Lydia adopted a child, Abbie A. Willard who married Nehemiah Batley.

Batley

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Robert Batley (May 5th, 1806 to January 20th, 1891) came from Kenning Hall, Norfolk, England to Brookbury. Robert married Ann Warren Batley, she was his second wife. Ann was also born in England. Ann died on September 6th, 1895 aged 78 years.

Riddell

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Joseph Riddell (September 20th, 1873 to August 27th, 1945). Joseph was married to Jessie Minerva Hurd (October 4th, 1878 to April 27th, 1957). Joseph was the son of James Riddell and Mary Jane Doherty. Jessie Hurd was the daughter of Edmund H. Hurd and Eliza B. McCurdy. Joseph was in farming and lumbering, and Jessie taught school. They had no children. They are buried in Maple Leaf cemetery.

Rogers

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William Rogers was born in 1828, and died on March 7th, 1892. William always lived on the old home farm in Cookshire. William married Mary Sophia Lake. Mary was born on January 20th, 1852, and died on March 14th, 1892. She was the daughter of Samuel Lake and Mary Sophia Hall. William and Mary had one son, Wells who was born on April 2nd, 1880. Wells married Georgia Maria Bridgette. Mary died on November 24th, 1931.

Taylor

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Joseph L. Taylor was born on November 25th, 1829 in Cookshire. He was the son of Ezra Taylor. Joseph taught school, afterwards becoming a farmer. He held prominent public offices such as councilor and school commissioner. On September 5th, 1853, he married Theodotia Laberee, who was the daughter of Henry Laberee and granddaughter of Rufus Laberee Sr.. They had seven children. Their first was Edwin Augustus who was born on July 22nd, 1854. Edwin married Maggie Nutbrown (they had five children). Joseph and Theodotia's second child was Orion Stewart, who was born on January 30th, 1857. Orion married Katharine A. Vedder of New York (they had two children). Frederick Arthur was born on March 23rd, 1859. Frederick married L. Gertrude McClary (they had three children). Henry Joseph was born on October 30th, 1860. Henry married Eva L. Todd (they had two children). Edgar Erwin was born on January 7th, 1873. Edgar married Etta F. Todd (they had one child). Harriet Theodotia was born on October 30th, 1860. Harriet married Henry A. Planche (they had six children). Clara Persis was born on December 31st, 1864. Clara first married S. W. Irwin, and then Alton Brazzle (they had one child). Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Taylor occupied the farm originally settled by Rufus Laberee Sr., in 1798, the house being erected by Mr. Laberee in 1812, it was then occupied by his son Henry up to his death in 1860 when it was acquired by Mr. Taylor.

Frye

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John Frye was born in 1840. He was married to Cynthia Bowen who was born in 1851. Cynthia was adopted as an infant by Mr. and Mrs. Israel Bowen. Cynthia was a school teacher. She and John were married for over 40 years. Their children were both adopted: a son and a daughter. John died on December 30th, 1919 at age 79 years. Cynthia died at Johnville on August 14th, 1921. They are both buried in Malvern Cemetery, Lennoxville.

Worby

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David Worby was born in England on February 16th, 1827, and died on May 22nd, 1904. David and his six siblings came with his parents, George Worby and Rececca Quantrill from England, Norfolk County, Banham village to the Brookbury area under the auspices of the British Land Company in 1836. George and Rebecca are buried in St. John's Cemetery, Brookbury, Quebec. David married Jane Williams (d. September 12th, 1884 at 56 years of age). David was the owner of the Worby Factory making the famous Worby chairs over a span of more than 30 years. The factory was located between Eaton Corner and Sawyerville where the Sawyer Brook meets the Eaton River. He bought the building and land on part of lot 5H, range 4 from Henry Laberee on December 17th, 1862. In 1895 the Eaton River flooded taking away the Worby mill and business, but not the furniture store. Both David and Jane are buried in the Eaton Cemetery.

Mackay

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Robert Mackay and Emma Thompson were married on December 31st, 1890. Emma had a sister named Sarah Edwards who was born on November 26th, 1867. Robert and Emma had three children. Their first was Dora Emily who was born on March 7th, 1892, and died on February 18th, 1948. Dora married Leeman Layton MacKey, the son of William MacKey and Jemima Rice on December 31st, 1912. Their second daughter was Olive Grace who was born on June 5th, 1894, and who died on June 7th, 1983. Olive married Mark Allen Porter on June 21st, 1916. Their son was Richard, who was born on September 11th, 1901, and who died on November 21st, 1985. Richard married Vivian Little on June 28th, 1934.

Sunbury

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Sarah Fallon (d. June 16th, 1904 aged 72 years) came from Ireland in 1830 with her parents Owen (d. July 6th, 1872 aged 65 years) and Mary Gray Fallon (1806 to April 17th, 1898). Mr. and Mrs. Fallon eventually bought the property beside the Maple Leaf Cemetery. Sarah was one of nine siblings. Sarah, also called Sally, married Russell Sunbury (March 25th, 1831 to February 4th, 1915). At the age of 21, Russell started on the farm where he remained the rest of his life. Sarah and Russell had three children: Ella (Gerry Young), Kate (Charles Planche), and Cora (Byron Austin) who remained on the Sunbury home farm all her life. Ella and Kate moved to the United States.

Rand

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Artemas D. Rand came to Newport as a small boy. His mother was Hannah Willard. Artemas died in 1877 at the age of 83. Gardner Stillman Rand was Artemas Rand's son. Gardner was born in Newport Township on May 8th, 1830. He was a farmer and a mill owner. Gardner sub-divided part of his large farm in the period of 1870-1885 to form the village of Randville, Quebec. A few years afterwards when a post office was established in the village store, it was found that elsewhere in Canada there was already a Randville Post Office and consequently the name Randboro was officially adopted as the name of the town. Gardner built a dam in the gorge of the south branch of the Eaton River that ran through part of his farm. With water power from this pond to drive a turbine he then built a multi-purpose mill (sawmill, shingle and clapboard mill, and grist mill). This installation was washed completely away in a cloudburst flood on July 2nd, 1907. Gardner held offices of councilor, as well as school commissioner. Gardner was married to Celestia Annett, daughter of Russell Williams and Alice Hinckley of Eaton. Celestia died on October 13th, 1918. Together they had seven children: Flora A., Corrilla F., Hollis G., Alice Adella, Luna M., Lucia A., and Myrtie. Gardner and Celestia are buried in Maple Leaf Cemetery, one mile east of the village of Randboro.

Bowker

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Lewis Leander Bowker was born in Vermont on October 28th, 1821. Lewis was the son of Lyman Bowker and Betsy Merriman. Lyman and Betsy are buried in Grove Hill Cemetery. They came to Canada and settled in Compton County on lot 3, range 7 in 1836. Lewis was a farmer, he married Lucy Minerva Hurd on October 21st, 1845. Lucy was the daughter of Edmund Hurd. Lewis and Lucy had four children: Edmund Hurd (b. June 23rd, 1849), Lyman James (b. July 5th, 1853), Luvia Amanda (b. September 2nd, 1855), Herbert Rice (b. December 1st, 1857). Lewis died on February 16th, 1905. Lucy died on August 4th, 1897. They are buried in Grove Hill Cemetery. Lewis and Lucy's son Lyman James Bowker (July 5th, 1853 to March 22nd, 1924) married Clarinda (Clara) L. Harvey (April 9th, 1853 to November 6th, 1919). Clarinda was the daughter of John Harvey and his wife, Clarinda Tory. Lyman and Clara had two children: Elwin and Lucie (Walter Sherman). Lyman and Clara are buried in Grove Hill Cemetery.

Joyce

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Effie May Joyce was born on October 2nd, 1884 in Brookbury. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Cook. Effie May married Curtis Allan Joyce on September 19th, 1906. They spent 36 years on the Joyce family farm, a short distance from the Cook homestead. Curtis Allan was born in Brookbury on April 17th, 1878, and he died on August 17th, 1963. Effie died on July 30th, 1981. Effie and Curtis had three children: Florence (who married Samuel Shirley), Leslie, and Gordon.

Hurd

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Augustus Hurd was born in Newport Township on July 21st 1866. He was a descendant of Col. Edmund Heard, who settled in Newport Township in 1793. Augustus died in Cookshire on August 18th, 1956. He was the son of Augustus Hurd Sr. and Eliza Ann Planche. His siblings were: John Bennett who was born on October 16th, 1850. Ella Jane (January 20th, 1853 to November 19th, 1926), she married Lorin G. Jones (July 16th, 1843 to August 13th, 1931), they had no children. Edith A. who was born on March 20th, 1857. Ellen (May 21st, 1861 to December 6th, 1953), she married Hazen A. Beecher, they had no children. Eliza Mary (May 21st, 1863 to June 25th, 1953), she married Henry Stewart Nourse, they had no children. Augustus married Sarah Hurd (b. at Maple Leaf on November 20th, 1875, d. at Cookshire on November 29th, 1960) in Sawyerville in 1892. Sarah was also a descendant of Col. Edmund Heard, and she was the daughter of Edmund Haskell Hurd who was a farmer at Maple Leaf and Eliza McCurdy. Her siblings were: Laura Abigail (b. April 26th, 1865), Mary Maria (b. November 5th, 1870), Jessie Minerva (October 4th, 1878 to April 27th, 1957), she married Joseph Riddell (September 20th, 1873 to August 27th, 1945) on June 25th, 1902. Jessie attended school at Maple Leaf and Sawyerville, and later taught in the community until her marriage to Joseph Riddell. Joseph was prominently engaged in both farming and lumber during his youth in the Sawyerville District. He was the son of James and Mary Riddell. Augustus served on the school board. He was the warden of St. Matthew's Anglican Church in Randboro. He was a farmer, lumberman, and he raised beef cattle. Augustus and Sarah's children were born in Newport Township. They're names were: (Edmund) Lionel (b. February 3rd, 1907), Frederick Karl (b. November 1st, 1910), and Arthur Haskel (b. July 14th, 1917).

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